Tampa Burn Injury Attorney
Burn injuries are excruciating and typically result in extensive hospitalization, multiple surgeries, rehabilitation, and disfigurement. Secondary illnesses are also common with burn injuries. If you or someone you love was the victim of a fire-related incident caused by another party’s negligence, you need to speak with a Tampa burn injury attorney as soon as possible. You could have the legal right to pursue compensation from the parties who caused your burns.
Personal injury claims involving burn injuries are highly complex. Do not take on the insurance companies alone; let a highly-skilled Tampa burn injury attorney help. Trust the experienced team at Moore Law to protect your rights and help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Our goal is to get you financial help for your injuries while ensuring the responsible parties are held accountable.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries in Personal Injury Claims
Burn injuries result from a wide variety of personal injury incidents. Common causes include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Scalding water (or other liquids) spills
- Chemical compounds
- Criminal acts
- Electrical failures
- Cooking hazards
- Radiation treatment
- Defective products
For example, one or more parties may be liable for burn injuries if your car catches on fire after an accident. The other driver could be responsible for causing the accident. If a vehicle defect led to the fire, the automobile manufacturer might be liable. If you use a product as intended and exposes you to a dangerous substance in a defective product case, then the manufacturer could be responsible for your chemical burns.
Recoverable Damages in a Burn Injury Case
Damages in a burn injury case can be significant, no matter what the cause. Even first-degree burns can cause considerable pain and suffering. Medical expenses can go into the six figures, and you have costs such as:
- Ambulance rides
- Hospital stays
- Numerous imaging tests
- Specialist visits
- Plastic surgery
- Travel, including to out-of-state burn specialists
- In-home medical care
It’s not uncommon for multiple or extended hospital stays, multiple surgeries, years of therapy, etc. Just the medical costs alone can go into the millions in severe cases. Plus, you have lost wages and future loss of earning capacity. Pain and suffering and compensation for disfigurement and disability can be extremely high as well.
Determining Fault in a Tampa Burn Injury Case
Because Florida is a comparative negligence state, you can expect that the defendant’s insurance company and lawyers will be trying to put some blame onto you. With comparative negligence, it means you could still collect a portion of your damages even if you share a percentage of fault for the incident.
If your case goes to trial and a jury finds you 20% at fault, it means you can collect 80% of your damages. Insurance companies want to put any amount of guilt on you if possible so they can reduce their potential exposure or payout. Even 5% liability means a lot in a case that is valued in the millions.
Contact a Tampa Burn Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one sustained burn injuries due to another party’s negligence, please contact the Tampa burn injury attorneys at Moore Law right away to schedule an initial consultation.