Fire Injury Victims May Have Recourse

According to Mississippi State Department of Health statistics, 2.8 out of every 100,000 residents dies each year as a result of fire. This is substantially higher than the national rate of .89 out of every 100,000, and the rate among southern states of 1.13 per 100,000. Nationwide, working smoke alarms are absent in nearly two-thirds of residential fires in which a child is injured or killed.

These sobering facts paint a picture that informs our actions at Williams Newman Williams PLLC — that most fatal fires are preventable, and are caused by negligence of one kind or another. If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a residential or commercial fire, you owe it to everyone involved to hold negligence accountable. Hire our attorneys, and we will fight for your rights while obtaining the compensation you need to move on with your life. Contact our lawyers online or by calling 601-208-0343 or toll free at 800-558-4208.

Injuries from burns are difficult to treat and can cause permanent damage, including scarring, blindness, disfigurement and other physical disabilities. They can also result in huge medical bills that can easily exceed a million dollars over a lifetime.

Sadly, many fires and burn injures could be prevented. Despite strict regulation in the construction and property management industries, burn injuries are often caused by the negligence of property owners, managers or builders. At Williams Newman Williams PLLC, in Jackson, we represent clients who have suffered burn injuries due to fires caused by bad electrical wiring (electrical burns), poorly maintained gas lines (explosion burns), lack of sprinklers or fire detectors (smoke inhalation and flame burns), and other causes.

FIGHTING FOR RIGHT On Behalf Of Burn Victims

Our law firm helps people in Mississippi and the southern United States obtain justice and get the compensation they need to pay their medical bills, and pay for ongoing therapies, reconstructive surgeries, and other damages caused by serious burns.

We can help you if you were injured at:

  • Single family homes
  • Multifamily apartment complexes
  • Public housing
  • Hotels/motels
  • Nightclubs
  • Commercial or residential spaces in which faulty safety equipment, such as a bad fire alarm, prevented a fire from being reported in a timely manner

Sometimes, the underlying causes of a fire are hidden. Our attorneys scour fire department reports and do their own investigative work with the help of experts to determine the chain of events that led to your injury. A fire may have resulted from a spark, but how that spark was lit, why a building burned, and how you became injured are all questions for which we are prepared to provide answers in court.

Wrongful Death Representation For Families

We also represent spouses and family members of people whose injuries led to a wrongful death. We can help you recover money for funeral costs, loss of companionship, lost family income and other damages.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

For more information, contact Williams Newman Williams PLLC in Jackson. Our fire injuries attorneys offer a free initial consultation to each prospective client. We charge fees by contingency, which means you will not owe us a fee unless we obtain compensation for you. You may reach our law firm online or by calling 601-208-0343 or toll free at 800-558-4208.