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Illinois Home & Fire Explosion Injury Attorney

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC understands that once fire victims get through the initial shock of going through such a traumatic event, it is essential to continue living. Injured victims often need financial compensation to move on. That is why our law firm fight for families who experienced an Illinois house fire or explosion that led to property damage, personal injury, or wrongful death.

Finding out what started the house fire

Fires in a home or apartmentFamilies want peace of mind, to know where and how the fire originated to ensure that it cannot happen again. Finding answers requires visiting the scene with trained experts who will look for evidence:

  • What was the arc damage? (The result of a rapid release of energy, possibly because of electrical failure)
  • What was the pattern of damage?
  • What materials burned?
  • How did the fire ventilate?
  • Where is the lowest level of fire damage?
  • Was there work being performed by an outside contractor or company in the home or nearby area?
  • Where is the area in the home of the most severe fire damage?

Researching this information and combining the evidence with any available eyewitness testimony can help the experts determine what caused the fire. Every explosion is unique, so it is essential to ensure a qualified professional determines the cause and origin of the fire.

Who can you hold responsible in a house fire lawsuit?

Defective smoke detectors, flammable liquids, gas explosions, cheap upholstered furniture, and faulty wiring are all different reasons that our clients have recovered cash settlements. It is essential to combine the known facts about the fire, insurance information, real estate information, and any possible evidence we have at our disposal to determine how our clients can get the compensation they are entitled to receive.

Depending on the situation, it is possible to take the following parties to court:
  • The gas company if a gas explosion caused the fire
  • The propane company if a propane tank explosion started the fire
  • An electrician and his or her employer (faulty wiring for example)
  • The contractor who built the home
  • The manufacturer who created flammable furniture
  • The manufacturer who sold a defective fire alarm
  • The landlord of the building who may not have adequately maintained the premises
  • The manufacturer who built a defective appliance (heater, stove, dryer, etc.)

Some statistics about house fires involving injury and death of occupants

While it may not be a primary concern for many families, this data may help you realize that home fires can change a family’s life overnight.
  • More than 90 % of civilian structure fire deaths were caused by house fires.•    House fires resulted in more than $6.9 billion in property damage in 2018.
  • The kitchen remains the primary location of house fires (49%) and injuries (38%).
  • The leading cause of home fires across the United States, resulting in a severe burn injury has been and continues to be cooking (49%).
  • While only 4% of all home fires start in the den, family room, or living room, these are accountable for 24% of all home fire deaths.
  • About 4% of all home fires start by a malfunctioning washer or dryer.
  • While the bedroom was the point of origin for only 7% of all house fires, these were responsible for a quarter of the house fire deaths.
  • In the United States, many motor vehicle accidents involve fires starting in the garage when the car or truck ignited due to product manufacturers’ defective car parts.
  • Elderly Americans continue to make up a disproportionate number of house fire deaths. We can attribute this to lowered reaction times and reduced hearing/vision.
A person’s chance of surviving a house fire without life-threatening third-degree burns increases dramatically when they have a working smoke alarm. However, while many households have at least one alarm, the maintenance of these devices is often inadequate.

Contact An Illinois Home & Fire Explosion Injury Attorney With Exe

You can file a lawsuit against all parties at fault if there was an inability to respond to the fire safely. If the cause of the fire was due to the action or negligence of a third party, you could receive monetary compensation. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can ensure all responsible parties are held accountable. We work to ensure your family’s best interests and legal rights are protected.

Contact our personal injury lawyers today at (888) 424-5757 or through the contact form to discuss the merits of your case during an initial, free consultation. Let us build a strong case on your behalf to ensure you receive adequate financial compensation for your burn injuries, traumatic brain injury, medical care, pain-and-suffering.

Talk to our team for an in-depth analysis of your home, apartment, or mobile home fire/explosion. As with all our Illinois accident cases, we only charge a fee when we successfully recover compensation for you.
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Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld. Michonne Proulx
Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own. Ethan Armstrong
This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you. Daniel Kaim
Jonathan helped my family heal and get compensation after our child was suffered a life threatening injury at daycare. He was sympathetic and in constant contact with us letting us know all he knew every step of the way. We were so blessed to find Jonathan! Giulia
Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa