Burns can occur in many different ways—whether from a car accident or from an electrical fire. Despite the variety of circumstances in which the injury can occur, burn injury cases usually proceed under a theory of common law negligence. What this means is that a burn victim may be entitled to compensation for their injuries if a person or entity had a duty to act in a certain way, failed to do so, and that failure caused the victim’s injuries.
If found that the victim’s injuries were the result of the negligence of another the victim may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, both past and future, as well as lost wages, pain, suffering, and potentially scarring or impairment.
Burn injuries have potentially life-altering consequences and it is important victims get experience and help they deserve.