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Catastrophic injuries like burn injuries are life-changing and often life-threatening. If you have been severely burned in an accident, then you need to be prepared for significant costs and losses caused by it. Furthermore, you need to consider your legal options for pursuing compensation provided by the party that caused your burns.
Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers in Bossier City can provide comprehensive legal counsel to people in our area who were burned due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional wrongdoing. We have built our careers on securing major victories where other law firms would back away or accept a lowball settlement offer. If you think that our caliber of service is what your case needs to succeed, then please reach out to us as soon as possible so we can learn more about your situation.
Burns can be caused by open flames, heated surfaces, electrical sources, and exposure to hazardous chemicals. But the question to ask in your burn injury case will be more focused on what caused one of those sources that then hurt you? Furthermore, what did the other party do, and how does that add liability onto them?
Three common causes of burn injuries in the claims we handle include:
The treatments needed to alleviate a burn injury will depend based on the severity of the burn. In medical contexts, burn injury severity will range from first-degree to third-degree and worse. A first-degree burn is mild, and a third-degree burn is traumatic. Fourth-degree burns and worse are typically not considered survivable.
To treat your burn injury correctly, it is crucial that you see a medical professional if you have not already and follow their treatment instructions as closely as you can. Otherwise, your injury could worsen, and its worsened condition could not be the direct fault of the defendant.
Ideally, you will get the most compensation possible for your burn injury claim in as little time as possible. For this to happen, you will likely need to reach a settlement agreement with the liable party. But taking the first settlement offer might not be the right idea, and it might not even be possible.
Most eligible personal injury claims will reach a settlement, but not all of them. It could be that your case will go to court for litigation, or at least be on the path to a trial before the defendant is convinced that they should offer a fairer settlement. In either case, you can depend on our attorneys, who are well-versed in settlement negotiations and courtroom procedures.