Smoke or toxic gases from fires and burn injuries kill more people each year in the U.S. than all natural disasters combined annually.
Burn injuries can cause lifelong physical and psychological harm, and are among the most devastating and traumatic types of injuries. A severe burn can have a profound impact on the skin as well as organs not located directly in the burned area. Burn survivors often suffer complications to their cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, neurological, and pulmonary systems.
Burn Injury Lawsuits
Common types of burn injury lawsuits include:
- defectively designed or manufactured products like portable stoves and butane burners;
- cars, trucks, and other vehicles with design defects (such as the failure to protect the gas tank from intrusion by other objects in the vehicle in the event of a rear end collision);
- workplace injuries; and
- house and residential fires due to a person’s negligence (an example is leaving a lit cigarette on furniture).
The law in most states provides individuals with legal claims and the right to compensation for fire-related injuries they suffer as a result of a defective product or the negligence of another. Burn survivors and other victims of fires may file lawsuits seeking compensation for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost past and future wages and punitive damages.
Experienced, Top-Rated Burn Injury Lawyers
Lieff Cabraser represents persons across America seriously injured in fires and explosions, and the families of loved ones who died. Our lawyers work closely with burn survivors and their families throughout the entire legal process. We know that burn survivors often have to overcome numerous financial, vocational, and social challenges in addition to seeing to their physical and mental recovery.