Scald Injuries

Scald injuries can be caused by a number of different factors, including hot food and beverages, tap water, and other hot objects. When an individual's skin comes in contact with one of these items, it can lead to severe, painful, or even disfiguring injuries. When these accidents occur due to another party’s negligence, they could be held accountable for your injury. You may be able to bring this party to a court of law in order to gain financial compensation to help pay for your damages.

As with any lawsuit, the individual facts and details of each case are important in determining fault. If you believe another individual or company is to blame for your scald injury, you should speak with an attorney right away to determine if you have grounds for legal action. Contact the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., at 800-763-0964 for a free consultation.

Recognizing the Prevalence of Scald Injuries

The following statistics regarding scalds help reveal just how common these potentially serious injuries are:

  • 100,000 injuries occur every year from hot beverage/food burns. This can include a server spilling a hot food item on a patron or a patron sipping a beverage that has been prepared at an unsafe temperature.
  • 5,000 injuries occur each year due to tap water scalds. For example, if a caretaker has prepared a bath for his or her elderly client at an unsafe temperature, that individual could be held liable.
  • 60,000 annual injuries occur due to burns from touching hot objects. If a product is defective and heats up to unsafe levels, the product manufacturer may be held accountable for your burn.

If you have been a victim of a scald injury, you should not have to face your hardships alone, especially if another party is at fault. Fortunately, you may be able to receive financial compensation from the negligent party to help pay for any damages that occurred as a result of your accident.

Contact Us

For more information on scald injuries and your rights as an injury victim, contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., at 800-763-0964 today.

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