Port St. Lucie Burn Injury Lawyers

When you hear the term “catastrophic injury,” what comes to mind? Spinal cord injuries? Traumatic brain injuries? While these can certainly have life-changing effects, a burn injury can be just as devastating.

For some reason, though, burns are one of the least talked about catastrophic injuries, despite being one of the most painful. A severe burn can be utterly debilitating, and even when the pain subsides, scarring and disfigurement can remain.

If you are a burn victim and want to hold those liable for your injuries financially accountable, contact Donaldson & Weston. Our personal injury attorneys will help you pursue compensation for healthcare bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and any other damages you might be owed.

Recovering a payout will not undo the trauma you have experienced, but it may provide the means to put your life back together. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our compassionate burn injury attorneys in Port St. Lucie.

What Kinds of Burns Warrant Personal Injury Claims?

If you suffered a burn due to another person’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. Here are just a few examples of scenarios when such a claim may be warranted:

  • Motor-Vehicle Collisions: Although cars do not explode often, vehicle fires can happen after a high-impact collision. If the gasoline inside the tank ignites, for example, the vehicle can burst into flames, causing severe burns to its occupants.

  • Defective Products: Flawed products can overheat, spark, or ignite, especially if they use combustible fuel sources or batteries.

  • Building Fires: There are countless causes of building fires. Determining liability in these cases can be complicated, and it is not uncommon for multiple parties to share fault. The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston can investigate your case to determine liability and gather the evidence needed to prove it.

  • Electrocutions: Electrical burns are especially common among those who work with exposed wires.

  • Gas Explosions: Gas explosions can occur in any building that has propane or natural gas on site. Unfortunately, many of the gas pipelines in the United States were constructed more than 60 years ago, making such explosions a growing concern because of their wear and tear.

  • Chemical Accidents: You might associate chemical burns with labs and worksites, but in reality, they can happen anywhere certain chemicals are present. Even seemingly innocuous products like bleach, pool chlorine, and concrete mix can cause devastating chemical burns.