Burn Injury Lawyer

Fort Lauderdale Burn Injury Lawyer

Maximizing Compensation for Burn Victims in South Florida for 70+ Years

While mild burns heal on their own hardly leaving a scar, serious burns can be excruciating. They may destroy skin and tissue beyond repair—often irreparably. This means that even after a burn victim receives painful, intensive medical treatment, they may be left with permanent scarring and disfigurement, lost limbs, and other health problems. 

Has another’s negligence left you or a loved one with serious burns? You may have a legal right to bring that person, company, or corporation to justice. If successful, you may be compensated for the losses (or damages) you experienced as a result of the burn injury. At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale burn injury attorneys help Florida residents secure the financial support to which they are entitled. 

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The Question of Liability: Common Causes of Burn Injuries

Burn victims can only recover compensation if they can prove someone else’s negligence was the root cause of their injury. This can be tricky to prove for burn injury cases, as the at-fault party could be a person, a property manager, or a product manufacturer, among others.

Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. is equipped to take on all kinds of burn injury cases in Fort Lauderdale, from those involving construction site accidents to structure fires. We will investigate the burn accident to determine what went wrong and how, as well as who may be liable.

Burn Injuries Are Often Caused by Negligence-Based Accidents, Such As:

  • Aviation crashes
  • Bicycle crashes
  • Boating accidents
  • Bus collisions
  • Car accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Product defect accidents
  • Train accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Workplace accidents

Whether it was faulty electrical wiring, a fire hazard on a property, or a lack of emergency exits at a business, our South Florida legal team will fight to make sure the at-fault party is held accountable.

Is My Burn Injury Eligible for a Claim?

The deciding factor of whether a person can file a burn injury claim is dependent upon who was to blame for the injury, not the type of injury itself. 

Common Burn Injuries That Are Eligible for a Claim Include:

  • Thermal burns
  • Chemical burns
  • Electrical burns
  • Friction burns
  • Arc flash burns
  • Radiation burns

How Burns Are Classified

Burns are usually classified by degree, with a first-degree burn being the least severe. 

A burn may be classified as second degree if the burn appears red, swollen, and/or blistered. Second-degree burns tend to be painful, as both the outer layer of skin (the epidermis) and part of the second layer of skin (the dermis) have been damaged.

A third-degree burn completely destroys two full layers of skin—the epidermis and dermis. They are also called “full thickness burns.” These burns can be extremely painful, and they may look white. On the other hand, these burns may sometimes leave the skin blackened and charred. Sensation may be lost at the burn site. Muscles, tendons, and bones may be damaged in some cases.

How Long Do I Have to File a Burn Injury Claim?

If you would like to seek compensation, it is important that you get started on your burn injury case sooner rather than later.

Burn victims are limited by the statute of limitations on their claims; this is simply the deadline, as outlined by state law. Most burn injury cases in Florida must be filed within four years of the date of the burn. This deadline can change where a child or death is involved. The same is true for cases in which a government body is a possible negligent party.

Many burn victims are misled by how long they have to file a claim. It is crucial to give yourself enough time to investigate and prepare a strong claim. To improve your chances of winning, as well as to save yourself time and stress, you can hire an experienced Fort Lauderdale burn injury lawyer to take care of all this for you. The more time you give them to prepare your claim, the longer they will have to make sure all bases are covered.

Hire Trusted Legal Representation—Call (954) 467-8800

If you have real reason to suspect that a negligent party may have been at fault for your burn injury, we urge you to consult our Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers. As a multigenerational law firm, we are backed by over 70 years of experience, a record of success, and stellar client reviews.  Our track record is worth millions of dollars in compensation for clients’ burn center treatment, doctor’s visits, follow-up care, medication, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. We strive to maximize our clients’ compensation, helping them find peace of mind.  From beginning to end, we will provide you with trusted legal counsel and representation.