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Carrollwood Burn Injuries Attorney

In Florida, truck accidents are one of the leading causes of temperature burn injuries. These massive vehicles usually carry hundreds of gallons of highly-flammable diesel fuel in external tanks. Chemical burns are very common as well. These injuries don’t just happen in factories. A swim in your neighborhood pool could also cause such injuries. If the water’s chlorine level is too high, swimmers could sustain chemical burns to their eyes, ears, noses, and throats.

These claims are very complex. Out-of-state shipping or transportation companies are usually financially responsible for truck crash injuries. Likewise, out-of-state holding companies usually own swimming pools. Therefore, only the most experienced advocates, like the Carrollwood burn injury attorneys at Moore Law should handle these matters. Only such lawyers can obtain maximum compensation in such cases.

Medical Issues

Temperature burns usually cause third- or fourth-degree burns. Third-degree injuries damage inner skin layers. Fourth-degree burns affect bones. These injuries usually require costly and long-term treatment at regional burn centers. The average hospital stay costs about $3,000 a day. The average stay in such a facility could be many times more costly. At this rate, the medical bills add up fast.

These bills don’t stop once the victim is discharged from the hospital. In fact, in many cases, the medical expenses are just getting started.

Emotional injuries are a good example. Temperature burn victims often suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It’s hard to imagine a more stressful situation than a vehicle fire. PTSD symptoms include:

  • Flashbacks,
  • Nightmares,
  • Depression,
  • Anger, and
  • Hypervigilance.

Symptoms like these make it difficult or impossible to function at school, work, or anywhere else. Furthermore, there is no “cure” for brain injuries like PTSD. At best, doctors can reduce some of the symptoms.

Chemical burns often don’t have the same physical effect as temperature burns. However, chemical burns are much more difficult, and much more expensive, to diagnose and treat.

Legal Issues

A Carrollwood burn injury lawyer can connect these victims with the medical help they need. Usually, these providers charge nothing upfront for their care. However, these bills eventually come due. So, compensation is critical in these claims. This compensation is usually available if a victim proves negligence, or a lack of care, by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not.

Negligence comes in different forms. Frequently, negligence is the violation of a safety law. Examples include truckers who exceed HOS (Hours of Service) driving limits, or truckers who drive under the influence of amphetamines or other drugs. Negligence could also be a lack of care. For example, swimming pool owners have a legal responsibility to ensure that the water is safe.

As mentioned, a third party is often financially responsible for damages. Respondeat superior (let the master answer) applies in most truck accident claims. This legal doctrine kicks in if the tortfeasor (negligent driver) was an employee who was working in the course and scope of employment at the time of the accident.

Damages in a vehicle collision or other burn injury claim usually include compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.

Contact a Thorough Hillsborough County Lawyer

Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced burn injury lawyer in Carrollwood, contact Moore Law by going online or calling 813-510-5400. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.

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