Maryland Burn Injury Attorneys
Catastrophic Burn Injury Claims & Lawsuits
Potter Burnett Law is ready to help you if you were severely burned in an accident that was not your fault. Our attorneys can manage a wide variety of catastrophic injury claims like a burn injury case. We know what the opposition will likely do to try to avoid liability, and what needs to be done to ensure that they pay you what you are owed. With such an important case, be sure to leave it with a highly experienced legal team like ours.
Call (301) 804-6784 to request a no-cost consultationwith our firm.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries
Figuring out the exact cause of your burn injury is a crucial step in your claim. With convincing evidence, we can show clearly what happened and how the defendant should be held liable for it. Our attorneys can work with outside experts to get and utilize that evidence, too, such as a product engineer if a defective product caused your burn. We do not cut corners when it comes to making sure our clients’ catastrophic injury cases are set up for success.
Burn injury causes can include:
- Heated surfaces
- Defective electrical sources
- Hazardous substances
For example, many burn injury cases in recent years have been directly related to unsafe products. From poorly made hoverboards to defective e-cigarettes, dangerous products that cause burns can be answered with a burn injury or product liability claim against the product manufacturer.
Burn Injury Severity Ratings
Not all burn injuries are the same, of course. Not all burns are even considered severe from a medical standpoint, either. Burn injuries are sorted by severity, using a degree-based scale. The higher the degree, the worse the burn. In turn, the worse the burn, the more compensation that will likely be owed to the plaintiff.
Burn injury severity ratings include:
- First-degree: A first-degree burn is minor and does not require medical attention in nearly all cases. Basic first aid at home should be able to treat the injury readily.
- Second-degree: A second-degree burn is moderate and should be treated as soon as possible. It can become infected or heal incorrectly without urgent medical care.
- Third-degree: A third-degree burn is severe and requires emergency medical attention. It is life-threatening in most situations. Surgery and lengthy hospitalization will most likely be required.
- Fourth-degree or worse: Burns that are rated fourth-degree or worse are usually too catastrophic to be survivable. A wrongful death claim might follow, rather than a burn injury claim.
Request a Free Case Consultation Today
Did you suffer a serious injury that you know was not your fault? It is time to see what can be done about it. You could be owed significant compensation, and our Maryland burn injury attorneys know how to confidently pursue it. We can manage your claim from start to finish, so you can rest and be as comfortable as you can be.
We want to talk to you about your burn injury case. Please dial (301) 804-6784 to speak with someone from Potter Burnett Law.
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