Public Place Burn Injury Liability

Know your rights if you suffer public place burn injury due to someone’s negligence with Dressie Law Firm.

Explore the complexities of public place burn injury liability with The Dressie Law Firm. Learn about legal rights, liabilities, and how we can assist in your personal injury case.

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Public Place Burn Injury Liability

Have you or your family members suffered burn injuries in a public place? Even when you are vigilant in public places, a burn accident and injuries can still occur because of someone else’s negligence.

When you suffer burn injuries in a public place, you don’t have to bear the pain and financial burden alone. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, and an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you take the legal steps to recover it.

At Dressie Law Firm, our burn injury attorneys have extensive experience recovering maximum compensation and can help you in your pursuit of justice. We fight aggressively to ensure you get fair compensation for all damages you suffer from burn injuries in public places.

    Understanding Burn Injuries in Public Places

    A burn is an injury to the skin or other organic tissues of the body that is primarily caused by radiation, heat, radioactivity, chemical contact, or electricity. Thermal burns are the most common burn injuries, while electrical and chemical burns make up less than 10% of all burns.

    There are four classifications or types of burns:

    First-Degree Burns: A first-degree burn is the most common type that affects the skin’s outer layer skin or epidermis. While this kind of burn is painful, it is temporary.

    Second-Degree Burns: A second-degree burn affects the skin’s top layer, the epidermis, and the underlying layer, the dermis. The burn site of a second-degree burn may be swollen, have blisters, have red coloration, and be painful when touched. It may also leave permanent scars when the heat penetrates the dermis deeply. Second-degree burns require immediate medical treatment.

    Third-Degree Burns: This is a severe burn injury that goes beyond destroying the epidermis and dermis and affects the skin’s innermost layer. The affected burn site may become black, brown, or yellow instead of the usual red coloration for second-degree burns. A third-degree burn damages the nerve endings of the skin, which makes the victim unable to feel the pain from the injury. Prompt medical intervention for this type of burn can be life-saving.

    Fourth-Degree Burns: A fourth-degree burn is the most severe type of burn. Such burns affect all layers of the skin and the structures underneath, including bones and tendons. Survivors of such burns may require skin grafting and surgeries.

    Causes of Burn Injuries in Public Places

    A person or organization’s negligent act can cause burn injuries and even death in public places. Negligence, in torts, refers to a person’s failure to exercise reasonable care and attention, resulting in property damage or someone’s injury. When a person or organization acts in a manner that negligently undermines your safety, and the act leads to burn injuries, you have the right to sue them for damages.

    To establish your case, you would have to prove that such a person or organization owes you a duty of care that they failed to uphold and that their failure caused your injuries. Property owners are responsible for keeping their facilities safe. So, when you suffer burn injuries in public places like restaurants, you may be able to receive compensation from the restaurant’s owner.

    Compensation and Damages in Burn Injury Cases

    Types of Damages

    When you suffer burn injuries in public places, you can claim compensation and damages in the form of economic and non-economic damages.

    Economic damages: Economic damages are damages targeted toward covering medical bills and other expenses. Burn injuries, especially third-degree burns and fourth-degree burns, may require that you undergo surgeries or take medications that may take a toll on you without proper compensation.

    An experienced burn injury lawyer can help you get compensation for economic damages, which may cover the following:

    • Loss of wages

    • Medical bills

    • Therapy and rehabilitation

    • Loss of earning capacity

    • Surgery and special burn treatment

    Non-Economic Damages: You can also get compensation for non-economic damages if you suffer burn injuries. The emotional trauma you suffer and that your loved one has to go through is factored in under non-economic damages. Some non-economic damages you may receive in this case include damages for:

    • Pain and suffering

    • Loss of enjoyment in life

    • Disfigurement

    • Loss of consortium

    • Disability

    Calculating Compensation

    Determining compensation for personal injuries can be complex. When you meet burn injury attorneys, they will help you calculate the compensation you may be entitled to based on your past, current, and expected expenses, as well as other factors, such as the long-term effects of your burn injury.

    Navigating the Legal Process

    It is essential you contact an experienced burn injury attorney when you want to file a burn injury claim. Your burn injury attorney will evaluate your case and gather evidence to support your claim. Such evidence may include medical records, photos, video surveillance tapes of the public places where the accident happened, and witness statements.

    There is a statute of limitations for burn injury lawsuits, so you must promptly contact your attorney. In Georgia, you must file your burn injury claim within two years from the date of the accident. Your attorney may also discuss other options, such as an out-of-court settlement with the person or organization who caused the burn injury.

    Contact Dressie Law Firm For Your Public Place Burn Injury Case

    Promptly contacting your lawyer immediately after you get medical attention to address burn injuries will benefit you. Our Atlanta burn injury lawyer at Dressie Law Firm is ready to help you navigate the process of filing a burn injury claim and seeking compensation. We will evaluate your case, gather evidence, and help you build a strong case.

    It can be challenging to deal with the insurance companies of persons or organizations you want to claim damages from, as they may try to take advantage of your desperation or lack of knowledge. We can help you negotiate a fair settlement in or out of court.

    Contact us today for a free consultation.

    The Dressie Law Firm Can Help You

    If you or a loved one is a victim of a reckless or negligent driver, we want you to know that the law is on your side and so is the Dressie Law Firm.

    Contact us today to schedule your free consultation!