Macon Burn Injury Lawyers Help You Get Compensation
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 that was caused by the negligence or fault of another party, 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 as well as 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.
Our Burn Injury Lawyer Will Fight for Compensation You Need for 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 result in damage to 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 actually happen anywhere — and in almost any kind of accident. If you or someone you love has received a serious burn, it is important to contact a GA burn lawyer.
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 on behalf of clients in Dublin, Warner Robins, Milledgeville and other Georgia communities. We would like to meet with you to discuss your case, and we are proud to offer free initial consultations.
Our Burn Injury Attorney Will Fight for Compensation for Any Type of 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 any costs of ongoing treatment, whether that is additional surgeries, rehabilitation, or physical therapy. You may also be unable to work while you heal and economic damages in you burn injury case may also include lost income as well as 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 suffered 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 can also pursue non-economic damages that address other costs of suffering from a burn injury. A patient that endures the treatment phase may still have to deal with lasting effects such as scarring, disfigurement, and psychological anguish. Our attorney will discuss with you 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 the burn was caused by someone else’s negligence. 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.
Contact Our Macon Burn Injury Attorney for Help
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. The job of our team 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, to advise, and to deliver unwavering legal advocacy on your behalf. Contact us at (478) 742-3381. Let us help you.
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