Burns to the body are among the most painful, serious, and debilitating injuries an individual can suffer. Even so-called “minor” burns can cause significant pain and inconvenience. And, more serious burn injuries are one of the leading causes of unintentional death or injury in the U.S. Even if individuals survive a serious burn incident, they likely will require prolonged medical care and recuperation that can stretch into years or a lifetime, along with what could be permanent disfigurement.
If you or a loved one experiences a burn injury in or outside the home, it is important to understand whether there were contributing factors beyond your control that could be someone else’s responsibility. Key potential areas of liability include negligence, a defective product, and unsafe places, which could be either on public or private property.
When you consider the potential costs and consequences of serious burn injuries, pursuing any compensation that may be available to you by establishing liability may prove crucial when it comes to ensuring your health and preserving your financial security. Burn injury law is particularly complex and the services of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney are key to successfully navigating a potential legal action. If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries, please get in touch, so we can help you understand your legal options.
 American Burn Association, Burn Injury Fact Sheet