Fire & Burn Injuries
In order to pursue a personal injury claim for a burn injury, your attorneys will have to build a case showing that someone else was at fault or was negligent. Further, they’ll need to show that the fault or negligence led to your burn injuries. Your attorney will need to show that the injury would not have occurred if not for the negligence of the other party.
An experienced attorney knows how to establish cases like these. Burn cases can be some of the most painful and debilitating that we deal with. Burns can leave scars and disfigure victims causing emotional trauma in addition to physical injury. Even cosmetic surgery can’t always compensate for burn injuries. Burn injuries can encompass a wide variety of damages such as medical, long term care, earning capacity, and lost wages.
There are several common defendants in burn cases.
- Landlords and Property Owners
Landlords and property owners are required to make sure that their property is in good condition and not a health hazard or risk. The buildings and homes must be up to fire code and have routes accessible by all tenants to escape the home in a fire. If not, they can be held liable for burns that you sustain.
- Product Manufacturers
Defective and mislabeled products can lead to burns and injuries that a reasonable person would not expect to happen. It is the product manufacturer’s responsibility to place all warnings and directions on the product or chemical. If they fail to do so, they can be held liable for your burn and injuries.
- Negligent and Careless Individuals
Individuals can also be held liable for your burn or injuries if they acted in a manner that was considered careless or negligent. Often times, this is associated with pranks, child’s play, and other activities that would result in injury due to poor choices.
- Employers, Corporations, Business, and Owners
Businesses, employers, corporations, and owners can be held liable when they do not provide you with a safe work environment and you sustain a burn or injury. It is their responsibility to ensure that the workplace is safe and manuals are distributed to all employees detailing how to handle and operate products and machinery.
OUR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS WANT TO HELP YOU
At Hughes & Coleman, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. It is the property owner and manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure that their home, office, or product is labeled correctly and safe.
We know that this is a difficult time for you. Our lawyers are sympathetic and caring. We will sit down and work with you one on one to gather your medical file and assess any damage that has been done to your property.
If you are ready to discuss your options with us, contact Hughes & Coleman now for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 to help you.