Were you or someone you love suffered a burn due to someone else’s negligence? If so, a Tampa burn injury lawyer from Distasio Law Firm can evaluate your case, determine responsibility for your injuries, and pursue compensation from that party. In addition, you’ll have the representation of a competent personal injury attorney.
Our skilled catastrophic injury attorneys have helped people like you for over 30 years now, so you can have confidence in our ability to serve you. We can tell you more during a free, no-obligation consultation.
What Exactly Is a Burn Injury?
A burn injury is any injury caused by exposure to:
Burn injuries range in severity from minor burns that quickly heal to severe injuries that leave permanent and painful scarring. Usually, the severity of the injury is determined by the type of burn.
From first degree to fourth degree, there are many levels of pain and severity from which a burn victim can suffer. First-degree burn injuries — and sometimes second-degree — will heal with time and a little care. However, third- and fourth-degree burn injuries are very dangerous and can cause a great deal of physical and mental harm. Victims of third- and fourth-degree burns will likely develop a multitude of painful side effects and symptoms.
Common Burn Injury Side Effects and Symptoms
There are numerous complicated side effects and symptoms associated with severe burn injuries. These side effects can include:
- Muscle damage
- Bone damage
- Blood vessel damage
- Skin damage
- Nerve and neurological damage
- Loss of feeling in burn areas
- Respiratory problems
- Emotional trauma
- Immense pain
If you experienced any of those effects or others due to your burn caused by someone else’s negligence, a dedicated Tampa burn injury attorney could help you pursue legal action.
Seeking a Burn Injury Attorney in Tampa for a Case?
If you believe another person’s negligence caused your injury, you could file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. If your filing is successful, you may be able to recover compensation for your burn injuries. You may be compensated for current and future lost wages, any emotional trauma you experienced as a result of your accident, and even your medical expenses. In some cases, victims can even receive compensation for their pain and suffering.
Economic damages, like medical expenses, are easy to evaluate, while noneconomic damages, like pain and suffering, can be challenging to determine. However, an attorney can help. Your attorney can estimate the value of your noneconomic damages and, in doing so, could help you recover more compensation for your injuries.
If you would like to learn more about your legal options, your rights, and how you might be able to recover damages for your burn injuries, the best thing you can do is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. At Distasio Law Firm, our team of burn injury lawyers are committed to helping victims of burn injuries recover the monetary damages they are entitled to receive after any debilitating accidents that have left them physically or mentally impaired.
Our Firm Can Sue Multiple Parties at Once
Once we’ve determined the liable party for your injuries, we can file an insurance claim or lawsuit against them. For example, if a contractor spilled acid that caused a chemical burn on your leg, you could file against them and their employer.
The Distasio Law Firm Difference
How do you know if you have hired the best burn injury lawyer in Tampa? The simplest way to know is to find a lawyer with all the below characteristics.
Knowledge and Experience Handling Burn Victim Cases
Your lawyer should know Florida’s bodily injury law and have years of experience handling burn victim cases. Distasio Law Firm has dealt with these cases for over 30 years. Our years of experience investigating, negotiating, settling, filing lawsuits, taking depositions, and going to trial will make a difference in your case.
Independent Verification of the Lawyer’s Ability
All attorneys claim they know what they are doing. Their marketing materials may also be persuasive. However, you may not know the truth about that lawyer unless the lawyer has a rating from a well-known, independent rating system. Founding attorney Scott Distasio has the highest rating a lawyer can receive for ability and ethics from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
Willingness and Ability to Go to Trial
Not all personal injury cases go to trial. The truth is that most cases settle. However, if your case needs to go to trial, it’s essential to hire a law firm with the experience, resources, and ability to try your case. Our team stands ready to negotiate with insurance companies and argue your case before a judge and jury—whatever it takes in our fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
The Distasio Personal Touch
Many years ago, we founded Distasio Law Firm on the principle that every single client deserves personalized, attentive service. For you, this means your lawyer will take their time to understand your needs thoroughly and then meet those needs. If your lawyer has to represent and fight for you in court, they will do so.
Here is our promise to you:
- Our firm will prioritize your needs over our own
- We will give your case the attention and resources it deserves
- We’ll give you updates as we proceed with your case
- We’ll make ourselves available to you when you need us
- We’ll be transparent with you about how we think your case is going
- We’ll be your advocate regardless of the situation
- We’ll argue your case in front of a judge and jury if necessary
Don’t Wait Too Long to Sue the Other Party
If you must file a personal injury lawsuit, Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) provides you two years from the date of an incident to do so. However, certain circumstances could affect this deadline.
You might need to file a wrongful death lawsuit if your loved one died from burn injuries. Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d) gives you two years to file a wrongful death suit.
Our firm can help you meet the statute that might apply in your case.
Connect with a Tampa Burn Injury Attorney
Our firm truly believes in helping people. When we’re not serving clients, we’re helping community members, such as by providing scholarships to students. We want to help you with your case, freeing you to focus on your health and family.
Contact Distasio Law Firm today. We’ll schedule a free consultation with a team member. A Tampa burn injury lawyer works on contingency, so you won’t pay us unless we secure an award.