Kansas City Fire & Explosion Injury Lawyers
Overland Park-Based Law Firm Serving KS and MO
Fires and explosions can lead to devastating injuries, death, and property damage for those unfortunate enough to be involved in such a tragic event. When the event is caused by another party’s negligence or a product defect, victims and their insurance carriers should not be held responsible for the financial burdens that ensue.
Under the law, you have the right to be fully compensated for damages and losses caused by someone else’s negligence or product defect. At Gates Shields , we know how to investigate and litigate fire and explosion injury and damage claims.
These are often complex cases, so be sure to take advantage of the high-quality counsel we offer. Our legal team has been handling injury cases for clients throughout the Kansas City area since 1980.
What Are the Most Common Injuries Caused by Fire & Explosion Accidents?
Injuries sustained by fires and explosions can stem from electrical, chemical, and heat sources as well as smoke inhalation.
They can result in a variety of injuries such as:
- Severe burns
- Brain injury
- And more
Severe burns are one of the most painful and long-term injuries a person can sustain, often requiring numerous surgeries, skin grafts, pain management, and treatment for potential infection. Burn survivors may spend years trying to rebuild their lives and may face permanent disfigurement or disability.
What Causes Fire and Explosion Injuries?
Fire and explosion injuries are often caused by:
- Defective Products
- Industrial Accidents
- Construction Site Accidents
- Vehicle Accidents
Injury victims may be eligible for damages such as lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, property damage, permanent disability, and more.
Handling Your Claim with Care
Our fire and explosion injury attorneys in Overland Park and Liberty can fully investigate the incident that caused your injuries.
We rely on resources such as:
- Arson investigators
- Medical experts
- Fire marshals
- Electrical or chemical engineers
- And materials experts
Our team can aggressively fight for your best interests by negotiating a fair and just settlement or by taking your case to trial.
Experienced & KnowledgeableNot only does our team have over 260 years of combined legal experience, but we are always continuing to learn and staying current with developments in the law and the industries we serve.
Results Driven & FocusedWe carefully plan for each legal matter to develop a personalized strategy for achieving a great result. Careful planning is the first step in achieving great results, and your results are our first priority.
Client Focused & PersonableWe take our clients needs very seriously. We want our clients not only to feel like they have a trusted legal advisor but also that they are part of the strong Gates Shields family.
Empathic & UnderstandingWe care about our clients. That is why we take the time to listen and communicate so we can truly understand your unique situation, make you feel comfortable with the process, and develop the best course of action.