An award for damages is financial compensation provided to the injured party by the wrongdoer. In general, there are two types of damages: special and general. Special damages, which are also known as economic damages, serve to return the plaintiff as near as possible to the financial position they were in prior to their injury. Economic damages encompass medical expenses, property damages and loss of earnings, among other tangible losses.
By contrast, general damages, also known as non-economic damages, involve losses not easily determined by monetary calculations and may include pain and suffering, loss of consortium (the loss of participating in family life as experienced previously,) and mental anguish. Non-economic damages are designed to compensate for an injured person's pain, emotional distress and suffering related to an injury. Unlike economic damages that come with receipts, non-economic damages depend on the mental and emotional effects your injury will have on your life. To adequately measure these harms, trained experts are needed.
If you have suffered a severe burn injury, you are legally entitled to seek recovery for both economic and non-economic damages by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the parties responsible for your injuries. A thorough and accurate evaluation of all damages arising from your burn injury is crucial to determining the value of your claim.
Types of Burn Injury Cases We Handle
- Post-Collision Fires
- Exploding Pressure Cookers
- Product Liability
- Factory, Plant, and Other Workplace Explosions
Burns From Truck and Car Accident Fires
Post-accident car and truck fires are commonplace and lead to severe burn injuries and death. Fires break out after motor vehicle crashes for various reasons but are often the result of a defect in the vehicle.
If you were seriously injured or burned in a fire that broke out after an accident, it is crucial to your claim to consult an attorney that understands product defect litigation. Attorneys who know how to handle these claims will perform an in-depth investigation of all factors surrounding your collision and the ensuing fire to identify what caused your injury, including any defects in your automobile or the one that hit you. By law, manufacturers are strictly liable for all harm caused by a defective product.
Instant Pot and Other Kitchen Appliance Explosions
Defective and faulty designs may cause a pressure cooker to explode, resulting in serious injuries for nearby people. A pressure cooker can also explode due to a malfunctioning or defective part, causing scalding hot water to explode onto anyone in the vicinity. These pressure cooker accidents have left thousands burned and scarred throughout the nation. At The Ammons Law Firm, we are pursuing several pressure cooker claims on behalf of our clients for injuries they received as a result of defective pressure cookers, and we have the knowledge and skills necessary to make those who produced and sold these defective cookers compensate their victims under product liability law.
Defective Consumer Products
While national attention has been directed toward select products known to cause severe burn injuries, for example, hoverboards, space heaters, pressure cookers, and other kitchen appliances, there are many other culprits of burn injuries that are not as well known. Whether the defective product that burned you is among the commonly known products or the lesser-known ones, it is equally important that an investigation is conducted on the faulty device by professionals like our attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm to ascertain whether you have a claim against the manufacturer of the product.
Workplace explosions happen at an alarming frequency in the United States, killing and injuring people and causing millions of dollars in damage. When industrial companies fail to take proper precautions, they act negligently, and serious accidents occur. To further compound matters, industrial plants use highly specialized equipment that may be defective, which can lead to catastrophic injuries and death.
Plant and factory explosions are very complex cases that require special knowledge and experience. We have successfully prosecuted claims for industry explosion victims, obtaining record-breaking verdicts on behalf of our clients and their families. If you or your loved one were injured in a plant or other industry explosion, let our team of skilled litigators help you recover the damages to which you are entitled by law.
Types of Burn Injuries
The economic and non-economic damages of your burn injury claim will largely depend upon the burn you suffered. Burns are classified as either first-degree, second-degree, or third-degree, depending on how deep and severely they penetrate the skin's surface.
First Degree Burns
First-degree (superficial) burns are the least severe, as they affect only the epidermis, or outer layer of skin.
Second Degree Burns
Second-degree (partial thickness) burns are next in severity. Second-degree burns involve the epidermis and part of the dermis layer of skin. The burn site appears red, blistered, and may be swollen and painful.
Third Degree Burns
Third-degree (full-thickness) burns are the most serious type of burn. Third-degree burns destroy the epidermis and dermis. Third-degree burns may also damage the underlying bones, muscles, and tendons. Third-degree burns often cause permanent scarring.
Working With a Lubbock Burn Accident Lawyer
If you or someone close to you was severely injured or burned in an accident and you need assistance determining fault and seeking compensation, we can help. At The Ammons Law Firm, we have a proven track record of holding large corporations accountable for their actions and have successfully recovered over $1 Billion for our injured clients.
If you need a law firm that you can count on, call The Ammons Law Firm. Our skilled attorneys have spent over thirty years litigating burn injury claims, including ones caused by post-collision fires, defective products, industrial explosions, and more. We are here to help you receive the financial compensation you need to rebuild your life.