Have you been the victim of arson?
Although many fires are started accidentally or unintentionally, in some instances, people set out to harm people, buildings, or both. Despite arson being a criminal offence with serious consequences, people do still commit the offence and numerous fires are started every year.
Whilst some fires which are started intentionally only damage buildings and properties, in some cases people are harmed as well. Unfortunately, many people are killed by fires each year and even those who survive can suffer serious and catastrophic injuries.
Whilst burns do account for many of the injuries caused by fires, the smoke inhalation can also be fatal. In fact, it is the smoke that often prevents people from being able to flee a burning building, rather than just the fire alone.
Can an expert solicitor in Honor Oak help you if you’ve been hurt because of arson?
If you’ve been hurt because of arson, it’s likely that the police will take the matter very seriously. Once they’ve investigated the fire itself, specialists will often be able to tell where the fire was started and whether any accelerants were used. By accessing this information, police can often build a timeline of events and begin to eliminate people from their inquiry.
In many cases, police will be able to successfully pinpoint the person responsible for the fire and it’s likely that they will face a criminal prosecution. However, this isn’t the only type of legal action that they could face.
Once you know who caused your injuries, an expert solicitor in Honor Oak or a personal injury law firm could help you to make a claim for compensation against them. If you can show that your injuries weren’t your fault, it’s likely that a solicitor in Honor Oak will be able to assist you and you could obtain compensation for the harm that you’ve suffered.
In cases of arson, it’s often relatively easy for an expert solicitor in Honor Oak to prove that you weren’t responsible as the police will often have identified the culprit. In fact, the work of the police may even be used to support your claim for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you’ve been hurt because of someone or something else and you’re thinking or making a compensation claim with a personal injury solicitor in Honor Oak, why not contact us to find out more?
At Accident Advice Helpline we always offer free no obligation advice so it’s easy to find out everything you want to know without paying costly legal fees.
To find out more or to make a claim today, why not contact us? Our dedicated personal injury team are available around the clock so you can contact us whenever you need to and we’ll always be on hand to help.
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more about obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 7th April 2014
Author: David Brown