About half a million Americans suffer burn injuries that are serious enough to require medical attention each year, and a great many of them were hurt because of the negligent actions of others. Burns can be extremely painful and often leave scars that last a lifetime, so the damages awarded in personal injury cases filed by burn victims can be significant.
Burn Injury Lawsuits
The Personal Injury Attorneys at Bell & Washington have been pursuing civil remedies on behalf of burn victims for decades, and they will fight to ensure that the reckless party or parties responsible for your pain and suffering are held legally responsible. Lawsuits involving serious burns are often filed by traffic accident victims, but the incidents that cause these injuries can also occur in the home or workplace.
Modern automobiles are designed to protect their occupants from fire even in serious collisions, but that does not prevent thousands of road users from suffering serious burns each year. When the accidents that cause car fires are the result of negligence or recklessness, the injured parties may take legal action against the driver responsible, their insurance company or the auto manufacturer that made the car that caught fire.
Many commercial vehicles haul volatile and combustible materials, and the companies that operate them or the individuals who drive them can be sued if these materials are ignited by an accident. When pursuing these cases, the Burn Injury Attorneys at Bell & Washington study official reports to find out if the truck driver acted negligently or the cargo was loaded improperly. They also check to see if either the truck driver or logistics company have been involved in similar accidents in the past, as this can be used in court to establish a pattern of reckless behavior.
The products consumers used are expected to be safe and fit for the purpose intended, and manufacturers can face severe sanctions when they are not. Cooking equipment causes almost half of the house fires in the United States, and the companies that make these products can face lawsuits when homes burn and people are injured because of a design or manufacturing defect. When several consumers are injured by a defective product, they can take legal action collectively by filing a class-action lawsuit.
Landlords are required to protect their tenants against fire by installing smoke alarms, keeping fire escapes in good working order and ensuring that wiring is safe. When they fail to meet these responsibilities, the consequences can be severe. Landlords can also be held responsible for burn injuries when fires are caused by dangerous conditions, such as accumulations of trash, that they either knew about or should have known about but failed to address.
The Bell & Washington Law Firm Advocates on Behalf of Burn Victims
If you suffered burn injuries in an accident that was not your fault, you probably experienced pain severe enough to impact your quality of life. The Personal Injury attorneys at Bell & Washington have represented hundreds of accident victims, and they could use this experience to pursue compensation for your medical bills, property damage, lost income and pain and suffering. To learn more about your legal options and the remedies you may have available, please call us at 404.437.6641 or use our online form to arrange a free consultation.