Burn injuries are the most painful and difficult to treat injuries an individual can endure. While many burn injuries occur in our own homes due to carelessness while cooking, smoking, or mishandling devices or substances that give off extreme heat, a significant number of burn injuries are the fault of others. If you suffer a burn injury that results from the negligence of someone else, or from a defective piece of equipment, you may be able to recover significant compensation for your medical costs, lost wages (now and in the future), and your pain and suffering. At Advocate Law Firm, our skilled personal injury attorneys are prepared to fight for your rights and to win you the compensation you deserve.
Causes of Burn Injuries
Unfortunately, though you may be extremely cautious, never “playing with fire,” you are still, like all of us, at risk of suffering burn injuries. These may occur as a result of:
- Contact with corrosive substances
- Contact with hot metal, glass, hot liquid or steam
- Electrical accidents
- Radiation from X-rays, radiation treatment, or other exposure
- Tanning beds
- Vehicular accidents
Individuals may suffer burn injuries through aggressive attack or by accidental contact. In either case someone else may be liable if equipment has not been properly maintained, appropriate warnings have not been posted, if medical, electrical, or other equipment has been misused, or if you have been in a motor vehicle accident caused by another driver’s inattention or impairment. In any of these cases, Advocate Law Firm has the experience and expertise to fight vigorously to protect your rights.
Questions Our Investigators Ask on Your Behalf
If you have suffered a serious burn injury, you are in no shape to handle the legal matters involved. That’s where our skilled attorneys come in. We will work tirelessly to answer all the questions pertaining to your rights to compensation. We will actively investigate the particular circumstances of your accident, including:
- Were there an appropriate number of accessible, visible exits?
- Were there working smoke detectors?
- Were there any electrical or other code violations?
- Were all safety devices, such as self-closing doors, in proper working order?
- Were you warned of any burn dangers integral to the activity or medical procedure?
- Was the driver of the other vehicle in a car accident tested for intoxication and impairment?
Beyond our own investigation, we will study the results any other evaluations of the site, such as insurance or fire department investigations, to make sure we leave no stone unturned.
Burn injuries can have long-lasting, even deadly, consequences. These injuries are especially dangerous because they damage skin, and sometimes the tissue beneath it, leaving the body unprotected and prone to infection. Burn victims are also susceptible to dehydration and smoke inhalation. Severe burns may result in the need for prolonged hospitalization, skin grafts, multiple surgeries, heavy scarring and disfigurement.
If you have suffered the horrors of severe burns as a result of another’s actions, make the wise decision to contact Advocate Law Firm. Not only are we legally knowledgeable and adept at both negotiations and litigation, but we are also compassionate and responsive, dedicated to helping you receive every penny of the compensation you deserve.