Have you or a loved one suffered serious burns at work, in a car accident or under other circumstances where another party may have contributed to your injury? Call burn injury attorney Bart Bernard for a free case review. His knowledge of fair burn injury settlements will help guide you and your family to receiving just compensation. If the defendant attempts to low-ball you, Bart Bernard is prepared to go all the way to court in pursuit of a higher award and justice served.
Burns are devastating, life-long injuries. Money can never remove all of the heartache, but it can help you face another day and take another step toward healing, without financial worries on top of it all. A burn injury lawsuit also holds people and companies accountable for their actions, so similar injuries do not happen to others.
About 486,000 people seek treatment from U.S. burn centers each year, according to the latest numbers provided by the American Burn Association. One civilian fire death occurs every 2 hours and 41 minutes, with 3,275 annual burn and smoke inhalation casualties.
The CDC lists burns as one of leading causes of accidental death. Eighty percent of burn injuries and deaths are preventable, says the Burn Institute, so it’s worth investigating whether the carelessness or ineptitude of another person contributed to the burns you or a loved one sustained.
Before trying to understand what happened, get the care and treatment you need for your burn injury immediately. You can find a highly specialized professional at one of the following local Louisiana burn units:
In addition to getting your burns documented by a medical professional, burn injury lawyers usually have their own team of medical experts who are familiar with the courts and with providing compelling testimony that can sway a judge and jury. That is all part of the value in seeking legal counsel. Once your condition is stabilized, it’s a good idea to call a burn injury lawyer right away to start exploring your options, since the State of Louisiana has a short one-year statute of limitations on filing medical malpractice, product liability, and personal injury lawsuits.
Many clients sustained serious thermal, electrical, or chemical burns while at work. Though Worker’s Compensation is designed to cover the cost of medical care from work-related accidents, there are certain cases where you might also pursue a burn injury lawsuit. For instance, people file burn lawsuits when:
Burn injury lawyers can build a substantial case for negligence by establishing duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages. The plaintiff’s proof comes by way of physical evidence, witness testimony, and corroborating testimony from experts like doctors, accident reconstructionists, engineers, code inspectors, firefighters, and others.
Burn injuries can result in some of the highest personal injury settlements. Consider these:
Some factors that affect the dollar amount of burn injuries include:
Bart Bernard is a leading personal injury and burn lawyer in Lafayette and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has a compassionate heart for burn victims and fights for top-dollar settlements. He has earned membership among the Elite Trial Lawyers of America and the Multi-Million-Dollar Advocates Forum. Call Bart Bernard for a free, no-obligation case review and pay no legal fees unless your case results in a win!
Last modified: July 19, 2017