Grand Junction Burn Injury Attorneys
Burns are some of the most challenging injuries to treat. They can leave physical scars as well as long-lasting trauma. Burns may also lead to expensive medical bills, lost wages, and extreme personal suffering.
If you or someone close to you is suffering from any type of burns due to someone else’s negligence, the burn injury lawyers at Peters & Nolan, LLC, can file a personal injury claim on your behalf. We have the experience and expertise to guide you through the process. We only handle select claims and that means we will be devoting our full attention to your case.
Additionally, we only get paid when we recover a settlement on your behalf. Schedule a free consultation today by calling (970) 243-4357.
When a burn victim attempts to recover compensation without legal representation, they are more likely to accept a lower offer to settle. Insurance adjusters and the negligent party will work to minimize your claim and make the process of recovering compensation tedious and difficult. Their goal is to reduce the amount you can recover in damages.
Our attorneys will fight to get you the best possible settlement. We will start by determining who is liable for the injuries you have sustained. In the case of a burn injury, this could include one or more of the following:
- Negligent drivers
- Makers of Faulty Products
- Automobile Manufacturers
- Utilities and Government Agencies
In the case of a burn, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the injury. If your claim is against the State of Colorado, Mesa County, or the City of Grand Junction, you have 180 days from the date of injury to file your claim. That’s why you will want to contact a qualified liability attorney as soon as possible to get the process started.
Burns are classified in terms of severity:
- First-degree burns: These burns only affect the outer layer of skin and do not generally have long-term effects. An example of this is a sunburn. These burns typically heal without any serious medical treatment beyond what can be done at home.
- Second-degree burns: These burns affect the top two layers of skin and include visible damage such as deep reddening of the skin, blisters, glossy appearance from leaking fluid, and the possible loss of skin. Medical treatment is often required to ensure proper healing and to avoid infection.
- Third-degree burns: These burns penetrate the entirety of the skin and destroy the tissue. Third-degree burns require immediate medical attention and can lead to long-term physical problems.
Moderate or severe burns may be caused by the following types of incidents:
- Structure fires
- Gas explosions
- Electrical accidents
- Vehicle collisions or fires
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Hot or scalding objects in the workplace
Andrew J. Peters and Andrew J. Nolan each have 20 years of experience representing people who have suffered personal injuries in Colorado. We understand the mental and physical trauma of burns and how they impact the lives of victims. We help people make it through and put their lives back together. Many clients come to us after attempting to deal with the insurance companies directly.
We craft our cases with meticulous attention to detail. We service clients throughout the Western Slope—including Delta, Montrose, Eagle, and beyond.
Call Peters & Nolan, LLC, to schedule a FREE consultation. If we take on your case, you will be in the hands of professionals who will relentlessly pursue the maximum payout. Call (970) 243-4357 today.
Peters & Nolan, LLC is your ideal source for high quality legal representation throughout the state of Colorado. Known for being personable and responsive, attorneys Andrew J. Peters and Andrew Nolan are aggressive trial lawyers with an excellent record of trying and settling cases in criminal defense, DUI/DWAI and personal injury.
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