Burn injuries are devastating in many ways for a victim. They often lead to permanent scars or significant disfigurement, disability, expensive long-term medical costs, and emotional distress. At The Law Offices of John Phebus, our Peoria burn injury attorneys are passionate about representing the rights and best interests of burn injury survivors. We know what it takes to achieve justice and fair financial compensation for our clients and will work relentlessly to reach their goals. Find out how we can help you today during a free burn injury case consultation in Arizona.
Why Clients Choose Us
Our personal injury lawyers, including our burn injury attorneys, have been successfully representing clients for over 20 years. We have a focus on catastrophic injuries.
We always put the client first. From free initial consultations to personalized legal strategies to student and military discounts, we’re constantly looking for ways to improve client satisfaction.
You won’t pay us anything upfront for a personal injury case in Peoria. We operate on a contingency basis, meaning you’ll only pay us if and when we win your case.
Types of Burn Injuries and Common Causes
Burn injuries have four main types: thermal, electrical, chemical and radiation burns. Thermal burns are the most common. They stem from contact between the skin and a hot surface or object. Electrical burns are from a source of electricity, such as a live wire. Chemical burns are from acidic or basic chemicals that are caustic and damage the skin. Radiation burns are from exposure to high levels of radiation, such as from the sun or x-rays.
Some of the most common causes of burn injuries in Peoria include:
When a victim visits a physician for a burn injury, the doctor will first identify the source of the damage to recommend an appropriate treatment. Then, the doctor will categorize the burn into one of three degrees based on burn severity, with first-degree as the least serious and third-degree as the most serious. Depending on the severity of the burn, a victim may need wound cleaning, surgery, skin grafts, fluids and other medical treatments.
Filing a Lawsuit for a Burn Injury in Peoria, Arizona
You may have the right to file a lawsuit following a burn injury in Peoria if a person or a party reasonably should have prevented your injury but negligently failed to do so. Negligence means that someone did not use the reasonable or required amount of care for the circumstances, resulting in injury or harm to others. Burn injuries can arise out of many examples of negligence, including dangerous driving, an unsafe premises, a defective product and a careless employer.
If one or more parties owed you a duty of care, breached this duty through a careless or reckless act, and this caused your burn injury, you may be eligible for financial compensation. A successful burn injury lawsuit in Arizona could pay for many of your related losses, including future foreseeable expenses. These include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent disfigurement or debilitation, emotional distress, and property damage.
Contact Us for Top-Tier Legal Services in Peoria
The Law Offices of John Phebus is Arizona’s go-to law firm for burn injury cases. When your financial future is uncertain, count on us for high-quality legal services, one-on-one support and client care. We will dedicate the time and attention that your case deserves to achieve optimal results. If you or a loved one recently suffered a burn injury in any type of incident in Peoria, call us at (623) 400-5675 to request a free consultation with an attorney. You can also contact us online and we will get back to you as soon as possible.