Representing Burn Injury Victims in Northern Illinois
Burn injuries can be life-altering, leaving permanent physical, emotional, and psychological scars; causing acute and chronic pain; and resulting in serious financial consequences. At Cogan & Power, P.C., our Chicago burn injury attorneys understand the devastating impact that burn injuries can have on a person’s health, finances, and well-being.
Our Chicago burn injury lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of burn injury victims by vigorously pursuing legal action against the party responsible. We are dedicated accident and injury attorneys with the skill and experience necessary to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
Moreover, we are invested in the overall health and well-being of our clients. As a small firm, we are able to give our clients the personal attention that they deserve. Each client communicates and works directly with one of the firm’s partners, all of whom pride themselves on being accessible during business hours or by cell phone. When it is difficult for our clients to travel, we meet with them in their homes. We understand that our clients have undergone a terrible trauma, and we are committed to helping them recover in every possible way.
If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries, do not hesitate to contact our office at (312) 477-2500 to receive a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Chicago burn injury attorneys.
Causes of Burn Injuries
Although often associated with fires, burn injuries have a variety of sources:
- Chemical burns, which are caused by contact with a toxic chemical
- Thermal burns, which are caused by contact with fire, steam or a hot liquid
- Light burns (i.e., sunburn), which are caused by contact with sunlight or other artificial sources of ultraviolet light
- Radiation burns, which are caused by contact with nuclear radiation
Personal Injury Claims
Burn injuries are often the result of personal injury accidents, such as auto accidents including car fires, construction accidents, commercial trucking accidents, and slip and falls. With almost 200 years of combined experience, Cogan & Power’s distinguished Chicago personal injury lawyers provide personalized service to the victims of accidents and their families. We pride ourselves on providing every client with exceptional legal advice and personal attention as we strive to get you the results that you deserve. In fact, we enjoy lasting friendships with many of our former clients due to the attention and level of service that we provide.
When negligent building maintenance results in a residential or commercial fire, the property owner or manager may be held liable. Under the theory of premises liability, property owners and managers have an obligation to maintain safe property conditions. If burn injuries are suffered as a result of a fire, explosion, electrocution or other serious accident that occurred due to unsafe property conditions, the property owner or manager may be liable for damages, such as medical bills, disfigurement, rehabilitative treatment, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Burn injuries may be exacerbated by infection. Doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers have an obligation to take the appropriate measures necessary to prevent infection. If the doctor or hospital fails to provide adequate medical treatment, the doctor or hospital could be held liable for resulting medical complications or injuries in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Radiation burns, as well, may be caused by medical malpractice.
Experience, Skill, Dedication
Lawsuits involving burn injuries–whether the case involves theories of medical malpractice, personal injury, or premises liability–require dedicated, knowledgeable, and experienced legal counsel. At Cogan & Power, our Chicago personal injury attorneys have the experience and skill necessary to handle complicated burn injury lawsuits. We are committed Chicago personal injury trial lawyers who advocate for the victims of personal injury accidents and medical malpractice.
If you or a loved one suffered burn injuries as a result of a personal injury accident or medical malpractice, let us get you the help you need. Do not hesitate to contact our office at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago burn injury attorneys. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.