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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.

Call (808) 740-0633 or contact us online to speak to us about your case. We're ready to help you today!

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.

Contact Davis Levin Livingston now for a free consultation.

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!

Call (808) 740-0633 today for a confidential consultation with our team in Hawaii.

Four Decades of Record Breaking Victories

  • $104,000,000 Child Sex Abuse

    We're proud to have secured a landmark $104 million settlement for victims of abuse against Kamehameha School. This ground-breaking case marks a significant victory for the victims, with the school agreeing to settle.

  • $29,400,000 Medical Malpractice

    Physicians at Tripler Army Medical Center failed to order a crucial test that would have detected a twisted gut in a 1-month-old baby, resulting in the loss of 95% of the baby's small intestine and leading to lifelong disability.

  • $15,400,000 Wrongful Death

    The state has agreed to a $15.4 million settlement in a civil lawsuit filed by the families of two hikers who fell to their deaths on a Kauai hiking trail in 2006.

  • $15,000,000 Vacuum/Forceps Injury

    The hospital improperly attempted to deliver a post-date baby using a traumatic second-stage vacuum extraction. This extraction and the delay in delivery resulted in permanent brain damage to the baby.

  • $9,975,000 Brain Injury

    The hospital's failure to monitor an infant's rising bilirubin levels led to bilirubin encephalopathy and kernicterus, resulting in severe and permanent brain damage. A settlement of $9,975,000 was obtained.

  • $9,500,000 Medical Malpractice

    Surgeons at Tripler Army Medical Center reattached the small intestine backward during gastric bypass surgery, leading to complications that ultimately resulted in the death of a 31-year-old Army wife and mother of three.

Why Davis Levin Livingston?

  • Available by phone 24/7 & ready to help.
  • Secured tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
  • Highest malpractice judgment in U.S. history against a military hospital.
  • Includes an experienced medical team including a nursing staff to answer your questions.
  • Mark Davis and Mike Livingston have been recognized as some of the best lawyers in Hawaii.
  • Resources available to advance your expenses; no cost or fees unless Davis Levin Livingston wins your case.

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Helping Families throughout hawaii for over 40 years
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    Mathew Winter and the whole staff of Davis Levin Livingston guided us every step of the way and made sure we understood everything that was going on. They were always so welcoming and compassionate. Communication was never a problem and emails were answered super fast, especially when we had so many questions. They
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    Truly a wonderful experience with everyone at the firm. I can't thank you enough for helping provide closure for my family and me during this process. The absolute best firm in Hawaii. Compassion and professionalism at its best!
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  • "After doing extensive research I knew that Davis Levin Livingston was the firm for me due to the success they have had in cases like mine."
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