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Can You Sue After Being Injured In A New Hampshire Fire?


Fires are inherently destructive, and victims who escape with their lives can count themselves lucky. Unfortunately, these victims are often left with significant injuries related to burns, smoke inhalation, and similar concerns. So what can you do if you have experienced this type of disaster? Can you sue and recover compensation for your injuries?

In order to receive a clear answer, you’ll probably need to get in touch with a qualified, experienced personal injury attorney in Manchester. These legal professionals can help you strive for the best possible outcome by guiding you towards a personal injury lawsuit. After helping you gather evidence and negotiate for a settlement, your attorney can make sure you receive a fair, adequate settlement for everything you’ve been forced to endure. It’s best to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible, because the statute of limitations can prevent you from suing if you wait too long.

Police Investigate School Bus Terminal Fire 

On March 8th, it was reported that police were continuing to investigate a fire at a school bus terminal in Bradford. Apparently, employees were conducting routine maintenance when some kind of explosion occurred. The employees immediately called 9-11, but the fire department was too late to save a total of four school buses from total destruction. Another eight buses were severely damaged. Thankfully, no children were injured due to the fact that this accident occurred during a break period. However, two employees suffered significant burns and were rushed to a nearby hospital via emergency helicopters.

Can You Sue for Fire-Related Injuries? 

It is unclear whether the injured employees will have an opportunity to sue a third party for negligence, but they will almost certainly have the ability to file a workers’ comp claim. Generally speaking, you can sue for injuries whenever someone’s negligence is to blame – unless the negligent party was your own employer and your employer had workers’ compensation insurance. For average folks who have suffered burn injuries, there are a number of situations that might result in lawsuits:

  • A product that malfunctions and ignites
  • A restaurant that allows you to be burned by flaming liquids or food
  • A negligent driver that cause a fiery crash
  • A landlord that fails to install proper fire safety equipment in your unit

Wood-Burning Stoves 

Wood-burning stoves are also proving to be much more hazardous than previously thought. Although you cannot sue for smoke inhalation caused by your own wood-burning stove, you may be able to hold property owners accountable if their negligence with their stove results in injuries. New Hampshire has been pushing for stricter laws on wood-burning stoves for years now.

Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney Today 

For help from a skilled Manchester personal injury lawyer, reach out to our team at the Law Office of Manning Zimmerman & Oliveira PLLC. Over the years, we have handled many personal injury cases for a vast range of victims. If you’re serious about receiving a fair, adequate settlement for your injuries, get in touch immediately. During your consultation, we’ll help you explore your legal options and take your first steps towards justice.




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