A Burn Injury Attorney Fighting
for You and Your Family
At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, our personal injury group has extensive experience handling burn injury claims. With the Intermountain Burn Unit Center located in Salt Lake City, many burn victims from around the United States are treated here in Utah.
Burn injuries are disproportionately severe compared to other types of physical trauma, and pain can be long-lasting.
Our proximity to one of the nation's preeminent burn treatment centers has allowed us to help burn injury patients recover just and fair compensation for their suffering. A burn injury attorney at our Salt Lake City, UT, practice can provide you with sound legal counsel if you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic burn injury.
Let us help you recover damages that can ease your financial burden and allow you to focus on recovery. Please contact us to schedule a consultation at our law firm.
Types of Injuries
A burn injury can result from heat, a chemical reaction, or because of electrical shock. Burn injuries are categorized based on their severity.
- First-degree burns are the least serious and affect the top layer of the dermis.
- Second-degree burns damage the outer layer of the skin and the layer of tissue beneath it.
- Third-degree burns severely damage or destroy the deepest layers of muscle, skin, and fat tissue.
Suffering a localized third-degree burn can render the affected area completely disabled or disfigured. A more widespread third-degree burn can be life-threatening.
Common Causes of Burn-Related Injuries
Determining liability in a burn injury case is heavily dependent on establishing the cause of the injury. Common causes of burn injuries include:
- Defective gas tanks
- Exploding propane cases
- Defective smoke alarms
- Chemical burns
- Defective electrical components
- Scalding liquid
In many cases, burn injuries cannot be attributed to a single party, so it must be determined which parties are most at fault. Many burn injury claims are handled as product liability, premises liability, or medical malpractice claims.
Our proximity to one of the nation's preeminent burn treatment centers has allowed us to help clients from around the country recover just and fair compensation. Younker Hyde MacFarlane
In order to successfully recover damages, our burn injury lawyers must first establish liability. With a network of more than 1,000 experts, our team is uniquely equipped to take on your claim. We can call upon forensic experts, accident reconstruction analysts, medical experts, and economists to not only establish the facts surrounding the case and determine liability, but to accurately estimate future medical costs, lifetime care costs, and the financial burden imposed on you and your family. This allows us to not only build a strong case against the defendant, but also ensure you are justly compensated.
Filing a Claim on Your Behalf
Burn injuries are typically severe. In many cases, the victim is permanently disfigured and is often unable or less able to earn a wage, care for themselves, and maintain an independent lifestyle. Additionally, the victim will have extensive medical care needs. Our team can help ensure you are justly compensated for financial and non-financial losses stemming from your injury.
We can file a claim on your behalf for damages relating to reconstructive surgery costs, medical costs, future medical costs, lifetime care costs, loss of wages, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
Recovery from a burn injury can take years and will likely require extended stays in intensive care units, hospitals, and burn centers. Let our attorneys you procure the financial resources that you will need to pay for these services.
Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation
We encourage you to contact Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, today if you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury. The lawyers at our firm have decades of experience handling personal injury claims and can provide you with sound counsel and aggressive representation. Rest assured, we will dedicate our time and energy to your case. Please contact our law firm today by calling (801) 335-6467 or completing our online form to arrange a free consultation.