Burns are among the most painful and debilitating injuries. They may result in extensive medical bills and a lengthy recovery, with time away from work, and long-term effects for the victim. If you have suffered burn injuries through the negligence of another, call the burn injury lawyers at The Fang Law Firm as soon as possible. Our Denver burn injury attorneys are dedicated advocates for burn victims.
Severe burns are serious injuries that can have lifelong effects on the victim and require extensive medical treatment, repeated surgeries, and physical therapy. Damages in a burn injury claim are likely to be significant and may include lost wages, loss of future earning potential, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Our experienced Denver burn injury lawyers have the knowledge, skills, and resources to conduct a detailed investigation of your accident or injury, determine liability, assess the full extent of your losses, and craft a compelling claim for compensation based on the facts of your case. We can negotiate skillfully on your behalf or take your case to court if it is in your best interests.
Liability for burn injuries depends on the circumstances surrounding your accident:
As stated by the American Burn Association (ABA), burns remain a leading cause of injury and death in the U.S.
As stated in the ABA Burn Incidence Fact Sheet for 2016, the most common causes of burns in the U.S. are:
As stated by the Burn Foundation, more than 500,000 scalding burns occur every year in the U.S. Scalds are the number one cause of burn injury among children under the age of four and the second most common cause of burns in the U.S. Unlike burns that are caused by dry heat from a fire or hot object, scalds are caused by something wet, such as hot water or steam.
Hot water scalding can cause pain and skin damage from moist heat or vapors. It destroys tissues and cells and may cause the victim to go into shock. In the most serious cases, this type of burn can be life-threatening.
There are four categories of hot water and scalding burns, based on the degree of skin damage:
Liability for hot water and scalding burns depends on what caused the burn and the circumstances surrounding the accident. If you were burned by scalding hot water in an apartment, hotel, gym, or property controlled by someone else, you may have a claim for damages against the property owner. Our experienced Denver scalding burn injury lawyers can investigate your accident, collect and preserve evidence, determine liability, and pursue a claim for compensation on your behalf.
If you have suffered serious burns through someone else’s negligence, we can help. Contact The Fang Law Firm right away for a consultation in Colorado. Our Denver burn injury lawyers can quickly review the facts concerning your injuries, advise you of your options, and zealously pursue full and fair compensation for your personal injuries if we represent you. We operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay us no legal fees until our burn injury attorneys settle or win your case.