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Proving Negligence in a Lubbock Burn Injury Claim

Have you been involved in one of the residential fires, commercial building fires, workplace chemical burns, and more that have occurred in Lubbock in 2020? If so, you should contact personal injury lawyers serving Lubbock. An experienced attorney will review your case and determine if they can prove that another’s negligence led to your injury and suffering. If a lawyer can prove negligence, they can potentially recover the compensation you deserve.

Burn victims often have questions about the legal process of establishing liability. To help with this, we have provided information on proving negligence in a Lubbock burn injury claim. Read on to learn more.

How to Prove Negligence in Court

Proving negligence requires more than a simple accusation—it requires evidence. To prove negligence in court, there are certain criteria that must be proven by your personal injury lawyer.

You attorney needs to prove:

  1. The defendant is responsible for providing the plaintiff with a legal duty or obligation.
  2. The defendant did not provide the plaintiff with that legal duty or obligation, which led to a breaching of the understood obligation.
  3. This breaching of the obligation directly caused the accident.
  4. The accident caused the plaintiff’s injury.
  5. When all of the previous four criteria have been met, the defendant is then legally obligated to provide compensation to the plaintiff.
Who Can Be Proven Negligent After a Burn Injury?

The simple answer to this question is anyone can be proven negligent by Lubbock burn injury lawyers. If a person/party were directly responsible for your injury, a personal injury attorney could potentially prove their negligence. Some of the potential people/parties that have been held responsible in burn injury cases include:

  • Coworker

    In the circumstance of a coworker directly causing your injury, their actions would be investigated. If those actions were proven to be negligent in Lubbock court, typically the employer’s insurance company would present the coworker’s defense.

  • Employer

    For a company to be held negligent, the circumstances usually include a failure to provide you with a safe work environment. This can take the form of many scenarios, such as not providing you with proper personal protective equipment (PPE), not performing mandatory inspections of equipment/premises, not following guidelines on scheduling appropriate amounts of hours, etc.

  • Company Other Than Your Employer

    If you are injured due to the negligence of a company other than your employer, they can still be held negligent for your injury by a personal injury lawyer serving Lubbock. This can mean receiving a burn injury in a company’s store, in a workplace accident in which another contractor was present, etc.

  • HVAC Installer

    When an HVAC contractor installs equipment in a home/business/public area, they are responsible for meeting certain safety requirements. If they do not meet those standards, they could be proven negligent for their unsafe work practices.

These are only four of the many different people/parties that could be proven negligent. To fully understand how your specific circumstances could apply, contact Lubbock burn injury lawyers today.

Contact Top Texas Lawyers at Carabin Shaw Today

If you want the strongest chance of proving a party’s negligence caused your injury, there is only one law firm for you: Carabin Shaw. The top Texas lawyers at Carabin Shaw have all the resources, knowledge, and experience you need to put forward the best case. Our nationally respected service is known for unparalleled commitment and success in recovering damages for our clients.

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