Accidental apartment fires can cause multiple deaths and are one of the most devastating destructive disasters that can occur to a person, family, or community. Apartment fires and condominium fires are especially dangerous as typically several families and numerous people are living close together and may be seriously injured by an unexpected fire or smoke from the fire. Losing a loved one from a fatal reisdential fire is one of the most difficult tragedies that a person can suffer. While suffering serious burns and/or smoke inhalation can cause extremely painful and life threatening health problems which require extremely painful medical treatment. If you are lucky enough to escape the fire with your health, losing your home and possessions to fire, smoke, and water damage can cause extremely severe problems including financial devastation.
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Home fires including apartment fires and condominium fires can cause devastating loss of life, serious burns, catastrophic injuries, and significant property damage. Recovering from a home fire, can be difficult. Not only is there the loss of life or serious injuries to deal with, but the actual clean up and rebuilding. From the fire damage to smoke and fire suppression damage, residential fire claim typically require significant resources to clean up and rebuild the home.
As such, it can be extremely difficult to deal not only with the loss of life, injuries, and damages, but to also deal with the builder, insurance company, or other large company that may be responsible for the home fire.
It is often beneficial to hire a home fire lawyer or fatal fire lawyer to assist in seeking compensation for home fire. A good residential fire investigate the cause of the fire and work with fire cause and origin experts to determine the cause and origin of the fire. This investigation is extremely important as it is the person seeking compensation that has the burden to prove what caused the fire including faulty installation of electrical wiring, appliances, gas lines, or gas meters or defective parts including aluminum wiring, defective gas meters, defective gas lines, defective gas control valves, or defective flexible gas connectors. It is also important to determine if there were working smoke detectors or flame detectors in the home.
Smoke inhalation from an accidental fire can cause difficulty breathing, carbon monoxide poisoning, and other toxic effects that can result in serious injuries or even death. Smoke inhalation occurs when a person breathes in smoke or the products of combustion during a fire. The fire not only uses the surrounding oxygen in the air taking the oxygen that humans need to breathe, but through burning or combustion (the rapid breakdown of a substance by heat) creates smoke which is a mixture of heated particles and gases that are created by burning.
It is impossible to predict the exact composition of smoke produced by a residential fire or industrial fire as every accident fire is different. The products being burned, the temperature of the fire, and the amount of oxygen available to the fire all make a difference in the type of smoke produced. This is especially true when furniture, appliances, and other items made up of plastic or other chemicals is burned. The resulting smoke can be filled with irritants or toxins and result in serious respiratory problems or even death.
Smoke inhalation can damage the body by simple asphyxiation (lack of oxygen), chemical irritation, chemical asphyxiation, or a combination of these. Combustion can use up the oxygen near the fire and lead to death when there is no oxygen for a person to breathe. Smoke itself can also contain products that do not cause direct harm to a person, but they take up the space that is needed for oxygen. Carbon dioxide acts in this way.
Combustion can also result in the formation of chemicals that cause direct injury when they contact the skin and mucous membranes. These substances disrupt the normal lining of the respiratory tract. This disruption can potentially cause swelling, airway collapse, and respiratory distress. Examples of chemical irritants found in smoke include sulfur dioxide, ammonia, hydrogen chloride, and chlorine.
A fire also can produce compounds that do damage by interfering with the body's oxygen use at a cellular level. Carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, and hydrogen sulfide are all examples of chemicals produced in fires that interfere with the use of oxygen by the cell during the production of energy. If either the delivery of oxygen or the use of oxygen is inhibited, cells will die.
After losing a loved one in an accidental fatal fire, it can be difficult to locate all potential insurance recoveries as well as to prove to insurance companies and guilty defendants the full extent of damages that your family has suffered. This is true even if the damages suffered include the loss of a main contributor of financial support to your family or if there are large medical and funeral bills created by the death. These damages can cause a ripple affect of other damages that can result in the loss of a home, loss of vehicles, loss of ability to go to college, and other serious financial problems. This web page is designed to assist Texas families that have had a loved one accidentally killed investigate an accidental death claim and determine if money compensation can be obtained to help offset the damages that have been suffered.
When an accidental fire causes a death, it is important to determine why the death occurred and prevent future fatal fires from occurring. In investigating fatal fire claims, it is often helpful to hire a fatal fire claim lawyer that is experienced in investigating fatal fires including the cause and origin of fires. This investigation can be extremely complicated as there are many different potential causes of fatal fires including gas leaks, defective automobiles, defective wiring, and faulty fire places or chimneys. Working with fire marshals and other fire cause & origin experts, a fatal fire lawyer can often determine what caused a fire and if a party has liability for causing a fatal fire.
This investigation is often hard for the family of the person that was killed in the fire because they are unfamiliar with fire investigation and they are usually busy grieving the loss of their loved one. They also are often attempting to transition into a world without their loved ones and dealing with financial and probate issues.
Residential accidents including propane explosions, fires, natural gas explosions, and home fires cause fatal injuries, serious burns, and catastrophic damages every year. In seeking compensation for a home gas explosion, it is important to have a home gas explosion lawyer or home fire lawyer working for you and your family. Texas home gas explosion lawyer, Jason Coomer, represents people that have been seriously burned or suffered smoke inhalation in home fires as well as the families of people that have been killed in home fires or gas explosions.
As a Texas home gas explosion lawyer and Texas home fire lawyer, Jason Coomer has worked with other Texas home gas explosion lawyers including other Austin gas explosion lawyers, Houston gas explosion lawyers, San Antonio gas explosion lawyers, and Dallas gas explosion lawyers. He also works with other home gas explosion lawyers throughout the United States. He also handles industrial gas explosion claims and works with other industrial gas explosion lawyers across Texas and throughout the United States.
If you or your family have suffered a home gas explosion resulting in a death, serious injuries, or significant damage, feel free to contact Texas Home Gas Explosion Lawyer Jason Coomer via e-mail or submission form for a free online review of your home gas explosion claim.