Personal Injury Attorneys Helping Longmont CO Burn Victims
In February 2021, the Longmont Colorado fire department battled two separate mobile home fires within a single week. The residences were a total loss, displacing eight people in total. The cause? Faulty wiring.
Amazingly, no one was injured in either blaze, but many are not so lucky. If you suffered a burn injury in a fire caused by negligence, contact a Longmont burn accident lawyer immediately. At Carabin Shaw, our attorneys have decades of experience in personal injury cases and are committed to defending victims’ rights and securing compensation whenever possible. Call us for a free initial consultation.The Severity of Burn Injuries
Burns come in different forms and varying levels of intensity. The severity of your injuries depends on both of these factors.
Burn injury degrees range from mild to life-threatening:
- First-degree burns turn the skin pink or red but do not cause blisters. For example, a sunburn.
- Second-degree burns go beyond the surface of the skin and injure the layer beneath (the dermis). Your skin may blister or appear very red and shiny.
- Third-degree burns destroy two layers of skin and are often called “full-thickness burns.” Surprisingly, these burns do not hurt because they destroy the nerve endings.
- Fourth-degree burns are the most devastating of all, destroying every layer of skin and potentially even the muscles and bones.
Even moderate burns can still negatively impact your life. Contact Colorado personal injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw today—we may be able to help assess the damages incurred due to your injuries.Types of Burns
We often assume burns come from fires, but there are other types—all of which can be life-altering.
Common types of burns include:
- Thermal burns occur when your skin makes contact with extreme heat, including flames, steam, hot metal, and boiling liquid.
- Scalds are specific to wet heat sources, including steam and boiling liquid.
- Radiation burns are caused by ultraviolet rays or radiation. For example, prolonged exposure to the sun, X-rays, or radiation treatments for cancer.
- Chemical burns may occur when you touch corrosive chemicals like acids or solvents.
- Electrical burns result from contact with electric currents, including AC and DC.
No matter what caused your burns, you deserve justice if someone else is liable. Call Carabin Shaw to speak with personal injury attorneys helping Longmont CO burn victims. To date, we have recovered over $1 billion in damages for our clients.Examples of Liability in Burn Injuries
No matter where you suffered your burn injuries, it’s important to establish that another party is liable and should be held responsible. If so, you may be able to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Burn injury attorneys in Longmont are your best chance for a favorable outcome.
Examples of liable parties in burn accidents include (but are not limited to):
- A landlord who does not install smoke alarms or provide fire extinguishers.
- A restaurant serving extremely hot soup or coffee.
- A property manager who does not keep electrical wiring up to code.
- An equipment manufacturing company that fails to adequately test products for safety.
- A science teacher who does not instruct their students on proper safety precautions.
- A colleague who ignores safety precautions or preventative protocols.
The extreme effects of burn injuries cannot be overstated. If you or a loved one is a burn victim facing physical, emotional, or financial challenges, a lawyer can help.Free Consultations for Burn Victims
Did someone else’s irresponsible choices cause your burn injuries? Don’t suffer in silence: you may be able to claim damages that will assist in your recovery. A Longmont burn accident lawyer can tell you about your options.
Call us toll-free 24/7 at 800-862-1260. English and Spanish speakers are available all day, every day.