Fire is mankind’s greatest invention. But if handled incorrectly, it can cause serious injuries and costly overnight stays in the emergency room. According to Business Insider, an overnight hospital stay can lead to fees over $10,700—an unimaginable payment for some.
At Elstein Legal, we can’t turn back the clock and prevent your injuries from happening. However, we strive to do everything in our power to keep you from getting burned financially by insurance companies and negligent parties alike. But, in order to do so, we must first understand the extent of the injuries you’ve suffered.
Miami Beach Fire/Burn Injuries
According to the USFA, fire-related accidents happen most frequently in residential buildings. In other words, the comforts of home can often be deceptive. Whether it’s from electrical mishaps or a meal gone awry, residential fires can put you and your loved ones in serious danger.
Types of Fire/Burn Injuries
Any of the following fire-factors can cause injuries in exposed people:
- Thermal exposure
- Chemical exposure
- Electrical exposure
- Light exposure
- Radiation exposure
Although it’s easy for one to carry the burden of guilt for a fire that happened under their own roof, you may not be at fault. Whether it’s the negligence of your neighbor or an outdated electrical system your landlord should have fixed, there are a number of instances where a fire could start by no fault of your own.
For example, let’s say your neighbor had a bonfire in their backyard. Before going to bed, they left their fire pit ablaze and it resulted in a fire that injured you or a loved one. In this instance, you could pursue adequate compensation to account for your neighbors negligence.
This sample case may seem fairly straightforward, but that’s not always the case. Although you may think you have a great shot at pursuing a Miami Beach fire injury claim on your own, navigating the law can prove to be a bit tricky. Insurance companies will do their best to guide you towards a settlement that only covers the minimum extent of your losses. As a result, you could miss out on (or completely overlook) compensation that you may be entitled to.
At Elstein, we can help you pursue other avenues as well. For example, if your fire accident-induced burns that were caused by the negligence of others keep you from working your normal hours, we can help you pursue lost wages. Additionally, severe burns can have lasting, non-financial consequences such as pain and suffering.
Why Choose Elstein Legal to Represent your Case?
Since opening Elstein Legal in 2018, Miami personal injury attorney Brian L. Elstein has recovered millions on behalf of his deserving clients. A cum laude graduate of Nova Southeastern University, Brian Elstein honed his skills early as a member of the Nova Trial Association.
Today, he is recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in Florida and has been selected to the 2022-2023 Florida Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine – a distinction given to only 2.5% of attorneys in Florida, and named 2022 Best Litigation Attorney by Expertise.com.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
If you have injuries due to someone else’s negligent behavior, you deserve compensation to help recover from your injuries. At Elstein Legal, we can help you with all aspects of your claim, including going to trial if necessary to ensure you get what you need.
Call us at (305) 299-2835 or contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case. There is no fee unless we win your case.