A Burn Injury Attorney Will Fight to Secure the Compensation You Deserve

Burns typically require extensive, painful medical treatment and victims often experience devastating and life-changing effects. When the negligence or carelessness of another party is to blame, burn injury victims and their families are entitled to restitution. If you or someone you love was the victim of a burn accident, an experienced burn injury attorney at Moody Law serving Central Florida and Polk County, including Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Haines City, will work to ensure the liable parties are held responsible and seek to secure compensation on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, please contact us today.

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Common Causes of Burn Injuries

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, burns and fires are the third leading cause of death in the home, and a fire-related injury occurs every 30 minutes in America. In addition to fire or flame exposure, common causes of burns include scalding from wet or moist heat, contact with a hot surface, electrical accidents, and chemical burns.

Burns occur most frequently at home and in the workplace, but an accident can happen anywhere. Third-degree burns are the most severe, affecting all layers of the skin and sometimes penetrating fat and muscle. Not only are third degree burns extremely painful, they can also lead to complications such as infection and breathing difficulty. Many patients lose their life to serious burns, and others face severe disfigurement and permanent loss of function.

Compensation in Burn Injury Cases

High-dollar damages have been secured in many burn injury cases, with some warranting multi-million dollar recoveries. In addition to compensation for medical care and loss of income, victims may be able to receive restitution for pain and suffering, emotional affects, and anticipated future costs. If it can be shown that the liable party acted with gross negligence or reckless disregard for others safety and this directly contributed to a burn injury or wrongful death, it may be possible to secure punitive damages. Punitive damaged are awarded on top of compensatory damages as a means of punishing the liable party. 

Florida is a 'pure comparative fault rule' state, which means a plaintiff can be awarded damages even if he or she is partially at fault for an accident.

Florida is a “pure comparative fault rule” state, which means a plaintiff can be awarded damages even if he or she is partially at fault for an accident. In burn injury cases, a large number of individuals and entities can be held liable for damages, including property owners, employers, equipment manufacturers, or maintenance service companies. The attorneys at Moody Law have successfully handled many burn injury cases. We use expert resources and perform diligent discovery work to establish clear evidence of liability. After building a strong case, we strive to negotiate a settlement. If need be, we are always well prepared to persuasively argue your case in court.

Get in Touch with an Attorney

The lawyers and staff members at Moody Law work diligently as a team to maximize the recovery for each individual client. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious burn injury, seek restitution with the help of a compassionate, dedicated legal advocate. Please contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.

Daniel D. Moody, J.D., B.C.S.

Moody Law, P.A.

Moody Law was founded by Daniel D. Moody for the sole and exclusive purpose of representing the injured. Our main office is centrally located next to the Polk County Courthouse in Bartow, FL, serving Lakeland, Winter Haven, and all the other communities of Polk County.  Some of Mr. Moody’s honors, memberships, and associations include:

  • The Florida Bar Board Certification – Civil Trial Specialist
  • AV PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Life-member Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Attorneys of America – Rue Rating Lifetime Charter Member
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us online or call (863) 733-9090

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