Yuma Burn Injury Lawyer
Disfigurement and serious, ongoing pain often result from severe burn injuries, impacting the victim for the remainder of his or her life. Burns caused by another party’s negligence may be the basis for a lawsuit or insurance claim by the victim to pursue compensation for damages.
Phillips Law Group’s Yuma burn injury lawyers help burn victims pursue full compensation for their damages. We have obtained more than $750 million on behalf of our clients, this includes a $325,000 award in a premises liability case for a victim who sustained second- and third-degree burns. Our firm has served more than 155,000 clients and our founder Jeffrey Phillips has obtained verdicts in several Arizona counties.
Contact our firm 24/7 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. We can review your situation and determine if there are legal options available that allow you to pursue compensation for your injuries. There are no upfront fees, and you only pay for legal services if we recover compensation for you.
Call 1-800-706-3000 and speak with a Yuma burn injury lawyer today.
Am I Eligible to File a Case?
All burn injury cases have different circumstances. As such, it is recommended you contact a licensed Yuma burn injury attorney to find out if you may be eligible to file a claim.
A Yuma burn injury lawyer must build a case to show negligence occurred, which requires proof that:
- The victim was owed a duty of care by the defendant, meaning the defendant was required to behave reasonably in order to prevent harm to others.
- The defendant breached the duty of care, failing to uphold his or her legal duty to the victim.
- The breach of duty caused the victim to suffer harm. If the defendant had not breached his or her duty of care, the victim would have been left uninjured.
- As a result of the injury, the victim suffered damages. This includes the cost of medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you think negligence led to your burn injuries, get a free case review with a Yuma burn injury lawyer today and find out if you have a case.
Call Phillips Law Group at 1-800-706-3000 to request a free, no obligation consultation today.
How Much Is My Burn Injury Case Worth?
Burn injuries arise from various situations, making each case unique. A burn injury case is valued based on the severity of your wounds, the expenses you have incurred and the injury’s impact on your life, presently and in the future.
Burn injury victims may be eligible for compensation for many damages, such as:
- Past, present and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Loss of companionship
Medical treatment and unexpected complications related to burn injuries make it difficult for victims to determine the true value of their damages. An experienced Yuma burn injury attorney from our firm will know what factors to consider in order to calculate a fair value for your damages.
How Can Phillips Law Group Help Me?
Medical care for burn injuries is often expensive and extensive. Multiple skin graft surgeries and other medical treatments may be necessary now and in the future, and injuries may be severe enough to result in disability.
Hiring an attorney can give you peace of mind because you can focus on your recovery while your lawyer manages the legal process. The experienced attorneys at Phillips Law Group have extensive knowledge of Arizona law and decades of history securing settlements and verdicts.
You can review your claim in a free consultation and learn what legal options may be available to you. Should you decide to move forward with legal action and choose Phillips Law Group for representation, we can assist you with every step of the legal process and fight to secure favorable compensation for you, whether by settlement or taking your case to trial.
Is There a Time Limit to File My Case?
Arizona Revised Statutes 12-542 sets a legal time limit (known as the statute of limitations) of two years from the date of the incident. In some situations, your time limit is shorter or longer. Claims against the government have a much shorter time limit to take legal action. The statute of limitations for a minor who is injured starts at the victim’s 18th birthday, not the date of the incident.
Every case is different, and it is sometimes difficult to determine how much time you have to take legal action. We recommend you contact our Yuma burn injury lawyers to learn how much time applies in your situation.
Complete our free consultation form or contact us 24/7 to request a review of your case.
Burn Injury Categories
Burn injuries are classified in the following categories:
- First-degree: Superficial burns without blistering that affect the skin’s outer layer only. Pain and redness may be present at the site.
- Second-degree: Burns affecting the skin’s outer layer and a portion of the dermis (lower layer of skin). Second-degree burns typically cause blistering, swelling, redness and pain.
- Third-degree: Full thickness burns harming the skin’s dermis and outer layer, with possible injury to tissue lying below the skin. These burns appear charred, white or blackened.
- Fourth-degree: Burns impacting all skin layers as well as tissue immediately below the skin and deep tissue, potentially including muscle and bone. Nerve endings are destroyed by these burns, leaving no sensation in the injured area.
Skin grafts are often needed to treat severe burns. Skin graft surgery involves removing healthy skin from elsewhere on the body and placing it atop the burn area. There is a risk of infection, nerve damage and immense pain associated with skin graft treatment.
Burn Injury Causes
A variety of situations can result in a victim suffering from a burn injury, such as:
- Workplace accidents
- House fires
- Contact with hot water
- Electrical accidents
- Defective products
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Radiation exposure
- Medical malpractice
Burns that occur in these situations are typically one of these four types:
- Thermal: Contact with a flame or extreme heat source caused the burn.
- Light: Sunlight or UV rays are the cause of the burn.
- Chemical: Contact with toxins led to burns.
- Radiation: Contact with radioactive material or nuclear radiation resulted in burns.
If you have suffered a burn injury due to any of the above circumstances, contact our Yuma burn injury lawyers and receive a free, no obligation legal consultation.
What Steps Should I Take After an Accident?
You need to seek medical care as soon as possible after suffering a burn injury. In the case of a first- or second-degree burn, some at-home first aid can be performed before visiting a physician; in the case of a third- or fourth-degree burn, immediate emergency medical care is necessary.
After you have started treatment with a medical professional, take care to protect your potential legal claim by doing the following:
- Take photos of your injuries and their progress through treatment.
- Complete all medical treatments prescribed by your doctor – failure to follow doctor’s orders could have negative impacts on your claim as the defendant may allege your actions contributed to the severity of your condition.
- Keep a personal injury journal. Make daily entries that detail your pain level, activities that were limited due to your burns, medical appointments attended and other details of your recovery.
Contact Our Yuma Burn Injury Lawyers Today
The legal team at Phillips Law Group is prepared to aggressively pursue full compensation for your injuries. Over more than 27 years, we have represented more than 155,000 clients, obtaining hundreds of millions in compensation.
Request a free, no obligation case review today and learn possible legal options for pursuing compensation for your burn injuries. There are no upfront legal fees to pay, and we are only paid if we are successful in securing compensation for you.