Prescott Burn Injury Attorneys
Burn injuries can have lasting physical and psychological consequences. If a burn injury was due to the negligence of another individual or entity, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for the damages you have suffered and continue to suffer.
The legal team at Phillips Law Group has recovered more than $750 million in compensation for thousands of clients, such as a $325,000 settlement for a victim who endured second and third-degree burns in a premises liability incident. Our award-winning founder Jeffrey Phillips has recovered verdicts across Arizona, including Yavapai County, and has been a member of the American Association for Justice Leaders Forum since 2013.
Your initial consultation with one of our Prescott burn injury attorneys is completely free of charge. The consultation is also confidential and there is no obligation to pursue legal action. We do not charge any upfront fees for our services. Our firm does not get paid unless you recover compensation for your injury.
Find out how we may be able to help. Call 1-800-706-3000.
Is My Burn Injury Eligible for Compensation?
Your eligibility to obtain compensation will depend on your unique situation. Generally, we look at the extent of the injuries, the medical care needed to treat those injuries and the time it will take to make a recovery, among other factors. Our lawyers will not know definitively until we have the opportunity to review your situation to see if you may have a viable claim.
The majority of burn injury cases are filed under the legal theory of negligence. You need to be able to prove the other party acted in a reckless or careless manner.
You must establish that the other party owed you a duty of care but failed to meet that obligation. The duty of care requires the other party to use the same care that a reasonable person would have in a similar situation. After establishing the other party breached the duty of care, you must show that this breach directly caused you to suffer an injury and the injury would not have otherwise happened.
If the reason for your burn injury was a faulty product, you may be able to seek damages from the maker, distributor, or retailer. In these cases, you may be able to pursue legal action against anyone in the chain of distribution. This includes any individual or entity that played a part in the product’s design, creation or sale.
Since not all burn injuries are the same, we recommend that you discuss your situation with a Prescott burn injury lawyer in a free consultation to learn more about your legal options.
How Do I Know How Much My Case is Worth?
In burn injury cases, victims often experience painful wounds to the skin and body, sometimes requiring extensive hospitalization. Treatment can be very expensive and impact one’s life in various ways. This is why the value of your potential case will depend on the complications you have had to face after the incident.
Burn injury victims may be eligible for compensation for a number of damages, including:
- Medical bills for burn wound care (past, current and future)
- Stays in an intensive care unit (ICU) or burn treatment unit
- Plastic surgery or skin grafts needed
- Rehabilitation treatment
- Physical therapy
- Counseling services
- Long-term care
- Lost income
- Diminished future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of quality of life
In some instances, a victim’s family member or spouse may be able to seek damages for loss of consortium, which helps cover the loss of their loved one’s support, companionship and affection due to the injury.
Have legal questions that need answers? Give us a call at 1-800-706-3000.
Benefits of Working With a Burn Injury Lawyer
If you are considering taking legal action for a burn injury, you do not have to do it alone. Having an experienced lawyer on your side is an important part of the recovery process. He or she will be prepared to fight for your legal rights every step of the way to try to recover maximum compensation for your injuries.
At Phillips Law Group, we have nearly 30 years of experience investigating catastrophic injuries, consulting with medical experts, and preparing cases to seek a settlement from the other party’s insurer or go to trial, if necessary. We are well-versed in the rules and statutes of the legal system and how they may apply to your situation. Should we represent you, our Prescott burn injury lawyers are prepared to guide you throughout the legal process, including making sure that you file your claim within the statute of limitations.
The statute of limitations for personal injury actions, including burn injuries, is generally within two years from the date of the incident. This deadline could be extended or shortened in certain cases. For burn injury victims who are minors, the legal time limit will not begin until they reach 18 years of age.
You also have the option of letting our legal team deal with the insurance company on your behalf. We know how they operate and the tactics they use (offering a quick settlement, asking for a recorded statement) in an effort to pay out as little as possible. Unlike the insurance company, we have your best interests in mind.
Classification of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are classified based on how deep they penetrate the skin’s surface. The higher the degree of the burn, the more severe the burn is. Burn treatment will depend on the location, total burn area and the intensity of the burn.
A first-degree burn or superficial burn only affects the outer layer of the skin, also known as the epidermis. The burn area is red, painful, and swollen with no blisters. A mild sunburn is a common example. These burns usually heal within three to five days and require minimal first-aid treatment.
A second-degree burn or partial thickness burn affects the outer (epidermis) and second layer of the skin, known as the dermis. The burn area is often bright red, blistered and very painful. These burns can also leak fluid and cause scarring, usually taking between two to three weeks to completely heal with medical care.
A third-degree burn or full thickness burn affects the tissue underneath the skin, such as the nerves, muscles and tendons. The burn area may appear white, blackened or charred. These burns are often painless because the nerve endings have been damaged, causing numbness, and typically take several months to heal.
Victims with severe burn injuries are more likely to need skin grafts and have permanent disfigurement or scarring. This can lead to significant emotional distress that can last for many years. Our Prescott burn injury attorneys know that the road to recovery can be a lengthy and difficult process for you and your loved ones. We encourage you to reach out to our firm as soon as possible to get started on your claim.
We are standing by to take your call. Ph: 1-800-706-3000.
Accident-Related Burn Injuries
A burn injury can happen for any number of reasons. Our legal team is prepared to handle a variety of burn injury cases, including those caused by:
- Motor vehicle accidents – Negligent motorists can cause car, bus, motorcycle or truck accidents that result in fires or explosions. Any contact with hot metal, hot water, steam escaping from a damaged radiator, or other heated elements in a vehicle could cause significant thermal burns.
- Defective products – Defective cords or wires in a product can cause electrical burns as well as thermal burns if certain parts of the product overheat.
- Workplace accidents – Restaurant workers can be burned by flames, hot oil, grease or steam when using stoves, grills, and fryers. Lab technicians could suffer radiation burns due to radiation exposure.
- Construction accidents – Construction workers often face serious risks of burns from fires, sparks caused by faulty wiring, exposure to toxic chemicals or handling electrical outlets.
- Dangerous property conditions – Residential fires can happen in a home or apartment building due to bad electrical wiring, space heaters, and leaving lit cigarettes or candles unattended.
Let Our Prescott Burn Injury Attorneys Review Your Situation
For almost 30 years, our attorneys at Phillips Law Group have aggressively pursued full compensation for many residents in Yavapai County and throughout the state of Arizona. This includes millions of dollars in compensation for more than 155,000 clients and counting.
Let us review your situation and discuss your possible legal options in a 100 percent free consultation. There is no risk or obligation involved. We work on contingency, so there are no upfront fees unless we help you secure compensation for your burn injuries.
Free Consultation. Ph: 1-800-706-3000.