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Maryland Burn Injury Lawyer

Helping Victims of Burn Accidents Recover

Have you suffered from a burn injury in Maryland? You should be focused on healing and recovering at this time, not trying to figure out how to pursue financial compensation. You need to work alongside an experienced burn injury attorney in Maryland who can take care of the difficult legal work for you, so you can work on your recovery.

At Regan Zambri Long, our attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of injured victims in all types of personal injury cases, including burn injuries. Over the last 25 years, we’ve stood up to government entities, corporations, and other powerful opponents to get justice for our clients. We focus on creating a personal connection with each client, learning every case in detail, and utilizing our extensive resources to get you the right results.

Let us take the burden of recovering compensation off your shoulders. Reach out to Regan Zambri Long today online or over the phone for a free initial case consultation.

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Why Hire Regan Zambri Long as My Maryland Burn Injury Lawyer?

Maryland law provides a three-year statute of limitations for filing a burn injury claim. This means victims of burn injuries have three years from when they received their injury to file without losing the opportunity to recover compensation.

However, involving a lawyer as soon as possible after your burn injury can be crucial to your case’s success. The sooner you speak to one of our attorneys, the sooner we can start building a powerful case for you.

Your burn injury lawyer at Regan Zambri Long can:

  • Investigate the circumstances of your case
  • Preserve key evidence, such as location photos or faulty products
  • Reach out to potential witnesses and other involved parties to support your claim
  • Determine legal liability and gather all evidence needed to prove liability lies with the at-fault parties
  • Ensure all documents for your case are filed correctly
  • Help you handle conversations and negotiations with the negligent party’s insurance company
  • Track your damages and expenses in calculating your total claim
  • Work with experts to calculate any projected future costs to include in your compensation

Most importantly, working with a burn injury lawyer will help you recover as much compensation as possible. Without an experienced lawyer on your side, you may end up irreparably damaging your burn injury claim and jeopardizing your ability to recover compensation.

If your burn injury was caused by the negligence of another party or parties, it is your right to file a lawsuit against the liable parties. At Regan Zambri Long, our Maryland burn injury attorneys have helped clients just like you for nearly three decades. We will work to get you the maximum amount of compensation owed to you in your case.

Don’t wait to file your burin injury claim with our Maryland attorneys. If you are a burn victim, we are here to help you recover damages. Contact Regan Zambri Long’s Maryland office today to schedule a free attorney consultation.

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Burn Injury Cases Our Maryland Attorneys Handle

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that each year in the United States, an estimated 1.1 million people suffer burn injuries requiring medical attention. In 2022, Maryland saw a reported 40 home fire fatalities.

Many of us associate burn injuries with home fires. However, within the last decade in the United States, less than 47% of all burns were caused by fires. Most burn injuries are from thermal burns, or scalds, where the victim makes direct contact with fire, a heated object, or steam.

Other types of common burn injuries include:

  • Chemical burns – When a victim makes contact with a strong acid or base. Drain cleaners, gasoline, bleach, and battery acids are some examples of caustic chemicals that can damage tissue.
  • Electrical burns – Involves contact with a hot electrical current. These burns can be caused by the flow of the electrical current through the body or by catching the victim’s clothing on fire.
  • Friction burns – When one’s skin rubs against a surface. While typically seen as less severe, road rash is an extreme type of friction burn and can be incredibly damaging.
  • Radiation burns – Involves damaging exposure to thermal radiation, UV rays, or other forms of radiation. These burns can be caused by cancer radiation therapy or high exposure to X-rays during medical imaging.

No matter the cause, a severe burn injury can have a catastrophic effect on your life. If you have suffered from a burn injury, reach out to the burn injury lawyers at Regan Zambri Long right away for a free consultation.

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Who is Liable in a Burn Injury Case?

Liability in a burn injury case is heavily dependent on the circumstances of the accident. Different accident causes can involve different parties and sometimes can involve multiple parties and multiple types of liability.

Burn Injuries from a Motor Vehicle Accident

Vehicle fires are rare, but resulting burns from hot metal or fire after a crash can cause severe injuries. Additionally, when a victim is thrown from their vehicle, typically a motorcycle, they may suffer burns from road rash.

