Healing from a severe burn injury takes a considerable amount of time, money, and patience. Unfortunately, many victims lack both the time and financial resources to cover their expenses. When someone else’s carelessness or negligence leaves you with devastating injuries, they should be held accountable for the damage that they have caused. Reach out to a burn injury lawyer to discuss how you can seek justice.
An experienced injury lawyer will look at the facts of your situation, learn about your story, and begin building a case to recover what your injury has cost you. At any degree of severity, burn injuries are accompanied by acute physical pain. Additionally, burn injuries can cause permanent issues like loss of mobility, nerve damage, and disfigurement. When you reach out to the team at CHASENBOSCOLO, we will put our decades of experience to work fighting for you. When you need competent legal representation, we are ready to fight on your behalf.
Over our decades in practice, we’ve won over 750 million dollars in favorable legal outcomes for the families that we’ve fought for. Our injury lawyers are incredibly serious about the outcome of your case because we know the profound impact that injury-related expenses have on your life. It is our goal to recover the maximum amount of compensation while providing you with unmatched legal support. To discuss your situation with a member of our legal team, call (301) 220-0050 today.
Do I Need a Burn Injury Lawyer?
It’s no secret that Washington D.C. has a competitive job market. We’ve worked with countless clients who, in the wake of a serious injury, returned to the workplace too quickly for fear that their career would suffer if they took a proper amount of time to recover. In addition to this, many D.C. injury victims simply can’t afford to lose wages. While these concerns are wholly understandable, a premature return to work sabotages the healing and recovery process.
If you’ve been the victim of someone else’s negligence, hiring a lawyer to build a strong case against the at-fault party is your best chance of recovering the compensation you need. Dealing with an injury is demanding, physically, emotionally, and financially. Though hiring an attorney may seem like an added burden to the existing stressful situation, a burn injury lawyer will actually be able to lift the burden of your legal affairs off of your shoulders so that you can focus on healing.
Because finances can be tight while coping with injuries, it is important to know the value of your case. Medical intervention, lost wages, damaged earning potential, and other expenses all put additional strain on your finances. If you attempt to manage your case independently, you may be inclined to accept a completely insufficient settlement from the at-fault party’s insurer. While a quick payout can help you cope with immediate expenses, it will not help you deal with the long-term impact of your injuries. A burn injury lawyer will evaluate your case and make sure that the settlement you are offered is satisfactory.
Why Hire CHASENBOSCOLO to Handle My Case?
At CHASENBOSCOLO we know that when you reach out to us, you’re going through a trying time. We are just as committed to results as we are customer service. Physical pain, financial stress, and professional disruption all have an unspeakable impact on your life. Our burn injury lawyers are here to offer our empathy and guidance.
Above all, we want you to know that when we take your case, we put your interests first and treat you like family because we care about what happens to you. Quality legal representation can make a significant difference in your ability to cope with the challenges that your injuries have presented. When you entrust your case to us, through the results that we obtain, we aim to prove why you made the right choice.
Our decades of work representing injury victims has given us firsthand experience fighting against insurers. The results that we consistently obtain for our clients are a warning to the insurers who go up against us. When we build your case, we are thorough and diligent, ultimately preparing to go to trial. Fortunately, we are often able to obtain a more expedient result in the form of a full and fair settlement.
A common concern of many clients is the cost of a lawyer. When you are dealing with the financial stressors of a serious injury, your resources are strained. This is why we offer our No Fee Guarantee®. Unless we are able to recover compensation for you, then you do not owe us a dime for our legal services. When you’ve been the victim of another person’s carelessness, you deserve quality representation, no matter what your financial situation is.
Burn Injury Cases We Handle
Skin plays numerous important roles in your overall health. As the body’s largest organ, it is a protective barrier against bacteria and chemicals, a regulator of temperature, hair growth, and vitamin D absorption, and host to a complicated network of nerves. Additionally, the skin also receives and transmits important messages about the external environment to the rest of the body.
