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Fire and Burn Injury During Dry Winter Months


The dry, cold months of winter are filled with opportunities for burn injuries. With the increasing threat of wildfires in Nevada, as well as traditional winter threats such as holiday lights and space heaters, there are greater risks of fire and burn injuries during the winter than at other times of year.

Burns can result in devastating injuries, including disfiguring scarring, life-threatening infection, property damage, or even wrongful death. The people or entities that cause these burns to occur should be held accountable for your medical expenses, lost work, and pain and suffering. Get help recovering the money damages you deserve after a winter burn injury by contacting the seasoned and professional Las Vegas burn injury attorneys at Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen for a consultation on your case.

Fires Can Cause Both Property Damage and Personal Injury

During the past two wildfire seasons in Nevada, record numbers of acres have been consumed by flames. Changing weather patterns have contributed to a rise in the destructive potential of fires. When shrubs and grasses proliferate during wet winters, they become kindling for wildfires during dry summers, leading to catastrophic fire seasons. These fires can overtake wide expanses of land in an instant. These dry conditions can also make fires in residential neighborhoods more likely to occur, especially where homeowners fail to clear dry brush or kindling away from the areas around their homes.

Often, fires are started by individuals, either negligently or deliberately. With thorough investigation and analysis by fire experts, these individuals can be located and brought to account for their careless or cruel behavior through both criminal charges and civil claims for money damages. Nevada’s fire injury lawyers at Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen can help you recover for burn injuries that result from negligence or arson by investigating your claims and filing a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. Contact our Las Vegas offices today for a no-cost analysis of your case.

Winter Weather Remedies Pose Fire Risks

Chilly winter weather comes even to Nevada. During these cold months, many Nevada residents rely on space heaters or propane gas heaters to warm their homes. These devices pose a fire risk if not properly used, and a fire started by an inattentive neighbor can quickly spread to surrounding apartments or homes in dry winter conditions. If the heater has been carelessly designed or manufactured, and the defective heater starts a fire in your home, then the designer, manufacturer, or retailer may be liable to you for your losses, such as:

  • Hospital and emergency transport bills
  • Medical equipment
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost work
  • Costs of property damage
  • Wrongful death

If you or someone you love has been injured in a winter burn accident or fire in Nevada, get help recovering the money damages you’re owed by contacting the dedicated, knowledgeable, and effective Las Vegas burn injury lawyers at Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen for a consultation, at (702) 505-8115.

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