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Fire and Explosion Litigation

Our clients may experience devastating property damage and loss, in addition to severe personal injuries or death from fires and explosions at commercial or industrial facilities, residential and hotel properties, and automotive and trucking accidents.

Our team of attorneys can defend against loss and injury related to fire, explosion, as well as subrogation claims from gas explosions, faulty products, construction incidents, equipment or electrical fires, and improper installation or misuse of products. From the moment a fire or explosion is reported to Kopka Pinkus Dolin, our team will conduct a thorough investigation and assess liability risks. Additionally, we work with industry experts ranging from forensic investigators, origin experts, and accident reconstructionists, to structural engineers and other pertinent engineers to formulate a factual legal strategy.

Our trial lawyers are prepared to represent our clients in both state and federal court and will provide representation throughout every phase of litigation.

Rapid Response

Kopka Pinkus Dolin offers a qualified team of attorneys to respond to a catastrophic event immediately to better assess the loss, liability considerations, and subrogation potentials. It is critical while formulating a defense to collect evidence at the scene and eliminate a defense of spoliation. Our team will not only counsel our clients and secure the scene; we will also coordinate experts, work with witnesses, analyze data, and identify defenses.

We deploy throughout the Midwest but are not limited to our practice states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Wisconsin. We can assist on large loss claims throughout the nation by assisting in emergency protocol and working with qualified experts and expertise in the state where the catastrophic event happened.

Qualified Investigators

Our rapid response team and trial attorneys have a wealth of knowledge and experience handling insurance investigations, products liability matters, and catastrophic losses in many settings including industry, restaurants and retail, manufacturing facilities, hotels, healthcare facilities, and on the road with automobile and tractor trailer accidents.

Shareholder James Crocker, in our Grand Rapids location is also certified by the Michigan State Police as a credentialed Fire Investigator, a distinction accredited through the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (ProBoard). He joins more than 2,000 law enforcement officers, public safety officers, and firefighters, as a state-recognized fire investigator.