Des Moines Fire and Explosion Lawyers
Fires and explosions are tragic events that take their victims by surprise and test the readiness and resolve of those affected. At LaMarca & Landry, P.C., proudly serving clients in Des Moines, Iowa, our lawyers are committed to helping individuals who have suffered burn injuries in a fire or explosion. If you have suffered a burn injury or a loved one has been killed in a fire or explosion, we can help. Our attorneys will work diligently to ensure that you are justly compensated for your suffering.
To schedule a free consultation with a Des Moines fire and explosion injury attorney in the Des Moines area, contact us today at 877-327-2600.
Fire and Explosion Lawsuits
Fires and explosions can be caused by a variety of factors, including defective products such as electrical systems and appliances, gas leaks, grain and industrial dust, auto accidents, aviation accidents, workplace accidents, and even arson. Regardless of the cause however, fires and explosions typically result in catastrophic and life-threatening injuries and burns to those exposed. Unfortunately, these injuries often result in death or years of physical rehabilitation for victims.
The investigation and litigation of explosion and fire cases involves complex issues surrounding the origin and cause of the fire or explosion and the treatment of the injuries. In addition to dealing with the legal issues present in a damage claim, attorneys working on fire and explosion cases must understand the causation issues and be at ease speaking with experts such as arson investigators, fire marshals, electrical engineers, chemical engineers, materials experts, and other investigation specialists, including those familiar with the special risks posed in agricultural settings.
The Des Moines fire & explosion injury lawyers at LaMarca & Landry, P.C. have extensive experience working with legal claims involving the aftermath of fires and explosions, including wrongful death cases. You can rely on the experienced legal team at our Des Moines law office for effective legal representation.
Cases We Have Handled Involving Fires and Explosions
The attorneys at LaMarca & Landry, P.C. were counsel for all of the estates of the deceased and injured in the tragic Younkers Merle Hay Department Store fire in Des Moines, Iowa that took the lives of ten people and injured five others. This case marked the largest number of deaths attributed to a single fire in the state of Iowa. The successful trial on the cause and origin of this fire in the Iowa District Court for Polk County was the first civil case in Iowa to allow in-court television coverage.
The Des Moines explosion injury lawyers at LaMarca & Landry, P.C. also represented the estate of the manager killed in the Agri Industries Council Bluffs grain elevator explosion in which five people were killed and thirty-five were injured, and we have handled many other notable fire and explosion cases in Iowa.
In addition to these large scale disaster cases, our attorneys have handled numerous other fire and explosion cases resulting from a myriad of causes. You can rest assured that our legal team is well-versed in the investigation and litigation of fire and explosion cases, including cases involving single and multi-family housing, commercial, and industrial buildings. As a result of his recognized experience in fire and explosion cases, George A. LaMarca was invited to write the chapter entitled “Investigation of Fire Cases,” which comprises Chapter 38 of the encyclopedic work Forensic Sciences, published by Matthew Bender and edited by Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D., nationally known forensic pathologist, lawyer, and author.
Contact a Fire and Explosion Attorney in Des Moines
At LaMarca & Landry, P.C. our Des Moines fire and explosion injury lawyers will work diligently to secure the compensation to which you are entitled. If you or someone you love has suffered severe burns or other injuries in a fire or explosion, you should seek legal counsel from an experienced attorney. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced legal professional, contact LaMarca & Landry, P.C. at 877-327-2600.