Burn Injury Lawyers

Assisting Victims Recover for Burn Injuries

The American Burn Association reports that 450,000 individuals in the United States require medical treatment for burn injuries on an annual basis, and 45,000 of those burn victims require extended stays in hospitals or burn centers. Burn injuries can be among the most painful and traumatic injuries that an individual may suffer. Burns often require extensive treatment, including skin grafts or other reconstructive surgeries. Other burn victims are left permanently scarred, disfigured, or disabled as a result of the burn.

If you have suffered a burn injury due to a negligent individual or company, the law gives you the right to recover for your medical bills, lost wages, permanent disfigurement, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and more. You should not hesitate to contact an experienced burn injury attorney at the office of Ellis, Ged & Bodden to discuss a legal claim. We work diligently to protect the rights of injured victims in the West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Boca Raton areas, so call us today for help.

Common Causes of Burn Injuries

When most people think of a burn injury, they likely immediately think of fire. However, fire-related burns are only one kind of burns, which can include thermal burns, electrical burns, chemical burns, radiation burns, and more. No matter which type of burn you suffer, you have the right to recover if your burn was caused by the negligent act of another party.

The following are different causes of burn injury cases:

  • Explosions in car or truck accidents;
  • Electrical accidents, such as improperly grounded wires or faulty electrical systems;
  • Scalding by hot liquid or steam;
  • Contact with hot objects or surfaces;
  • Fires caused by defective household appliances, including water heaters;
  • Propane or gas explosions; and
  • Burns caused by cancer treatment or tanning beds.

Complications of Burn Injury Cases

As with any other type of personal injury case, in order to recover for a burn injury, you must sufficiently demonstrate that another party was negligent. This often requires substantial evidence presented to the court, which can be challenging in many burn cases. This is because important evidence is often destroyed in burn-related accidents. Fortunately, an experienced burn injury attorney will have many resources to investigate your accident. Such resources may include engineers, accident reconstruction experts, and more. An attorney should also understand the nature of a burn injury and the effects such an injury can have on a victim’s life. This allows your lawyer to help you fully recover for all of your financial losses, as well as your intangible losses.

Contact an Experienced Burn Injury Attorney Today

The experienced burn injury attorneys at the firm of Ellis, Ged & Bodden strive to help burn injury victims in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach receive the compensation they deserve. We have extensive experience handling all types of personal injury cases and fully understand your rights to recover under Florida tort law. We offer free consultations and never collect a fee unless you win your case, so please call our office today at 561-995-1966 for help today.