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Being on the receiving end of a burn injury is a harrowing experience and one that can have lasting physical, psychological, and financial repercussions. You shouldn’t have to face that alone. The burn injury attorneys in our Tallahassee office are highly knowledgeable about burn incidents and can help you seek compensation for the physical and financial damage you might experience as a result of another person’s negligence.
Rehabilitating burn injuries can be costly, and people responsible for a fire rarely come forward to admit guilt. Our attorneys may be able to help determine who was responsible for starting the fires that caused your burn injury and recover compensation on your behalf. Contact us to find out how one of our attorneys might be able to help you recover compensation for your injuries.
What Do Burns Look Like?
The damage a burn can cause depends on several factors, including the length of exposure and the temperature of the source.
Some common side effects of burns include:
- Significant pain
- Pressure and discomfort
- Loss of feeling
- Blistering, charring
- Skin loss, permanent impairment
This is by no means an exhaustive list, and many of the damages can be harrowing, and difficult to repair.
Where Do Burns Happen?
Burn injuries can be caused by a variety of reasons, but our attorneys commonly handle burns resulting from:
- Apartment building fires
- Workplace injuries
- Truck accidents and tanker explosions
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Electrical cord fires
- Defective products
- Locked fire exits
- Scalding water and pipes
- Electrical accidents
- Recreational fires (hotel, restaurant, retail outlet, nightclub)
If you rent in an apartment building, your landlord may be subject to a lawsuit if their negligence caused the fire that led to your burns. In the event you sustain a burn at work, workers’ compensation provides employees with wage replacement and medical benefits for workplace injuries. The same goes for negligent motorists and other individuals who may have put you in harm’s way with their actions, causing a burn. A competent attorney can help determine who to hold responsible.
Where are Tallahassee Burn Injuries Treated?
Tallahassee does not have a burn center of its own, but it is located between several other cities with dedicated facilities like Mobile, Atlanta, and Gainesville. Gainesville is the closest and if your case is severe enough you might find yourself airlifted to the Shands Burn Center at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Airlifts are incredibly expensive, and a long-term stay in a hospital is no joke either. On top of dealing with your burn, you might be saddled with bills through no fault of your own.
Hiring a Competent Burn Injury Attorney
The law surrounding burn injuries can be complex, and hiring an attorney familiar with the judicial system in your area can pay dividends when it comes time for trial or settlement.
Our Tallahassee attorneys are adept at pursuing claims related to burn injuries and may be able to help you receive compensation for the damages you’ve experienced. Fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form today, if you’re ready to find out how an attorney may be able to help.