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Recovering from severe burn injuries suffered in an accident can be a long, frustrating process. In addition to the physical pain these injuries cause, disability and disfigurement can take a serious emotional toll on an accident victim.

What’s at Stake Following a Burn Injury?

Burn injuries often require extensive surgery as well as costly long-term medical treatment and difficult physical rehabilitation. Depending on the severity of their injuries, burn victims may also find themselves out-of-work for extended periods of time.

Burn injuries often cause:

  • Nerve Damage
  • Disfigurement
  • Infections
  • Scarring

In difficult times, the compassionate attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm stand ready to help our clients. We understand their physical pain, emotional distress, and financial hardship.

We can assist them with the entire claim process — helping them seek full, fair compensation for the losses they have suffered. If you have suffered severe burn injuries in an accident, trust Carter Mario Law Firm.

A Question of Negligence

The physical effects of a burn injury can be difficult enough to address. Knowing the blame lies with someone else can make the experience even more devastating for an injury victim.

That is why the experienced burn injury attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm have helped many innocent victims recover compensation for their losses and seek justice against all those parties who may be negligent.

Pronounced Effects of Burn Injuries

The Connecticut burn injury attorneys at Carter Mario understand how a burn injury can drastically affect a person’s life.

Let us help you get compensation for:

  • Physical/Emotional Trauma: A burn injury can be distressing. After an accident, a survivor may have nightmares and flashbacks — and may even develop post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Chronic Pain: Burns are one of the most painful injuries. Chronic pain can greatly reduce a burn victim’s quality of life and can severely impact their ability to perform their job duties.
  • Disfigurement: Because of the damage they inflict, burns can cause permanent scarring and disfigurement. These injuries can very often require many surgeries and skin grafts to repair.
  • Organ/Tissue Damage: Second and third-degree burns can penetrate deep into the skin, damaging tissue and organs. Complications can include infection, organ failure, or even death.
  • Chemical Imbalance: Severe burns can cause loss of vital fluids, leading to dehydration and an imbalance in body chemistry. This can leave victims unable to regulate body temperature.

Who is Responsible for Your Burn Injuries?

Determining who is responsible for your burn injury depends on a number of factors, including where and how the injury occurred. Carter Mario Law Firm can investigate the circumstances of your burn injury, determine who is liable, and establish who can be held responsible.

Responsible parties in burn injury cases may include:

  • Corporations: Companies are liable if an accident occurs due to a failure to enforce safety regulations. An unsafe workplace, poor employee training, and improper labeling or storage of chemicals can all contribute to liability.
  • Manufacturers: Defective products — such as heaters, curling irons, or grills — are common sources of burns. These products can overheat, catch fire, or even explode. Product manufacturers have a duty to make sure products are safe.
  • Property Owners: Landlords must ensure buildings meet all current fire codes. They must also maintain accessible escape routes and ensure all windows and doors are unobstructed and easily accessible in the event of a potential fire.
  • Individuals: A single individual, or group of individuals, can be held liable for damages caused by burn injuries if they contributed to an accident through negligence or otherwise failed to uphold standards of acceptable behavior.

What Are the Different Types of Burn Injuries?

A burn injury can result from many seemingly simple activities— such as cooking or just lighting a candle. These simple burns typically inflict little pain, produce no scarring, and seldom require medical attention. More severe burns, however, can cover a large area of the victim’s body. Damage can penetrate several layers of skin — and the complications can often be severe.

Burn Injuries by Degree

The Mayo Clinic divides burn injuries into 3 levels (or degrees) based on their severity. Each has their own symptoms, treatment protocols, and projected healing times. They include:

First-Degree Burns

  • Symptoms: Slight swelling, redness, and mild to moderate pain
  • Treatment: Cool area with water to reduce pain; cover with bandage
  • Healing Time: Most minor burns heal within a week

Second-Degree Burns

  • Symptoms: Deep redness, blistering, possible infection, intense pain
  • Treatment: Cool area; clean, sterilize, cover with gauze; requires medical care
  • Healing Time: Two to eight weeks, depending on severity

Third-Degree Burns

  • Symptoms: Black, charred, and dead skin; loss of sensation in affected area
  • Treatment: Affected skin must be surgically replaced with skin grafts
  • Healing Time: Ongoing medical treatment requires several months

Fire and Burn FAQ

If you have suffered a burn injury due to the negligence or carelessness of others, we are sure you have questions. The attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm can help you find answers.

How Should I Report a Fire?

If you’re in a public building, pull the fire alarm. This will alert everyone in the building of the fire. After you’ve safely vacated the building, you should dial 911 or call your local fire department. Tell the dispatcher the address, the size of the fire, and where the fire is located in the building.

What Are the Dangers of Smoke Inhalation?

Carbon monoxide poisoning caused by smoke inhalation is the most common cause of death during a fire. Other harmful effects of smoke inhalation include burns to the face, nose, mouth, throat, and lungs. To avoid smoke inhalation, crouch to the floor and exit the building as quickly as possible.

Who is Responsible for a Fire?

Parties who may be held responsible for a fire can include the manufacturer of a defective product, the driver of a vehicle who caused a crash, a business owner who neglected fire safety guidelines, a landlord or property owner, or any individual who causes an accident through negligence.

Who is Responsible for My Injuries?

Proving liability in a burn injury case isn’t often straightforward. Many parties could be responsible for the accident that caused your burn. The attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm know what evidence to look for in burn injury cases. We can help you determine who’s to blame.

Can I Receive Compensation for Burn Injuries?

Yes. Depending on the details of your case, you may be able to receive financial compensation for your injuries. The compensation received in a settlement or trial is usually dependent upon the severity of your burns, how the accident occurred, and how injuries have affected your life.

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Carter Mario has convenient locations around Connecticut to serve you. Click on your location below to learn more!

If you have suffered severe burn injuries in an accident, trust Carter Mario Law Firm to help. Contact our team today at (203) 529-7654 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

Client Victories

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Rear-End Collision

Our client sustained a significant injury to his cervical spine after a rear-end crash. After receiving a low initial offer from the insurance company, we fought hard for our client to get him the settlement he deserved.


Medical Misdiagnosis

Our client’s doctor misread an x-ray causing a delayed diagnosis of sarcoma, which resulted in our client’s death.


Failure to Treat

Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.


Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctors failed to diagnose him with abdominal cancer, resulting in his death.


Medical Malpractice

Our client suffered brain damage, paralysis, and speech deficits after undergoing a bedside procedure.


Brain Damage

Our client suffered brain damage after their breathing tube was misplaced.


Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, resulting in necrotizing fasciitis, sterility, abnormal gait, and muscle loss.


Personal Injury Resulting in Death

Our client, an innocent bystander to a bar room brawl, required surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon. After the surgery, our client developed a pulmonary embolism, resulting in his death.


Gas Poisoning

Our client suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning with cognitive loss after an on-site contractor ran gas engines during business hours.

Why choose Carter Mario?

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    No obstacle is too big. Our seasoned attorneys were handpicked and know how to hold the insurance companies accountable. We have experience in and out of the courtroom. Our attention to detail and in-depth investigation helps identify key evidence we use to prepare your case. Our attorneys have the knowledge, the dedication, and the passion it takes to win. They love what they do.

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    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our mission is to make the law make sense. You’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault. Life is suddenly overwhelming and confusing, and you don’t know where to turn. You need help, but it matters who you get. Let us come to your rescue. We’ll do the work, so you don’t have to. You can focus on you!

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