Among the many injuries that can occur as a result of an accident, burns are some of the most painful. If a person has sustained serious burns, they could face lengthy and painful treatment, scarring that can impact their life or the loss of daily function due to the pain of the injury. With the help of an attorney, you can seek out compensation for the burns that you or a loved one has sustained through another person’s negligence.
Boulder County Burn Injury Attorney
You need an attorney who knows Colorado’s personal injury laws to aid you in seeking out what you are owed. Jennifer Donaldson has been tackling cases for 30 years, and she knows exactly what you’re in for. The legal team at the Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson is ready to stand by your side and demand fair compensation on your behalf.
Call us today at (303) 458-5000. You don’t owe us anything until we win your case, so there’s no reason to hesitate if you’ve suffered from burns in Boulder, Denver, Lakewood, Arvada, and the surrounding areas. We can ease the stress of facing your financial burdens so that you can focus on recovering.
What Kinds of Situations Can Result In Burns?
Burns may seem like an uncommon occurrence, but they do happen more frequently than many people realize. Although fire is the most common cause, they can also result from chemicals, hot liquids, steam, and hot surfaces or objects.
Some scenarios that could cause serious burns include, but are not limited to:
- Workplace accidents;
- Car accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Defective products;
- Vacation accidents; and
- Fire on property that is not properly equipped for alarm or escape.
All of these situations could stem from an individual’s negligence. For instance, if a landlord did not properly maintain a fire alarm, tenants could suffer burns in the case of a fire. When negligence is to blame for a burn injury, the responsible party can be held accountable to the victims.
Types of Burns that can Occur in Colorado, and Possible Treatment
Burns can cause symptoms such as swelling, blistering, and scarring, on top of excruciating pain. The severity of a burn is determined as one of three categories:
- First Degree — A shallow burn that only damages the top layer of skin, although these can still be very painful
- Second Degree — This affects the top and next layer of skin
- Third Degree — The most severe burn, which destroys all layers of skin and can damage internal tissue and organs
All of these injuries can cause extreme, long-lasting pain and will most likely require medical treatment. These treatments could include skin grafts, surgery, medication, and other financial burdens. You could be facing very high medical costs and long-term treatment, so it is important to consult your attorney to ensure that your claim will truly compensate you.
Seeking an Attorney to Represent You When Facing Burn Injuries in Colorado
You don’t have to tackle the overwhelming costs of your medical care alone. The Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson knows that seeking what you are owed can be confusing and stressful, and we are here to tirelessly fight so that you don’t have to. Let us ease your mind while we seek out justice for your painful situation.
Denver personal injury lawyer Jennifer Donaldson has received the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. Call (303) 458-5000 or submit an online form so she can review your burn injury claim in Boulder County, Jefferson County, Arapahoe County, or any of the surrounding areas in Colorado.