Kansas City Fire & Explosion Injury Attorneys

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From 2015-2019, more than a quarter of all reported fires occurred in single-family, multi-family, and apartment homes. These home structure fires accounted for 75% of all reported civilian fire deaths and 72% of all reported civilian fire injuries. An overwhelming majority of these fire deaths occurred while the victim was sleeping or attempting escape. This makes the home one of the single deadliest environments for a fire to occur in the United States. When someone is injured or dies in a fire, it is often the case that someone was negligent.

Millions Recovered for Fire Victims in Kansas City

If you have suffered burn injuries or lost a loved one in a fire caused by the negligence of another, contact Joseph, Hollander & Craft’s Kansas City fire and explosion lawyers immediately. We have recovered millions for victims of home fires in the Kansas City area, and we want to ensure you are compensated for your losses, too.

Burn injuries are painful, debilitating, and expensive to treat. Aside from the obvious burn injuries, many fire victims suffer unimaginable emotional and psychological damage that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. All of this may be accounted for in a personal injury claim against the responsible party.

Why Choose a Kansas City Fire Attorney from JHC?

When you or a loved one has suffered due to a fire, the last thing you want to worry about is the ins and outs of filing a legal claim. Insurance companies and their adjusters will do everything they can to pay you as little as possible, and they take full advantage when someone does not know how much their claim is worth. JHC’s Kansas City personal injury lawyers have you covered.

Unlike many personal injury attorneys, we are not interested in rapidly “churning” through a high volume of claims while only securing bare minimum awards for our clients. We always put forth the utmost effort in investigating your case and are fully committed to maximizing each client’s payout through personal representation of the highest quality. This can mean the difference between pennies and millions in your pocket. JHC’s Kansas City personal injury attorneys offer the superior, client-centered representation that you can trust. We will work hard to answer your questions and guide you through the process every step of the way.

How Do Home Fires Start?

We all have a general idea how fires work. Some ignition source (match, spark, etc.) ignites a fuel source. Although this premise seems simple enough, it means there are countless combinations of ignition and fuel that may serve as the starting place for a fire in the home. Faulty electrical systems, defective electric products, improper storage of flammable materials, smoking materials, heating equipment, the list goes on and on.

On top of that basic equation, there are social and environmental factors that may increase the likelihood of a fire. Although home structure fires can start at any time of the year, they are much more common during the cooler months when people spend more time inside. From 2015-2019, nearly half of all home structure fires and over half of all home structure fire fatalities occurred between the months of November and March.

These factors along with many others form the causation portion of any fire investigation.

Who Can be Liable for Home Fire Injuries or Deaths?

Once you identify the cause of the fire, you can determine who should be held responsible for the injury or death that resulted.

JHC’s Kansas City fire and explosion attorneys will undertake a diligent investigation to help you determine who is at fault for your fire and make sure all of the proper parties are included in your claim.

For superior representation in your fire and explosion injury case, contact the JHC’s personal injury attorneys in Kansas City.

Common Questions About Fire & Explosion Cases

How long do I have to file a fire injury or wrongful death lawsuit?

The statute of limitations is the window of time an injured person (or the family of a deceased person) has in which to file a claim for damages. Each state sets its own statutes.  In the state of Kansas, the statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death is two years from the date of the injury or death, In Missouri, the statute for personal injury is five years and the statute for wrongful death is three years. Although you have this length of time to file your injury or wrongful death claim, the sooner you file the lawsuit, the better. Memories fade with time, and evidence goes missing, so the quicker you can get your claim filed, the better chance it has of a positive outcome. While no amount of money can bring your loved one back, money can help you and your family members move forward with your lives.  

How can a Kansas City fire attorney from JHC help?

Joseph, Hollander & Craft is a premier law firm that represents those who have been injured or have lost loved ones in home structure fires. We are consistently skilled, prepared, and relentless on your behalf. We understand the potential complexities associated with your lawsuit and know how to address them. We want you to be able to heal from your injuries or your grief while we work on your behalf to ensure you receive appropriate compensation. Contact us today.

Our Locations

Kansas City | 816-673-3900

926 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64106

Lawrence | 785-856-0143

5200 Bob Billings Pkwy, #201
Lawrence, KS 66049

Overland Park | 913-948-9490

10104 W 105th St
Overland Park, KS 66212

Topeka | 785-234-3272

1508 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612

Wichita | 316-262-9393

500 N Market St
Wichita, KS 67214

Contact Our Kansas City Office

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