Assisting Burn Injury Victims during Their Road to Recovery
Burn injuries can occur in several settings, including your workplace, home, or on the road. Attorney David A. Cardon has been representing personal injury victims for over 20 years. At Cardon Law in Virginia Beach, VA, your well-being and recovery are the firm's priorities. Mr. Cardon can lift the burden off of your shoulders by determining the cause, cost, and fault associated with your burn injury. Mr. Cardon and his team can listen to the facts of your case and determine whether legal action is your best option during a complimentary consultation. To schedule your case review, contact the firm online or call (757) 306-9060.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries
Although many burn injuries are simply an accident, others are caused by the negligence of another party. Common scenarios include:
- Work injuries: Dangerous working conditions or contact with hazardous chemicals without proper protection can cause burns.
- Defective products: A poorly designed or manufactured product can lead to an explosion or electrocution.
- Motor vehicle accidents: Car, motorcycle, or trucking accidents can lead to fires and severe consequences for all parties involved.
Mr. Cardon can help you determine whether your injury was caused by the negligence of another party and determine liability based on the evidence surrounding your case.
Mr. Cardon can lift the burden off of your shoulders by determining the cause, cost, and fault associated with your burn injury.
Understanding the Effects of Burns
There are three types of burn injuries, ranging from moderate to severe:
- First degree: This mild burn affects the outermost layer of skin and includes symptoms such as redness and swelling. Treatment can be performed using over-the-counter creams or gels.
- Second degree: Reaching deeper layers of skin, second-degree burns can take weeks to recover from and usually cause soreness and blistering.
- Third degree: Third-degree burns are the most serious types of burns, as they can cause immense pain, permanent disfigurement, and even death. Many patients need a skin graft or amputation if they do not receive immediate medical treatment.
Generally, the more severe your injury is, the more devastating the long-term effects will be and the more compensation you may be entitled to.
Although Mr. Cardon understands that no amount of money will help you overcome the emotional trauma caused by a burn injury, he can help you recover compensation for damages including:
- Current and future medical expenses: Burn injury victims can incur incredibly high medical expenses from visits to the hospital or multiple surgeries. In the most severe cases, stays in intensive care can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
- Current and future loss of wages: In order to recover from your injuries, you may have to take a significant amount of time off of work. If you are the primary earner in your family, this can have serious consequences on your household.
- Pain and suffering: As a result of your limited mobility, disfigurement, or permanent scarring, your overall quality of life may be affected. A lawyer can help you pursue intangible, non-economic damages for emotional pain caused by your injuries.
- Loss of consortium: If a burn injury led to the wrongful death of a loved one, you may be entitled to damages for your pain and suffering.
Catastrophic injuries often require long-term or life-long care including rehabilitation and therapy. You need a team who can help develop a life care plan which accurately measures your losses.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you feel that your burn injury was caused by the negligence or recklessness of an employer, driver, or another party, you may be entitled to compensation. Cardon Law offers contingency-based services, allowing you to focus on your recovery rather than up-front fees. To schedule your free consultation, call (757) 620-3283 or send a message online.