Here are the most common questions our clients have in regards to their burn injury.
Who is responsible for burns?
Responsibility depends on what happened during your injury. It could be the manufacturer’s fault. This includes a defective gas control valve. However, an individual could be responsible such as a cosmetologist misapplying chemicals that cause chemical burns on a client. These are all different ways that someone is liable for a burn injury.
I was burned in a car accident, who is responsible?
This depends on why the accident occurred. The car manufacturer could have produced a defective vehicle. Another driver could have been intoxicated and caused the accident. It is important to talk to a knowledgeable attorney about your claim like those found at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm.
How will you prove liability?
Witness testimony is essential for proving fault in burn cases. Unfortunately, just having a burn is not enough proof. We will prove negligence was responsible for your injury. Sometimes expert witness testimony could help your case as well.
What damages can I recover?
There are many different damages available that you may be able to recover. These include:
- Compensation to cover medical expenses
- Recovery of lost incomes
- Claims for past pain, disability and disfigurement as a result of any burn injuries
- Any future medical expenses that could incur from your injury
- Recovery of any future lost earning capacity as part of the disability of your injury
How soon must I bring a case?
Each state has a different statute of limitations. The normal time is two years if the fire was caused by an improvement to real property.
However, if the burn injury resulted from a negligent act of someone else, the statute of limitations could be as long as 6 years.
How do I sue for a burn injury?
If you or a loved one was seriously burned due to someone else’s negligences, it is important to compile any evidence that has to do with your injury. Then, seek the counsel of a knowledgeable attorney.
Why should I retain an attorney?
Each state could have a different statute of limitation that a knowledgable attorney like those at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm are educated about. This is why it is important to seek the counsel of an expert in burn injuries. Our consultations are free. Call today.