Negligence and Liability in Burn Injuries
You always do your best to make sure that your family stays safe and avoids accidental burns, but you can’t always be there to keep them out of harm’s way.
When a burn injury is someone else’s fault, you need legal help. Carter Mario Injury Lawyers has years of experience helping innocent victims who have been burned because of the carelessness of another person or a company, and we can help you, too.
Who Is Responsible for Your Burns?
Determining who is responsible for your burn injury depends on a number of factors, including where the burn happened and how it happened. A Connecticut burn injury lawyer can investigate your burn, determine who is liable—and can be held legally responsible—and help you get the compensation you need for your injuries.
Responsible parties in burn injury cases may include:
- A Corporation or Its Owners
Companies are liable if a burn accident occurs due to safety violations they are responsible for enforcing. An unsafe workplace, poor employee training, and improper labeling or storage of chemicals can all contribute to a company’s liability in a burn accident.
- A Product Manufacturer
Defective products, such as space heaters, curling irons, or grills, are all common culprits of burn injuries, as they can sometimes overheat or even catch fire and explode. Product manufacturers have a responsibility to make sure all of their products are safe for use and don’t pose any potential hazards to consumers.
- A Landlord or Property Owner
Landlords must make sure their buildings are up-to-date with all current fire codes and there are no flammable or fire-promoting substances in their buildings. They must also keep their tenants safe by maintaining accessible escape routes in the event of a fire, ensuring all windows and doors are unobstructed and maintaining clean breezeways for all buildings.
- Negligent Individuals
A single person or group of people can be held liable for burn injuries if they contributed to an accident through negligence—or a failure to uphold a standard of accepted behavior.
Carter Mario Wants to Help
If you or someone you love suffered a burn injury, the most important thing to do is seek medical attention. After that, you need legal help. Burn injuries can cause immense pain and suffering, and medical treatments can be long-term and costly.
At Carter Mario, we know the impact that a burn injury can have on your finances, your health, and your quality of life. That’s why we’re available to talk to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us at (800) 900-6700 or fill out our free initial consultation form, and let us help you.
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