Experienced Burn Injury Attorney

The Macon burn injury lawyers at the Mann Law Firm are dedicated to helping burn victims obtain compensation for their injuries. Severe burns often result in terrible pain, scarring, disfigurement, and accompanying long-term emotional repercussions. Burns may require multiple surgeries, skin grafts, hospitalizations, and continuing care, and victims may be unable to work.

If you or a loved one suffered a severe burn caused by another party’s negligence or fault, you may be entitled to compensation through insurance or a personal injury lawsuit. A favorable settlement can help relieve your financial burdens by covering your monetary losses and expenses and providing compensation for pain and suffering.

Determining legal responsibility for burn injuries can be difficult, and insurance companies will try to pay out as little as possible, but our Macon burn injury lawyers will fight for justice and the settlement you deserve. You no longer have to deal with legal issues and negotiations with insurance companies and can concentrate on your recovery.

The Mann Law Firm offers a free consultation, so call us today at (478) 742-3381 to get started.

Why Choose the Mann Law Firm as Your Burn Injury Attorneys?

In the aftermath of a burn injury, seeking legal representation is crucial to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve. The physical, emotional, and financial toll of such an injury can be overwhelming. That’s when you need experienced, compassionate, and dedicated legal professionals to help you navigate the complex world of burn injury litigation. The Mann Law Firm is the ideal choice for your burn injury attorneys. Here are some reasons to choose us.

Resourceful and Diligent Representation

Burn injury lawsuits often require extensive resources, including access to top-notch medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists, and other professionals who can provide critical testimony. We have a robust network of experts at our disposal, allowing us to build compelling cases that stand up in court. Our meticulous attention to detail and relentless pursuit of the truth set us apart as formidable advocates for burn injury victims.

Commitment to Justice

We believe that those responsible for causing burn injuries should be held accountable, and they tirelessly work to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they need to move forward with their lives. This dedication to justice permeates every aspect of our practice, from initial consultations to courtroom representation.

Strong Advocacy for Maximum Compensation

Our burn injury lawyers are committed to securing the maximum compensation possible for our clients. This includes compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitation costs, and any long-term care or disability-related expenses. Our comprehensive approach to damages ensures that every facet of a burn injury victim’s life is considered.

Compassionate and Client-Centered Approach

Beyond our legal prowess, our burn injury attorneys are renowned for their compassionate and client-centered approach. We understand the emotional and physical toll that burn injuries can take on victims and their families. Our law firm provides personalized attention, ensuring clients feel supported throughout the legal process.

Our Burn Injury Lawyer Will Fight for Compensation You Need for Your Severe Burn Injuries

There’s no doubt that fires cause burns, but flames are far from the only source of these painful injuries. Hot liquids, electricity, chemicals, friction, and radiation can also damage body tissue.

Unfortunately, burn injuries are all too common. Approximately 486,000 burn injuries require medical treatment each year, and 40,000 people are hospitalized annually due to a burn. Often associated with car wrecks, industrial accidents, and natural gas/propane explosions, a burn can happen anywhere — and in almost any kind of accident. If you or someone you love has received a serious burn, contacting a Macon burn injury lawyer is important.

The personal injury attorneys at the Mann Law Firm can help by reviewing your circumstances and discussing all available legal options, so call us at (478) 742-3381. In addition to cases handled in Macon, we are prepared to handle claims for clients in DublinWarner RobinsMilledgeville, and other Georgia communities. We would like to meet with you to discuss your case and are proud to offer free initial consultations.

How We Can Help You

There are four main ways we can help you with your case. Here they are:

1. Thorough Investigation and Evidence Gathering

In burn injury cases, gathering and preserving evidence is crucial. We conduct thorough investigations to collect all relevant evidence, including medical records, accident reports, witness statements, and expert testimony. This meticulous approach ensures that your case is well-supported and can withstand the scrutiny of opposing parties and insurance companies.

2. Negotiation

We pride ourselves on our formidable negotiation skills. Our attorneys are adept at engaging with insurance companies, opposing counsel, and other stakeholders to secure fair and just settlements for our clients. We understand the tactics employed by insurers to minimize payouts, and we are committed to fighting for the compensation you rightfully deserve.

3. Trial-Ready Advocacy

While negotiation is often the preferred avenue, we recognize that some cases may need to proceed to trial. We have a proven track record of success in the courtroom, with a team of trial-ready attorneys who excel in presenting compelling arguments, leveraging expert testimony, and holding negligent parties accountable.

4. Advocacy for Maximum Compensation

We are committed to securing the highest possible compensation for our clients. This includes damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and long-term care. Our legal team leverages their extensive experience to negotiate skillfully with insurance companies and, when necessary, litigate aggressively to protect their clients’ interests.

Our Burn Injury Attorney Will Fight for Compensation for Any Burn Injury

When you’ve suffered burns caused by another’s negligence and have a legal claim for a burn injury case, the amount of compensation you can obtain will vary depending upon the extent of your burn injuries. A burn is classified by degree depending on how deeply and severely it has penetrated the skin’s surface.

First-degree (superficial) burns damage only the outer layer of skin. The burn site is characterized as red, painful, dry, and without blisters.

Second-degree (partial thickness) burns damage the skin’s outer layer and part of the layer underneath. The burn site is usually swollen, painful, red, and blistered.

Third-degree (full thickness) burns damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and may go into the tissue underneath. The burn site is likely white or charred.

Economic Damages in Your Burn Injury Case

Depending on the extent of your injuries, the types of damages our burn injury lawyer can pursue will vary. You can seek economic damages to cover costs associated with medical care. How much compensation you can obtain in your burn injury case will be impacted not only by your initial medical bills but also by any ongoing treatment costs, whether that is additional surgeries, rehabilitation, or physical therapy. You may also be unable to work while you heal, and economic damages in your burn injury case may include lost income and calculations of future lost income.

