The skin is the body’s largest organ and is responsible for a number of important functions. Burn injuries can impair or even eliminate some of these functions and cause severe harm to the entire body. In some cases, victims are left to deal with permanent scarring and loss of feeling in the area. At Miller Legal Services, our highly reputable Marietta burn injury attorneys understand that these types of injuries can be extremely serious and may have life-long consequences. This is precisely why we are committed to providing diligent legal counsel to you every step of the way.Burn Injuries Often Result from Negligence
Burn injuries can result from a variety of accidents including but not limited to: automobile accidents, chemical burns, defective products, construction accidents, electrical burns and scalding. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), approximately 1.25 million burn injuries every year that require medical attention in the United States. Additionally, the NIH reports that an estimated 50,000 burn patients in the U.S. require hospitalization and about half of those are admitted to a specialized Burn Unit or Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
If you or a loved one suffered a burn injury due to the fault of another, you may be able to file a negligence claim. Negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care. Reasonable care refers to the level of care a prudent person would use in the same or similar situation. As such, what is considered ‘reasonable’ will vary based on the circumstances. Negligence can also take place through an omission to act when there is a duty to do so. In order to succeed on a negligence claim, the plaintiff must demonstrate the following: i) the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care; ii) the defendant breached the duty of care owed to plaintiff; and iii) the plaintiff’s resulting harm was a direct result of the defendant’s breach.
Burns can be serious injuries, harming much more than the skin. Consequences of burn injuries can include scars and disfigurement, emotional and psychological harm, infection, and more. These injuries can be extremely costly to treat. Our firm understands that money cannot undo the harm you have suffered, but we believe it can help with some of the costs associated with burn injuries. This is why we will diligently seek past, present and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost wages; and any future special needs or treatment you may require. In cases involving particular reckless conduct, the court may also award punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish the wrongdoer and deter others from engaging in similar conduct.Consult a Skilled Injury Lawyer in Marietta
At Miller Legal Services, our hardworking Marietta accident attorneys have represented many burn victims and can help you too. If you or someone you care about has been burned because of the negligence of another, it is important to consult an attorney quickly. You can rest assured that we will utilize our extensive experience in personal injury law to fight for the compensation you deserve. We proudly take on clients from Roswell, Smyrna and throughout Georgia. For an initial consultation, please do not hesitate to call us at 770-284-3727 or contact us online.