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Alabama Burn Injury Lawyer

Our Alabama burn injury attorneys understand that burn injury victims need to recover from not just the devastating physical trauma but the emotional trauma as well. The serious injury lawyers of Belt, Bruner & Barnett, P.C. have successfully handled litigation involving the victims of burns and explosions. Contact us today if you have suffered a burn injury and would like to work with a caring and dedicated attorney.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 3,704 people lost their lives due to fires in 2019. Fires have killed more Americans than all natural disasters combined, and many civilian fire deaths occurred in residences. Unfortunately, many burn- and explosion-related injuries go unreported.


Causes of Burn Injuries

The key to recovering medical expenses and other damages in a burn injury case depends on proving negligence, which is often very difficult. That is why it is vital to have someone experienced in investigating and prosecuting personal injury cases on your side. Burn injuries can result from a variety of different activities and sources, including:

  • Building fires
  • Hot liquids
  • Fume ignition
  • Water heater fires
  • Chemical burns
  • Defective products
  • Flammable liquids
  • Smoke/heat
  • Gas explosions
  • Flammable clothing
  • Work-related accidents

Types of Burn Injuries

Explosions involving a flammable material or heavy impact often lead to serious personal injuries to victims, including second-degree or third-degree burns. The pain is intolerable and could lead to internal organ damage due to severe pain under which the brain stops responding to these organs.

Burns are classified based upon the severity of damage to the skin and divided into three different categories:

  • First-degree burns affect only the skin’s outer layer (called the epidermis).
  • Second-degree burns damage the epidermis and the layer beneath it (called the dermis).
  • Third-degree burns involve damage or destruction of all layers of skin and damage to underlying tissues. People who experience such burns often require skin grafting.

Even if one can bear the pain, treatment for the burns, skin grafting, and special garments compound the victim’s sufferings. Then scarring and disfigurement can haunt the victim later.

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Liability in Burn Injury Cases

Burn injuries can be caused by workplace accidents, car accidents, faulty products, and more. No matter the circumstances of your injury, you’ll have to prove that you were hurt because of someone else’s negligence. A claim’s success relies on your ability to establish:

  • The other party’s duty of care toward you. You’ll have to prove that the at-fault party owed you a duty to use reasonable care. For example, you trust that the products you buy are safe to use or that your employer will take steps to keep you safe on the job.
  • The other party failed to uphold the duty of care. You will need to show how the other party’s actions – or lack thereof– breached their duty of care. For example, you may be able to show how a chemical manufacturer received complaints about faulty packaging but failed to take steps to address the issue.
  • The other party’s negligence caused your burn injury. You must prove that the breach of duty led to your burn injury and other damages.

Pursuing Compensation for Burn Injuries

After suffering a burn injury, you may be ready to hold someone responsible and pursue compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages. Through a personal injury claim, which may involve an insurance claim or a lawsuit, our Alabama burn injury lawyers can help you pursue compensation for:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of use of property
  • Physical impairment
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical pain
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of quality of life
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Seeking Compensation for Burn Injuries – Call an Alabama Burn Injury Lawyer

At Belt, Bruner & Barnett, P.C., we recognize the devastating impact of burns. But to prove your case, you need the assistance of an experienced attorney who can take up your case with the court and help you get justice.

Our Alabama personal injury attorneys are ready to provide the one-on-one attention you need and deserve. For your free consultation, fill out our contact form or call us at (205) 933-1500.