Smoke Inhalation and Fire Damage Attorneys
When many people think of fires, they think of victims becoming overwhelmed and being engulfed by fires, burned by it and then dying from it. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth, especially people who escape fires by the skin of their teeth. Smoke inhalation is one of the leading causes of death of people that are caught in house fires. There are various factors as to why this is, but one of the most important ones is due to the inhalation of super-heated air mixed in with various chemicals that are not natural which in concert starve the body, brain and heart of much-needed oxygen leading to hypoxia, and in some cases, cardiac arrest which if severe enough may lead to a fatality. When people are escaping from a building that is on fire, they don’t stop to think about smoke inhalation as their automatic mental processes take place. With adrenaline coursing through their veins, individuals stuck in house fires take in deep breaths in an attempt to get the body ready to flee, and with this, inhale copious amounts of smoke and other noxious, carcinogenic chemicals. If your fire was caused by someone else’s negligence, there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t file a legal claim to recover money damages for all the property loss, physical and psychological trauma that you had to endure.
Are you looking for a fire and smoke inhalation attorney? The experience fire injuries lawyers at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of experience helping individuals such as you get the justice and compensation they deserve. For your FREE legal consultation with one of us, please give us a call NOW at (773) 825-3547 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. We work on contingency fee basis, and what this means is that we don’t charge you A CENT when we take on your case, and only do so once we’ve recovered compensation on your behalf. The number to call for best smoke inhalation and fire injuries attorneys is (773) 825-3547. Serving all fire and smoke inhalation victims countrywide.
Here are some of the key symptoms of smoke inhalation:
- Shallow breathing
- Skin may retract while breathing
- Victim may make a rattling sound when breathing
- The victim may make a high-pitched sound while breathing
- The victim may suffer from confusion and shock
- Victim may present with vision damage
- Victim may have soot or black smoke in the nostrils and throat
- Seizures may be present
- Coma after smoke inhalation is a possibility
Consequences of smoke inhalation in a fire may include:
- Nerve damage
- Lung damage
- Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome
- Permanently diminished lung capacity
By filing a smoke inhalation lawsuit, one can recover the following:
- Cost of past and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income
- Property damage
- Psychological or emotional damages
- Punitive damages
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of consortium
Smoke Inhalation and Fire Damage Attorneys – Call Us Today!
Did you or someone you love suffer from the effects of smoke inhalation after a fire? Call our smoke inhalation attorneys NOW at (773) 825-3547 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.