New Mexico Burn Injury Attorneys
Get the Answers You Need & the Justice You Deserve
Chemicals, electricity, heat, fire, and even sun exposure can cause burns that damage the skin and underlying soft tissue. Muscles, nerves, and bone can be affected by severe burns. These catastrophic injuries are painful and often have long roads to recovery, which include expensive medical treatment and plastic surgery.
For burn injury victims and their families, nothing will be the same. That’s why we're committed to helping people across New Mexico and nationwide seek justice after severe burns.
Call (888) 493-1629 today to discuss your rights and legal options after
a burn injury.
Your consultation is free and strictly confidential.
Burn Injury Verdicts & Settlements
At Arnold & Itkin, we hold negligent companies responsible for cutting corners and putting profits first, instead of safety. Our attorneys have fought for and won billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Our record includes numerous multi-million-dollar recoveries for victims of severe burns, including:
- A $92.7 million record-setting settlement for a man who was burned in a workplace accident.
- An $87 million settlement for a man who suffered life-threatening burn injuries at work.
- A $39.7 million record-setting verdict for a plywood plant worker severely burned in a dust fire.
- A $12.5 million settlement for a refinery worker who suffered electrical burns and other injuries.
Burn Injuries: Causes & Liability
Burn injuries have many varied causes. They may occur at work, on the road, at construction sites, or even at home. Identifying the cause of your burn injury will help our team identify who is liable (legally responsible) for your medical care and more. The following are potential causes of severe burns:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Plant and refinery accidents
- Defective products
- Industrial accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Fires and explosions
When negligence, overlooked safety standards, and defective products cause harm, our New Mexico burn injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin are prepared to seek justice for the injured.
Burn Injury FAQ
Who can be held responsible for a burn injury in New Mexico?
Any individual or business entity can be held legally responsible for medical bills and other losses and expenses resulting from burn injuries. These cases are handled in civil court, where the burden of proof is on the plaintiff (injured party) to prove that the defendant (at-fault party) caused quantifiable harm. This could be a drunk driver, the manufacturer of a defective product, an employer who overlooks safety standards, or even a person who causes intentional harm. If you suffered any type of burn injury from any cause, there is a path to justice. You can find it with the help of our experienced New Mexico burn injury lawyers.
What happens after a work-related burn injury?
If you were injured at work, you need to inform your employer within 15 days. Failure to do so could negatively impact your right to workers’ compensation benefits, which are provided to injured workers on a no-fault basis. New Mexico employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, and reporting your injury and seeking medical attention are the first two steps you should take. After that, involve an attorney who can help push your claim through to a successful result. An attorney can even talk to you about your right to additional compensation through a third-party personal injury lawsuit.
What are typical treatments for burn injuries?
First- and second-degree burns typically will heal with no scarring. Treatment will include keeping the area clean and infection-free. With third-degree burns, treatment is far more extensive. These severe burns affect deeper layers of the skin, muscle, nerves, and even bones and organs.
Patients with serious burn injuries may require:
- Physical therapy
- Assisted care for life
Treatment and ongoing care for burn injuries will be expensive. What’s more, a victim of severe burns may be unable to return to work in the same field or may be unable to work at all. The accident itself, plus any resulting scarring and disfigurement, can lead to significant psychological trauma that affects the victim in countless ways. Our attorneys take all these factors into consideration and relentlessly pursue the compensation our clients need for their treatment, care, and support—for life.
Choose the Right Team for Your New Mexico Burn Injury Case
It should be easy to recover a fair settlement from your insurance company. Your employer should treat you fairly and put your safety first at work. You should receive the complete compensation it takes for you to rebuild after a serious burn injury. Unfortunately, this is not how it works for victims and their families. They need advocates who have the experience and resources to go up against large companies and their teams of attorneys and investigators. At Arnold & Itkin, we level the playing field between the injured and negligent corporations. We are known for our skill in and out of the civil courtroom and our willingness to do whatever it takes to help our clients.
Times are tough, but there is hope. Contact our New Mexico burn injury attorneys to get the answers and support you need.