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– T.M., Sep 2, 2016
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– D.M., Jul 20, 2016
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A Legacy of Excellence
New Jersey Certified Trial Lawyer
At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we take our commitment to clients seriously. Todd Leonard proudly carries on the legacy of his father as he provides compassionate but relentless personal injury representation for his clients, offering both exceptional service and proven results.
We take great pride in being there for clients when they need us the most. We will do everything in our power to obtain the BEST possible result for you.
Experienced Building Fire Accident Attorneys That Get Results
Our team of lawyers have over 25 years of experience, extensive resources, and proven results that you can trust. Todd J. Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, has a Superb 10.0 Rating from Avvo, and was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for Civil Litigation. He has been honored to be selected by his peers for the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers®, and his tremendous success has earned him a lifetime membership to the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
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We Handle Building Fire and House Fire Cases
Fire injuries can range from mild nuisances to life-threatening emergencies. There are three general classifications of burns:
Given the serious nature of fire injuries, the medical costs of hospitalization alone can range from $50,000 to $200,000. Depending on the severity of a person’s burn injuries, additional costs are involved when reconstructive surgery, skin grafts, and physical therapy are taken into consideration. For these reasons, it is essential to quantify the financial impact of a fire injury in order to meet medical costs and compensate fire injury victims for their pain and suffering. For these reasons, serious fire injuries may necessitate the help of an experienced attorney to help pay the costly medical fees associated with them.
The New Jersey fire injury attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm have represented people suffering from the following kinds of injuries related to fires, house fires, electrical fires, industrial fires:
- Second-degree burns
- Third-degree burns
- Chemical burns
- Radiation burns
- Ultraviolet light burns
- Lung damage
- Wrongful Death
Working with a lawyer can greatly improve your odds of obtaining the amount of compensation you need to fully recover from your fire injury.
When a fire breaks out, people have a short time to escape before smoke inhalation and heat injuries begin to take effect. These kinds of injuries can have serious consequences and often change a victim’s life for years. Because of the limited time people have to reach safety, it is imperative that buildings strictly follow fire codes. Failing to do so can result in delayed warnings and impeded escape should a fire break out in a building.
Retailers, hotel operators, office building managers, plants, oil refineries, and smoke detector manufacturers can be held liable for fire-related injuries and fatalities that occur as a result of negligence and safety violations. In fires involving apartments, motels, or restaurants, it is common for investigators to discover blocked fire exits and other fire code violations contributed to the inability of people to leave the building in a timely fashion. If you have been hurt in a fire as the result of someone else’s negligence, the New Jersey fire injuries attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm may be able to help you recover compensation.
When you work with the dedicated New Jersey fire injury attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we will enlist fire investigators, chemical analysts, and safety consultants to determine what caused a fire and what should have been done to prevent it. In order to ensure our clients receive the full compensation they deserve for their burn injuries, we also consult doctors, medical economists, and life care planners.
While a fire in a hotel or apartment building may be due to negligence on the part of the property owner, liability for defective sprinkler systems or malfunctioning smoke detectors may involve those who installed or manufactured them. It is important to investigate the cause of a fire and determine the cause and origin of the fire or explosion in order to hold all the parties who played a role in causing burn injuries and fatalities responsible.
Inhalation Injuries Caused By Fire
Inhalation injuries account for more than half the nation’s deaths from fires. They occur when breathing in toxic smoke, gases, chemicals and particles from pollutants. While most commonly caused by smoke inhalation, many inhalation injuries occur at home and while at work–often accidentally.
The effects of inhalation injuries can be short-term or last a lifetime. Some of the more serious conditions include chest pain, headaches, breathing problems and constant coughing. Those with chronic lung or heart problems are especially susceptible to inhalation injuries. Medical diagnosis can determine the extent of inhalation injuries, but experienced legal representation might be necessary to help prove their causes, particularly when work-related.
What To Do After A Burn Injury or Building Fire Accident
After a serious building fire resulting in a burn injury, the first priority is to seek thorough medical care. As soon as your immediate medical needs are under control, it is wise to get advice from a knowledgeable burn injury attorney regarding potential legal options. The New Jersey building fire accident lawyers at Todd J. Leonard Law Firm have served New Jersey residents for more than 25 years. Our firm will fight for your family as if you were part of our own.
If someone you know was involved in a fatal building fire accident, Our New Jersey fatal fire accident attorneys know the importance of conducting an immediate investigation into the cause or causes of a fatal incident. We carefully examine all of the facts including fatal accident reports, witness statements, and retain experts when necessary to determine how the fatal accident occurred such as an accident reconstructionist. Our New Jersey wrongful death lawyers work regularly with various experts to make sure you receive the best representation. Each wrongful death case is unique and requires a prompt and exhaustive analysis into the causes of your loved one’s death.