Pittsburgh Lawyers Representing Burn Injury Victims
Burns are among the most painful injuries that can happen to a person. They involve damage to more than just the skin; the muscle, bone and blood vessels can also be injured. Additionally, burn victims are at high risk for developing other serious complications, including shock and infection.
Burns are typically characterized as first, second and third degree based on the depth of the damage to tissue.
I'm attorney John Gismondi, founder of Gismondi & Associates. We are lawyers who represent people in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania who have suffered burn injuries as a result of fires, explosions, vehicle accidents, chemical exposure, medical malpractice and other types of negligence. A powerful lawsuit can provide full and complete compensation for you, and it can also send a strong message that will help to prevent some other person from being injured by a similar mistake or accident.
A burn injury can change your life in an instant. Anyone who suffers a severe burn injury will face extensive medical expenses and a long period of recuperation.
Burn victims may experience agonizing pain from skin graft operations, bandage changes and extended hospital stays in a sterile environment to ward off infection. Even after the victim recovers, burn injuries leave lasting physical and psychological scars. We aim to provide you with the most compensation allowed by law for all of what you experience.
A Lawsuit Provides Compensation ... And More
We wish that we could turn back the hands of time and undo what has happened to you or your family. Unfortunately, no lawyer has that power. However, with a successful lawsuit we can reduce the burdens you face by obtaining full and complete compensation for everything that you have experienced as a result of your injury or the death of a family member ... mounting medical bills, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, and perhaps most importantly, the loss of the relationship and companionship of a loved one.
We will also fight for compensation to cover everything that you may face in the future. Burn injury cases often involve long-term needs for things such as future surgeries, specialized equipment, personal attendant care and much more. Our goal is to provide full compensation for all of those needs so that you or your loved one can enjoy the very best quality of life possible and make the most of a difficult situation. After all, that is the least that you are entitled to.
Aside from providing you with full and complete compensation, a lawsuit can do one other very important thing: It can force changes to be made by the people who caused the injury to you or a loved one so that no other person or family has to go through what you have.
Our Experience With Burn Injury Cases
Burns injuries can occur in a variety of circumstances, including motor vehicle accidents, airplane crashes, electrical injuries at work and accidents involving consumer products. Over the past 30 years, we have successfully handled burn cases arising in all of these circumstances, including:
- A multimillion-dollar recovery on behalf of a motorcycle driver whose bike burst into flames after being hit in the rear by a coal truck.
- A multimillion-dollar award in a case where a propane tank for a gas grill was overfilled at a convenience store exploded and caused serious burns to a young married couple.
- A multimillion-dollar award for a 17-year-old boy whose face and hands were severely burned in a house explosion caused by a gas leak.
- A multimillion-dollar recovery on behalf of a 5-month-old girl who died after suffering an electrical burn and leg amputation due to a surgical error.
- A recovery of over a million dollars for an elderly couple who suffered serious burns when their small aircraft burst into flames while in flight, all of it caused by improper maintenance on the airplane.
Call Us Now | Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury due to someone else's carelessness, call us now for a free consultation toll free at 1-888-529-1255. And remember, we always return phone calls. Our law office is in Pittsburgh and our attorneys handle personal injury cases throughout Pennsylvania.