Burn Injury Lawyers in Richmond, VA
Over 100 Verdicts & Settlements Exceeding $1 Million
The Richmond burn injury attorneys at Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner—a Virginia personal injury firm with a long history of successful case results—work as a team to represent our clients as effectively and aggressively in serious injury cases. We are experienced trial lawyers with a long track record of case wins, including over 100 individual verdicts and settlements each totaling over $1 million. If you or a loved one was involved in a burn injury accident, we encourage you to speak with a competent and experienced Richmond personal injury lawyer from our team.
Causes of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can be severe and may cause lifelong deformity and / or disability. These types of injuries are often classified as “catastrophic” due to their damaging nature. While many assume burns are solely caused by fires, this is not the case. Burns can also be caused by water, steam, chemicals, defective products, and even medical malpractice.
Burn injuries can be caused by many types of accidents and mishaps, including:
- Workplace Accidents/Explosions
- Car Accidents
- Commercial / Recreational Fires
- Day Care Incidents
- Sporting Activity Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Tanker Explosions
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Household Fires
- Apartment Building Fires
- Defective Product Accidents
- Electrical Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
If the accident that caused your injuries can be attributed in whole or in part to the actions or negligence of another party, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. This includes compensation for your medical expenses, missed paychecks, physical suffering, and more.
The key is to speak with a knowledgeable and reliable burn injury lawyer in Richmond, VA as soon as possible.
A knowledgeable attorney can help determine who is responsible for your injuries, as well as who you can hold accountable for negligence. Whether these burns came about as the result of a heater that started a fire or as the result of scalding water, our lawyers can hold the guilty parties responsible for their actions.
What Compensation Am I Entitled to for My Burn Injuries?
Determining compensation for a burn injury rests on a variety of factors. Each victim’s individual case will vary according to their circumstances and, subsequently, to the compensation awarded.
The most significant factors considered in awarding compensation are the following:
- Severity of the burn (1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th degree burn)
- Type of burn (electrical, chemical, or thermal)
- Percentage of skin area involved in the burn
- Location of the burn
- Amount of medical care necessary to treat the burn
- Emotional injuries (such as depression due to pain or scarring)
- Long term physical therapy required to treat burn
All of these variables will determine how much compensation may be awarded.
Medical Malpractice Burn Injury
One of the least expected places to experience a burn injury is at the hospital, or other health care location. Unfortunately, medical malpractice can result in serious burn injuries to patients.
Victims of medical malpractice-induced burn injuries often experience these:
- Thermal burns: As a result of a misplaced instrument or lap pad (i.e. cautery instrument)
- Radiation burns: As a result of negligent cancer treatment
- Electrical burns: As a result of a piece of equipment used during a medical procedure
- Laser burns: As a result of cosmetic surgery
- Chemical or medication burns: As a result of an IV or form of medication
In addition, the negligent treatment of a burn can result in charges of medical malpractice. Negligent treatment could include a failed dermabrasion procedure, skin graft error, infection, or bleeding.
Request a Free Consultation with Our Richmond, VA Law Firm
At Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner, we take a team approach to every case we accept. Our attorneys work together to achieve big results for our clients who have been injured. We believe strongly in what we do. Our clients come first, and we work hard to advocate for their rights. When the defense does not offer a compelling or fair settlement, we are prepared to go to trial for you and win. We have been serving clients in Richmond since 1979. Our years of experience and our long history of success in and out of the courtroom point to our continued ability to adapt to the needs of each client and his or her particular case for a successful outcome. Let us stand up for your rights.
Schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney from our acclaimed Virginia law office when you call us at (888) 337-0477.