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Las Vegas Burn Injury Attorney

Burns in Las Vegas can happen at home, at work, in traffic accidents, and in a number of other settings. From negligent drivers to consumer product defects, it only takes one mistake to ultimately lead to a severe burn injury. If you find yourself the victim of a burn, you may have the right to bring a claim against a responsible party. With help from our injury lawyers at Claggett & Sykes Law Firm, you can learn your rights and explore your legal opportunities. You can’t change the past, but you may be able to shape your future.

Who Is Liable for Your Burn Injury?

“Liability” refers to legal responsibility for an incident. Determining who may be liable for your burn injury is the first step toward pursuing financial compensation. Answering this question often takes an investigation into your accident. A team of attorneys can work with you to reconstruct what happened, examine the situation, interview eyewitnesses, and take other steps to get to the bottom of what most likely caused your burn. Liability will depend on who or what caused your injuries and the circumstances of the accident. Possible defendants may include:

  • A driver or third party. If your burns occurred in a car accident, the other driver may be liable for damages. Burns and other crash-related injuries are compensable damages in car accident claims. Other parties may be responsible for your crash as well, such as the City of Las Vegas for a defective roadway condition or malfunctioning traffic light. Retain a car accident attorney if this is how you sustained your burns.
  • Your employer. Burns in the workplace may trace back to employer negligence. If your employer failed to properly train you to handle a piece of equipment or a chemical, he or she may be liable for subsequent burns. The same is true if you did not receive proper safety gear to prevent foreseeable burns. Your employer may also be vicariously liable if a coworker caused your burn injuries. Before you file a workers’ compensation claim, talk to an attorney. A personal injury lawsuit in Las Vegas can garner greater compensation in certain circumstances.
  • A product manufacturer, distributor, or supplier. If a consumer product burned you through an electric shock, hazardous chemicals, fire, or explosion, you may have a product liability claim. The product in question must have a defect – a manufacturing error, design flaw, or lack of warning labels – that made it unreasonably dangerous for use. Burns from defective products may require mass tort claims if multiple people sustained injuries from the same item.

Burn injuries can be life changing. Severe burns, such as those in the third-degree, can permanently damage the skin and underlying tissues. Victims may have scarring or disfigurements for the rest of their lives. If another person or entity is responsible for causing your burns, it is worthwhile to speak to an attorney. Your case may be worth thousands to pay for your medical costs, lost wages, physical pain, emotional suffering, and other losses. Talk to our burn injury attorneys today during a free consultation for more information.