Burn injuries are some of the worst and most painful injuries you could suffer, physically and emotionally. Burn victims are often prone to infections and might require multiple skin grafts and other surgeries to restore their appearance and health.
According to the American Burn Association (ABA), every year over 450,000 serious burn injuries occur in the United States that require medical treatment.
If you or a loved one suffered a burn injury, you might be entitled to compensation.
Cohen & Marzban is one of the top Los Angeles burn injury attorney firms. We have over 45 years of experience recovering damages for clients who have suffered burn injuries.
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Following are some of the important components of personal injury cases involving burn injuries:
- Issues of liability: The plaintiff must prove that the defendant’s negligence resulted in the injuries. In some situations, the defendant’s negligence can be proven even if the plaintiff contributed to the incident. For example, a recent case involved a father lighting a candle and falling asleep in a bedroom. The home caught fire and the father sustained burn injuries. Despite his contribution to the incident, it was later found that the fire alarm inside the home was defective.
- Product liability: In many cases, fires start as the result of defective household appliances. Manufacturers and sellers have a legally binding duty to protect consumers. In these cases, the plaintiff must prove the defective product caused the incident that created the fire and resulted in the burns. The plaintiff can sue the manufacturer or seller for failing to provide accurate instruction, failing to test the product prior to selling, or failure to anticipate how consumers may use the product. Under special circumstances, the plaintiff may file a claim for punitive damages.
- Compensation: Burn victims live with a number of current medical concerns as well as future possibilities. Burns can lead to disfigurement, amputation, dehydration or internal organ damage. In addition, burns can require long-term medical care, surgeries and rehabilitative services. As a result, plaintiffs must demonstrate the level of care they will require now and in the future.
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Important Components of Personal Injury Cases Involving Burn Injuries
You have to prove that you or a loved one suffered burn injuries due to the negligence of another. Even if you’re partly to blame for the incident, the other party might still be found negligent to some degree.
For example, in a recent case a father fell asleep after lighting a candle in a bedroom. As a result the home caught fire and he sustained burn injuries. However, it was found he’s not fully to blame as the fire alarm inside the home was defective.
In many cases, fires start as the result of defective household appliances.
Manufacturers and sellers have a legal duty to protect consumers. If you suffered burn injuries due to a defective product, you have to prove the product caused or contributed to your injuries.
You can sue the manufacturer or seller for failing to provide accurate instructions, failing to test the product prior to selling it, or not anticipating how consumers might use it. Under special circumstances, you might file a claim for punitive damages as well.
Burns can lead to disfigurement, amputation, or internal organ damage. In addition, burns can require long term medical care, surgeries and rehabilitative services. As a result, plaintiffs must demonstrate the level of care they will require now and in the future.