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LEGAL SOLUTIONS AFTER BURN ACCIDENTS
Burn injuries remain a serious public safety problem in our country. According to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1.1 million Americans are forced to seek professional medical attention for burns each year. If you sustained a severe burn injury due to the negligence of another party, you are entitled to financial compensation for your damages. Unfortunately, full and fair compensation can often be very difficult to obtain. We can help. At Cluff Law, plc, our dedicated Phoenix burn injury attorneys have deep experience handling complex burn injury cases.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious burn injury through no fault of your own, you may have a case against the company, person or entity responsible. To hold the liable party responsible, you will want our Mesa burn injury attorney team on your side.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BURN ACCIDENT LITIGATION
GETTING COMPENSATED FOR YOUR BURN ACCIDENT
Burn Injuries in The Phoenix Metro Area
The severity and aftermath of burns affect each individual differently, but in general there are six main causes of burn injuries.
- Scalding: Hot liquid, grease, or steam comes in contact with the skin
- Contact: Touching a heated object
- Fire: Car, house, or even a campfire that has gotten out of control
- Chemical: Skin contacts a strong acid or base
- Electrical: Also called electrocution burn; when electricity passes through the body, and causes deep tissue damage
- Radiation: Can occur from sun damage as well as exposure to nuclear materials
It is important to seek proper medical care for any type of injury, including a burn. Not treating a burn properly can result in infection and possible worsening of the injury.
Most people are familiar with the terms first-degree, second-degree and third-degree burns, but these terms are especially important in diagnosing the seriousness of an injury.
A first-degree burn is usually what a person experiences with a moderate sunburn. The skin is red and painful, but there is no or very little blistering. This type of burn affects the top layer of skin. Most of the time, a first degree burn can be resolved without hospitalization.
A second-degree burn is more severe than a first-degree, and deeper skin tissue is injured. Many times there are blisters and bleeding, and skin grafts may be required. It’s also possible for the damage of a second-degree burn to get infected and turn into a third-degree burn.
The most serious of skin-related burn injuries, a third-degree burn goes through all layers of skin, and into the bone and connective tissues underneath. Because of the extent of damage, a third-degree burn is the least painful, because nerve endings have been destroyed. Severe pain can occur when a first- or second-degree burn manifests on the edges of the third degree burn. Skin grafts are common with third degree burns, and sometimes amputation is necessary. Many times, this type of burn requires months and sometimes years of recovery and rehabilitation.
HOW TO PROVE LIABILITY IN BURN INJURY CASE
Most burn injury claims are brought against businesses, property owners, or product manufacturers, though a burn injury lawsuit can be filed against other parties as well. In order to hold another party legally liable for a burn injury, you must be able to prove that their negligence contributed your accident. Establishing liability can be difficult. Injured victims should always work with a Phoenix burn injury attorney who has the skills and experience to properly handle their case. Our burn injury team will comprehensively investigate your claim and build a strong case on your behalf so that you can hold the negligent party accountable for their misconduct.
PHOENIX BURN INJURY VICTIMS DESERVE COMPENSATION
In Arizona, burn injury victims should be paid money for the full value of their losses. Yet, in practice, recovering financial compensation is never easy. To ensure fair treatment, burn victims should always be represented by a skilled Phoenix burn injury lawyer. At Cluff Law, our Phoenix burn injury team can help you seek recovery for:
- Emergency medical bills;
- Lost wages and loss of future income;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental distress;
- Loss of lifestyle enjoyment; and
- Wrongful death compensation.
YOU CAN ALWAYS AFFORD OUR TOP-RATED PHOENIX BURN INJURY LAWYERS
Many burn injury victims worry about the cost of obtaining high quality legal representation. When you work with Cluff Law, you do not have to worry about cost: Our Phoenix burn accident attorneys only get paid if we win your case.
A burn injury can be incredibly painful as well as psychologically traumatic. It’s important to have an experienced and capable burn injury attorney on your side