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Burn Injury Lawyer in Wilmington, NC

At Speaks Law Firm, we help individuals seek compensation when they have suffered a severe burn injury due to another person’s negligence.
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Do You Need a Burn Injury Lawyer in North Carolina?

Experiencing a severe burn can be stressful, traumatic, and incredibly painful. You may be dealing with medical treatments and expenses, lost income, and emotional distress. Knowing that another person or party was responsible for your burn injury can complicate this difficult situation. A burn injury lawyer can help you seek compensation from the negligent party through a personal injury lawsuit.

While seeking compensation can’t take the pain away, it can remove the financial stress of your accident and hold the at-fault party accountable. At Speaks Law Firm, we have extensive experience helping burn victims seek compensation to pay for medical bills, treatments, and physical damage related to their burn accidents.

Causes of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can have a variety of causes. Sometimes, a person experiences a severe burn due to their own negligence, as in the example of touching a hot burner. Other times, another party may be at fault. Burn injuries occurring due to another person’s negligence may involve:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Electrical accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Faulty or defective products
  • Scalding water
  • Scalding food or drinks
  • Fires in public places

Our burn injury legal team has helped many individuals recover following severe burn accidents. Contact Speaks Law Firm today to schedule a free case review if you or a loved one have suffered a burn injury that was someone else’s fault.

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Why Choose Speaks Law Firm?

Accidents can happen at any time. You can be as careful as you can be, but you can never predict the action of others out on the road. When this happens, you need someone to speak on your behalf to fight for your rights. Speaks Law Firm is here for you.

  • Our People. Our team is our main differentiator. We hired each one for their solid background and experience in the field. This all-star cast of talented, dedicated, and accomplished legal professionals cares about your case. With over 20 years of experience, we will do our best to fight for your rights.
  • Our Process. We have built collaboration into our process. Our legal professionals were selected to work at the firm due to their experience. They work together to build your case and help you reach your goals.
  • Our Commitment. You need someone committed to fighting for your rights after an accident that places you in a vulnerable position. At Speaks Law Firm, our team works hard to provide our clients in Wilmington, NC, and the surrounding areas with sound legal service. We speak for you.
  • Free Consultation. Our lines of communication are open. You can set up a free consultation if you need to discuss your personal injury case and find the right legal option for your situation.

Who Is At Fault for a Burn Injury in North Carolina?

If you did not cause the event that led to your burn injury, you may be able to hold another person or party liable. The responsible party in your case depends on the circumstances surrounding your burn injury. For example, if you experienced a burn injury in a car accident caused by another driver, you can seek to hold them liable for your injury.

However, you need to understand that North Carolina is a state that follows a rule of contributory negligence: If it is determined you contributed to the accident, then you cannot collect compensation from the other party. It is therefore important to be able to prove that you did not contribute to the accident that caused your burn injury.

Premises liability is another factor that can be involved in your burn injury case. If you experienced a burn injury from a fire in a public place like a restaurant or a hotel, you may be able to hold the property owner liable — even if the fire was an accident. Certain businesses must have automatic sprinkler systems to prevent fires from spreading.

If your burn occurred on private property, you may instead hold the property owner liable. If your burn injury occurred at your workplace, you may be able to pursue a workers’ compensation claim to hold your employer responsible for your burn injuries.
Our burn injury law firm can evaluate the circumstances surrounding a burn accident and determine the responsible party from which you should seek compensation.

What If Someone Intentionally Caused the Fire?

If a person intentionally started a fire that led to your burn injury, they may be guilty of arson. Arson is a crime punishable by anywhere from four to 160 months of incarceration in North Carolina.

If your burn injury occurred due to arson, you will need to navigate your case differently than if it was accidental. The at-fault party will need to go through a criminal trial instead of a civil trial. You may also have other opportunities for compensation, such as through a crime victim compensation program.

Our burn injury attorneys can help you understand your next steps after experiencing a burn injury from arson. Contact us today for a free case review.

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How Much Compensation Can You Seek for a Burn Injury in North Carolina?

The amount of compensation you can receive after your burn injury depends on numerous factors, such as the severity of the burn, the at-fault party’s role in the burn, and other related expenses from the accident.

In North Carolina, there is no cap on the amount of economic damages you can receive for a personal injury case. Meanwhile, the state places a cap of $500,000, adjusted for inflation every few years, on noneconomic damages.

You may also seek punitive damages, which punish a defendant for especially reckless or egregious behavior.

Working with an experienced burn injury lawyer is an effective way to strengthen your case for fair and appropriate compensation.

How Can a North Carolina Burn Injury Attorney Help?

Hiring a burn injury attorney can provide numerous benefits to provide direction and assist your case as you seek compensation. You shouldn’t try to navigate your burn injury case on your own. Your attorney can provide assistance in several ways, including the following:

  • Helping you gather evidence
  • Communicating with the at-fault party and their insurance company on your behalf
  • Helping you understand your options to seek compensation
  • Providing legal guidance and advice
  • Representing you in court

Our burn injury lawyer team at Speaks Law Firm has the skills and experience necessary to manage your case. At no cost to you, contact us today to schedule a free case review with our legal team in Wilmington, NC.

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Injuries are catastrophic if they cause severe and life-altering impairment. They may leave you with chronic pain or needing live-in care or life-long medical treatment. Catastrophic injuries may also prevent you from permanently engaging in gainful work. Examples of catastrophic injuries include: Limb loss Paralysis Severe burns Spinal cord injury Traumatic brain injury Ruptured internal […]
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The same damages that are available in “regular” personal injury claims are also available in catastrophic injury cases: Past and future medical expenses Lost income Reduced earning capacity Physical pain Emotional suffering Loss of enjoyment of life Punitive damages An experienced Wilmington personal injury lawyer from our Speaks Law team can evaluate your claim and […]
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Although you don’t have to hire a catastrophic injury attorney, it can help your claim. Catastrophic injury cases are more complex than typical personal injury cases. Claimants usually seek higher compensation, so insurance companies do everything they can to reduce their payouts. It can be hard to face them alone without professional help. A Wilmington […]
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