Alabama Burn Injury Attorneys

Fighting for Compensation on Behalf of Burn Accident Victims in Mobile & Beyond

Burn injuries are among some of the most painful and debilitating catastrophic injuries that a person can experience. In these cases, it is especially important to hold the appropriate parties accountable for negligence that caused the injury. Our Alabama burn injury attorneys can help you fight for compensation that meets your needs and enables you to move forward with confidence.

How We Can Help

At Cunningham Bounds, we understand the devastating impact that a burn injury can have on your life. Our Mobile burn injury attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of burn accident victims in Alabama. We are committed to seeking justice and fair compensation for those who have suffered from the negligence or wrongdoing of others.

When you choose Cunningham Bounds to represent you, you can expect:

  • Compassionate and personalized legal representation
  • Thorough investigation and aggressive advocacy
  • Expertise in handling complex burn injury cases
  • Proven track record of successful outcomes for our clients

Don't suffer in silence. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a burn injury, contact our team today for a free consultation. Let us fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Call our burn injury lawyers in Mobile, AL today at (251) 299-0101 for a free consultation.

Seeking Maximum Compensation for Your Losses

Burn victims often need expensive medical treatments to reduce pain and prevent scaring and disfigurement. These injuries may also require long-term hospitalization, causing burn victims to miss work for several weeks or even months. 

Our Alabama burn injury lawyers work to alleviate the stress and financial burden you may be experiencing by negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf and fighting for the compensation you need.

We help burn injury victims seek compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost earning potential
  • Mental anguish
  • And more

Do I Have Grounds to File a Lawsuit?

Burns are one of the most common injuries that occur in the United States, with over 450,000 serious burn injuries occur every year. The vast majority of these burn injuries are preventable and many of them are caused by negligence. If your burn injury was caused by another party's negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit.

We often handle burn injury cases stemming from:

How Burn Injuries Are Classified

First-Degree Burns 

First-degree burns are the mildest type of burn injury and only affect the top layer of skin, known as the epidermis. These types of burns are characterized by redness, swelling, and pain, but do not result in blisters. They typically heal within a few days and do not require medical treatment.

Second-Degree Burns 

Second-degree burns are more serious than first-degree burns as they affect both the epidermis and the layer beneath it, known as the dermis. These types of burns result in redness, swelling, blistering, and severe pain. They may also cause scarring and take longer to heal than first-degree burns.

Third-Degree Burns

Third-degree burns are the most severe type of burn injury and can be life-threatening. These types of burns damage all layers of skin and may even extend into deeper tissues such as muscles or bones. The affected area may appear white or charred and can result in numbness due to nerve damage. Third-degree burns require immediate medical attention and often require skin grafts for proper healing.

Common Causes of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can occur due to a variety of reasons, ranging from accidents at home to workplace incidents. Here are some common causes of burn injuries:

  • Heat: Burns caused by direct contact with heat sources such as fire, hot liquids, steam, or hot objects like stoves, irons, or heaters are some of the most common types of burns.
  • Chemicals: Exposure to strong acids, alkalis, detergents, solvents, or other chemicals can cause chemical burns. These burns may happen at home, in the workplace, or in laboratories.
  • Electrical: Contact with electrical sources like exposed wires, faulty appliances, or lightning strikes can result in electrical burns. These burns can cause damage not only to the skin but also to internal organs and tissues.
  • Radiation: Exposure to sources of radiation, such as X-rays, UV radiation from the sun or tanning beds, or radiation therapy for medical treatment, can cause burns on the skin and underlying tissues.
  • Friction: Friction burns occur when the skin rubs against a hard surface, causing heat to generate and damage to the skin. These burns are common in accidents such as road rash from motorcycle accidents or falls.
  • Cold: While less common than other types of burns, exposure to extreme cold temperatures or contact with freezing substances can result in frostbite, which causes damage to the skin and underlying tissues.
  • Scalds: Burns caused by hot liquids such as water, oil, or food are referred to as scalds. These burns often occur in the kitchen or bathroom and can range from mild to severe depending on the temperature and duration of exposure.
  • Flammable liquids or gases: Accidents involving flammable substances such as gasoline, propane, or natural gas can lead to fires or explosions, causing burns.
  • Sun exposure: Prolonged exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays without adequate protection can cause sunburns, which damage the outer layer of the skin and can lead to pain, redness, and blistering.
  • Smoke inhalation: Inhalation of hot smoke or toxic fumes during fires can cause burns to the respiratory tract, leading to breathing difficulties and other serious complications.

Effects of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries typically have lifelong effects. Compensation for a burn injury will generally take into account the severity of the burn, the cause of the burn, what percentage of the body the burn covers, and other pertinent factors.

Burn injuries often result in the following:

  • Soft tissue damage
  • Amputation
  • Paralysis
  • Chronic pain
  • Scarring
  • Loss of senses in affected area
  • Loss of movement in affected area
  • Emotional trauma

If you suffered a severe burn as a result of someone else's negligence, you deserve to be compensated for the losses you've suffered. Let our burn injury attorneys in Alabama help you seek justice.

Put an Inner Circle Advocate on Your Side

The dedicated attorneys at Cunningham Bounds can devote our extensive resources and experienced insight to your burn injury claim. Since 1958, our firm has recovered billions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of thousands of our clients. We are proud to have the means to help others from their difficult circumstances and pursue the best possible outcome on their behalf.

Mr. Brown, one of our leading attorneys, is also a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, meaning that they are among an elite group of 100 of the best plaintiff lawyers in the nation. You can expect a high level of excellence from our firm at all times and personal representation that fights for big results on your behalf.

Call (251) 299-0101 to schedule your free case evaluation today.

The Cunningham Bounds Experience

  • With Us, It's Personal
    Throughout your case, our team will always be accessible, responsive, respectful, honest, and compassionate. Our clients can attest to our high level of service and the longstanding relationships we have forged with them.
  • Committed to Our Community
    We believe in giving back to our community. We provide pro bono (no cost) legal services to those in our community who can’t afford legal representation. We also support local charitable organizations by donating our time, money, and expertise.
  • With You to the End
    Unlike most plaintiff law firms, we have our own appellate practice, which means we can stay involved in your case throughout the appeals process. We keep fighting until the case is over.

Record-Breaking Verdicts & Settlements

  • $12.1 Billion Biggest Offshore Spill in U.S. History

    Cunningham Bounds filed many lawsuits in Alabama and Florida on behalf of different groups that have been damaged as a result of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon and the oil spill.

  • $11.9 Billion State of Alabama vs. ExxonMobil

    Cunningham Bounds was retained by the State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to assert claims of royalty fraud against ExxonMobil.

  • $1 Billion Defective Hardboard Siding & Shingles

    Cunningham Bounds obtained over $1 billion that was paid to homeowners affected by defective masonite siding & shingles.

  • $226 Million Lawsuit Against Healthsouth, UBS & Ernst Young

    Cunningham Bounds served as co-lead counsel for bondholder plaintiffs in a lawsuit against HealthSouth, UBS and Ernst Young for fraudulent statements concerning the company’s finances.

  • $192 Million Verdict for Inventor in Intellectual Property Case

    Cunningham Bounds represented Dr. Sven-Peter Mannsfeld, a chemical expert, who created a method of transforming certain hazardous industrial wastes into lucrative manufacturing ingredients.

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