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Illinois Home & Fire Explosion Injury Attorney

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC understands that once fire victims and their families get through the initial shock of going through such a traumatic event, it is important to continue living, to get the compensation they need to move on. That is why we fight for those 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 may have originated to ensure that it cannot happen again. Finding answers requires visiting the scene with trained experts who will look at numerous varying aspects:

  • 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 work being performed by an outside contractor or company in the home or nearby area?
  • Where is the area of the most severe fire damage?

Researching this information and combining that with any available eyewitness testimony is going to help the experts determine what led to the fire. Every fire is unique, so it is essential to have a qualified professional go through these steps to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

Who can you hold responsible in a house fire lawsuit?

Defective smoke detectors, flammable liquids, gas explosions, wrongly 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 client 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 (provided that a gas explosion caused the fire)
  • The propane company (provided that a propane tank explosion caused 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 produced the 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 house fires can change a family’s life overnight.

  • More than 90 % of civilian structure fire deaths were because of house fires.
  • House fires resulted in more than $11.7 billion in property damage in 2011.
  • The kitchen remains the primary location for the start of house fires (42%) and injuries (38%).
  • The leading cause of house fires across the United States has been and continues to be cooking.
  • While only 4% of all home fires start in the den, family room, or living room, these are accountable for 24% of all house fire deaths.
  • 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.
  • 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 increase dramatically when they have a working smoke alarm. However, while many households have at least one alarm, maintenance of these devices are often inadequate.
Contact An Illinois Law Firm With Experience Handling Home Fire Cases Involving Catastrophic Injury & Fatality

Filing a lawsuit against all parties at fault may be available if there was an inability to respond to the fire safely or the cause of the fire was due to the action or negligence of a third party. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC will take all necessary steps to determine who the responsible parties may be– always with your families best interests in mind. Talk to our team for an in-depth analysis of your home, apartment or mobile home fire/explosion. As with all of 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