Burn injuries often are some of the most painful and traumatic injuries one can suffer. Treatment of the injuries is costly and often lifelong and almost always leaves victims with permanent scars. We have handled burn injuries caused by propane gas explosions, exploding gas tanks in defective products, fires caused by pilot lights in hot water heaters and from electrical sources in homes or on construction sites. If you or a loved one sustained severe burns in an accident caused by someone else’s carelessness, the Gainesville burn injury attorneys at Cook Law Group are here to assist you. We can help you understand your legal rights and options, and we will pursue the maximum amount of compensation if you have a claim. The expenses arising from burn injuries may be significant, so bringing a lawsuit with the assistance of an injury attorney may be the only way to handle these costs.Seeking Compensation for Burn Injuries
The American Burn Association reports that about 450,000 patients receive hospital and emergency room treatment for burns on an annual basis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that burns and fires are the third-leading cause of death in the home in the United States. Burn injuries may result from truck accidents, car crashes, chemical burns, electrical accidents, faulty and flammable products, scalding, and construction accidents.
In order to recover compensation for severe burns, you must establish that another person’s negligence was the direct cause of your harm. Negligence requires showing that the defendant failed to act with the degree of care that they should have used, thus causing foreseeable harm to the plaintiff. Georgia follows a modified form of comparative negligence, in which fault may be shared among the parties to a personal injury lawsuit. Thus, if you are filing a lawsuit after suffering burns, you may be deemed partially at fault if you contributed to your own injuries in some way. Your compensation award would be equal to the defendant’s percentage of responsibility for causing the burns. To make sure that the defendant or their insurer does not unfairly cast blame on you, you should enlist the services of our burn injury lawyers, who have represented Georgia residents and others across the country in many cases like these.
Burn victims are often tragically deprived of the chance to return to the normal life that they formerly enjoyed. Scarring is common among burn victims, and this may have a major psychological impact on a victim’s self-esteem and career. While no amount of money can undo the harm caused by a burn injury, compensation may help pay for the bills associated with the recovery process. In Georgia, a plaintiff may typically recover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, lost income, scarring and disfigurement, property damage, and other costs related to an accident.
Hiring a lawyer who has specifically handled burn injury cases is important. You need a lawyer that has experience in this field and who has specifically obtained significant results in individual cases. Our lawyers have obtained life changing recoveries for numerous clients. Compare our results to others.Contact a Burn Injury Attorney in Gainesville or Beyond
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury due to the negligence of another person or company, our Gainesville burn injury lawyers can help. We can thoroughly investigate your case and develop a legal strategy on your behalf. We assist injured people in Athens, Atlanta, Marietta, Smyrna, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Valdosta, Augusta, and Columbus, as well as other areas of Hall, Clarke, Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, Lowndes, Richmond, and Muscogee Counties. To discuss your case in more detail, call us at 678-928-3899 or contact us online. We also are available to help people who need a spinal cord injury lawyer or representation after another traumatic event.