Oklahoma City Fire Accident Attorneys
Although fire prevention and extinguishing techniques have vastly improved over the years, residential and commercial fires still occur on a frequent basis and can cause serious damages, including property damage, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and, in extreme cases, even death.
If you have been the victim of a fire accident that was caused by another party’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. Call (405) 239-7046 today to speak with an experienced Oklahoma City fire accident attorney from the Abel Law Firm about your legal options.
Do I Need a Fire Accident Attorney?
Fires can be started by any number of events, from a lightning strike to a spark from a defective product. No matter the cause, however, fires, explosions, and smoke take a devastating physical and emotional toll and lead to unthinkable property damage. Even when a fire is accidental, it is possible to get compensation for your losses. However, it is difficult to get fair compensation when you are trying to handle the case on your own, especially while you are also recovering from the accident.
An experienced fire accident attorney can help you recover compensation by launching an investigation into the cause of the accident, gathering evidence to support your claim, and negotiating on your behalf to get the money you deserve.
Fire accidents are complicated because liability might fall on multiple parties, such as an apartment complex owner, the manufacturer of a faulty appliance, or a producer of defective construction materials. A skilled Oklahoma City fire accident attorney will be able to identify which parties might be liable and help you fight for your legal rights.
Why Should I Choose Abel Law Firm to Help With my Fire Accident Case?
With over 130 years of combined experience, the fire accident lawyers at Abel Law Firm have what it takes to tackle even the toughest cases. Our skilled attorneys have won millions of dollars for our clients and have helped them get the justice they deserve. As demonstrated by glowing reviews from our past clients, we treat each client with personalized attention and do everything we can to help our clients get on the road to recovery.
To get your free initial consultation and learn more about how a top-quality fire accident attorney can help with your case, contact Abel Law Firm today at (405) 239-7046, through our online contact form, or via live chat on our site.
Types of Fire Accident Cases Abel Law Firm Handles
Abel Law Firm is prepared to handle a whole range of fire accident cases, including:
- Property owner negligence. Negligence might include things like fires caused by improper building maintenance or injuries caused by unsafe building conditions or failure to maintain smoke detectors.
- Building construction errors. These could include reckless actions like using unsafe building materials that make fires more destructive, or improperly installing gas lines that lead to gas explosions.
- Defective products. Fires might be caused when defective products like appliances, furnaces, water heaters, and cell phones spark or explode.
While these are some of the most common types of accidents that we see involving fires, an accident could happen anywhere at any time. We have extensive experience handling these types of cases, so be sure to call us to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss the specifics of your case.
What kinds of compensation are available for fire accident claims?
The compensation you might be able to get depends on the details of your case. Compensatory damage is typically awarded for things like:
- Property damage or destruction
- Replacement or repair of household items
- Outstanding medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Disability accommodations
- Lost wages
- Reduced capacity to earn money
- Pain and suffering
If you lost someone you love in a fire caused by someone else’s negligence, you might feel like no amount of money could ever really help. However, you should still contact a qualified Oklahoma City fire accident attorney. They will determine if you are eligible to seek compensation in order to cover some of your expenses, such as:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of services performed by the deceased
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
How do I prove damages in a fire accident case?
To get compensation in a fire accident, you must first prove your injuries and property damages, but you must also be sure to make a claim against the correct party. For physical injuries caused by a fire accident, you’ll need reports from a medical professional to show the source of your injuries and their extent. For property damages, evidence might include things like pictures of the accident scene, the building’s maintenance records, building codes, appliance recalls, or accident reports.
It’s critical to gather evidence as quickly as possible, as evidence can get damaged or lost over time. An experienced fire accident attorney can launch a full investigation, determining the responsible parties and gathering the evidence necessary to prove your case.
How can I reduce the risk of fire accidents?
Fires can occur for a number of reasons; however, if proper fire detection and protection devices are in place, severe damage may be avoided. Common causes of fires include:
- Cooking accidents: Grease fires, objects near the stove catching on fire, unattended food
- Improperly disposed of cigarettes: Lit cigarettes can start a fire that may not be detectable until hours later
- Electrical problems: Old electrical wiring and plugs can cause electrical fires that can be difficult to detect
- Heater accidents: Unattended heaters (especially old ones) may ignite nearby objects (such as bedding or furniture) on fire
With working smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, most accidents can be controlled before serious damages occur. Make sure to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors and have your fire extinguishers serviced regularly.
If a fire is caused by someone else’s actions or inaction, you should immediately contact an experienced lawyer for help. If a negligent property owner, manager, or another party caused the fire, you could be owed significant compensation for the harm you’ve suffered and damage to your property.
If you have suffered losses from a fire that was caused by a negligent property owner, landlord, guest, or another party, you may be entitled to receive compensation. Contact an Oklahoma City fire accident attorney from the Abel Law Firm to discuss your grounds for filing a legal claim. Call (405) 239-7046 to schedule a free initial consultation.