Victims of burn injuries often have serious physical damages that leave them with significant medical bills, lost wages and other out-of-pocket costs. They can also suffer psychologically due to the traumatic event and lingering scarring or disfigurement. If someone else caused the burn injury through some type of negligence, that person may owe the survivor financial compensation. If you or a family member has a severe burn injury, call (623) 486-8300 24/7 to request a free initial consultation at Gerber Injury Law in Phoenix.
The skin is the body’s largest organ. Injuries to the skin, such as burns, can damage bodily functions. A severe burn injury can cause not only pain and physical disfigurement but also changes to body temperature regulation, hydration and the body’s ability to fight infectious diseases. Sweat glands, skin elasticity, hair growth and many other bodily functions can also suffer due to a burn injury.
An injury as life-changing as a severe burn deserves legal representation. During an injury claim, insurance companies and other entities may try to take advantage of you to protect profits. A lawyer can stand up for you and fight for maximum compensation on your behalf. A lawyer may be able to achieve an award to pay for your medical bills, future health care, lost wages, disabilities, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and the emotional toll a burn injury had on you. Your lawyer will fight for fair recovery while you focus on healing.
A severe burn injury is generally in the third-degree category. A third-degree burn is the most serious. It affects not only the upper layers of tissues but also the deeper tissues, including tendons, muscles and sometimes bones. Severe burns can have complications such as infections and medically required amputations. They may need surgeries and skin grafts to treat. Four different types of burn injuries could affect a victim.
You could be eligible for compensation with any type or degree of burn injury in Phoenix. First- and second-degree burns of any kind may also require medical attention and can cost victims thousands in hospital bills and lost wages. Keep track of your treatment plan and medical expenses after a burn injury. Take photographs of your burns as they heal. Contact a lawyer as soon as possible from Gerber Injury Law to discuss your legal rights.
You may have grounds for a burn injury cause of action in Arizona if someone else negligently caused your injuries. If another person or party is responsible for causing a preventable accident, and this is how your burns occurred, that party could owe you compensation.
At Gerber Injury Law, we have experience handling personal injury, product liability, premises liability, workers’ compensation, wrongful death and other types of cases. We can handle burn injury cases across all practice areas.
The severe burn injury attorneys at Gerber Injury Law advocate for survivors of fires and other incidents throughout Arizona. We have obtained tens of millions of dollars collectively for past clients. We know how to hold any party accountable for causing severe burns. We have the knowledge and legal experience to help you navigate the claims process. Contact us today to begin your claim with a free initial consultation.