Have you or a member of your family suffered a serious burn injury in a fire or explosion? Did you lose a loved one in this type of accident?
Do you believe that the accident was caused by a defective product?
At the law firm of Caddell & Chapman, we have more than two decades of experience taking on manufacturers of defective products. Our lawyers are dedicated to handling significant cases against major businesses with plenty of resources on their side. We have an impressive record of success in these challenging cases.
Fires and Explosions Caused by Defective Consumer Products
The variety of consumer products that can cause a fire or an explosion is surprisingly wide. Our law firm has seen cases involving burns caused by defective baby wipe warmers, stereos, and other electrical home appliances.
Cases can also involve fires and explosions due to defective gas tanks in cars and pickup trucks.
No matter what product caused the accident, we will seek full compensation from the manufacturer.
Caddell & Chapman successfully represented the family of a young girl in a products liability lawsuit against an international electronics corporation. The lawsuit alleged that an electronic appliance failed and caused a house fire. The fire had started in a children's bedroom, and a young girl sleeping on a top bunk received terrible second and third degree burn injuries to roughly one-third of her body. The product manufacturer agreed that the fire began in the child's room but claimed that the fire could not have started as the family claimed. Hiring a team of experts and investing hundreds of thousands of dollars into the case, Caddell & Chapman conducted a thorough investigation of the fire and the appliance at issue. The law firm's work included two full-scale burn tests to prove its theory of how the fire started. Such testing required re-creation of the children's room with precise measurements and the purchase of comparable furniture appliances, clothing, opening (door and window), and other materials. With nine cameras monitoring the room, the firm and its experts started the fire at the appliance under scrutiny and watched as the fire spread through the room as had been observed by witnesses. Soon after completion of these tests, the electronics manufacturer settled for more than it had paid on any prior personal injury claim. (Note: Under terms of the settlement, the firm cannot identify or allude to the name of the electronics company.)
Fires and Explosions in the Workplace
Our attorneys can also handle construction and industrial accidents involving fires and explosions.
These accidents can be the result of a defective piece of work equipment. They can also be the result of negligence in the workplace, such as lack of proper safety procedures.
Aggressive, Creative Representation
From our office in Houston, Texas, our law firm is available to work on a nationwide basis in significant personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Contact us today to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer.