If you suffered severe burns due to negligence by another party, you may face serious injuries that are either severe or permanent. Some severe burns have the potential to cause death There are several reasons a victim could receive burns through no fault of their own. If you suffered any kind of burn injury because of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to receive compensation for your injuries and losses.
Causes of Burn Injuries
There are several ways a victim could receive burn injuries related to negligence including the following:
- Power lines too close to the ground
- Power lines improperly maintained or improperly insulated
- Faulty electrical wiring in homes, hospitals, schools or other buildings
- Manufacturing defects of electrical wiring or power lines
- Trucking accidents involving hazardous or toxic materials
If you suffered burns, there may be several parties to hold liable for your injuries and losses including:
- Utility company (private or public)
- Home contractor
- Business contractor
- Electrician (or the employer of the electrician)
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Government entity
Deadline to File a Personal Injury Claim
If you are a victim of someone else’s negligence that resulted in any type of burn, you may be facing serious pain and suffering, medical bills, the need for continuing medical treatments or hospitalization or life-long suffering due to your injuries. In the State of California, you only have two years from the date of the accident that caused your burn injuries to file a claim to receive compensation for your injuries and losses.
If your claim is against a government entity, the time frame is very different for filing a claim. There will be substantially different paperwork to file prior to ever actually filing a claim in court. Visit with an experienced personal injury attorney today to ensure that your legal rights are protected and you do not lose the opportunity to file a claim to receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact a Burn Injury Lawyer Today
There are few practicing medical malpractice lawyers who are also medical doctors. Ken Sigelman, J.D., M.D., is a doctor that is licensed to practice law in California and Florida, and before the U.S. Supreme Court. For more than 20 years, Dr. Sigelman, an award-winning trial lawyer, has had an exceptional record of verdicts, settlements and arbitration awards. If you suffered any burn injuries because of someone else’s negligence, contact our experienced and compassionate attorneys at 866-971-8956 or online today for a free consultation.