The devastating nature of a fire can go far beyond destroying personal property. It can leave homeowners suffering from catastrophic injuries or grieving the loss of a loved one. While fires can be a force of nature, in some cases, they can be the direct result of someone else’s negligence. When this happens, victims of house fires should be aware of their right to file a personal injury claim in addition to collecting for property damage.
The lawyers at Blount Law Firm, PLLC, are as sensitive to our clients’ emotional state after a house fire as we are to their need to hold negligent parties responsible for damages, injuries or the loss of a loved one. For more than 70 years, our family-owned firm has been providing personalized attention to individuals and families throughout Collierville and surrounding areas in Tennessee that have suffered life-altering injuries or the loss of a loved one due to house fires. We know the right steps to take to ensure that personal injury claims are addressed quickly and effectively and that victims recover the maximum compensation they need and deserve.
Let us review your case, walk you through the claims process and be your advocate from beginning to end.
When manufacturers, builders and construction companies cut corners to save money, the consumer is often left with an inferior product or structure that could be defective or unsafe, which can lead to a devastating house fire.
Common factors in house fires include:
Inadequate home inspections
Defective household products — including smoke detectors, ovens, stoves, water heaters, irons, space heaters and other appliances
Unsafe or hazardous building materials — including faulty wiring or highly combustible materials
Construction mistakes — including using inferior or not-to-code building materials, negligent or untrained electricians and wiring mistakes
Failure to correct building safety code violations
In addition to extensive fire and smoke damage, house fires can also cause extensive, life-altering injuries, including severe burn injuries, that often require long stays in the hospital, considerable time away from work, multiple corrective surgeries, painful skin grafts, extensive physical therapy and the possibility of psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Extensive and prolonged medical treatments can add up for victims of house fires, which is why it’s important to recover the maximum compensation that takes into account present and future treatments, doctor’s visits, lost wages, and pain and suffering. At Blount Law Firm, we understand there isn’t a one-size-fits-all settlement, which is why we will take the time to carefully review your medical records, speak with medical experts, and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to make sure all your financial needs are being addressed.
Our experienced attorneys and staff are well-known for their compassion and the way they courteously listen to your entire story. We’re also willing to go the extra mile — visiting you in the hospital or making arrangements to bring you to our office — to ensure that you have access to skilled representation during your time of need. No amount of effort is too much from our point of view.
Consultations are free of charge and we work on a contingency fee basis, which means if we are not successful in helping you recover compensation, you are not responsible for any legal fees.