Burn Injury Lawyer in Boulder, CO

Injury Lawyer Serving Boulder, Longmont, Fort Collins, Loveland, Broomfield, & Surrounding Areas in Colorado

Burn injuries are some of the very worst injuries that any person can be forced to endure, as they affect a person emotionally and physically. They often result in the need for extensive medical care that may last a lifetime. According to the American Burn Association, nearly 400,000 burn injuries required medical treatment in 2021.

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This statistic is staggering, considering the amount of precautions that are available to prevent these accidents. However, burn injuries continue to occur every year, often because of another's negligence.

If you or a family member has suffered a burn injury because of the negligence of another, you have legal rights to file for compensation. While your suffering may make financial restitution seem like an unnecessary step, it can help you to receive the very best care and rehabilitation, which can ensure a healthy and positive recovery.

For help with your case, please contact Jeffress Law in Boulder. Christopher W. Jeffress, our experienced personal injury lawyer, will make you his priority and help you file for the maximum available compensation for your suffering and rehabilitation. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling 303-993-8685.

Causes of Burn Injuries

While burn injuries can occur because of mistakes at home, they frequently happen because of the negligence of another that caused an accident. Here are some of the common causes of such injuries: 

  • Car AccidentsHigh-speed collisions and vehicle fires often result in severe burn injuries. Faulty vehicle components, such as fuel tanks or electrical systems, can also ignite and cause burns.
  • Truck Accidents: Large trucks carrying flammable materials or hazardous chemicals can cause catastrophic fires and explosions during collisions, leading to serious burn injuries for drivers and passengers.
  • Bus Accidents: Bus accidents can result in fires that trap passengers inside, leading to significant trauma. These incidents are often compounded by delays in evacuation and emergency response.
  • Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to burn injuries from road rash and fuel tank explosions in crashes. Protective gear can help, but severe accidents can still result in serious burns.
  • Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrians involved in vehicle accidents may suffer from contact with hot surfaces, vehicle fires, or chemical spills. These injuries can be particularly devastating due to the lack of protective barriers.
  • Boat Accidents: Boat fires, often caused by fuel leaks, engine malfunctions, or onboard cooking equipment, can lead to severe injuries. Being in open water can delay rescue efforts, worsening the trauma sustained.
  • Drunk Driving Accidents: Accidents caused by impaired drivers are often severe, leading to fires and explosions that cause burn injuries. The unpredictable nature of these accidents increases the risk of catastrophic burns.
  • Workplace Accidents: Industrial settings often involve the use of hazardous materials, machinery, and chemicals, increasing the risk of burns. Accidents involving hot surfaces, electrical equipment, or chemical spills can cause significant burn injuries.
  • Defective Products: Faulty appliances, electronics, or other consumer products can malfunction and cause burns. This includes incidents involving defective space heaters, kitchen appliances, and electrical devices.
  • Electrical Accidents: Contact with live electrical wires, faulty wiring, or malfunctioning electrical equipment can result in severe electrical burns. These injuries are often more complex due to the internal damage they can cause.
  • Chemical Exposure: Exposure to hazardous chemicals at home or work can cause chemical burns. These injuries occur when skin comes into contact with strong acids, alkalis, or other corrosive substances.
  • Scalding Accidents: Hot liquids or steam can cause scalding burns, particularly in kitchen or bathroom accidents. These injuries are common in both domestic and commercial settings.

Why Choose Jeffress Law, PC?

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At Jeffress Law, PC, we understand the profound impact burn injuries can have on your life, and we are committed to providing the personal care and attention you need during this challenging time. Our firm’s unique approach stems from our small size, which allows us to offer a level of dedication and personalized service that larger firms simply cannot match. 

Led by Christopher Jeffress, a Top 10 Attorney, our team leverages years of experience and a deep understanding of insurance company tactics to help you secure the maximum compensation you deserve. Chris’s extensive experience handling significant cases makes him a particularly empathetic and effective advocate for burn injury victims.

Adding to our team’s strength is Gregori Csintalan, an accomplished attorney known for his meticulous approach to legal representation. Gregori’s background in personal injury law and his dedication to case preparation and client-focused service ensure that each case receives the attention it deserves. Together, Chris and Gregori form a formidable team, combining their insights and expertise to provide top-tier legal representation. With Jeffress Law, PC, you can trust that your case is in capable and compassionate hands.

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Chris and his team were wonderful! They were very helpful and had excellent communication through my whole lawsuit. Not only were they a fantastic team but they also got me a higher settlement than I was expecting. They were upfront, honest, and treated me and my case with great respect. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney. Thank you, Chris, Molly, and Greg!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I Do If I Suffer a Burn Injury Due to Someone Else's Negligence?

If you suffer a burn or fire injury due to someone else's negligence, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately and document your injuries. Then, contact a burn injury lawyer to discuss your legal options and ensure your rights are protected.

How Can a Burn Injury Lawyer Help Me With My Case?

A burn injury lawyer can help you by investigating the circumstances of your injury, identifying liable parties, and advocating for your right to compensation. They will guide you through the legal process and work to secure funds for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and rehabilitation.

What Types of Burn Injuries Qualify for Compensation?

Various types of burn injuries, including those caused by car accidents, motorcycle accidents, workplace incidents, electrical burns, and defective products, may qualify for compensation. Our team can help determine if your specific case qualifies for a claim.

Why Is It Important to Hire an Experienced Burn Injury Lawyer?

Hiring an experienced burn injury lawyer is crucial because they have the knowledge and expertise to handle the complexities of these cases. They understand the long-term impacts of this kind of trauma and can ensure you receive the maximum compensation for ongoing care and recovery.

What Kind of Compensation Can I Expect From a Burn Injury Claim?

Compensation from a burn injury claim can include medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and long-term care expenses. We will work to ensure all aspects of your injury are accounted for in your claim.

How Long Do I Have to File a Burn Injury Lawsuit?

The statute of limitations for filing a burn injury lawsuit varies by state. You should contact an attorney as soon as possible to ensure we can file your claim within the legal timeframe and to preserve crucial evidence for your case.

Justice for the Injured

Series burn injuries may take months and even years to remedy. Treatments can include multiple surgeries, skin grafts, prescription drugs, multiple types of rehabilitation, and lifelong care in some cases.

Our attorney will determine who was at fault for your suffering in order to seek the maximum amount of compensation for you and your family. These charges may include recompense for the loss of your ability to work and, therefore, your loss of employment benefits. Our attorney will take everything into account and ensure that he sues for an amount that will at least keep you comfortable as you recover from your horrible injury.

For help with your case and to discover more about our contingency fee policy, contact our office today. Please fill out the form below or call us at 303-993-8685. We are humbled to serve clients in the Boulder, Fort Collins, Longmont, Loveland, and Broomfield areas. Contact us today for your free case review.

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