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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:

  • Flames
  • 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.

Getting the Results You deserve

Read Some of Most Notable Case Results
  • $26,000,000 Settlement Vehicle Defect

    In 1996, a Clarksburg man was in a motor vehicle accident while driving his 1987 Ford F-150 pickup.

  • $1,380,000 Car Accident Verdict

    Our client suffered a comminuted fracture of his arm when a commercial vehicle pulled out in front of him on the highway.

  • $1,100,000 Car Accident Verdict

    Baltimore mother and daughter rear-ended on route 301 in Virginia. Physical therapy treatment only.

  • $1,068,000 Car Accident Verdict

    Charles County client injured when a car turned left in front of him.

  • $993,650 Car Accident Verdict

    Woman rear ended by a hit and run vehicle and suffered lower back injury.

  • $650,000 Car Accident Verdict

    Client was a passenger in a car, and suffered serious injuries.

  • $600,000 Wrongful Death Settlement

    Eastern Shore of Maryland wrongful death case for 83-year-old man.

  • $600,000 Car Accident Verdict

    Our client was t-boned when the adverse driver ran a red light. Client had conservative treatment, no injections or surgery.

  • $550,000 Car Accident Settlement

    Prince George’s county car crash – 52 year old man injured neck, had surgery with full recovery.

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  • We're Not Afraid to Go to Trial

    It takes a special breed of attorneys to take a case to trial, if needed. Our attorneys have done that - and have won!

  • High Quality Representation

    We are accessible, responsive and do whatever it takes to achieve the best possible result for our clients.

  • Four Female Attorneys

    Our attorneys are compassionate and will support you at every step — and when it’s time to take action, we get things done!

  • Good Reputation among Peers and the Bench

    Our firm is known for our commitment to our clients and fighting with passion and integrity for the justice they deserve.

  • Actively Involved in the Legal Community

    Staying involved in the legal community helps our attorneys stay informed, while building important relationships that benefit our clients.

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    As a leader in personal injury litigation, it's important to us to share our knowledge and experience with other legal professionals.

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