Columbia Burn Injury Lawyer

Seek compensation for a burn injury with help from a lawyer at Rikard & Protopapas. We represent people who are suffering from burns and other injuries to receive monetary compensation for damages. Start your case as early as today with professional representation from our Columbia catastrophic injury lawyers.

Attorneys for Burn Injuries in Columbia, SC

When someone else is responsible for an accident or incident causing a severe burn, a victim may receive compensation. As lawyers for burn injury victims, we can represent you with:

  • Determining who may have legal liability to claim compensation, based on applicable laws
  • Preparing and filing your claim
  • Proving that your burns and other injuries are the legal fault of the defendant
  • Claiming all types of compensation and the full amount of your damages
  • Pursuing your case through the legal process, including trial advocacy and settlement negotiations
  • Answering your questions, and guiding you through the case

The purpose of the case is your compensation. Our burn injury lawyers in Columbia believe that the financial compensation you may receive is an important part of your healing. To talk about your case, contact us for your free consultation.

Causes of Burn Injuries

  • Flame or heat source, hot objects that contact the skin
  • Scalding from hot liquid or steam
  • Friction, repeated contact with material or the ground
  • Electrical current, electrical incidents, and accidents
  • Corrosive chemicals
  • Intentional harm, physical abuse
  • Radiation

Flames or contact with something hot are common causes of burns. But there are many causes of burns. A burn is skin damage from heat, electrical current, or a corrosive source. Burns may be serious, disfiguring, and life-threatening.

Degrees of Burns

Burns are classified by their severity – first-, second-, or third-degree.

  • First-degree burns: Minor burns, affecting the outer layer of skin.
  • Second-degree burns: Burns impacting the epidermis and dermis, blisters and scars may occur.
  • Third-degree burns: Severe burns that completely damage the skin, reaching the layers of fat beneath. Nerve damage may occur, and there is an elevated risk of infection.

Accidents and Incidents that Result in Burn Injury

A victim may claim financial compensation if they suffer a burn injury because of the legal fault of others. The legal standard of negligence – the absence of reasonable care and caution – applies to most claims. Examples of accidents and injuries that may allow a victim to receive financial compensation for a burn injury include:

  • Fiery car, truck, or motorcycle accidents
  • Skin contact with a hot object
  • Contact with a harmful chemical or substance that destroys the skin
  • Defective and malfunctioning products, including heaters and electrical equipment
  • Building and structural fires
  • Injuries and incidents where a victim is dragged along the ground
  • Exposure to harmful radiation

All injuries may be claimed together, including the burn and any related complications.

Compensation for a Burn Injury

Types of compensation for a burn injury may include:

  • Medical care for the burn
  • Home medical equipment and supplies, prescription expenses
  • Costs of care for complications including infection, organ damage, sensory and feeling damage, and other related problems
  • Other medical expenses relating to the injury and accident
  • Disfigurement, changes in physical appearance
  • Lost pay, benefits, and long-term income
  • Property damage
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental injury and emotional anguish

A compensation claim may include economic and non-economic losses. Projected future losses may be included, and we carefully prove expected future losses and suffering.

Why Choose Us As Your Burn Injury Lawyers?

The Rikard & Protopapas team is ten attorneys-strong with a full team of support staff. Our team of professionals has a variety of deep experience in these cases, and we are all dedicated to the mission of helping victims get compensated when they are hurt by others.

We understand that burn injuries can significantly disrupt your life – financially and emotionally. To receive compensation, you must bring a legal claim, and your time is limited. Our legal team offers free consultations for burn victims. With a variety of fee agreements, including contingency fees, we are committed to helping victims get financial relief that can help them move their lives forward.

Contact Us About Your Burn Injury Case

Don’t wait to talk to a burn injury lawyer. From our offices in Columbia, SC, we represent clients throughout the region. See how we can help you. Begin as early as today.

Call or message us to talk about your case. Home and virtual consultations are available. Contact us now.

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