Burns can be one of the most traumatic injuries a person can suffer. They are extremely painful, and can result in physical scarring and emotional damages. If you have suffered a burn in an accident at work, a car accident, or because of a dangerous product, you may wish to seek compensation for your injuries. In making your claim, you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney to fight on your behalf against the insurance companies involved.
If you have suffered from a painful burn injury, it’s important to determine whether your accident was due to the negligence of another person or a company. Normally, in order to recover damages after your burn accident, you must be able to prove negligence on the part of another person or business. Fires can happen almost anywhere, so it’s important to determine the cause of any fire that results in an injury.
Some of the common causes of burn injuries are fires in homes or businesses, malfunctioning smoke detectors, accidents or explosions in the workplace, and automobile accidents. In each of those situations, an individual or a business may be held liable for injuries. Property owners have a duty to keep visitors and occupants safe while on the premises. The manufacturers of smoke detectors have an obligation to make safe products. Employees who are injured in a fire on the job make seek workers’ compensation or a personal injury lawsuit. Finally, other drivers on the roads have a duty to drive safely in order to avoid injuring other drivers on the roads.
If you have been burned and you believe that someone else’s negligence is to blame, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our team can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.