There are may reasons that a boat can catch on fire, and all reasons can lead to a serious personal injury for anyone on or near that boat. A boat does not have to be inherently dangerous, but if the captain of the boat is incompetent, then there will be accidents and injuries to guests and passengers who go onto the boat before and after it is let out into the open waters. If you have been in a boat fire, you will want to call us immediately at the DTLA Law Group to review your claim with our legal team. Boats can catch on fire for several reasons, including:
Marina hazardous materials stored too near a boat dock
Having a bonfire near to a boat
Not inspecting wiring harnesses and starters on the boat
Not replacing 25 year or older wire on a boat
Not checking worn batteries on a boat
Not fixing errors in connections and wiring on the boat
Not managing voltage regulators
Using old and frayed wires with older appliances
Overheating blocked water intake
Impeller failures from sediment
Not grounding outlets on the boat
Allowing smoking on the boat
If you have suffered burn injuries from being in a boat fire, you can call our office to review your claim for free.
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Burn Injuries Are Measured in Degrees and Can Be Painful Months After the Fire Accident
If you are injured in a fire, you may have suffered serious burn injuries. A burn injury can be measured in degrees, such as:1
First degree/superficial thickness injuries are painful, but do not scar or blister.
Second degree/intermediate thickness injuries blister and are painful and may require surgery.
Third degree/Full thickness injuries are dry and may need grafting, with a high risk of infection.
Fourth degree/bone injuries are complex and may lead to loss of muscle or bone from the burn injury.
We understand that you may still be under a doctor’s care when you call us to review your claim. That is fine, we can talk to you even if you are not quite released from your doctor for your burn injuries. But the sooner you start your claim the better, as you will want to start your claim before the law runs out on being able to initiate a lawsuit against the at-fault parties for your loss.
There Are Several Factors That Will Increase the Likelihood of a Boat Catching on Fire
There are many factors that can increase the likelihood that a boat you are traveling on as a passenger or guest will catch on fire. These factors can be hazardous and extremely dangerous for the guests, and they include:
Having no fire emergency plan in place if the boat catches on fire
Not having appropriate fire extinguishers on board the boat
Not turning off portable heaters when leaving the boat or going to bed at night on the vessel
Placing propane tanks near space heaters on the boat
Using non-certified chargers for electronic devices used on the boat
Overloading power outlets on the boat
Using non-certified electrical installations on the vessel
Not installing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on the vessel
Never inspecting electrical wiring, connections and appliances for good condition when used on the boat
If you are injured because of negligence in the boat owner or operator, you can all us at the DTLA Law Group today.
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Free Second Opinion Case Review / Experienced Lawyers in Boat Fire Accident Personal Injury Claims
We can help you with a free second opinion case review with our experienced lawyers for your boat fire personal injury claim. You will want access to our lawyers who can help with your personal injury claim and lawsuit. Just call us not to get access to our experienced attorneys in Los Angeles at the DTLA Law Group right now.
Can I Sue for a Boat Fire Accident?
Yes, we can sue for a boat fire accident and the personal injuries you sustain on that boat. If you are burned in a boat fire, you need to call our office immediately to review your claim for free. You can all us to talk about your case to our Los Angeles case lawyers, who will listen to you and who can file a lawsuit for recovery compensation on your behalf. You can call our case attorneys in Los Angeles today, at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879.
Average Case Value of a Boat Fire Accident
Your average case value of a boat fire accident can vary, depending on your losses, personal injuries and expenses related to your claim. The final recovery compensation package will depend on your personal injuries and expenses, and can range from $30,000 to $300,000.
How Long Does It Take to Settle and to Get Paid on These Cases?
It can take 3-5 months to settle and get paid on a case of personal injuries and losses with a boat fire accident.
Statute Of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations in California for personal injury lawsuit filing is two years. The statute of limitations in California for harassment and discrimination lawsuit filing is one year, with a two year timeframe to file for wrongful termination.
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Our legal team is ready to talk to you now, we are here 24/7 and can review your claim with you today. Just give us a call now, and we can give you a free consultation regarding your boat fire accident claim, and the personal injuries resulting from that loss.
1Jeschke, M. G., van Baar, M. E., Choudhry, M. A., Chung, K. K., Gibran, N. S., & Logsetty, S. (2020). Burn injury. Nature reviews. Disease Primers, 6(1), 11. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41572-020-0145-5
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