Stuart Burn Injury Lawyer
A severe burn is one of the most painful injuries a person can receive and often leaves victims physically damaged and psychologically traumatized.
At Gordon & Partners, we understand that burn injury victims and their families are often left contemplating the possibility of taking legal action after suffering from such a tragedy. Our Stuart personal injury attorneys have more than 200 years of combined legal experience and have helped injury victims in South Florida for more than two decades. We are highly qualified Stuart burn injury lawyers and will dedicate ourselves to helping you or your loved one receive justice and compensation. We can discuss the terms surrounding your claim through a free, no obligation consultation and will provide our services without any charges unless we are successful in helping you recover compensation.
If you or someone you love has received a severe burn injury, call 1 (855) 722-2552.
Liability for a Burn Injury
Burn injuries are often caused by serious incidents due to another’s negligent actions. These actions can be something as simple as a leaving a hot stove on without any warning or something severe like a building that lacks proper fire escape routes.
A victim can receive a burn injury in numerous locations and from various sources, some of which include:
Burn injuries often result from fires in buildings and homes that are controlled by a landlord or rented out by a homeowner who neglects to follow Florida’s fire prevention codes.
If a fire occurred in the apartment unit or home that you live, it is the homeowner’s or landlord’s responsibility to adequately equip the premises with an escape route and safety equipment, such as a fire extinguisher and ceiling sprinklers that are functioning and up-to-date.
Despite numerous federal safety codes that are designed to prevent workplace accidents, occupational hazards are still one of the leading causes of burn injuries.
Workers who are employed in occupations that require them to work in an environment with open heat or electrical sources are susceptible to workplace burn injuries if an employer neglects to provide safety guards or follow accident-prevention procedures.
If you were burned in a workplace accident because your employer neglected to follow standard safety regulations, we can help you obtain compensation through workers’ compensation or a third party lawsuit.
An automobile can catch fire for several reasons, such as an accident with a negligent driver or a defective vehicle part. These fires can be devastating as the victim is often trapped inside the vehicle. If you or a loved one has been burned in a car accident in Stuart, you may be able to hold the driver responsible for the injury.
Products that malfunction or lack proper safety measures to prevent injuries are dangerous to consumers and are a common cause of burn injuries. Manufacturers can be held liable if a product does not serve its intended purpose and causes harm to its users. Our defective products lawyers can provide qualified legal assistance for any claims involving a defective product.
A property owner can be held liable if a known hazardous condition on his or he premises causes harm to guests or visitors. Any exposed wiring, heat sources or faulty electrical equipment on the owner’s property must have adequate warnings and guarding surrounding it to prevent any accident from occurring.
Improperly Stored Chemicals
Hazardous chemicals can cause severe burns that require immediate medical treatment. These substances can include:
- Strong acids
- Paint thinners
- Drain cleaners
- Liquid cleaning products
- Hazardous waste
The substances that can cause chemical burns are often common house-hold products or cleaning materials that are present in most workplaces. Those who are most susceptible to chemical burns are children, the elderly and the disabled.
Chemical burns usually require immediate medical attention and may not develop any symptoms until several hours have passed since initial contact with the substance.
Acts of Arson
Arson is a first degree felony in Florida and usually is usually committed by an individual who has ties to the structure or object that was ignited. An act of arson could be committed by an individual attempting to scam an insurance company or by someone who has a criminal history.
Through a free, no obligation consultation with our Stuart burn injury lawyers, we can help you determine your legal options and will work to investigate the cause of your accident in order to hold the negligent party responsible for the harm they have caused.
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What Our Stuart Burn Injury Lawyers Can Do for You
A serious burn injury can cause life-long pain and anguish while requiring extensive medical treatments and corrective surgeries that can place a heavy burden on victims and their families.
Hiring an attorney to represent your interests after sustaining a serious burn injury can relieve some of that stress, allowing you to focus solely on recovering from your injuries.
The Stuart burn injury lawyers at Gordon & Partners are experienced in representing personal injury victims and have the investigative abilities needed to gather the evidence to support your claim. Our qualified Stuart burn injury lawyers will:
- Conduct an independent investigation into the incident that caused you burn to determine the exact cause of your injuries and who can be held responsible.
- Research all parties involved in the incident to identify any signs of negligence that may have contributed toward the incident that caused your injuries. Our attorneys will conduct an in-depth investigation into those who were either present during the moment the injury occurred or were responsible for ensuring such an incident should never take place.
- Consult with physicians and burn specialists to determine the full extent of your injuries and the effects they will have on your life. We will also be able to use medical professionals as expert witnesses if your case goes to trial.
