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Fires and explosions can lead to serious, life-altering injuries that require long-term medical care. In some cases, these incidents can be fatal. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a Boulder fire or explosion, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim—and the attorneys at Purvis Gray Thomson, LLP can help. Our Boulder fire and explosion lawyers can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Us

  • Since 1985, our attorneys have represented injured Colorado residents in their lawsuits against negligent or careless individuals and entities. We have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.
  • Recovering from a fire and explosion can be difficult and painful. Our lawyers will handle each aspect of your case on your behalf, allowing you to focus on healing.
  • Our firm upholds open and honest communication throughout each stage of your case. Our lawyers will be available to answer your questions and respond to your concerns.

Common Fire and Explosion Injuries

A fire or explosion can occur due to many factors. Unstable substances, toxic chemical spills, extremely high temperatures, or malfunctioning equipment can lead to these incidents. In many cases, another person’s negligence contributes to these dangerous events.

Common types of injuries in fires and explosions include the following.

  • Burns and permanent scarring
  • Asthma and other breathing problems due to dust, fumes, or smoke
  • Blast lung, also known as pulmonary barotrauma
  • Crushing injuries due to falling debris
  • Middle ear damage from loud blasts
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Eye injuries due to flying glass or other debris
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Mangled or amputated limbs
  • Abdominal injuries, such as perforation or hemorrhage

Damages Available to Fire and Explosion Victims

If you are involved in a fire or explosion, you can sustain serious injuries, financial hardship, and emotional trauma. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be eligible to file a claim and recover compensation to heal from these losses.

Common damages in fire and explosion claims include the following.

  • Past and future medical expenses, such as surgeries, hospitalizations, and medications
  • Long-term care costs, such as rehabilitation or physical therapy
  • Lost wages and loss of future earnings
  • Property repairs and replacements
  • Physical pain and suffering, such as chronic pain, disability, and disfigurement
  • Emotional pain and suffering, such as mental anguish, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety
  • Loss of care, companionship, consortium, or quality of life
  • Burial and funeral expenses if you lost a loved one due to the fire or explosion

Fire and explosion victims typically have two options to recover this compensation: an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. The type of claim you file will depend on how the accident occurred. For example, if you sustained burn injuries in a car accident, you could file an insurance claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver.

Construction or demolition site owners, government agencies, and property owners may be also liable for your damages, and you could file a lawsuit against these parties. If your injuries occurred due to a defective product, you could file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer of that product. Speak to a lawyer at Purvis Gray Thomson, LLP to determine your optimal path to recovery.

Contact a Boulder Fire and Explosion Lawyer

If you are injured in a fire or explosion, the attorneys at Purvis Gray Thomson, LLP can help. We can represent you in your lawsuit or insurance claim, helping you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about your legal options.