Burn Injuries – Burn Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you know has suffered a burn injury in Connecticut, our burn injury lawyers can assist with your claim. Let us use our decades of experience to help your case. We do not ask for money up front. We advance all fees and also hire expert witnesses to strengthen your case. At the conclusion on the case, our firm will be reimbursed through the recovery. If no recovery is awarded, you owe us nothing and our law firm will cover any fees outstanding. Every case is managed on a contingency fee basis which means you do not owe us money unless we recover a settlement for you.
Each year millions of people will suffer some type of a significant burn injury and hundreds more die due to their injuries. Burn injuries have very serious and long term consequences. Burns can leave a person’s appearance disfigured, psychological well being disrupted and cost the injured tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills.
1. How Common are Burn Accidents?
Burns can be caused in a numerous different ways and may include:
- Gas explosions
- House fires and apartment fires resulting from someone’s negligence
- Automobile, motorcycle, SUV rollover, truck or other motor vehicle accidents
- Defective appliances or smoke detectors
- Electric accidents
- Cooking accidents
- Exploding furnaces, stores, boilers or other appliances
- Chemical spills
- Workplace accidents
- Water heater malfunctions
- Industrial accidents or Electrocution
2. What Should I Do If I Am Involved In A Burn Injury?
It is very important for you to contact our burn injury lawyers immediately as you may harm your burn injury case. It is critical you do not do anything to have a negative impact on your case. We may advise you not to sign any authorizations or give any statements, so we highly urge you to call us. In some instances, there are potential notice requirements which need to be filed in a timely manner, and if not done so, it could result in the dismissal of your burn injury case.
3. How is Liability Determined?
Just how a “reasonable person” would be expected to act in the same situation where the injury occurred is the most critical issues of a personal injury case. A person is negligent when he or she does not act like a “reasonable person.” That is an issue by which a jury, with presented evidence and an argument at trial will decide whether or not the person has met the ‘”reasonable person standard.” This is just one reason you should contact us now about your burn injury case. Let our burn injury attorneys develop and further investigate your case.
4. What Compensation Might I Receive If My Case is Successful?
The party who is found liable for the injury must pay, generally through their liability insurance company, the injured party for:
- Past and future medical care and related expenses
- Past and future income lost due to accident
- Long term or permanent physical disability
- Long term or permanent disfigurement
- Loss of family, social, and educational experiences
- Emotional damages: stress, embarrassment, depression
- Strains on family relationships
- Punitive Damages (In Extraordinary Cases)
- Damaged Property
The “damages” or compensation awarded is to restore the injured to the status he or she was before the injury occurred. The compensation is not to be considered income except for income lost due to the injury. The money is not taxable by the state or federal government.
5. How Do I Go About Getting Experts To Help Me With My Burn Injury Case?
Our Connecticut burn injury lawyers are able to hire expert witnesses to help in the development of your burn injury case. Experts may include but are not limited to a professional engineer, a fire inspector and fire prevention specialist or a plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
6. Who Will Pay the Expenses of Hiring All Of These Experts?
The majority of cases, our personal injury law firm will advance all fees and expenses as needed. When the burn injury case is concluded, the firm will be reimbursed through the recovery. Varying between states, even if there is no recovery, the client is still subject to pay for fees accrued even though the client does not owe any legal fees. In other states, if there is no recovery awarded, the client owes nothing to the firm and the firm will cover all fees and expenses.
Our Connecticut burn injury lawyers have offices located in or near Bloomfield, Bridgeport, Danbury, East Haven, Georgetown, Hamden, New Fairfield, Newtown, Ridgefield, & Stamford, Connecticut. Please, click here for directions and more information.