Burn Injury Attorneys in Maine
We Have Fought to Protect the Rights of Burn Victims Since 1981.
When a burn injury is severe, it can disrupt every aspect of a person’s life, as well as the lives of their loved ones whom they will lean on until they are back on their feet. While some of these injuries could not have been prevented, others are directly caused by the negligence of somebody else. If another party’s actions led to your burn injury, you may have the option to file a legal claim and recover compensation for any damages you have suffered as a result.
Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. has helped myriad burn victims take on the parties that injured them and successfully brought their cases to favorable resolutions. There is no doubt that money cannot make up for the harm done to you, but it can help you afford the burn treatment you need and provide you with the chance to settle any debts related to the burn injury. Our attorneys truly care about protecting the rights of injured accident victims and will fight exhaustively for you and your case.
Contact our Maine office online or at (207) 222-7261 to speak to a seasoned burn injury lawyer about your case. Initial case evaluations are offered free of charge.
Do I Have a Burn Injury Case?
Any person who has been injured by the acts of another is likely to have grounds for a burn injury claim. In these cases, negligence is typically committed by one of the following parties:
- Motor vehicle drivers, such as in the case of a burn sustained during a collision;
- Product designers, such as when a defectively designed product (like a charging cable) results in a burn injury;
- Product manufacturers, such as when a product was manufactured defectively and burns a consumer;
- Product retailers or distributors, such as when any company, business or person knowingly sells a defective product to a consumer and causes a burn injury;
- Landlords, such as outfitting the burn victim’s place of residence with faulty electrical wiring or turning up the boiler to a dangerous level; or
- Employers, such as when employees are not provided with the safety tools and training to prevent them from being burned at the workplace.
This is not an exhaustive list; anyone could commit negligence and cause someone a burn injury. The most effective way to find out if you have a valid burn injury case is to consult a lawyer.
The Worse the Burn, the Higher the Stakes
Burn injuries are classified in different degrees, from first-degree burns that only affect the outermost layer of skin to fourth-degree burns that impact every layer of skin and sometimes even muscles, tendons and bones. The worse that the burn you suffered is, the more important it is that you consider pursuing a legal claim, not only in the name of public safety to prevent others from being injured, but also so that you can obtain the medical help and closure you need and deserve.
For instance, a third-degree burn (one that affects two full layers of skin) can terribly disrupt a person’s life and cost tens of thousands of dollars to treat. In some instances, it can take a burn victim months to heal from third-degree burns, which can be physically grueling and mentally traumatizing. You should not have to pay to remedy your burn injury when you did not cause it, especially when you already have to deal with the physical and mental pain of it. If you bring forth a legal claim, you could hold the at-fault party liable for the bill and, at the same time, prevent them from harming other people in the future.
Time Limits on Maine Burn Injury Claims
Maine has one of the most generous statute of limitations for injury cases in the entire country, as plaintiffs have a total of six years from the date of the accident to file a claim. The best way to use this extensive timeline to your advantage is by getting started on your claim as soon as possible; doing so will give your attorney team a lot of time to construct a comprehensive, compelling case.
Can I Still File a Claim if I Was Partially Responsible for the Burn?
In cases of shared liability, meaning that a burn victim was partially responsible for the accident, the state of Maine still allows the burn victim to file a claim as long as their share of liability is less than 50%. Please note that any compensation recovered will be reduced according to the extent of their liability.
Take, for example, a case in which a person is considered 20% at fault for their burn injury and was granted $10,000 in compensation. Because of their 20% share of liability, they would only be able to receive 80%, or $8,000, of that $10,000 instead of the whole amount.
Walk Down the Path to Compensation with Skilled Lawyers
Whether negligence caused you to suffer a thermal burn from a hot liquid, surface or open flame, an electrical burn from an open electrical current, a radiation burn, a cold burn, or the like, our lawyers at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. will fight to maximize your compensation. We have successfully dealt with numerous burn injury cases and have the experience needed to help you easily navigate the winding path to justice, no matter how rife it is with legal red tape.
Get started on your claim with Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. today. Call a Maine burn injury attorney at (207) 222-7261.
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Settlement in an auto accident that led to wrongful death.
Auto Accident Led to Wrongful Death $2.8 Million
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Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit $2 Million
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Pedestrian Run Over by Tractor Trailer Truck $1.7 Million
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Settlement for Second-Floor Fall Victim $1.5 Million
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Car Strikes & Injures Motorcycle Passenger $1.25 Million
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Motorcycle Passenger Struck by Car & Injured $1.25 Million
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Motorcyclist Killed in Collision With Automobile $1.25 Million
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