Aggressive Representation from Skilled Phoenix Building Fire Attorneys
High-quality legal representation for victims of building fires in Arizona
No one is prepared for the stress and pain of a fire in your home. Whether you live in a house or an apartment building, this type of tragedy is devastating, even when you and your loved ones are lucky enough to walk away physically unscathed. The roof over your head is gone, cherished possessions have been destroyed and you no longer have the resources to take care of your daily needs. Moving on from an incident like this can seem like an impossible task, especially when you are dealing with the pain of severe burn injuries in addition to your financial losses. Getting the resources you need to move on and start rebuilding a life may require you to seek the help of an experienced Phoenix building fire attorney.
At Plattner Verderame, P.C., we have the experience and resources it takes to hold landlords, product manufacturers and other negligent parties accountable for actions and decisions that lead to fires that hurt innocent people. Helping honest people get justice and fair compensation has been the major focus of our work since the firm was founded in 1991.
Handling all types of building fires
Building fires can start from a variety of sources. Food is left unattended on a stove, or a child sets fire to the carpet while playing with matches. Poor electrical wiring or lightning strikes are also common causes of these fires. Our Phoenix building fire lawyers have provided successful representation for burn victims injured in:
- Apartment building fires. There may be numerous responsible parties in these types of fires, including the building owner, the negligent tenant or the company that installed the building wiring.
- Home fires. When home fires occur, you may find yourself in a dispute with the insurance company over payment. These claims can be difficult to pursue without highly qualified legal representation.
- Condominium building fires. Condominium fire claims can also be difficult to pursue because of complex liability disputes. You may have to seek compensation from your own condo insurance policy, the condo Association’s master policy or the policy of a responsible neighbor.
- Nursing home fires. These fires can be particularly tragic due to the vulnerable nature of residents. Whether your loved one was severely injured or killed in a nursing home fire, we can assist you in seeking a claim against all responsible parties.
Safety tips and prevention ideas from the Phoenix Fire Department
The Phoenix Fire Department handles more than just building fires; they assist residential and business property owners and renters with issues arising from carbon dioxide, gas systems in medical facilities – even food truck inspection. They also offer safety tips for:
- Home escape plans
- Carbon monoxide safety
- Heating concerns (such as space heaters)
Fireworks and sky lanterns (also called Chinese Lanterns) are both illegal in Phoenix, but if one of them leads to a blaze, the Phoenix Fire Department wants you to call them right away, so that they can help prevent that fire from spreading.
Detailed investigation and trial experience makes a difference
The complexity of a building fire case requires extensive investigation to determine the exact and accurate cause. Unfortunately, the destruction caused by a fire also means the loss of valuable evidence. We have the resources to adequately investigate these incidents. Our professional Phoenix building fire lawyers are highly skilled and capable of uncovering evidence that may have otherwise been lost.
Although most personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are eventually settled outside of court, it is difficult, if not impossible, to get a defendant or an insurance company to make a reasonable offer unless they know you’re represented by a firm that knows its way around the courtroom.
Our attorneys have a proven track record of successful trial results that date back more than 30 years. In many cases, this demonstrated willingness to go to court, and to do the job well when we get there, persuades the insurance company to pay what is fair and saves our clients the expense, delays and risks of a trial. If the defense won’t pay what they owe, they know they’ll see us by your side in court.
We are proud to be able to say Richard Plattner, Frank Verderame and Randy Hinsch have each been certified as a Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation by the Arizona State Bar Association Board of Legal Specialization.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our attorneys handle a variety of cases, including:
Obtain representation from Phoenix building fire attorneys
At Plattner Verderame, P.C., we never forget that we work for real people. If you would like our firm to handle your building injury claim, you will have a team of professionals working with you and for you. From start to finish, and at every point in between, there will be people you know, and people who know you, ready to address your concerns and willing to go to bat on your behalf. We handle burn injury cases on a contingency-fee basis, so you owe us nothing unless we obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf. If you’re an honest person with honest injuries, give us a call at 602-266-2002, or complete our contact form today.