The fire burning near Sunshine Canyon and Timber Trail is suspected to have been caused by humans. This is, sadly, unsurprising. The National Parks Services reports that 90% of all wildfires are human caused – often by careless campers, inattentive hikers or, in what seems to be the most flagrant disrespect for human, animal, and vegetative life, discarded cigarette butts. Thankfully, no one has been injured by the Sunshine Fire as of yet and no buildings have been destroyed. But what are your rights if you are injured in a fire caused by someone else?
Burn injury is often very serious. Disfigurement, paralysis, nerve and muscle damage, and debilitating pain are all possible with this type of injury – and fire is the leading cause of burn injury in the United States. When your injuries are the result of someone else’s poor decisions or deliberately irresponsible behavior, you may be entitled to seek compensation through legal action. The best way to determine if your injury gives you cause to file suit is through a one-on-one consultation with Boulder personal injury attorney Christopher Jeffress. During this consultation, Attorney Jeffress will carefully assess the damages you have suffered, discuss all of your legal options, and help you decide if filing suit is the best course of action.
Burn injuries, particularly those caused by fire, can result in a lifetime of medical expenses, physical discomfort, and emotional suffering. Victims of burn injury are entitled to seek compensation for these damages and more. Please contact Jeffress Law online or by calling our Boulder office at 303-993-8685 to schedule your free consultation and learn how we can help. Attorney Jeffress serves victims of serious injury living throughout Northern Colorado including the communities of Lyons, Nederland, Estes Park, and Niwot.