1

Get started today

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today!

Fill out the form and someone from our team will contact you. 

    Call Now Open 24/7

    Free Consultation

    Wheaton Burn Injury Lawyer

    OVER $1 BILLION IN RECOVERIES FOR OUR CLIENTS

    Any experienced personal injury attorney knows that burns are among the most serious injuries a person can suffer. In addition to pain, nerve damage and risk of infection, many burns can result in permanent scarring, disfigurement, and lack of mobility that can have lasting effects on your enjoyment of life. If you suffer a serious burn because of another person’s negligence, a knowledgeable Wheaton burn injury lawyer could help you hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries and seek the damages—and justice—you deserve.

    Typical Causes of Burn Injuries

    More than 1.1 million people suffer burns each year that require medical treatment, according to the CDC. While many burns are the result of natural disasters or someone’s own actions, many are caused by other people’s negligence or intentional actions.

    Just like the causes of burns, the severity of the injuries can vary widely. Specifically, there are three degrees of burns:

    • First-degree burns – painful to the touch, but only cause redness and minor swelling
    • Second-degree burns – damaging to the first two skin layers, causing blisters, pain, and possibly the loss of some skin
    • Third-degree burns: the most severe type of burn with the potential to permanently destroy skin tissue, often resulting in a charred appearance or patches that are white, brown, or black

    Damages for Severe Burns in Wheaton

    Because burns are often traumatic injuries, they are also some of the most expensive to treat. Needed care for serious burns can last for years and include ongoing rehabilitation, multiple surgeries, and hospitalizations due to complications. To account for these losses, plaintiffs may be awarded compensatory damages when bringing a personal injury lawsuit for their burns.

    Compensatory damages fall into two categories. Economic damages include bills for both current and future medical treatment, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity. Plaintiffs can also sue for noneconomic damages, which may include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, and loss of consortium.

    In some cases, the court may also award punitive damages if the defendant’s actions that caused the plaintiff’s burns were particularly egregious. Intended to both punish the defendant and deter others from behaving similarly, punitive damages may only be awarded in Illinois if actual damages are awarded, and they cannot exceed three times the amount of economic damages.

    Bringing a Negligence Lawsuit Over Burn Injuries

    When someone’s negligence causes burn injuries to someone else, the injured party may be able to bring a negligence-based cause of action to seek compensation for their losses. To prove negligence, a plaintiff must show that the defendant breached a duty of care they owed them, and that the breach caused the plaintiff injuries that resulted in damages.

    Work with a Wheaton Burn Injury Attorney Today

    In order to bring a personal injury lawsuit in Wheaton, you must file within two years of the date of your injury, according to 735 ILCS 5/13-202. Preserve your right to protect your future with the help of an experienced Wheaton burn injury lawyer. Your burn injury attorney could examine all the aspects of your case and advise you of your best legal options going forward, so call today to discuss your case.

    workers compensation attorneys in dc

    ​Put the power of Larry Disparti and the lawyers at the Disparti Law Group to work for you and join the thousands who say… Larry Wins!

    Featured on

    PRACTICE AREAS

    Car Accident

    Truck Accident

    Motorcycle Accident

    Bicycle accident

    Catastrophic Accident

    Dog bite injury

    Medical Malpractice

    Nursing Home Abuse

    Slip and fall

    Product Liability

    Traumatic Brain Injury

    Uber Accident

    FREE CASE EVALUATION

    Fill out the form below or  call us 24/7 at 312-600-6000

      RECENT POSTS

      Client Review
      "Appreciate all your support, professionalism. Anytime you call your staff is great knowledge take the time listen and always keeps you informed. Thank you to Beth Hitel from all she did and settling the mediation in my favor.. highly reccommend the Disparti group."
      Timothy Ashcraft
      Client Review
      "The services provided were very professional. Adam Shapiro , my attorney, was knowledgeable, honest and extremely helpful. He worked with the other parties to make sure my settlement was the largest payout available. Nicole D .answered my questions for months with quick, knowledgeable answers."
      Joseph Gambina
      Client Review

      Why Hire Us?

      Here's What Our Clients Say

       

      "I love the service they provided. They took time to explain the procedure for my case, then they asked if there was anything else they could do. I appreciate the service and wouldn't trade it for the 🌍. Love my Lawyers. If you want to win try Disparti Law Group."

      - Gwen

       

      "I feel you guys did a great job in handling my case."

      - V. Gentry

       

      "Was a great fit for me and would definitely recommend to family and friends."

      - Christine

       

      "It has been a wonderful experience working with Disparti Law Group. They are highly recommended."

      - John

       

      "Very professional staff, great experience."

      - Lisa

       

      "I have NEVER, and I mean, EVER, had such a great experience dealing with lawyers.... I don't ever want to be in an accident again, but if I am, I'm calling Disparti Law. Fantastic service."

      - Dani

      Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Chicago

      SuperLawyers2010
      SuperLawyers2011
      SuperLawyers2012
      SuperLawyers2014

      CONTACT LARRY

      FREE CASE EVALUATION

      YOU WON'T PAY A PENNY UNTIL LARRY WINS

        TAMPA

        1041 U.S. Highway 19
        Holiday, FL 34691
        727-600-6000

        CHICAGO

        121 W Wacker Drive, Suite 2300
        Chicago, IL 60601
        312-600-6000

        Read more: