Hot Water Heater Explosion Injury Lawyer Michigan
When faced with the aftermath of a water heater explosion, you can seek legal guidance and support from a hot water heater explosion injury lawyer in Michigan. Hot water heater explosions can cause severe injuries, property damage, and emotional trauma.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported that water heater explosions caused 7% of home fires, 7% of serious injuries, and 4% of deaths between 2016 and 2020. From scalding burns to respiratory problems, these incidents can have life-altering effects on victims and their families.
Multiple parties can be responsible for a hot water explosion that injures your loved ones. An experienced water heater explosion injury attorney can help you file a claim against the liable parties.
Why You Need a Hot Water Heater Explosion Injury Lawyer
A water heater explosion injury attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve after a water heater incident. Our legal team can help you get compensation for damages resulting from the explosion, including medical bills for treatments such as excisions, skin grafts, and reconstruction.
We can also help you receive compensation for property damage to your home, lost wages due to time off work, and emotional trauma resulting from the incident. For example, if you suffer facial burns in a hot water heater explosion which leaves you with severe scarring, it can affect your ability to engage in society and reduce your quality of life.
Your water tank injury lawyer in Michigan can help you seek a settlement that compensates you for this intangible loss and provides funds to cover mental health services to help manage your new challenges.
Liability for Hot Water Heater Explosions
Gas water heaters use a pilot light to ignite natural gas or propane, generating heat for warming the water in a home. Electric water heaters use around 240 volts of electricity to provide heat.
A system malfunction can lead to a hot water heater explosion and fire on your property. These malfunctions can occur due to multiple issues, such as manufacturing defects, improper installation or maintenance, gas line, or electrical failure.
An experienced hot water heater explosion injury lawyer in Michigan can help determine liability for your injuries based on what caused the accident. Several parties may be responsible for the water heater explosion, including:
All water heater manufacturers are legally responsible for ensuring the safety of their products. In Michigan, you can pursue a product liability claim if the water heater exhibits design defects, manufacturing process defects, or failure to warn of marketing defects.
You may file a product liability claim against the manufacturer if you have recently experienced an explosion, despite following the manufacturer’s recommended usage guidelines. Your water heater explosion injury lawyer can investigate your case and help you file a product liability claim if the manufacturer is responsible.
Water Heater Installer or Repair Technicians
Water heater installation or repair technicians can be liable for explosions if their negligent actions or failure to adhere to proper maintenance standards contribute to the incident. Your water heater injury lawyer can help you file a personal injury claim against a negligent technician to receive compensation.
Landlords are legally obligated to ensure their tenants’ safety and promptly address hazardous situations. Your water tanks injury lawyer in Michigan can initiate a claim against the property owner if they were aware or should have been aware of a problem that resulted in the water heater exploding.
How Our Hot Water Heater Explosion Injury Lawyers Can Win Your Case
Our hot water heater explosion attorneys at Cochran, Kroll, & Associates, P.C. will investigate your claim and pursue a fair settlement for your case. When working with our attorneys, they will perform the following:
Investigation and Evidence Gathering
Your hot water heater explosion lawyer has the resources and expertise to conduct a thorough investigation into the water heater explosion. To strengthen your claim, we will gather crucial evidence, such as expert testimonies, witness statements, and the heater’s maintenance records.
Analysis of Your Medical Records
The medical records and bills related to your burn injuries must be reviewed thoroughly to determine the value of your settlement. Our senior partner, Eileen Kroll, has the medical knowledge to review your medical documentation, analyze your healthcare expenses, and assess your quality of life. Her knowledge of the medical field and access to medical experts can bolster your lawsuit.
File Your Claim
Your lawyer will develop a tailored legal strategy based on the specifics of your claim. For instance, our legal team can help you file your premises liability claim within three years of the accident to ensure you meet the state’s statute of limitations. We will represent your interests in negotiations or, if necessary, in court, advocating for your rights and seeking damages on your behalf.
Negotiate with the Insurance Company
The property owner’s insurance company may try to minimize or deny your claim to protect their interests. A hot water heater explosion lawyer with Cochran, Kroll, & Associates, P.C. will handle all communications and negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation.
Get Compensation for Your Hot Water Heater Explosion Injuries
Hot water heater explosions can result in severe property damage, injuries, and the wrongful death of a loved one. Work with our skilled personal injury lawyers at Cochran, Kroll, & Associates, P.C. to pursue financial compensation for your damages.
We specialize in handling cases related to explosions and burns. Our gas explosion lawyers can help you file a personal injury suit to recover damages for the harm you suffered and receive a settlement for your injuries.
With our experienced burn attorneys, you can receive invaluable guidance and support throughout the claim process, protecting your right to a fair settlement. Contact us about your hot water explosion case and speak to a hot water heater explosion injury lawyer in Michigan.
Our contingency fee basis means we only get paid if we win your case, so there is no financial risk to you to get started. Call our law firm today at 1-866-MICH-LAW and schedule your no-obligation, free case evaluation.
RESULTS-DRIVEN TRACK RECORD
Medical Malpractice / Birth Injury
A young couple from Monroe, Michigan, was awarded a $15.8 million verdict as the result of their baby son, Jason, being inflicted with Cerebral Palsy as the result of an error during the final stages of a labor.
Result: $15.8 Million
Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
Result: $1 Million
Accidents & Injuries/Brain Injury
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Result: $1.4 Million
Medical Malpractice / Misdiagnosis
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Result: $9 Million
Accidents & Injuries/Auto Accident
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
Result: $3.3 Million
Accidents & Injuries/Construction Site Injury
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Result: $1.25 Million
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Result: $1.9 Million
Medical Malpractice / Birth Trauma
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
Result: $3.8 Million
Accidents & Injuries/Construction Site/Workplace Injury
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
Result: $1.5 Million
Accidents & Injuries/Truck Accident
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
Result: $1.3 Million
Medical Malpractice/Cancer Misdiagnosis
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
A construction worker redeemed his worker’s compensation case for $125,000 in Detroit, Michigan.
Accidents & Injuries/Auto Accident
A paraplegic woman from Monroe, Michigan, recovered Michigan no-fault benefits including the purchase of a new home and attendant care in excess of $400,000.
Medical Malpractice/Birth Injury
Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Accidents & Injuries/Auto Accident
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.