Man with bandage covering severe burn on left arm

Minor burns are common occurrences that don’t often require medical treatment. However, more significant burns can be extremely painful and very dangerous. They often require extensive medical treatment and missed time from work. Burns can result in permanent scarring and other medical problems.

If you have suffered a burn or your loved one has died from a burn that was caused by someone else’s negligence, then you may have the right to recover damages for the serious harm that has been done. However, burn cases can be complicated and it is important to get legal help as soon as you can after you are hurt. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are always available to provide you with a free consultation so that you can learn more about your rights after any type of personal injury and about how to protect those rights to get the recovery that you deserve.

Do You Even Have a Case?

In order to recover damages, you will need to prove that the defendant was negligent or that the defendant violated the law in some other way. Some of the common causes of burn injuries include:

  • Fires, including car fires and other motor vehicle fires.
  • Exposure to chemicals.
  • Exposure to hot liquids.
  • Exposure to electrical currents.

If you have suffered an injury in any of these ways then it is important to know more about protecting your recovery. You may be able to recover damages for your past, current, and future medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, and pain and suffering.

How to Protect Your Recovery From a Burn Injury

In order to recover damages, you will need to prove that the defendant’s negligence caused your burn. This will require evidence of the accident that led to your injury and medical documentation of your injury. Your recovery will also require skilled negotiation with the defendant’s insurer or advocacy in court. You can begin gathering the evidence that you need and making sure your legal rights are protected by contacting our experienced personal injury attorneys today via this website or by phone.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.