Burn Injury Lawyers in Miami, Florida, Providing Compassionate Legal Representation to Victims in Need
A burn injury is among the most painful personal injuries that we may ever experience. While hopefully, most of us may only ever suffer first-degree burns, others are far less lucky. More serious burn injuries can cause lasting damage to skin, muscles, and ligaments, forever altering the quality of life for the accident victim.
If your burn accident occurred as the result of someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to seek compensation from the at-fault parties and their insurance companies.
However, plain the facts may be, winning a burn injury case is not always a simple matter. It is necessary to prove wrongdoing or negligence led to a burn accident. Doing so can be especially difficult if you are still recovering from severe injuries and contending with costly medical expenses.
Contact an experienced burn injury attorney to discuss the facts of your particular case. As your legal representative, your attorney will review all relevant information in an attempt to build a strong burn injury case and contend with the insurance companies, giving you time to heal from your wounds.
At Mausner Graham Injury Law PLLC, our attorneys are well-versed in personal injury law. We have made it our focus to provide helpful and compassionate legal care to accident victims so that they can recover financially and live more comfortably after their injury. To discuss your case, please contact our law firm to schedule a free consultation.
What Are Common Causes of Burn Injuries?
Our personal injury lawyers have years of experience helping clients with various types of burn accident claims.
Common causes of severe burns include:
- Boating accident.
- Car accident.
- Defective products.
- Electrical fires.
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals.
- Foodservice accidents.
- Hot liquids.
- Improperly maintained or labeled fire exits.
- Residential fires.
- Retail fires.
- Space heater fires.
- Truck accidents.
- Water heater fires.
- Workplace fires.
Regardless of how the burn occurred, burn victims have the right to seek a fair settlement for any injuries resulting from someone else’s negligence. We would be proud to assist you in this matter.
What Are the Four Degrees of Burn Injuries?
Burn injuries are separated into four different categories based on the degree of severity.
First-degree burns are the least severe burn injuries. Most adults have suffered first-degree burns at some point in their lives. The first-degree burn affects the top layers of the skin and does not break the skin. Though painful, recovery is a simple process of just waiting for the burn to heal. Scarring should be limited or nonexistent.
Second-degree burns may break through the top layer of the skin. A burn victim with second-degree burns will likely recover and suffer little in the way of permanent scarring. There is a risk of skin infections, however, and those with concerns should seek medical attention when possible.
Third-degree burns go well past the burned skin and damage the individual’s soft tissue, such as their muscles. Burn victims who suffer a third-degree burn usually either had prolonged exposure to a fire or suffered chemical burns that burned deep and fast. Third-degree burns come with a long recovery time and may require skin grafts.
Fourth-degree burns are the most serious burn injuries that a human being can sustain and still potentially survive. Fourth-degree burns can burn muscles, tendons, and bones. Those who suffer from a fourth-degree burn must seek emergency medical treatment immediately, for these injuries could easily cost them their life. If the burn victim survives, they should expect their body to be forever impacted by the injury they sustained.
How Can Burn Injury Victims Recover Compensation from the Negligent Party?
Accident victims who sustain burn injuries may be unable to work, care for themselves, or continue living in the manner they had prior to suffering their burns. Because of this, it is important that your financial settlement take the form of both economic and non-economic damages.
Your burn injury lawyer could help you recover compensation in the form of the following:
- Emotional distress.
- Loss of future income.
- Lost wages.
- Medical bills.
- Property damage.
- Reconstructive surgery.
- Wrongful death.
Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Burn Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
Burn victims may suffer long-lasting, life-altering disabilities as a result of their injuries. They could suffer a new disability, such as loss of sight, be left in a constant state of pain and suffering, suffer muscle and organ damage, lose physical sensation, and be left physically scarred. While injury victims can seek skin grafts, and there are new advancements in medical care all the time, such procedures are expensive. If another party was responsible for the accident, the burn victim may have the right to seek financial compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Our Miami law firm has years of experience representing accident victims who’ve been left scarred by the negligent actions of others. We will represent your case with all due respect and care in hopes of helping you recover mentally, physically, and financially.
Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. If we do not recover a settlement for your case, you owe us nothing in legal fees. We also offer a free case evaluation for all prospective new clients.
If you’ve suffered serious burns because of someone else’s negligence, we would be honored to represent your burn injury case in a court of law. To schedule your free initial consultation, call us at 305-344-4878.