Heater Fires

When the weather turns cold, many people are reliant on heaters to keep their home or place of work comfortable. However, these heaters can often make the area in their vicinity dangerously hot. In some cases, the heat from these machines can prove to be dangerous. If heaters overheat nearby materials or electrically malfunction, a fire can ignite. These fires can prove extremely dangerous, as they often start without warning and may strike when people are sleeping or otherwise unable to respond immediately.

If you have been hurt in a fire caused by a malfunctioning heater or because another person failed to take adequate precautions with their heater, we can help you to explore your legal options. It may be possible to recover financial compensation for medical bills and other damages. Contact the heater fire injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 to learn more.

Consequences of Unattended or Defective Heaters

If a heater is left running, the machine may either malfunction or it may overheat nearby materials. As a result, a fire can spark, eventually spreading throughout a building or the surrounding area. The following are representative consequences of unattended or defective heaters:

  • Overheating paper, linens, and other flammable materials
  • Electrical malfunctions
  • Exposure to water, causing an electrical spark

In addition to heaters for homes and portable units, other forms of heaters can be responsible for explosions or fires, including water heaters. These heaters can build up too much pressure, rupturing violently.

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If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of a heater fire for which you were not at fault, let us help you to ensure that you are fully advised of your legal rights. Contact a heater fire injury lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling (414) 271-0900.