When you suffer a burn injury from a car crash or other vehicle accident, the driver or vehicle operator responsible is usually the one held liable for the crash. Sometimes multiple parties may be held accountable, such as if the accident was a multi-vehicle crash, or if the at-fault driver was intoxicated and driving another person’s car. Additionally, in the case of commercial trucking accidents, the trucking company may hold some liability for the accident.

Defective Product Burns

Defective electronics and appliances can cause catastrophic burn injuries. A defective product may overheat, catch fire, or explode while in use. Additionally, an accident with a defective vehicle could result in a vehicle fire.

In the case of a burn injury caused by a defective or dangerous product, liability often falls to the product manufacturer. The retailer or wholesaler may also be held liable in certain cases, allowing you to file a product liability lawsuit against any or multiple of these parties.

Premises Liability Burns

A visitor to a property may be at risk for a burn injury if the landlord, business, or property owner refuses to rectify unsafe conditions. Property owners can disregard fire safety regulations by neglecting to install smoke alarms or not replacing fire extinguishers. In some cases, the arrangement of furniture or other large objects in the property may violate regulations, causing patrons to become trapped in the event of a fire.

Premises liability burn lawsuits can be pursued against property owners, landlords, businesses, and others responsible for the ownership and upkeep of the property.

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Recovering Compensation for Damages After a Burn Injury

You may want to know what compensation you can recover in a burn injury claim. Like any personal injury, burn injuries are highly varied and it is impossible to calculate the value of a claim without knowing the full details of your specific case. Compensation can depend on the cause of the accident, who was liable, and whether or not you as the victim share any fault.

One important aspect to consider in any burn injury case is the severity of the burn itself. Burn injuries are officially categorized as follows:

You can recover compensation for even first-degree burns in certain cases. However, if your burns were severe enough to require medical attention, you can receive substantial compensation.

Some damages you can be compensated for after your burn injury include:

  • Current medical expenses – Recovering from a burn injury can mean expensive and extensive medical costs for skin grafts, physical therapy, medical equipment, and pain medication. In extreme cases, you may require restorative surgeries or amputation.
  • Projected future medical expenses – If your burn injury resulted in a loss of limb or disability, you may find yourself needing to calculate your future medical costs incurred as a result
  • Lost wages – Your burns may affect your ability to work, and recovery time may put you out of work, meaning you will end up losing income while recovering. You may also find yourself unable to return to the same work as before, reducing your earning potential.
  • Pain and suffering – A form of “non-economic” damages, you can recover compensation for the physical pain and mental anguish suffered as a result of the accident.
  • Loss of life enjoyment – If your burn resulted in disfigurement, trauma, mobility issues, or body part losses, you can pursue compensation for losing the ability to do specific activities in your day-to-day life.

Even if your burn injuries are obvious, insurance companies will do whatever they can to limit payouts to you. Insurance representatives may act like they’re on your side and tell you that you do not need to reach out to an attorney. You need to remember that insurance representatives have a vested interest in denying you the full compensation you are owed.

Do not accept any offer made by an insurance representative before you speak with an experienced burn injury attorney. Speak with Regan Zambri Long as soon as you can to learn how much your specific claim may be worth in a free consultation.

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Contact Regan Zambri Long Today for Representation in Your Burn Injury Case

If you are a burn victim in Maryland, don’t wait to file your claim with our attorneys. We can get started on your case and work with you to get you the compensation you deserve.

For nearly three decades, Regan Zambri Long has been the injury firm catastrophic injury victims trust with their complex accident cases. We have set records with our multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Each of our personal injury lawyers has received accolades from reputable legal organizations and publications nationwide, including Super Lawyers and U.S. News and World Report.

We attribute our success to the personal attention we provide each client, guiding them step-by-step through the legal process and meeting each of their individual needs. Our legal team is both efficient and compassionate, helping us stay responsive and readily available to all of our clients. We are a small firm that can offer the personalized attention you need for your case while retaining access to the resources required for big cases.

Let Regan Zambri Long help you hold the right parties accountable and recover the compensation you need. We will do everything we can to secure your maximum compensation in your burn injury claim. Contact our Maryland burn injury attorneys today for a free case consultation.

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Have you or your loved one sustained injuries in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia? Regan Zambri Long PLLC has the best lawyers in the country to analyze your case and answer the questions you may have.

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