Recovering Damages for Burn Injuries
Get help to recover damages for your burn injuries
Some of the most traumatic injuries a person can suffer are burn injuries. You suffer damage to your skin that creates pain and often affects your comfort with your own appearance. If someone else’s negligence leads to your burn injuries, you will need the right attorney on your side to help you recover damages.
Danger of Burns
Burn injuries are a serious problem in our country. In 2016, according to the American Burn Association, 486,000 burn victims received medical attention, and 40,000 required hospital care. The danger comes in a variety of forms: fire, chemicals, allergic reactions to substances, and even hot metal surfaces. The damage is significant, and may require significant health costs and personal costs to you.
Proof of Liability
Before you can collect damages, you have to prove another person caused your burn injuries. This may be difficult. In Wisconsin, comparative negligence laws prevent recovery if you are more than 50 percent liable for your own injuries. And for any liability you can prove, your own negligence will reduce your recovery in proportion to the level of your fault.
With burn injuries, you need to prove that the other person must have done something more than just make a mistake. That person has to have owed you a duty of care, and the failure to fulfill that duty must lead directly to the burns. Leaving a dangerous substance out in the open is usually not enough; rather, the danger must be enough to cause your injuries.
There is no cookie-cutter case for personal injuries, for burn injuries or anything else. Liability depends on how the harm was caused, who caused it, and all the specific circumstances of your case. Take the time to meet with an attorney who will work with you on an individual level. Eisenberg Law Offices will give you the representation you need to get the recovery you deserve.