North Carolina Burn Injury Lawyer
Burn injuries can be permanently damaging for survivors. Burns can damage or destroy layers of the skin and underlying tissues. If you or someone you love suffered burn injuries that resulted in significant pain, physical scars, disfigurement, expensive medical bills, or psychological suffering, contact Riddle & Brantley. Our North Carolina personal injury attorneys have experience representing burn injury victims after a variety of accident types.
Who Caused Your Burn Injury?
One of the first steps you must take toward achieving compensation for your burn injury is to identify the party legally responsible, or liable, for your accident. Many accidents involve more than one at-fault party. The liable person or company will be the entity most accountable for causing your injury. It could be one of the following parties based on the circumstances:
- Burns are common injuries in car accidents. If you suffered thermal burns because of a car fire in a collision, the at-fault driver could be liable for your damages. North Carolina is a fault insurance state, meaning the party who caused the wreck will be the one responsible for paying victims’ damages.
- Property owner
- Landowners owe legal duties to keep their properties reasonably safe for visitors. Property hazards such as fires, explosions, or acidic chemical spills could be grounds for premises liability claims. Contact our firm if you suffered your burns while on someone else’s property.
- Product manufacturer
- Many different consumer products can pose burn injury risks, from electric children’s toys to cosmetic appliances. When manufacturers fail to ensure the safety of their items, innocent consumers can suffer the consequences. You might have grounds for a product liability claim if a defective or dangerous product caught fire, exploded, or otherwise caused your burn injuries.
These are three of the most common defendants in North Carolina burn injury lawsuits. If your accident happened at work, your employer could also be liable for failing to keep employees safe from burn injuries. The easiest way to find out who might be liable for your damages is to discuss your case with a lawyer. Our team can investigate your accident, identify the defendant(s), and file your claim against them within the statute of limitations.
Should You Take Legal Action?
Burn injuries can change your life. If you’re a burn survivor coping with significant medical bills, lifelong disfigurement, or disabilities, contact an attorney. You deserve professional legal attention to find out whether you’re eligible for a settlement or judgment award. Our team has won millions of dollars for past clients. *Disclaimer: Any case result information provided on any portion of this website should not be understood as a promise of any particular result in a future case.. We know what it takes to go to battle and win serious personal injury claims in North Carolina. You could receive payment for the following damages:
- Past and future medical bills
- Surgeries, skin grafts, and rehabilitation
- Live-in care or disability costs
- Lost wages and lost earning capacity
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
- Mental anguish or psychological distress
- Lost quality of life
An experienced personal injury attorney can make a big difference in the outcome of your burn injury claim. Partnering with an experienced, results-driven lawyer can be exactly what you need to explore your rights and act after an accident. We’re passionate about our clients and the personal injuries they’ve suffered. Our firm knows how to help persuade insurance companies to offer fair and just settlements for victims.
Contact Us for a Free Burn Injury Consultation
We always put our clients first at Riddle & Brantley. We value our clients and have empathy for the difficulties they’ve experienced. Contact us today to learn more about your individual burn injury claim. Initial case evaluations with our firm are always free and confidential. Our personal injury attorneys can tell you if we believe your burn injury accident has merit as a civil claim.