To receive compensation for a burn, you need to prove that someone else is responsible for your injury. This is called establishing “fault.” Generally, people are at fault when they acted carelessly or recklessly, and you were burned as a result.
Determining fault can sometimes be complicated, depending on the circumstances, which is why you need a Miami burn injury attorney to represent you. We can sift through the facts of your case to determine who bears legal responsibility for your injuries.
Common Situations where Someone is at Fault
As a leading Miami personal injury law firm, we meet with hundreds of clients each year. Each case is different, but there are some common scenarios we see regularly:
- A reckless or careless driver crashes into our client’s car, causing a fire.
- A restaurant serves food that is too hot, which burns a client.
- A defective product, like a grill, explodes or catches on fire, causing burns.
- Faulty wiring in a building causes a fire, and our clients are temporarily trapped inside.
- Defective clothing catches on fire.
In each of these cases, the person or entity who behaved carelessly or recklessly is at fault for the burn.
We also see common situations where no one else is to blame:
- You are playing with some matches when you accidentally burn yourself.
- You slam into a vehicle because you were driving recklessly or negligently, causing a fire.
In these examples, your own behavior was the sole cause of the burn, so no one else is to blame.
When Fault is Difficult to Determine
Sometimes it is not always easy to determine who is at fault for a burn accident. For example, you might have been caught in a multi-car pileup, and it isn’t obvious which driver is to blame. In this situation you need to engage in some investigation to identify which person to sue.
In other cases, many people might bear some partial responsibility for your burn. Under Florida law, a burn victim can receive compensation even if they are partially at fault, so long as someone else is at least a little responsible for the burn injury.
Contact a Miami Burn Injury Lawyer Now
Burns are serious injuries that costs thousands of dollars to treat. Many of our clients also suffer severe emotional scars, experience depression, anxiety, or embarrassment.
Reach out to us today. One of the attorneys at Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein can meet with you to discuss your burn injury and determine whether you have a legitimate legal case to bring. Please call 305-371-2692 to talk with us.