- February 18, 2015
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A burn injury is one of the most excruciating injuries you can suffer and unfortunately. About 450,000 people suffer burn injuries each year in the U.S., according to the American Burn Association. Burn injury victims who believe their injuries are due to the negligence or actions of another party should consult an experienced burn injury attorney as soon as possible.
Eligible Damages for Burn Injury Victims
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, you may be eligible to receive compensation for you medical bills, lost wages, recovery and rehabilitation, and pain and suffering. You may even be awarded punitive damages if the party who caused your injuries exhibited especially grievous negligence.
Burn Injury Settings and Causes
Burn injuries can occur in a variety of settings. Industrial plants, warehouses, factories and machineries, auto and welding shops, and restaurants are all places where burn injuries commonly occur.
Chemicals, boiling water, steam, heated appliances, furnaces and boilers, grills, tanning beds and, of course, open flames are some of the most frequent causes of burns.
Establishing Liability for Burn Injuries
Determining which party or parties can be held responsible for your burn injuries depends on what caused your injury. An experienced burn injury attorney will need to work with experts in the fields of forensics, medicine, engineering and plastic surgery to determine who the liable party is and evaluate what the appropriate compensation may be.
Furthermore, since there are different types of burn injuries, burn injury litigation can be equally diverse. These types of cases may involve different theories of liability, such as product liability, premises liability and workers’ compensation. This one of the many reasons why it is imperative that you immediately consult with an experienced burn injury attorney if you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury that may have been caused by the negligence of another party.
Consult with an Experienced Burn Injury Attorney in Los Angeles
Only an experienced burn injury attorney can advise you regarding your rights following such a serious accident. For more information and to schedule a free consultation with burn accident lawyer in Los Angeles, call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas today at 888.848.5084.
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