Denver Burn Injury Attorneys
Fires, Harsh Chemicals, Scalding Liquids, and Other Burn Hazards Can Change Your Life in an Instant. We Can Help You File for Compensation.
Severe burns are some of the worst injuries a person can endure, potentially leading to horrible scarring and a lifetime of pain and extremely expensive treatment. Whenever these injuries are caused by a preventable accident or another form of third-party negligence, our attorneys are here to help victims pursue compensation.
At The Gilbert Law Group®, we always put our clients first. We understand life after you or a loved one was seriously burned is difficult. Our understanding team can not only fight for you in an injury claim but also provide the all-around support you need as you try to figure out what to do next. It’s important to make sure your legal right to compensation is protected, because serious burns tend to have wide-ranging effects that touch the rest of a victim’s life. Let us represent you in your injury claim.
Call The Gilbert Law Group® at (888) 711-5947 to schedule your free consultation. Our Denver burn injury attorneys have decades of combined experience.
How Common Are Serious Burn Injuries?
Around 1.2 million people suffer burn injuries each year; of those, 50,000 require hospitalization or admission to a burn center and 3,500 do not survive their wounds. Aside from residential fires, which are the most common cause of burn deaths, accidents including airplanes, cars or other motor vehicles, or workplace errors can result in these devastating injuries.
Burns are generally classified in degrees, with first-degree the mildest and sixth-degree the most serious. Sixth-degree burns, which penetrate every level of tissue, are always fatal. Though third-, fourth-, and fifth-degree burns may be survivable depending on how widespread they are, there is no “return to normal” for patients with these injuries. Even the best doctors cannot remove the potential for long-term pain, scarring, and other impacts. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident that caused a burn injury, you may be entitled to compensation for medical care, loss of income, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and more.
Causes of Burn Accidents
Many products come with burn hazards, often without correct labeling to inform consumers of the risks. Household chemicals used in some cleaners can cause burns if they come into direct contact with skin. Additionally, dangerous goods can combust or act as an accelerant in a house fire. Medicated shampoos, for example, are extremely flammable and can combust in an instant.
Other injuries that may give you cause for action can come from house fires caused by malfunctioning products. Consumers sadly suffer burn injuries at home every year due to flammable clothing, water heaters that are too hot, defective smoke detectors, and other household items.
If you or a loved one was burned in a work-related accident, you may be able to file for compensation as well. Burn victims injured on the job have received damages after being forced to operate unsafe equipment and for burns caused by exploding plastic resin, escaped steam, acid, molten metal, and more.
Treatment for Burn Victims
One positive piece of news is that the medical treatment for burn victims has improved tremendously in recent years. There are around 100 centers around the country that specialize in treating the ongoing effects of severe burns. While such facilities are lifelines to seriously burned patients, they are necessary because these injuries require the most up-to-date facilities and a high degree of specialization among the medical staff. Aside from potential difficulty physically accessing a burn center, the high price tag—which can be over $200,000 for a year of treatment—is out of many peoples’ reach.
Treatment for burn injuries is likely to persist for years, and symptoms may affect patients for the rest of their lives. Anyone who was injured in an accident caused by someone else has the right to be compensated for all these expenses. When you speak with our attorneys in a free consultation, we can help you understand your legal options, so you can make sure you are cared for medically and otherwise.
Helping Burn Injury Victims Outside the Courtroom
Working as personal injury lawyers, we sadly witness the horrific effects of many accidents. Some of our saddest cases have involved children who sustained serious, lifelong disabilities because of burn injuries. While we dedicate our days to fighting for justice for accident victims, our team is always looking for ways to do more.
We wholeheartedly support the Children’s Hospital Burn Unit in Denver. For several decades, the burn units at Children’s Hospitals throughout the country have been committed to providing the highest standard of care for pediatric burn patients and providing burn prevention education. Our firm proudly supports the Children’s Hospital and has helped fundraise for and sponsor programs such as their annual Burn Camps for injured children.
Photo: Jim Gilbert presenting a check to our friends at the Children’s Hospital Burn Unit in Denver, Colorado.
Leaders in Product Liability
We’ve taken on big corporations like Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, and other automakers to protect the rights of injured consumers.
Nationally Recognized Personal Injury Law Firm
Our Firm is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates and a recipient of "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News.
Making the World Safer
After being challenged by our lawyers, major companies have pulled defective products off the market.
Engineering Team on Staff
The Gilbert Law Group® is the only firm in the U.S. to have an in-house engineering team to assess and explain product defects.
Over One Billion Dollars Recovered
Since 1969, we have fought aggressively for our clients, never turning away from even the most formidable opponents.
When you are facing complex legal issues and high-profile defendants, you need a lawyer who knows how to fight these battles. Our team has taken on some of our nation’s biggest corporations and, with the help of our network of professional consultants and our skilled in-house engineering team, can help jurors make sense of highly technical evidence.
Record Trial Court Verdict - Products Case $52,000,000
Truck Burn Injury $51,100,000
Record Trial Verdict - Rear-end Collision $43,200,000
Jury Verdict Brain Damage Case $35,000,000
Heavy Truck Fire Case $29,500,000
Bad Faith Insurance - Head On Auto Collision $17.8 Million
Record Jury Verdict - Seat Belt Failure $17,500,000
Auto Accident $9,500,000
Auto Defect $9,000,000
Wrongful Death $8,400,000
While a burn injury may change your future, our attorneys can help you make a plan for you and your loved ones’ needs in the years to come. By working with our Denver firm, you can pursue compensation for your medical bills and other expenses associated with your burn injury, such as:
- Hospital stays, surgeries, and other upfront medical treatments
- Skin grafts and physical rehabilitation
- Lost time at work, missed wages, and loss of future earning potential
- Loss of quality and enjoyment of life
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
The lasting effects of burn injuries are nearly unparalleled. Our team wants to help you maximize your compensation and hold negligent parties accountable for your burn accident. We have been fighting for clients like you since 1969, in Colorado and beyond.