Although your Mesa, AZ burn is one of the thousands that occur every year in the United States, knowing this does not make your burn injury any easier to endure.

Even the most minor burn causes pain and discomfort, requiring topical treatments and bandaging to minimize both the sensation as well as exposure, which can further complicate the injury. The pain from a moderate to severe burn can be unbearable, requiring pain medication, as well as surgery. Some burn injuries lead to permanent disfigurement or even death.

The financial burden adds to your physical pain and your emotional trauma.

Chances are, another party caused your burn accident, and this party should compensate you for damages you sustained from your burn injury. A Zanes Law burn injury lawyer in Mesa, AZ, will help you receive compensation. Call us at 866-499-8989 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

If you live near Phoenix, Arizona and need a burn accident lawyer, please visit our Phoenix burn accident lawyer page.

Types of Burns

Burns take several forms, and they result from a broad range of causes. Some examples of burn types include:

Thermal Burns

Resulting from contact with fire, hot liquids, and steam or other heat sources; common in kitchen, car, and fire accidents.

  • Flash burns – When flammable liquids explode, causing intense heat for a short period
  • Flame burns – Resulting from long exposure to intense heat
  • Scald burns – Resulting from hot water or other hot liquids
  • Contact burns – From the hot glass, metals, or other hot objects

Chemical Burns

Caused by acids, household cleaners, and other chemicals, which burn until the substance is inactivated.

Electrical Burns

Caused by electrical currents; common in the workplace, like restaurants, construction sites, agricultural sites, and offices.

Radiological Burns

Caused by radiation and requiring decontamination to halt the burn; common causes are sunburns, x-rays, and radiation therapy.

How Burn Accidents Happen: Causes and Risk Factors

Burn accidents, like most accidents, happen when you least expect them—many occur as we go about our daily routines, making their occurrence especially unanticipated. When a person could have taken reasonable steps to prevent your burns or that of a loved one, your frustration grows, and understandably so.

  • Wearing protective eyewear and clothing when working with chemicals
  • Having fire extinguishers readily available
  • Making sure that smoke alarms are widely present and functioning
  • Plugging empty electrical outlets with safety caps
  • Keeping pot handles turned toward the back of the stove
  • Not leaving a hot stove unattended

If somebody failed to take one of the above reasonable steps or some other precaution, and you or a child or another loved one suffered a burn injury as a result, you deserve compensation. A Zanes Law burn injury lawyer in Mesa, AZ can see that you recover your medical costs, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering, and other damages.

Investigating the Cause of Your Burn Accident in Mesa, AZ

Your legal team at Zanes Law will do everything from A to Z to determine how your burn injury occurred, how it might have been prevented, and who was ultimately responsible from taking reasonable steps toward this prevention. We will:

  • Talk to witnesses, including neighbors, co-workers, or restaurant staff/guests where relevant, and document their accounts of events and behaviors that led to the burn accident
  • Collect and review photos and videos from cell phones, surveillance cameras, and nanny cams, if appropriate
  • Read and document product labels, if relevant, to check for appropriate warnings in the event of chemical burns
  • Check facility safety records to see if similar accidents occurred in the past and/or if areas that failed inspection (like proper storage and handling of chemicals, or faulty electrical equipment) were not corrected, leading to your burn accident

As you can see, we will look into the fault of product manufacturers, too, who did not take reasonable care to protect you from harm. The legal team at Zanes Law will leave no stone unturned, and we will determine who is at fault for your burn injury.

Next, we will proceed to run this individual or party through the legal checks involved in a personal injury case.

Applying the “Duty of Care” Principle to Your Burn Injury in Mesa, AZ

Personal injury law requires that to be eligible to receive compensation from someone for your injuries in an accident; you must establish the following elements:

  • This person/party had a “duty of care” to take reasonable steps to keep you from being injured.
  • This person/party breached his/her duty of care.
  • This violation of duty caused the accident that caused your burn injury.
  • You sustained damages from your physical injury that can be recovered.

By proving the above components, we will lay the groundwork for your personal injury case and set out to recover damages you sustained from your burn injury.

We will even research burn injury accidents that were caused like your accident so that we will walk into negotiations with the backing of case law. Insurers, lawyers, judges, and juries will respond to the sturdiness of our claim or complaint.

Types of Medical Costs for a Burn Injury

Although you can treat minor burns at home, you need to treat deeper or larger burns at a doctor’s office or hospital. Severe burns may require that you check into a burn center. All this treatment adds up to an overwhelming amount of medical expenses.

Some of the treatments you might receive include:

  • Burn dressing
  • Physical and occupational therapy, for large burns, especially those that cover joints
  • Surgeries
  • Breathing assistance
  • Feeding tube
  • Skin grafts
  • Plastic surgery
  • Drugs: antibiotics, pain/anxiety medications

Zanes Law cares about your recovery, and we will connect you with physicians, surgeons, and other medical practitioners who can treat your burn injuries. But some of this treatment could take months. The associated costs, including hospitalization, can quickly grow to hefty costs—expenses you should not have to pay.

Recovering Damages in Your Mesa, AZ Burn Accident

Your burn injury resulted in multiple damages, way beyond your medical costs, and we will explore them all.

Some of the damages we might recover in your case include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Surgeon fees
  • Hospitalization
  • Occupational therapy
  • Prescription medicine
  • Medication for pain and/or anxiety
  • Lost income
  • Lost benefits
  • Diminished future potential earnings
  • Diminished enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Replacement services

Zanes Law Burn Injury Lawyer in Mesa, AZ Will Fight for Your Compensation

The legal team at Zanes Law understands the physical and emotional pain that accompanies a burn injury. We want to see that you are compensated for the damage this accident has done.

A burn injury lawyer in Mesa, AZ will do everything from A to Z to recover your damages.

You pay us only when you get paid, and our initial consultation with you is free, with no obligation to hire us. Call our firm today at 866-499-8989

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