There are many ways you could sustain a burn injury: from a fire in the building where you live, at work, or in a car accident. Whatever the case, if you or a loved one have suffered burns, you are probably dealing with mounting medical expenses. You may also be suffering from financial stress by not being able to go back to work. In addition, the pain and suffering that accompanies burn injuries are often intense and prolonged.
If this describes your situation, call the burn injury attorneys at Goldstein & Goldstein right away. You deserve a team of lawyers ready to fight for your rights. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve while you care for your injuries. Schedule a free consultation today.
A Burn Injury Lawyer from Goldstein & Goldstein, LLP Will Work Hard for You
You may be receiving calls from insurance adjusters, from your employer, your landlord, etc. There is no need for you to waste your energy trying to get the compensation you deserve from an insurer or at-fault party on your own. An experienced Goldstein & Goldstein burn injury lawyer is ready to help. We will hold the negligent party accountable for the actions that led to the devastating fire in which you were injured. Your lawyer will fight to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Most Common Burn and Fire Injury Claims
At Goldstein & Goldstein, LLP, our burn and fire injury lawyers have dealt with cases such as:
- Workplace injuries
- Apartment building fires
- Truck accidents involving tanker explosions
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Defective products
- Accidents due to electrical cord fires
- Locked fire doors and exits
- Fires in commercial establishments such as restaurants, retail stores, hotels, nightclubs, and others
Landlords Must Follows All Fire Codes
Once a fire has happened, it’s too late to ensure that the place where you live follows state, city, and other regulations regarding safety for tenants. It is essential to ensure that your landlord acts responsibly. Some standard safety precautions include:
- Reviewing all electrical wiring in the property to confirm it is in good condition and installed safely
- Installing the necessary fire alarms on the property and confirms that they are all working as they should.
- Providing tenants with clearly marked, sturdy fire escapes
- Installing fireproof entry doors
- Ensuring that all fire extinguishers are routinely serviced and tenants know their location.
- Maintaining clear escape routes and marks them so that tenants know which one is the nearest one for them to use
When landlords neglect these responsibilities, the results can be life-threatening for the tenants. Unfortunately, these careless acts tend to be more common than anyone might imagine.
Filing a Negligence Lawsuits Against Your Landlord
When fire precautions are inadequate or do not exist, and a fire occurs, you may be able to file a lawsuit against your landlord. You might be feeling pressured by your landlord not to pursue your claim, citing specific clauses in the lease agreement you signed that prevent you from doing so. If this is your case, talk to your burn lawyer and go over the documentation. It is important to be clear on your rights and understand whether your landlord is trying to take advantage of you.
If your Goldstein & Goldstein burn injury lawyer discovers that your lease contract contains language about waiving your right to a jury trial, we can make a determination as to whether it’s a legally valid and binding contract. If it turns out it isn’t, we can file a lawsuit or negotiate with your landlord’s representative.
At Goldstein & Goldstein, our injury lawyers have experience with local fire codes and tenant’s rights. Let us understand the circumstances surrounding the fire that injured you and work to get you the compensation you deserve. We will also hold your landlord responsible for failing to meet their obligations. Please set up an appointment for a free evaluation of your case.
Filing a Negligence Lawsuit Against Your Employer
In certain work or office settings, employees may be at risk of suffering fire or burn injuries. If you have suffered a burn injury at work, you may be able to file a worker’s compensation claim. However, it is recommended that you speak with one of our attorneys before settling on an amount to cover your medical expenses, replace your wages, etc. There may be other legal options available to you and damages you may be able to recover in addition to the workers’ comp benefits.
Set up an appointment right away. We work on a contingency basis, and there are no out-of-pocket costs for you.