Kansas City Burn Injury Lawyers
Put 100+ Years of Collective Legal Experience on Your Side
The types of injuries that are left behind by burns can be some of the most catastrophic. Not only will the victim be left with immense physical discomfort and scarring; emotional and psychological harm can run deep as well. Considering the nature of burns and the constant care required during the healing and recovery process, medical expenses from burns can stretch years into the future.
When you have suffered a burn injury, no matter what the cause, you need a law firm that will stop at nothing to uncover the cause of the fire and hold every negligent party accountable for their role in the disaster. At DiPasquale Moore, our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers stands by your side throughout the entire claim process, fighting to get you the compensation you deserve.
Call us now at (888) 743-1030 to see whether you might be able to file a burn injury claim. Our Kansas City burn injury lawyers offer free consultations.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries
Unlike other accident types, fires are incredibly destructive, which means important evidence may be displaced, hidden, or burned in the process. However, this should not deter you from seeking compensation. With a skilled law firm and expert analysts on your side, you have a chance for justice. Our lawyers have the resources necessary to launch a full investigation and preserve evidence that may
Sadly, almost half of fire investigations uncover proof that the entire accident was preventable. If someone else was at fault, you can seek damages from burn injuries caused by:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Exposure to heat
- Chemical exposure
- Scalding and steam
- Product defects
- Insufficient fire exit access
Liability in Burn Accidents
Many times, the at-fault party is not even present at the scene of the accident when it happens. However, as long as you and your lawyer can connect this person or company’s actions directly to your injury, you can hold them liable. The potential defendants in such cases include:
- Careless drivers
- Auto/truck designers who planned vehicles with a risk of catching fire in a crash
- Construction companies that oversee dangerous worksites
- Employers who fail to provide safety gear for workers who spend time around electrical or chemical hazards
- Employers who run worksites like kitchens where hot items, tools, or machines are used frequently
- Owners of a building that does not meet fire codes
- Manufacturers of poorly designed products that can malfunction and cause blazes of electrocution
- Home appliance manufacturers, installers, or technicians
If you were badly burned at work, we can help you file for workers’ compensation and explore whether you may be able to file a third-party personal injury claim. Otherwise, your first step will be working with a lawyer to determine who holds the blame, so you know who you can sue.
Why You Need a Lawyer for a Burn Injury Claim
No matter what caused your burn injury or the type of burn, you are likely to suffer a series of painful symptoms, some of which respond to treatment, but others that may cause lifelong injury. These include:
- Destroyed hair follicles and sweat glands
- Difficulty breathing
- Reduced range of motion in joints
- Reduced skin elasticity
- Sensitivity of skin to heat, cold, and/or radiation
Burn injuries that are especially deep or expansive may even cause a wrongful death. Whether you are seeking justice for yourself or the loved one you lost, your claim must fully address the pain, financial costs, and quality of life changes caused by the injury.
Because serious burn accidents will have a lifelong effect on patients and families alike, it can be difficult to calculate the amount of compensation you will need. However, the first settlement a company or insurer offers you is likely nowhere near enough, even if it sounds like a big number. Come speak with our attorneys before signing any agreement. We often partner with medical professionals and life care experts to ensure we have a full picture of the various ways a burn injury and its sequelae will continue to affect your life. Using this knowledge, we can let you know what a fair deal looks like—and then, if necessary, help you fight to get it.
Focus On Your Recovery With Our Kansas City Burn Injury Attorneys
Our attorneys know there are many burn dangers present in everyday life. From children playing with matches to product defects to workplace hazards, there are numerous ways in which an innocent individual may suffer serious burns. DiPasquale Moore can examine the cause of the burn, whether it was preventable, and how you can hold the at-fault people or companies responsible for your injury.
When you have our Kansas City burn injury attorneys on your case, we will seek damages for any ongoing and current medical expenses, emotional distress, loss of wages and future earning potential, and pain and suffering. We want to make sure you have the resources to move on to a future where you are cared for and content. Our lawyers take a personal interest in each case and keep our clients’ needs at the forefront of every claim. Talk to us today to learn what we can do to fight for you while you are recovering.
Are you looking for an experienced burn injury lawyer? Call our Kansas City office at (888) 743-1030 to schedule a free consultation.