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Information about fires, explosions, fire accidents and injuries in Nevada

FAQs about Fire Lawsuits in Nevada

If you were injured in a fire, you probably have a lot of questions: How are Fire cases handled? Who is at fault?  How do I learn more about my case? Fire cases often present different and complex issues. For these reasons, I enjoy the challenges working on fire related cases. How are Fire Cases Handled? Like in all tort cases, the plaintiff (the injured person bringing the claim) has the burden of proof. Fire cases often require the use of expert witnesses on the aspect of causation. A fire “origin and cause” expert witness is typically hired to examine the fire location and determine where the fire started and how it started. This information is critical to prove a fire case. How do I prove property damage? Also important is adequate proof of property damages. It is usually not enough simply to have a list of items destroyed in…
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In a fire case how are physical injuries and other damages compensated?

There is no difference in compensating physical injuries in fire cases as opposed to auto injury cases. However, often fire cases can present large emotional distress damages caused by fleeing the flames or seeing loved ones hurt in the fire. (In Nevada, a person must incur a physical injury in order to receive compensation for emotional distress.) In some of my larger cases, I have the fire scene filmed in order to show a jury the actual results of a fire which is much better seen in film than just being described by a witness. A person would also be able to recover extra expenses incurred in living elsewhere because of the fire. Some fire cases result in the death of a person. Again, the damages available for a wrongful death in a fire case is generally the same as in a death case resulting from a car collision. Those…
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