- Document and preserve any evidence that our investigators recover from the scene in which the accident occurred.
At Gordon & Partners, we understand that victims and families want to focus on recovering during the time following a traumatic burn injury. That is why our Stuart burn injury lawyers handle all of the details of your case for you.
Our Stuart burn injury lawyers’ focus on making all legal processes as simple and stress-free as possible for our clients. All of our attorneys work as a team to deliver the highest quality legal service possible without charging you any initial fees. We will only require payment if we are successful in recovering compensation for your claim.
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Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are categorized in four levels depending on the severity and symptoms displayed by the victim:
- First degree: Red, non-blistered skin
- Second degree: Blisters and some thickening of the skin
- Third degree: Widespread thickness with a white, leathery appearance
- Fourth degree: Extends beyond the skin and into the tendons and bone, usually requiring amputation.
The American Burn Association estimates that in 2016, approximately 40,000 people were admitted to hospitals and burn centers for serious burn injuries that required extensive medical treatment. The severity of a burn injury can depend on the source and type of burn a victim receives, such as:
- Thermal burns: Caused by an external heat source, such as a flame from an open fire
- Scalding burns: Caused by a water or steam source • Electrical burns: Caused by contact with an electrical source
- Chemical burns: Caused by contact with household or industrial chemicals in liquid, solid or gas form
- Radiation burns: Caused by exposure to sources of radiation, such as x-rays, tanning booths or radiation therapy for cancer treatment.
Call 1 (855) 722-2552 to seek legal help today.
How Can I be Compensated for a Burn Injury?
Any person who has been injured by another’s negligent actions could be entitled to compensation if the circumstances surrounding his or her injury contains the four elements of negligence:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
It must be proven that the other party neglected to uphold a standard that would ensure the safety of others. Those actions must have directly caused the incident that resulted in your burn injury.
Our Stuart burn injury lawyers can advise you on how to maximize the compensation you can receive in a lawsuit by filing for economic and noneconomic damages.
Economic damages in a personal injury claim, include all of the financial burdens you have suffered that were directly caused by the accident, such as:
- Medical bills
- Current and future hospital visits and surgical procedures
- Lost wages
- Inability to work
- Rehabilitation costs
Noneconomic damages place a monetary value on the losses that a burn injury victim has suffered, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Psychological suffering
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Loss of companionship
Florida law requires you to file a personal injury claim within four years of when the incident occurred. You must file a claim within this time frame or you will not be allowed to pursue damages for a burn injury claim.
In Florida, damages in personal injury cases are awarded based on the concept of comparative fault, which takes into account each party’s level of fault in causing the accident. If your actions were partially responsible for causing your injury, the compensation you are allowed to seek is reduced by the percentage of fault you had in causing the accident.
Our Stuart burn injury lawyers have negotiated numerous claims involving burn injuries and will be able to accurately assess your situation to determine a fair estimate of the compensation you may be awarded.
To find out if you can seek compensation, call our Stuart burn injury lawyers 1 (855) 722-2552.
Why Hire Gordon & Partners?
Victims who suffer from a serious burn will require extensive medical treatments needed to make a recovery. By hiring an experienced and committed personal injury attorney, you are improving your chances of recovering the compensation you need for such treatment.
For more than 20 years, we have represented injury victims throughout South Florida who have suffered because of another’s negligence or recklessness. During that time, we have recovered millions for our clients.
Our main goal is to provide quality legal representation that allows you and your family to focus on recovering from your injuries or loss. This means we will personally handle every detail of your claim as we fight for the compensation you need.
Robert E. Gordon, one of our founding members, has practiced person injury law in Florida since 1978 and has been a member of several legal institutions, such as the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Association for Justice.
He was also named as one of the state’s leading personal injury attorneys in 2015 by Florida Super Lawyers, which recognizes the top attorneys in each are of legal practice throughout the U.S.
Our Stuart burn injury lawyers are qualified to handle any case, no matter how big or small and will provide you with the experience and dedication needed to increase the likelihood of a favorable outcome in your claim.
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Contact Our Stuart Burn Injury Lawyers
Victims of burn injuries often spend the remainder of their lives dealing with constant pain and mental anguish because of a single, tragic incident. If you or someone you love has been severely burned as a result of another’s negligent or reckless actions, you may have legal options.
At Gordon & Partners, our Stuart burn injury lawyers strive to provide each client with the attention and commitment their case deserves. All of our consultations are free and there is no obligation to hire our firm. We also do not charge any fees unless we are successful in recovering damages for your claim.
Call 1 (855) 722-2552 if you or someone you love has suffered a severe burn injury.