Burns often cause temporary or permanent damage to the skin’s ability to effectively function as an organ of protection, sensation, and regulation. Depending on the severity of the injury, burns fall into various categories. These include:
- First-Degree – The skin is comprised of multiple layers. A first-degree burn impacts the top, outer layer of the skin called the epidermis. The epidermis functions as the outermost barrier of the body, protecting against bacteria and regulating changes in temperature. Common symptoms of first degree burns include moderate pain and red, non-blistered skin.
- Second-Degree – Also known as partial-thickness burns, second-degree burns damage the top two layers of skin: the epidermis and the dermis. The dermis is directly beneath the epidermis. It is comprised of connective tissue, sweat glands, and hair follicles. Second-degree burns are accompanied by redness, swelling, and blisters.
- Third-Degree – Third-degree burns impact the subcutaneous tissue beneath the epidermis and dermis. This tissue contains important connective tissue and fat. Third-degree burns are incredibly painful and may appear white, black, or charred.
- Fourth-Degree – Fourth-degree burns often destroy the nerve networks, leaving victims with a profound loss of sensation. These burns can also impact the muscle and bone beneath the skin, causing long-term disruption to mobility.
The compensation that you may be eligible to recover will often reflect the severity of your injury. If you’ve been the victim of a burn injury, in addition to physical pain, your treatment may involve costly medical procedures like skin grafting. The cause of your injury plays a significant role in how serious your burn is. The following are different types of burn injuries:
- Thermal – Thermal burns are caused by contact with fire, hot objects or surfaces, scalding water, and steam.
- Chemical – Chemical burns occur when harsh or concentrated chemicals, like acids, touch the skin.
- Radiation – Radiation burns are commonly caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays, thermal radiation, or ionizing radiation.
- Electrical – Electrical burns occur when contact is made with an electrical current.
- Friction – Friction burns occur when the skin is dragged across an abrasive surface.
Each of these causes can have devastating impacts on victims and their families. When you are looking for serious representation in Washington D.C., reach out to a lawyer from CHASENBOSCOLO.
Frequently Asked Questions
When you’re considering hiring a lawyer to represent your case, you likely have a laundry list of questions. Our burn injury lawyers are ready to learn about your case and address all of your concerns. Read over our frequently asked questions and reach out to us today at (301) 220-0050 for a free case evaluation.
How long do I have to file a burn injury claim?
D.C. Code § 12-301(8) (2016) allows injury victims in Washington D.C. three years to take action. This means that you have three years from the time of your injury to file a claim. If you fail to take action within this window of time, you have effectively forgone your ability to hold the responsible party accountable. Though you have three years, if you’re serious about fighting for the best possible legal outcome, reach out to a lawyer as soon as possible.
What if I was burned by a dangerous or defective product?
If a defective product caused your injury, multiple parties may be at fault. One of our lawyers will evaluate the chain of distribution to determine the culpability of the manufacturer, designer, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and anyone else involved with the making and selling of the product. If one, or multiple parties within this chain are responsible for your injuries, we will fight to make sure that each party is held accountable for putting you in harm’s way.
What if I was partially at fault for my burn injury?
Washington D.C. follows pure contributory negligence laws. This rule is particularly harsh for injury victims. If you are found even slightly responsible for your injuries, you may be entirely prevented from collecting compensation. For this reason, it is important to have a lawyer evaluate your case and represent you against defenses that the at-fault party may try to use to devalue your claim.
Contact a Burn Injury Lawyer in Washington D.C.
At CHASENBOSCOLO we are committed to you. We care about your health, your recovery, and your future. When a burn injury has temporarily disrupted your life, we are here to help. With the guidance of one of our seasoned Washington D.C. injury attorneys, you can feel confident that your legal affairs are in capable hands. Call us today at (301) 220-0050 for a free case evaluation.