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A burn injury can be one of the most painful experiences that a person can endure. Burn injuries can cause permanent scarring and disfigurement and victims of serious burn injuries can anticipate a long road to recovery.
Each year in the U.S., 1.1 million burn injuries require medical attention, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately 10,000 people die every year of burn-related infections.
Fortunately, there is some hope. New methods of treating burn injuries, as well as the pain, disfigurement, and disability that can accompany them, are emerging every day.
At Morgan & Morgan, our experienced team of Jonesboro burn injury attorneys has had great success recovering settlements and judgments for burn victims, enabling them to maintain a high quality of life in spite of their injuries and losses.
If you or a loved one suffered a burn injury due to the negligence of another, an experienced Jonesboro burn injury lawyer may be able to help you recover the financial compensation you need to take advantage of ground-breaking treatments and maintain your quality of life to the highest level possible.
To find out if you have a claim, please fill out our free case evaluation form today.
Types of Burn Injury Lawsuits
Our attorneys handle the following types of burn injury lawsuits:
- Automobile accidents;
- Structural fires, including fires in houses, apartment buildings, and offices;
- Chemical spills;
- Defective or negligently installed fire alarms and smoke detectors;
- Electrical fires;
- Construction accidents;
- Acts of arson;
- Thermal burns;
- Fires caused by defective products, including defective hot water heaters and furnaces;
- Burns from hot liquids; and
- Wrongful death cases.
Burns Sustained in the Workplace
In addition, our attorneys have experience representing individuals who have suffered burn injuries at work. For workplace burn injuries, your attorney may be able to file a claim with the Arkansas workers’ compensation system. Under workers’ compensation, employees may recover benefits for injuries that occur in the workplace regardless of whether the accident was the fault of the employer or the employee.
If a third party is liable for a workplace injury in Jonesboro, such as a subcontractor or the manufacturer of a defective product, your attorney may also be able to seek damages against the third party through a burn injury lawsuit.
How We Handle Jonesboro Burn Injury Claims
Your burn injury attorney will determine if you have a valid claim for damages under Arkansas law. In handling your case, your attorney may:
- Gather and secure all relevant evidence, including fire department reports, police records, and photographs of the scene of the accident.
- Review medical records and reports prepared by your treating physicians.
- Work with medical experts to evaluate the extent of your injuries and the costs associated with any necessary future medical procedures or rehabilitation services.
- Retain safety inspectors, electricians, or accident investigators to help establish the cause or causes of the accident and determine who may be held liable for your injuries.
Personal Injury Burn Settlements
In some cases, our Jonesboro burn injury attorneys are able to secure a settlement before a burn injury lawsuit goes to trial. Far too often, insurance companies in Jonesboro offer inadequate settlements that do not fully compensate a burn injury victim for all the damages he or she has suffered.
Your attorney may negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to help ensure you receive proper compensation. If settlement negotiations do not result in an adequate settlement offer, our Jonesboro burn injury attorneys have the capabilities and resources to take your case to trial.
Compensation for Your Burn Injury
An attorney in our Jonesboro office may be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries. The following types of damages may be available to a burn injury victim:
Economic Damages: The law in Arkansas allows a burn injury victim to receive compensation for all medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident. This includes compensation for all future medical costs and rehabilitation expenses that are required for your recovery. If you have missed work as a result of the burn injury, you may be able to receive compensation for the money you could have earned, had you not been injured. In the event that you are no longer able to perform the essential functions of your job, you may also be able to claim damages for your diminished earning capacity.
Non-Economic Damages: In many burn injury lawsuits, victims are awarded damages for pain and suffering. Damages for pain and suffering are intended to compensate a burn injury victim for the physical pain and mental anguish that was caused by the accident. A burn injury victim may also be entitled to financial compensation for any disfigurement that may have occurred as a result of a burn injury.
Punitive Damages: In cases involving particularly reckless conduct, the court may award punitive damages to a burn injury victim. Punitive damages are designed to punish the person liable for the incident and demonstrate that others should refrain from engaging in similar behavior.
If you or a loved has suffered a burn injury, please complete our free case evaluation form to see what our Jonesboro burn injury attorneys can do for you. You may be entitled to compensation.