St. Paul Burn Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. Injuries caused by burns can be incredibly painful and costly. Taking on the burden for this care is unjust if your injury has been caused by someone else. If you have suffered a burn through negligent actions, you may seek fair compensation to help deal with your injuries and recovery.
Our experienced team at Robert Wilson & Associates has a proven track record and the resources needed to help you take legal action. To speak directly with a burn injury attorney about the details of your case, call us today at (612) 334-3444 for a confidential consultation.
Why do I need a lawyer after suffering a burn injury?
Accidents unfortunately happen. If you or a loved one has suffered from a burn injury, the details of a legal case are likely not your top concern. However, medical bills, loss of wages, and other devastating impacts of the injury can distract you from what is most important, recovering physically and emotionally from your injuries. Having a strong legal advocate will ensure you have the peace of mind to focus on recovery while knowing your legal situation is being properly managed. Seeking compensation for injuries suffered from burns can be a complicated process.
While you are dealing with the stresses of recovery, let a seasoned attorney take care of your case. You or your loved one may have suffered an injury through no fault of your own. If that is the case, gaining the evidence necessary to seek justice and compensation can be a tall order. Having a legal team with proven results behind you can be a key step in a healthy recovery process. Your job is to recover; your lawyer’s job is to use their experience and knowledge to handle the legal work on your behalf. Partnering with an attorney allows you to recover the maximum compensation possible. Victims with legal representation recover three times as much in compensation than those who represent themselves.
Why should I choose Robert Wilson & Associates?
Robert Wilson & Associates is one of the most trusted firms in the state of Minnesota. Our team of lawyers handles each case with extreme care. We aim to provide the same level of service to each one of our clients as we would for a family member. Each case is assigned to one lawyer, allowing for personalized attention and guidance. However, our firm is committed to teamwork, meaning your case will receive the personal touch it deserves, backed by teams with veteran legal know-how.
Creating a family atmosphere for our clients is a top priority. Every single client is treated with the respect and attention we would give to our mother, father, brother, or sister. We keep our clients up to date with all the goings-on of their case. All emails and text messages are returned as quickly as possible. We know that you are dealing with stressful times. We are dedicated to keeping you informed and answering all your questions. This family-style treatment means that we also aim to keep expectations reasonable. Our mission is never to mislead our clients. Our team will give you a fair and honest assessment of your case. To discuss the details of your case directly, call us today at (612) 334-3444 to schedule a confidential consultation.
How does liability work for burn injuries?
Burn injuries are unique and often impact large regions of the body as a result. Common causes of burn injuries include accidental fires, hot liquids and steam, chemicals, and electrocution. If you are not at fault for your burn, you should not bear the burden of the recovery. Medical bills associated with burns can be enormous. Injuries can be permanent and debilitating. Emotional and physical recovery from burn injuries may take a lifetime for victims and their families. The source of a burn can be followed back to a corporation, individual, landlord, a manufacturer, or others with the help of an attorney. To help establish who is at fault and to allow for the proper compensation to be awarded, legal consultation is vital.
Who is liable for my burn injury?
Determining the liable party in the event of a burn injury can be traced back to the cause of the fire. The party responsible for the burn may also be responsible for providing compensation if negligence can be proven. To file for compensation based on negligence, four factors must be determined:
- Duty: the defendant was legally bound to prevent the fire/burn
- Breach: the defendant failed to uphold their duty
- Cause: the burn injury was the result of the defendant’s actions
- Harm: the plaintiff is owed compensation
If a negligent party has caused a burn injury for you or a loved one, compensation is your legal right. Our legal team wants you to focus on recovery and to help you regain your normal life. We will work tirelessly on your behalf as if you were a member of our family to recover the compensation you are owed. Burn injuries can be horrific, but the legal process of collecting damages should not be. Our team can offer realistic and experienced guidance on your case.
What types of compensation are available after suffering a burn injury?
Compensation for burn injuries may come in a variety of forms. Victims and their families should not be the ones footing the bill for their recovery. Proving negligence and collecting damages is made possible with the backing of a strong legal team. Collecting compensation can be a complicated process but is necessary to maintain as much normalcy as possible after a burn injury. Types of damages that can be collected can include:
- Loss of earnings/future earnings
- Present/future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
Our firm is dedicated to treating you the way we would treat our own family. We will put our skills and experience into action to help you gain the compensation you deserve. To discuss your case and how our team can best serve you, call us today at (612) 334-3444.
Burn injury statistics
Severe burn injuries can have lasting impacts. If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries, seek medical attention immediately. While medical treatments for burns are always advancing, burns continue to be a leading cause of unintentional death in the United States, according to the American Burn Association. According to the American Burn Association:
- One civilian death occurs as a result of a fire every 2 hours and 35 minutes.
- Males make up 68% of patients treated at burn units while females account for 32% of victims.
- Burn injuries occur most often in the home, making up 73% of treated injuries. The next leading location is at work, totaling 8%.
- Young adults aged 20-29 are 1.5 times more likely to suffer burns that require medical attention.
- The leading causes of burn injuries are fires, flames, scalds, contacting hot objects, electrocution, and chemicals.
- 96.7% of burn victims will survive but may sustain life-long injuries that can be disabling.
Frequently Asked Questions
Robert Wilson & Associates is devoted to providing sound legal guidance. We know that the aftermath of a burn injury can leave you with many questions. Part of our mission is to foster strong communication, and we are committed to providing you with answers to your most pressing questions. Some frequently asked questions we hear include:
Can I sue for my burn injury?
If you or a loved one has been burned in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to sue for damages.
What if I am partially at fault for the accident that caused my burn injury?
If you are partially responsible for the accident that caused your injury, you may still be entitled to compensation. Comparative negligence allows the victim of an injury to collect damages despite being partially to blame. Under comparative negligence, if a victim is determined to be 10% responsible for the injury, they can collect up to 90% of the determined value of damages.
How long do I have to file a case?
Under Minnesota law, the statute of limitations to file a case can range from 2-6 years depending on the circumstances of your injury. Consulting with a legal professional can help determine your best course of action.
Robert Wilson & Associates is dedicated to providing a family-style atmosphere for all our clients throughout Minnesota. We are committed to our philosophy of treating each client as an individual, setting up honest and realistic expectations, and active communication. We know you or a loved one may be in difficult times, and we are here to help. To schedule a confidential consultation, call us at (612) 334-3444 or fill out our online contact form today.