Newport Beach Burn Injury Lawyer
Suffering a severe burn can leave you in financial ruin and with a greatly decreased quality of life. Find out if you can seek financial compensation from those responsible by speaking with a Newport Beach burn injury lawyer.
Burn injuries can occur for a variety of reasons and be devastating physically, emotionally, and financially. If you have suffered severe burns that were caused by the negligence of someone else, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party with the help of a Newport Beach burn injury lawyer from Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP.
Determining Fault for a Severe Burn
In order to be eligible to seek financial damages, someone else must be responsible for the accident that caused your burns. You could have partial responsibility for what happened and still be able to sue, but the percentage of your fault must be less than that of the other parties involved.
For example, if you were burned in a car accident, you could still have grounds for a case even if you bear a small portion of the blame for the crash. As long as the driver who hit you was more negligent than you, such as by drunk or distracted driving, your right to sue could be preserved.
Burns and Defective Products
Many people suffer burn injuries due to bad products either exploding or catching fire. Everything from electric blankets to blenders to cell phones can overheat and cause a fire or explosion. When they do, burns are a common and unexpected result that leaves many consumers in pain and unfairly facing expensive medical treatments.
For example, no one would think that his or her cell phone would catch on fire. When this does happen, however, the burns can be devastating because the phone might be in a pocket or even in the victim’s hand at the time.
When a defective product causes you burn injuries, you can sue the manufacturer and hold them accountable for your damages and losses. Your Newport Beach burn injury lawyer will help you determine if you have grounds for compensation by establishing the link between the product defect and your injury.
Property Owner Negligence
Similarly, if you were burned while visiting someone else’s home, business, or property, you can file a personal injury claim against the property owner.
The injuries often occur when a fire breaks out in a building, leaving the victims trapped or exposed to the flames and high temperatures. While some fires cannot be prevented, the property owner has a responsibility to try and do so, and commercial buildings must meet code by having adequate exits and being free of hazards such as bad wiring.
Failure to prevent an injury by not having enough exits, for example, can be considered an example of negligence—even if the fire was accidental.
Receiving Compensation for a Burn Injury
Working with a Newport Beach burn injury lawyer from our office will give you the best possible chance to receive money for your injuries and losses. We will fully assess the value of your claim and ensure that your settlement includes all of the damages you have experienced:
- Wages lost by being unable to work
- Transportation expenses for medical visits
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy and rehabilitation costs
- Disfigurement and plastic surgery
- Lost sexual function
- Emotional distress
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Your Newport Beach burn injury lawyer will build a strong case that fully demonstrates the at-fault party’s negligence and why you should receive a settlement. Suing the negligent party will open the door for negotiations, and we will evaluate any offer you receive to ensure that it will be fair and comprehensive.
The majority of claims settle out of court without trial ever being necessary. However, if the other side or their insurance won’t make a serious offer, a court-rendered verdict could become your best option. In this scenario, you need a Newport Beach burn injury lawyer with trial experience—something that our firm has plenty of.
Get Help from a Newport Beach Burn Attorney
A severe burn can leave you unable to work, permanently disfigured, and dealing with a mountain of medical debt—all because of someone else’s carelessness. Make sure you receive a fair settlement to pay for your recovery by working with a Newport Beach burn injury lawyer from Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP. To get started with a free, no-pressure consultation, give us a call at 1-844-404-2400 or complete the contact form on this page.