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Serious Representation For Burn Injury Victims
Burn injuries are the cause of multiplied thousands of serious injuries and hundreds of deaths per year. They can happen anywhere – home, work, or even recreational activities. The costs of treating them can be substantial and long-term. From insurmountable medical bills to full-time, lifelong care.
Even in a best-case scenario, burns cause extreme pain, and scarring that affects everything from the victim’s lifestyle to self-esteem and these effects can last a lifetime. If a burn is caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to collect compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other related expenses. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a burn injury, call the burn injury lawyers at Winters & Yonker at 888-373-7770 for a free initial consultation today.
Burn injuries are often painful and can be extremely severe, requiring substantial, long-term medical treatment and care. Our burn injury legal team includes some of Florida’s most experienced, seasoned legal professionals in the area of personal injury law. Our lawyers have represented burn injury victims throughout Florida and have collected significant money damages for our clients. Contact us today at 888-373-7770. We will perform a thorough evaluation of your case to ensure that we pursue and win every penny of compensation you deserve.
Burn Types and Common Causes
A burn injury occurs when body tissue comes into contact with things like heat sources, radiation, sunlight, chemicals, or electricity. Some of the most frequent causes of burn injuries include:
- Hot liquids
- Flammable gases and liquids
- Caustic chemicals
- Building fires
- Smoke inhalation
- Product defects
Contact Winters & Yonker if you or someone you love has suffered a burn injury resultant of these or other common causes:
- Chemical burns
- Electrical burns
- Gas explosion
- Car accidents
Chemical burns are a common cause of burn injuries. They can be caused by contact between substances like bleach, drain cleaners, concentrated cleaning products, ammonia, and lye with the skin or other body tissue. Even indirect contact with some of these substances (like getting them on your clothes) can cause severe burn injuries.
Burn injuries are classified into three categories and are ranked by severity. First-degree burns cause surface injuries to the skin and are often red and painful. Second-degree burns cause more severe damage to the topmost layers of skin and can leave permanent scars or disfigurement to the affected tissue. Third-degree burns can destroy even the deepest layer of skin and lead to years of painful surgeries, grafts, and even amputation.
Burn Injury Law: Establishing Negligence
In order to collect compensation for your burn injury, you must be able to prove negligence or malice on the part of another. Nearly every burn injury action is the result of some form of negligence. Malice is defined as a deliberate action committed with intent to do harm. These cases often involve separate criminal charges.
It is your job to first establish that the defendant failed to meet Duty of Care standards with the result being your burn injury. Under Duty of Care standards, an individual or entity must take reasonable care or skill to best safeguard against common or known causes of injury. Once it has been proven that the defendant breached Duty of Care, you must further prove that the breach resulted in your injury and that had that breach not occurred, no injury would have either.
All of these things represent compelling reasons why you need a lawyer who specializes in burn injury cases to represent you in your case. Insurance companies will tell you that they conducted their own investigation and are willing to assume some of the responsibility. What they are willing to concede to and the extent of their client’s responsibility could (and often does) leave you badly short-changed. Don’t let this happen to you. Let your Winters & Yonker burn injury lawyer sort through the details and build the strongest case possible against the responsible party.
Burn Injuries and Children
As sad as it is, children are among the most frequent victims of burn injuries and have been associated with all of the items and causes already listed. When left unsupervised – even for just a moment or two – children can easily access storage areas where various supplies and chemicals are kept. In the case of chemical burns, in particular, prolonged contact with the skin can cause anything from minor irritation to life-changing second- and third-degree burns.
Burn injuries suffered by children can have a permanent effect on skin growth and cause serious self-image issues for the rest of the a child’s life. If your child has been injured by caustic chemicals or dangerous objects or equipment – particularly if the child was under someone else’s supervision at the time – you need a seasoned personal injury attorney to help you. Call Winters & Yonker – the aggressive personal injury attorney team in Tampa – at 888-373-7770 today. Let us help you recover the compensation you need for medical care, surgery (even plastic surgery), lost wages, pain, and emotional duress.
Fair Compensation For Burn Injury Victims
In burn injury cases, victims often experience significant pain and suffering both during and after the initial injury. Burn injuries sometimes require lengthy hospitalization and almost always leave behind scars and other visible signs of disfigurement. Even plastic surgery can often fall short of erasing the visible reminders of what they have endured and continue to endure.
These kinds of deep, lasting injuries deserve ample compensation that covers all resultant therapies, treatments, surgeries, and emotional damage in full. Contact Winters & Yonker and speak with an experienced burn injury lawyer today. We aggressively pursue a wide variety of damages for our clients including loss of earning ability and long-term replacement of anticipated wages should your injury leave you permanently unable to work.
Tampa’s Aggressive Burn Injury Attorneys
If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of a preventable burn injury, you may be entitled to significant monetary compensation. The experienced burn injury attorneys at Winters & Yonker have a proven track record of helping burn victims collect the money they deserve for their injuries.
Contact us today by phone at 888-373-7770 or by any of the means listed below. We offer a completely free initial consultation and you will never receive a bill unless we collect. Can’t get to us? Let us come to you. We can meet with you at home, in the hospital, or anyplace that is comfortable and convenient for you.
We urge you to take swift action on your burn injury case. The law places strict limits on the amount of time you have to act. Don’t forfeit your right to compensation. Don’t settle for what an insurance company thinks your injuries are worth. Insurance companies and negligent individuals have lawyers, too – ones tasked with protecting their interests. If they deserve quality legal representation, so do you. In Tampa and the surrounding area, that means Winters & Yonker. We look forward to working with you and helping you collect all the money you deserve for your burn injury.