The medical costs associated with your burn injury treatment can vary widely. You may need temporary treatment or, if you suffer serious burns, your treatment needs may extend for years. While minor burns may heal within a few days, more severe burns can lead to infections, shock, intense pain, and even death. Recovering from a burn injury can require ongoing remedies and rehabilitation, including reconstructive surgeries, medications, and counseling. Beyond cosmetic concerns, burns can damage nerves, tissue, muscles, or blood vessels so that, in addition to the physical and emotional toll, many patients and their families are burdened by the stress of costly medical bills.

Non-Economic Damages Our Burn Injury Lawyer May Pursue

Our burn injury attorney in Macon, GA, can also pursue non-economic damages that address other burn injury costs. A patient who endures the treatment phase may still have to deal with lasting effects such as scarring, disfigurement, and psychological anguish. Our attorney will discuss how much you might expect for compensation related to potential non-economic damages.

Punitive Damages in a Burn Injury Lawsuit

Punitive damage awards are not common, and only an experienced attorney will know the strategy necessary to win this type of compensation in a burn injury lawsuit. Our lawyer is a fierce litigator who will prepare your case for the possibility that you will go to court. In the state of Georgia, you may be limited in the total punitive damages you can pursue (O.C.G.A. §51-12-5.1). The cap is $250,000. However, if the responsible party was particularly egregious in their acts that led to your burn injuries, there is no limit. If your burn injuries were caused by a defective product, there is also no limit to the total punitive damages you can pursue.

The medical bills and other costs related to serious burn injuries can be extremely large, and treatment can be long-term, which is why you should get skilled legal guidance. Talk to our Macon burn injury attorney at Mann Law Firm to have a trusted, dependable advocate in your corner. Give us a call at (478) 742-3381 to discuss your case.

Our Burn Injury Lawyers in Macon Will Determine Fault

Georgia personal injury law allows victims to seek financial recovery for their burn-related suffering, provided that someone else’s negligence caused the burn. We’ve all heard about the famous case where a woman successfully sued McDonald’s after receiving third-degree burns from scalding hot coffee. Apartment buildings, restaurants, hotels, and similar commercial properties have all been found liable for allowing their hot water systems to produce scalding water.

When Product Defects Cause Severe Burn Injuries

There have been many instances where faulty consumer products were responsible for causing burns. In addition to manufacturing defects and design defects, serious injuries have resulted from a manufacturer’s failure to warn about a product’s risk of burns during use. Brands of nearly every possible product — from space heaters to hair dye, from dolls to watches — have been suspected of burn hazards.

Hoverboards, e-cigarettes, Surface Pro tablets, and certain year GM model cars are all products currently in the news for possibly exploding or catching fire. Medical providers with insufficient experience may cause burns while using radiation to treat cancer, using lasers for precise procedures, or using surgical cauterizing tools too close to oxygen. Another common cause of burns is motor vehicle accidents. Drivers and passengers are both likely to suffer severe, if not fatal, burn injuries if a crash involves a fire. Besides contact burns, inhaling hot air or smoke after a car crash can char airways and cause major breathing problems.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the severity of a burn injury classified?

Burn injuries are typically classified into four categories: first-degree (superficial), second-degree (partial-thickness), third-degree (full-thickness), and fourth-degree (deep tissue) burns. Each category is based on the depth and extent of tissue damage.

What are the immediate steps to take if someone suffers a burn injury?

In case of a burn injury, it is crucial to prioritize the following steps:

  • Ensure safety: Remove the victim from the source of the burn if possible.
  • Cool the burn: Rinse the affected area with cool (not cold) water for at least 10-20 minutes.
  • Seek medical attention: A health care professional should evaluate even minor burns, as complications may arise.

What evidence is crucial in proving liability in a burn injury case?

Key evidence may include medical records, eyewitness testimonies, accident reports, and any other documentation related to the incident. An attorney can help you gather and present this evidence.

Can I still pursue a lawsuit if I received workers’ compensation for my burn injury?

In most cases, you cannot sue your employer if you receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, you may have a viable third-party claim if a third party’s negligence contributed to your injury. Consult with an attorney to explore your options.

Contact Our Macon Burn Injury Attorney for Help Today

If you have suffered burns leading to serious injuries, the Macon burn injury attorneys of the Mann Law Firm can help. We aggressively seek full and fair compensation for our clients and are always willing to take a case to trial if necessary. The damages available in a burn claim may include compensation for plastic surgery, physical therapy, medical expenses, lost wages due to time away from work, impaired capacity to work in the future, disfigurement, and emotional distress. If you lost a loved one due to burn injuries, you could be entitled to compensation in a wrongful death claim.

Our burn injury lawyer in Macon has been successfully litigating personal injury cases across Georgia for over 50 years. Our team’s job is to examine the circumstances of what caused the accident while focusing on your future. With our experience, we know how to seek compensation from all possible sources, and we will carefully calculate your past, current, and future losses to get you the best possible recovery. While we cannot guarantee the outcome of any case, we can promise to listen, advise, and deliver unwavering legal advocacy on your behalf. Contact us at (478) 742-3381. Let us help you.

Attorney David Mann

Attorney David MannBefore leading his own firm, Mann served for several years as in-house defense counsel for a large insurance company, which gives him unique insight into how insurance companies work. He uses this critical knowledge as an advantage for his clients. He is a tough negotiator and litigator, and he is exceptionally strategic in building cases on behalf of personal injury victims.[ Attorney Bio ]


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