Whether caused by an explosion, chemical exposure, or a fire, burns are some of the most painful and life-threatening injuries a human being can endure. Depending on how you sustained your specific burn injury, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses to cover your mounting medical expenses and other damages.
At Davis Levin Livingston, we understand how overwhelming it can be to pursue an injury claim while you’re trying to recover physically and emotionally. That’s why our skilled Hawaii burn injury attorneys are committed to taking care of the details for you and clearing any obstacles that stand in the way of your financial recovery. As a leading personal injury firm in Honolulu, we have the resources to fight on your behalf and increase your chances of getting justice.
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Seeking Compensation for Catastrophic Burns
If you’ve sustained major burns, it’s possible that there could be a negligent party behind your accident. Many home fires are caused by inattentive landlords that have neglected to maintain their property, and many explosions begin with an industrial accident or car crash. In these scenarios — and in many others — you may be able to hold an individual or organization accountable for your injuries.
Here are a few of the most common causes:
- Gas explosions
- Faulty electrical equipment
- Automobile accidents
- Flammable clothing
- Battery acid, typically from cars
- Home cooking accidents
- Defective smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Scalding liquid, such as overheated coffee
- Ammonia and bleach products
Our Hawaii burn injury attorneys can help you accomplish that by offering skilled legal representation for complex burn injury cases. Dedicated to the success of our clients, we’ll use more than four decades of legal experience to show that negligence took place and that you deserve financial recovery for your injuries.
The Physical and Financial Concerns of a Burn Injury
While doctors don’t normally think of the cost as they are first treating burn victims, the price soon becomes a very big issue. A person who suffers burns on 30% of their body will incur initial medical bills in excess of $200,000. These figures don’t include other financial challenges the victim and his family may face, including lost wages, future earning potential, any reconstruction treatment to combat scarring, or supportive services to help a person deal with any emotional scars a person may have from the experience.
Getting these bills paid, as well as compensation for pain and suffering doesn’t just happen, and leaving burn-related expenses to the insurance company will likely get you burned financially. But by hiring an experienced burn injury lawyer in Hawaii, you’ll have the best chance of receiving the settlement that truly covers your needs.
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Wrongful Death Claims for Burn Injury Victims
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that burn injuries are the 3rd leading cause of death in residential properties. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) also estimates that in 2016, there were 3,515 fire-related deaths across the country, with many of those involving children between infancy and 14 years old. Although the current fire death rate of 10.9 per million people may represent a steady decrease over time, it’s still too many lives lost due to preventable fires.
Hawaii wrongful death law allows the surviving family members of a burn injury victim to seek damages against the responsible party, whether the death was caused by a negligent individual or corporation.
The damages recoverable in a wrongful death claim include:
- Funeral and medical expenses
- Loss of income and benefits earned by the deceased
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Punitive damages intended to punish the wrongdoer
Each wrongful death case is unique and needs to be thoroughly evaluated by an experienced attorney who can accurately assess its value eligibility for damages. Call (808) 740-0633 to speak with our burn injury lawyers in Hawaii as soon as possible!
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