Legal Support for Burn Victims
Boise and Ogden burn injury lawyer advocates for victims of negligence
According to the American Burn Association, in 2012 about 450,000 Americans received treatment for burn injuries related to fires or heat sources and about 3,400 people died from burn injuries. These statistics do not even include the countless injuries sustained from chemical and electrical burns. While the causes of many of these injuries point directly to the careless actions of the victims, many individuals suffer needlessly because someone else committed a careless act. If you suffered a burn because of someone else’s negligence, you need assistance from an experienced attorney who can help you pursue compensation from the liable parties.
Burn injury victims from Boise to Ogden can obtain dedicated and knowledgeable legal support from an attorney with more than a decade of experience protecting the injured. By scheduling a free consultation with the Morgan Law Firm, you can obtain an honest assessment of your legal case and the options available for seeking the compensation you deserve from a lawyer.
Burn injuries range from minor to severe
While some burns can easily be treated with first aid at home, the worst injuries can permanently change the lives of victims and their families. According to the Mayo Clinic, burns fall into three basic classifications:
- First-degree burns only affect the outer layer of skin. With proper care to help protect against infection, these burns typically heal completely within a relatively short time period.
- Second-degree burns damage the outer layer of skin and the layer beneath it, causing redness, blistering, and pain. While some small second-degree burns (three inches or less) may heal on their own, larger burns require medical attention. Any second-degree burns in certain areas — such as hands, feet, face, or over joints — should be treated as medical emergencies.
- Third-degree burns damage all skin layers and cause permanent damage to tissue. These burns can also damage fat, muscle and bones. They require immediate emergency treatment in all cases.
Determining liability in burn injury legal claims
Of course, many people suffer burns due to their own negligence. You may not have a legal claim if you burn yourself by leaning on a hot stove burner. But all too often, burn injuries might not happen if another party acted responsibly. For example:
- Fiery car crashes caused by irresponsible drivers
- Home fires caused by faulty electrical work
- Explosions of defective furnaces
- Chemical burns from products that fail to warn users of the risk of injury
Schedule a free consultation with a law firm that accepts burn accident cases in Idaho and Utah
If you suffer burn injuries, you need an experienced attorney to conduct the detailed investigation required to identify all parties who are legally liable for the accident. The Morgan Law Firm has more than a decade of experience assisting families with often challenging claims. We look forward to meeting with you in your home or hospital room, in our Boise, Idaho or Lehi, Utah offices or in one of our conveniently located pilot offices to see how we can help.
All cases are handled on a contingency-fee basis. This means you pay no legal fees unless we win a recovery for you. Call Attorney Morgan directly on his cell phone at 208-999-1717 for Idaho and 801-623-1911 for Utah or contact us online. Your initial consultation is FREE.