Injuries from burns can be extremely serious. They involve terrible pain, permanent scarring and disfigurement, psychological trauma, and sometimes a loss of mobility or function.
Burn injuries can result from many causes, including:
Miami-Dade County is fortunate to have a leading medical facility for this type of injury--the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Burn Center, which specializes in providing surgery and rehabilitation to burn injury victims. We know. We spent countless hours there getting to know the doctors and nurses looking after our client who had sustained third degree burns to much of his body.
- Lack of functioning smoke alarms or fire extinguishers
- Scalding water
- Industrial accidents
- Automobile accidents
- Gas tank explosion
SEVEN FIGURE SETTLEMENT FOR SERIOUSLY INJURED BURN VICTIM FOLLOWING GAS EXPLOSION
One day, a local gas company was called out to disconnect and cap off the natural gas feeding into a vacant apartment where the stove had been removed. The gas company worker did sloppy work, making several mistakes that were in violation of the applicable building and fire safety codes. As a result, gas fumes leaked out slowly, building up over night.
The following morning, our client, a young construction worker, residing in an adjacent apartment, woke up, and went to light the pilot light on his stove, to make a cup of coffee. A huge explosion and fire ball left him with 3rd degree burns over 70% of his body.
Thanks to our thorough investigation, we were able to document the multiple errors made by the gas company that resulted in this horrible accident, and after some hard fought litigation, a seven-figure settlement in favor of our client resulted.
If you or a loved one has suffered from burn injuries, please call us directly for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.