Automobile accidents, building fires, chemical burns, product malfunctions, electricity, and other hazards can all result in burns. These may lead to painful, long-term treatments, increased risk of infection, permanent scarring and disfigurement, and general pain and suffering. Burn accidents may be the result of negligence, which warrants the pursuit of a personal injury lawsuit to claim compensation.
When filing a burn injury lawsuit, you need a lawyer who is able to handle the nuances of the legal process involved. Hart & David provides the experience and commitment necessary to pursue the compensation you deserve for a burn accident.
Types of Accidents
A variety of accidents can all result in a burn injury, and the type of accident will be taken into account when determining liability for your case. Injuries may be due to fire, but they can also result from chemical reactions, friction, electricity, and hot surfaces. Possible burn accidents may involve:
- Heating equipment
- Chemical burns from airbags
- Chemical spills
- Electrical burns
- Product malfunction and defects
- Building fires
- Vehicle accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Road burns
- Scalding from hot liquids
- Faulty fire starters
Whether you have suffered third degree burns from a building fire, scarring from road burns, or any other injury due to a burn accident, Hart & David is here to help you seek compensation after these traumatic experiences.
The sheer variety of accidents that cause burn injuries naturally means that establishing liability—or who is at fault—will require a unique analysis of each case. Parties who may be liable for a burn accident include:
- Product manufacturers
- Motor vehicle operators
- Maintenance service providers
- Property owners or managers
- Arsonists or other criminals
Naturally, in order to be liable for your injury, the party responsible must meet the following criteria:
- They must have owed a duty of care to you (such as safely storing flammable chemicals)
- They must have breached that duty (perhaps by neglecting to keep chemicals away from heating equipment)
- That breach must have led to your injury (the chemicals exploded into flame while you were nearby, showering you with burning materials)
Given the wide range of possibilities when dealing with burn accidents, you need a lawyer who is able to assess your case on an individual, detail-oriented basis. Hart & David provides that for you. Each case is handled and assessed according to its specific circumstances and criteria, and we work from that analysis to develop a plan of attack that will secure the compensation you deserve.
The compensation due you depends on the accident, who was liable, and what that accident cost you in terms of medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, lost earning ability, and emotional trauma. Hart & David is here to analyze your case and determine the best method for pursuing compensation on your behalf.
At Hart & David, we offer the expertise needed to assess the strengths, weaknesses, and possibilities of each case, ensuring that you get the maximum compensation possible. Our attorneys have a strong background of experience in representing clients in personal injury cases throughout Chicago, so contact us today for a free consultation.