If You or a Loved One Has Been Severely Burned

The team of burn attorneys at Carabin Shaw Law Firm stand ready to help you during the difficult time that is the result of a fire. We understand that such a tragic event can lead to injuries and complications that could have lasting effects. Call us today at 1.800.862.1260 if you’ve been injured as a result of a fire in order to discuss with our team your situation so that we can begin the process of getting your life back together.

Holding Companies Responsible

An essential part of the case finding out who is responsible for the injuries you have sustained as a result of a fire and is one of the many things that the burn lawyers at Carabin Shaw will do for you. Such parties include:

  • The manufacturer of a product;
  • The owner of a vehicle that causes a crash resulting in a fire;
  • A maintenance company;
  • A propane company;
  • A gas company that causes an explosion.
Burn Compensation

One aspect of compensation is amounts for physical pain. Although it is impossible to put a number to make up for the horrific pain suffered, in order to hold wrongdoers accountable and provide needed funds to the victim, it is essential to getting a significant recovery.

Often, more than the skin is damaged. Damage to the lungs, kidneys, and eyes can result from fire and smoke. Arms, legs, feet, and hands can be so badly burned that amputation is needed.

Depending on your case, the following damages may be claimed:

  1. Punitive is an amount awarded to a burn victim as a means of punishing the person responsible.
  2. Compensatory includes pain and suffering such as physical pain, emotional distress, suffering, disfigurement, mental impairment and disability), medical expenses,cost of care, lost earnings and other expenses.

The family may have what is called a “wrongful death” claim in the unfortunate event the victim does not survive.

Expert Witnesses

Many times, the expert testimony of engineers, medical doctors and biomedical professionals is needed. At Carabin Shaw, our burn lawyers have the resources for our clients to get qualified expert witnesses and supplies needed to give them the best chance at success in pleading their case.

The attorneys at Carabin Shaw understand the science behind these cases and have successfully used science-based testimony of expert witnesses during negotiation settlements, in pre-trial motions and in court. Our fire investigation lawyers have decades of collective experience.

Listed below is more information that could be tied to a fire or explosion. At Carabin Shaw, we understand that injuries and scenarios such as these can render you and those you love in a difficult situation. Let us help you fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Thermal Burn Lawsuit

Compensation includes any amount that would be considered necessary to compensate for losses and usually includes loss of earnings, medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress and disability.

Defective Smoke Alarm Lawsuit

A lawsuit can be filed on behalf of anyone who claims to have been seriously injured after a smoke detector in their apartment failed to work. Possible injuries can include severe burns, smoke inhalation, kidney failure, and even amputation.

Chemical Burns

These are caused by substances such as bases, hydrocarbons and acids. The length of exposure, type of chemical causing the damage and the concentration substance all have an effect on the severity of the injury.

Third-Degree Burns Lawyer

When someone is suffers third-degree burns because of someone else’s negligence, that person can sue the negligent party and others who are liable under the law.

Electrical Burn

Energy is given off in the form of heat when electricity passes through a resistant material such as the human body. The pathway of the current (head to to, hand to hand, etc.), length of exposure and size of the current all have an effect on the extent of the injury.

Second-Degree

Bacterial infection causes partial thickness burns to become full thickness in many second-degree injuries. sepsis and septic shock can result from an infection of the wound area. Because their blood pressure begins to drop rapidly, septic shock is extremely dangerous for the patient.

Brain Damage

Fires can result in brain damage in the form of cerebral hypoxia, also known as cerebral anoxia. It is a condition where there is an absence of oxygen to the brain.

Natural Gas Explosion

At Carabin Shaw, or team of burn attorneys know that a Natural Gas Explosion can result in horrible pain, disfigurement and even death, not to mention all of the financial and legal needs of survivors and their families.

CO Poisoning Inhalation

Carbon monoxide causes the most common source of fire-caused inhalation injuries by an asphyxiant. That is because carbon monoxide (CO) is released during the burning of all organic materials.

Kidney Failure

Particularly for electrical burn and thermal burn victims, kidney failure is a major complication. Our lawyers are ready to help you or someone you love in the event such failure occurs as a result of a fire.

Chemical Inhalation Injuries

The length of exposure, toxin causing the injury, size of the particles inhaled and the concentration inhaled affect chemical inhalation injuries. Larger particles remain in the major airways and the nasopharynx. Smaller particles that can diffuse easily can move into smaller airways and alveoli, and that could potentially cause more severe damage than the larger counterparts.

Cyanide Poisoning

Hydrogen cyanide is a common asphyxiant associated with inhalation injuries. It is typically produced from the combustion of wool, paper, silk and polyurethane (foams) which are all commonly found in homes.

Inhalation Injury and Respiratory Failure

Between, 2.5% and 15% of victims suffer from inhalation injury and can even be present if no burn has occurred. They only needs exposure to inhalants.

Scald Injury

This injury only takes a few seconds to be severe, and children are particularly at risk for these.

Victim Pain and Suffering

Any disability, pain, emotional distress or embarrassment that the person has experienced up to the time of your verdict or will experience in the future are included in a lawsuit for “pain and suffering.”

If you or a loved one has been severely burned, the burn attorneys at Carabin Shaw are here to help you get through it. We will help you find answers and get the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 1.800.862.1260 for a free consultation with one of our lawyer

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