Indiana Burn Injury Lawyers Dedicated to You
The Indiana personal injury lawyers at Tabor Law Firm are respected leaders in their field. After more than 75 years in practice, we know all too well how burn accidents traumatize and alter lives forever. Our attorneys put that experience to work for you, ensuring that you and your family are taken care of. At Tabor Law Firm, our seasoned team uses a time-tested strategy to recover maximum compensation from all liable parties.
Burn Injury Causes
Burn injuries occur every day at home, on the road, and at work. Injuries commonly involve:
- Electrical burns
- Residential fires
- Defective products
- Auto accident fires
- Chemical exposure
- Industrial accidents
- Electrical explosions
Electrical burns occur when the body conducts electricity, giving off heat. This can “fry” the human body, resulting in death. The severity of a burn injury depends on factors including:
- Manner of entry
- Current size (volts)
- Length of exposure
- Existing heart condition
Even a low current of 50 volts can cause fatal heart attacks in some. Every year, more than 400 people suffer electrical burns, 180 of which are caused by defective products. Poor electrical systems result in over 30,000 home fires a year, causing at least 1,000 injuries and 200 deaths.
More than 80 percent of all fire deaths occur in the home. Fires in shared structures such as apartments, duplexes, and condos must be contained quickly to prevent spreading to other parts of the building. Most home fires are caused by:
- Faulty wiring
- Gas explosions
- Flammable liquids
- Inadequate smoke detectors
Product liability cases allow the injured victim to recover from the seller or manufacturer. These parties are negligent when they fail to inspect, test, or warn of dangers associated with the product. Because manufacturers are in the best position to detect and repair defects, they are liable for substantial damage awards.
Auto accidents release explosions, toxic gases, hazardous fumes, and other debris that combine to produce large fires. Car fires are usually caused by some impact to the vehicle’s poor wiring, exhaust system, or fluid leak. They account for over 1,000 injuries and 600 deaths each year.
Corrosive substances like acids, bases, and hydrocarbons cause chemical burns. The severity of the injury depends on the chemical’s concentration and the surface area exposed. Chemical burns can be prevented by properly labeling product containers to warn of risks and improper use.
Industrial plants must comply with OSHA safety guidelines to prevent workplace fires. This is because potential explosions, electrocutions, and chemical spills can exacerbate injuries and continue to release toxins, endangering workers and surrounding areas.
Call Tabor Law Firm for Help
If you have suffered a burn injury, contact the Indiana burn injury attorneys of Tabor Law Firm today. We are dedicated to learning every detail of your case, working with you at every step. Tabor Law Firm fights to protect your rights and provide a firm foundation for your future. Call (317) 236-9000 for a free consultation or contact us online.
Tabor Burn Injury Cases
Foxworthy v. Landis: Power company employee receives six-figure settlement for third-degree burns caused by defective electric meter box with metal bracket.
Cunningham v. Anonymous Trucking Co.: Wife recovers multi-million dollar settlement for wrongful death of husband killed in tow truck hit by tractor-trailer.
Clark v. EFCO Corp.: Tabor Team recovers compensation for wrongful death of wife and family injured in chain-link collision near construction zone.
Torma v. Ryder Truck: Tabor Law wins seven-figure settlement for spouse and children of driver killed when truck rear-ends his vehicle at stop light.
Mata v. Indiana Public Transportation Corp.: Tabor Law wins settlement for children of bicyclist killed by negligence of various parties, including bus, paving company, and City.
Smith v. Barmet Industries: Tabor Law shows manufacturing defect caused wrongful death of worker, recovering wrongful death damages for his spouse.
Ferman v. Plastic Crafts Inc.: Tabor Team wins compensation for truck driver injured by manufacturer’s negligent loading of cargo, boxes of scrap plastic.
Cole v. TruGreen: Tabor Law recovers compensation for motorcyclist injured in accident caused by negligent truck driver.
Lofton v. McKee and Rogers Trucking: Tabor attorneys obtain nearly seven-figure award for wife and minor children of tanker truck driver killed by oversized tractor-trailer.
Pearson v. Helicopter Manufacturer: Tabor Law partners with Robb & Robb to recover $5.6 million for children of single mother killed in helicopter crash.
Engle v. Anonymous Defendant: Tabor Team recovers seven-figure award for wife of invitee who fell to his death from upstairs loft in cabin.
Brown v. ADM Trucking: Tabor Law Firm helps Brown recover compensation for disfiguring injuries sustained when tractor-trailer hit his motorcycle on Interstate 465.
Jessee v. Anonymous Trucking Co.: Tabor lawyers win seven-figure settlement for injured motorcycle rider hit by tractor-trailer near entrance to I-69 in Indianapolis.