Practice Areas

Your Chicago Attorneys for Injuries from
Fire + Explosions

Disasters like fires and explosions can cause irreparable harm, serious injuries and death. Whatever the cause, whether bad design, maintenance or improper handling of materials, the consequences of a fire or explosion can be life-altering for you and your loved ones.

The attorneys at Kaveny + Kroll are experienced in seeking justice for people injured by fire, explosion or other disasters, natural or not. We stand for your rights. Please call the attorneys at Kaveny + Kroll today for a free confidential consultation at 312-761-KKTL (5585).

PROPERTY TYPES

RESIDENTIAL is the leading property type for fire deaths (73.2%), fire injuries (76.5%) and fire dollar loss (54.7%).

Residential

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29.1%

Nonresidential

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8.3%

Vehicle

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14.3%

Outside

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42.8%

Other

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5.6%
MORE MEN DIE AND ARE INJURED
IN FIRES THAN WOMEN.

Deaths
60.23%

Injuries
59.4%

Deaths
39.7%

Injuries
40.6%


National Fire Death Rate: 10.9
National Fire Injury Rate: 45.3

per million population

Gender + Race

African American Males (19.7) and American Indian Males (18.6) have the highest fire death rates per million population.


Age

People ages 85 or older have the highest fire death rate (37.3)

People ages 30-34 have the highest fire injury rate (59.0)

Source: usfa.fema.gov

CASE STUDIES

Click through the tabs below to learn about a few of our cases involving FIRE + EXPLOSIONS.

2006 | Moritz v Winick and Southport Properties, LLC | $3,000,000 Settlement

2005 | Adams County | $2,600,000 Settlement

24-year-old Plainfield truck driver was killed in a heptane gas explosion in Des Moines, Iowa, leaving behind his wife and three-year-old daughter.

2002 | Kum v Chicago Food Corporation | Cook County | $3,530,000 Settlement

2004 | Michael v Sheraton Towers Hotel (Chicago) | US District Court IL NE | $1,550,000 Settlement

Allegedly, elevator cables installed at the Sheraton Towers Hotel (Chicago) were defective in that they produced an unusual black-tarry substance when in use. Lawsuit faulted defendants for failing to replace the cables after the condition was identified. Male 28, an elevator mechanic helper employed by Montgomery-Kone was cleaning an accumulation of the substance off an elevator drive sheave when his right arm was caught and amputated. He also lost several fingers on his left hand ($112,988 medical expense; $639,729 past and $2,172,375 future LT claimed).

2011 | Cook County | $1,100,000 Settlement

An Indiana man was forced to undergo amputation of his leg as the result of a products liability injury. His injury was sustained due to insufficient safety devices on the conveyor belt he was using to load fertilizer from rail cars onto semi-trucks at a Portage, Indiana facility.

1998 | Texas | $15,000,000 Settlement

A 34-year old property adjuster investigating hail damage on a roof suffered severe burns when he came into contact with a low-hanging wire. Texas Utilities had received complaints about the low hanging electrical wire but failed to correct the problem.

Kaveny + Kroll have experience and expertise in all types of fire + explosion injuries.

Please call us today with your questions at
312-761-KKTL (5585).

Kaveny + Kroll is a leading boutique personal injury law firm in Chicago. Established in 2019 by award-winning attorneys Elizabeth A. Kaveny and Jeffrey J. Kroll. Their firm is driven by their commitment to justice and the need to fight for victim’s rights and financial recovery. We believe a valued law firm should take your case personally … because it is.

FEES

Keep in mind that our payment is ONLY based on the award in your case. We only get paid if we help you get justice and financial compensation.