The American Burn Association estimates that 450,000 people suffer from burn injuries each year, including approximately 3,400 burn deaths. Recovery from burn injuries is often long, painful, and traumatizing. Burn victims frequently require skin grafts, tissue expansion, and often seek reconstructive surgery as they start the healing process. This kind of extensive medical treatment often puts these recovering individuals in financial hardship. While no amount of money that can be recovered in a lawsuit is adequate compensation for your life altering injuries, it can help cover medical costs, provide for future injury-related expenses, and repay out of pocket expenses incurred.
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Typical Law Governing Burn Injuries
Negligence. Negligence law allows you to recover money damages when you were injured as a result of someone else’s careless behavior. Examples of negligence that can lead to burn injuries are: faulty wiring by an electrician; an individual is careless and starts a fire; an individual is careless in using a tool or item that burns another.
Product Liability. The manufacturer, designer, tester, distributor, and inspector of a product that burns you can all be held accountable. For example, a power tool that malfunctions, a kitchen or other household appliance that is not made with adequate care, electrical equipment that doesn’t function as intended, or even materials that are not compliant with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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Call the Red Law Office For A Consultation
Our office welcomes new clients and will always provide you with a friendly and professional attorney that will be happy to discuss your case with you. If you’d like to discuss your burn injuries and a potential lawsuit with a Red Law attorney, please call us at 801-4770-RED or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In a consultation with a Red Law attorney, your attorney will provide you with a professional opinion of your case, how Red Law can help you, and a rough time frame for your potential lawsuit.