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In seconds, serious burn injuries can cause irreversible harm. In fact, burns have been a leading cause of accidental injury and death in the U.S. for years, and up to 75% of burns are preventable (sources: American Burn Association, ABA & Stanford Medicine).
Whenever negligence causes preventable burn injuries, victims can depend on Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers for experienced help with their case and recovery. Tireless and highly skilled, our 5-star Shreveport burn injury lawyers know how to get justice when it matters most.
We have represented accident victims and families in several types of burn injury cases, achieving successful resolutions in even the most challenging claims. Whether you need answers about your rights or it’s time to move forward with a burn injury case, our Shreveport injury attorneys are here for you, ready to help.
We are ready to make your claim and recovery our next victory.
Discover more about burn injury accidents, claims, and compensation with the following FAQs. Click on a link to jump directly to any section below.
Severity Level: Mild
Severity Level: Moderate or Severe
Severity Level: Severe
Severity Level: Very Severe
we are proud to represent burn victims with mild to serious injuries, as well as families who have lost loved ones to fatal fires, deadly explosions, and other life-ending events. Our Shreveport burn injury lawyers understand that different cases come with unique circumstances and challenges, and we are highly effective at crafting strong burn injury cases to help victims win and recover.
Anything from electric blankets to pressure cookers can malfunction, causing fires or exploding and causing serious burns. Notably, nearly 3 out of every 4 burn injuries occur at home (source: ABA). While some involve house fires resulting from resident negligence, far too many result from faulty products exploding or catching fire.
On-the-job burn injuries can occur with improper storage of volatile or caustic materials or with malfunctioning industrial equipment (like welders, torches, or ovens). Work settings are the second most common site of burn injuries, with about 8% of burns occurring in an occupational environment (source: ABA).
Dangers, like exposed wiring, poorly maintained equipment, and improperly stored flammable substances, can create risks of burn injuries at any property you may visit. These unsafe premises can include grocery stores, retailers, doctors’ offices, schools, government buildings, and many other properties.
investigating the incident, uncovering liability, and helping you understand and pursue the available legal remedies.
You may have a burn injury case if another party’s negligence was the primary cause of the accident or event that caused your injuries—and if the one-year statute of limitations has not run out. The best way to get a clear answer here is to talk to a Shreveport burn injury lawyer. An attorney can review the details of your situation, evaluating each key detail and explaining the available legal options.
In general, four key elements form the basis of burn injury cases. These elements, which must exist for you to have a claim, include:
First, you must prove that the person or party named as the defendant owed you a duty of care. That means they had a legal responsibility to act reasonably and take certain measures to prevent the fire or incident that caused the burn injury.
For example, a product manufacturer has a duty to create and distribute products that are reasonably safe for ordinary use. A property owner has a responsibility to ensure the premises are properly maintained and visitors are warned of any potential risks. Drivers on the roads have a duty of care to comply with traffic laws.
After a burn injury, what you do or don’t do can make a big difference in your ability to recover. When you want honest answers about your legal options and fierce advocacy for your case, it’s time to contact a 5-star Shreveport burn injury lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers.
We are backed by decades of experience, an outstanding reputation, and a record of securing the maximum available compensation. Plus, we bring exceptional knowledge, compassion, and dedication to every burn injury case we take on. Find out why we are some of the best burn injury lawyers in Shreveport, LA—and what we can do to help you—by contacting us today.