If you were burned in a fire, explosion, or similar accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the negligent party that caused the accident. This may include a negligent landlord, the manufacturer of a defective product that sparked a fire, or a negligent driver who caused an accident. According to the CDC, every 23 minutes someone in the United States sustains a burn injury.

If you have questions about whether or not you qualify to file a burn injury lawsuit, contact The Ferraro Law Firm for a free legal consultation.

How to Prove Liability in a Burn Injury Lawsuit

In order to secure compensation for a burn injury, the injured party (the plaintiff) must provide sufficient evidence to show that the other party’s careless, negligent, or reckless actions directly led to their injuries and that they suffered losses as a result.

In order to file a burn injury lawsuit, you must show the following:

The other party (defendant) owed you a duty of care: This can refer to drivers owing other drivers a duty of care by driving safely, medical professionals owing patients a duty of care by providing adequate medical care, product manufacturers owing customers a duty of care by manufacturing safe products, etc.

Breach of duty: The defendant failed to provide an adequate amount of care. For instance, if another driver was texting when they hit you, they breached their duty of care.

Causation: After establishing that the other party was negligent, you must also prove that the other party’s negligence directly led to the accident that caused your injuries. For example, in the example above, had the other driver not been distracted and texting they would have not hit your vehicle and you would have not been injured.

Damages: Finally, you must show that you suffered injuries and these injuries resulted in specific losses (damages), including medical bills, lost wages, and/or pain and suffering.

How Can a Burn Injury Attorney Help Me?

A burn injury lawyer can handle most aspects of your case, allowing you to focus on your recovery instead of the lengthy and often confusing process of pursuing compensation. Some ways that one of our burn injury attorneys will help manage your case include:

  • Gathering necessary evidence, witness testimony, and expert opinion in order to build a strong case
  • Assessing the potential value of your case to help secure fair compensation by considering your past and future lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills.
  • Negotiating on your behalf with defendants and their insurance companies in order to recover the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.
  • When an appropriate settlement cannot be agreed upon, litigating your case in court to fight for a fair verdict.

What to Look For When Choosing a Burn Injury Attorney?

After suffering a burn injury, it is important to consult with a skilled personal injury attorney who has experience with burn injury lawsuits. A qualified burn injury lawyer will have the skills and resources necessary to hold the other party accountable and recover compensation on behalf of their client’s injuries.

Contact The Ferraro Law Firm’s Burn Injury Attorneys

The Ferraro Law Firm’s catastrophic personal injury attorneys have been defending the rights of the injured and recovering compensation on their behalf for decades. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a burn injury, contact The Ferraro Law Firm for a free legal consultation.