Compensation Available for Burn Injuries
As mentioned, you are entitled to recover financial compensation for all harm caused by the wrongdoer’s actions. This harm is known as legal damages and is generally broken into two broad categories:
- Economic Damages
- Non-economic Damages
Economic Damages Available in a Burn Injury Lawsuit
Economic damages are best thought of as the out-of-pocket expenses associated with your accident and injury. You have likely suffered significant financial expenses during your recovery process and are concerned about how these expenses will be paid. A serious burn injury typically requires extensive medical treatment, medication, home modifications, and other expenses. Further, during the recovery process, you may be out of work or may never be able to work again. Under the law, these are all recoverable losses that the wrongdoer is responsible for.
- The liable party must pay for your medical care, lost income, and other out-of-pocket expenses caused by their actions.
Economic damages include many costs that are not readily apparent but nevertheless recoverable. A trained attorney will work with vocational experts and economists to ensure all past and future expenses are properly identified and accounted for.
Non-economic Damages in Personal Injury Lawsuits
Unlike economic damages, non-economic damages account for the physical, emotional, and mental suffering caused by your injury. This is a difficult concept to grasp and an even more difficult concept to quantify in terms of money. However, it is important to recognize that your suffering is a recoverable loss for which the wrongdoer is responsible. To properly account for the suffering you have experienced, we use psychologists, journalists, graphic artists, and other experts to capture your story.
- You can recover financial compensation for the emotional, mental, and physical suffering you have experienced and will continue to experience throughout your life.
The Severity of Burn will Impact Recoverable Damages
As you might expect, no two burn injuries are the same, and the resulting pain and suffering caused by a burn injury is largely dependent on the degree of burn suffered. Burn injuries are categorized as first, second, or third-degree burns.
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.
Burn Injury Cases We Handle
At The Ammons Law Firm, we focus on serious burn injury cases to make sure that each client receives the care and attention they deserve. Our team is comprised of world-class lawyers and industry experts who have devoted their lives to helping the wrongfully injured.
- We will provide you with a free case consultation to help you determine your rights under the law and the best way to move forward
- We will work on a contingency fee to make sure you can bring your claim with NO financial risk
While we handle burn injuries caused by all types of accidents and incidents, most of the burn injury cases we handle are caused by
- Post-collision Fires
- Defective Products
- Workplace Accidents & Explosions
Car fires can happen for a multitude of reasons, ranging from manufacturing defects like the improper placement of a fuel tank to problems with the vehicle’s electrical system. Since most post-collision fires occur because of manufacturing issues outside anyone’s control, the manufacturer of the vehicle is responsible for the injury. If you were injured in a post-collision fire, it is vital to your claim to have the accident investigated by a lawyer who practices automobile defect and product liability law.
Pressure Cookers and Defective Consumer Products
There is an alarming number of serious burn injuries caused by defective consumer products, such as pressure cookers. When pressure cookers explode, innocent victims are injured. At The Ammons Law Firm, we can help you if you have been injured by a pressure cooker. Additionally, we have represented clients with burn injuries caused by a multitude of different defective products.
Workplace Fires and Explosions
When someone is injured in a workplace fire or explosion, the injuries are devastating. Mounting medical bills combined with the inability to return to work can cause major financial hardships. We understand the enormous physical, emotional, and financial toll these types of injuries take, and we fight hard to help each client receive full and fair compensation. At The Ammons Law Firm, we have represented victims of high-profile explosion cases and successfully pursued negligent industrial corporations to landmark verdicts. If you have been injured in a workplace accident or industrial explosion of any kind, we can help you.
Working with a Phoenix Burn Injury Lawyer
Simply put, at The Ammons Law Firm, we have a level of experience few firms can match, and we will put this experience to work for you. The knowledge and expertise we have developed over the last thirty years help burn victims recover substantial compensation in complicated cases. Our team is here to help you do the same. We look forward to being your partner through this entire process and achieving fair and just compensation on your behalf.