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Burn Injuries

Salt Lake City Burn Injury Lawyer

Compassionate Advocacy for Burn Victims in Utah 

Burns can bring excruciating pain, mental trauma, and mountains of medical debt. These injuries can devastate a person’s life. They often get in the way of day-to-day life, uproot careers and aspirations, and put burn survivors and their loved ones through incredible hardship.

Cutt, Kendell & Olson help Utah residents seek compensation from the party at fault for the burn. Since 2000, our legal team has recovered more than $600 million for clients in Salt Lake City and throughout the state. We are committed to protecting real people, not corporate giants or negligent parties. At our boutique law firm, we limit our caseload to ensure that each client receives attentive, thorough, and comprehensive legal services. We won’t compromise when it comes to your rights.

Call Cutt, Kendell & Olson today at (801) 901-3470 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our burn injury attorney in Salt Lake City!

Burn Injury Cases We Handle 

At Cutt, Kendell & Olson, we fight for burn survivors injured in a variety of negligence-based accidents, including but not limited to:

  • Car fires
  • Polaris vehicle fires
  • Wildfires
  • Workplace fires
  • Residential fires
  • Fires at restaurants, theaters, malls, etc.
  • Electrical fires and electric shock
  • Defective product incidents
  • Caustic chemical exposure
  • Radiation exposure
  • Gas explosions
  • Exposed pipes
  • Scalding accidents
  • Exposure to extremely low temperatures

Fires and burn accidents can happen anywhere. Whether you were injured on public or private property because of a product defect or in a traffic accident, we want to help. To better serve you, we accept cases on a contingency fee basis: You won’t have to pay any fees unless we recover compensation for you!

Understanding Burn Injury Severity: Degrees and Classifications

Most burn injuries are classified in degrees:

  • First-degree, which only affects the epidermis (upper layer of skin)
  • Second-degree, which affects both the epidermis and dermis (the second layer of skin) and often calls for skin graft surgery
  • Third-degree, which damages nerve tissue and destroys two full layers of skin
  • Fourth degree, which destroys everything down to the bone and, thus, is the most severe burn

Some burn injuries, such as those from electric shock, may impact internal organs without damaging the skin. Depending on the strength of the electrical currents that caused them, these electrical burns are classified as low-voltage or high-voltage burns.

Negligent Causes of Burn Injuries

Sadly, many burn survivors may not realize they are not to blame for their injuries, especially if the burn was caused by a party who was not there at the time. Considering who may be at fault for the accident/incident that led to the burn is important.

Take for example a case in which a person was burned by a piece of equipment at work. They may think they should have known that the equipment could burn them, but the burn survivor cannot truly be expected to know if the manufacturer did not warn of any burn hazards. This is a type of third-party negligence; the manufacturer should have warned of these dangers.

In some cases, the question of fault, or liability, may be hard to answer. For instance, if a car catches fire in an accident, the negligent party may be the at-fault driver or a negligent auto parts manufacturer. A landlord or property manager may be to blame for structure fires. To ensure you use the correct party, consult a Salt Lake City burn injury lawyer immediately.

What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Burn injury Claim? 

Burn injuries can result in long-lasting scarring and disfigurement, as well as other changes that alter your life. To add insult to injury, they can also cost tens of thousands of dollars to treat.

Burn survivors may be eligible to be compensated for all their damages, such as the following:

  • Medical expenses: This may cover medication costs, burn wound treatment and management, skin grafts, infection and pain management, physical and occupational therapy, and more.
  • Lost pay and wages: This covers current and future lost wages, benefits, and other financial losses experienced due to time missed from work.
  • Pain and suffering: This includes both physical and mental pain caused by the burn injury. Loss of enjoyment of life, loss of quality of life, and mental distress are some damages that fall under the category of pain and suffering.

Our Salt Lake City burn injury attorneys provide each client with the one-on-one attention they deserve to give them a strong chance of recovering the compensation they need. We will put our all into investigating and proving your claim so that you can overcome financial hardship.

When Burn Injuries Result in Wrongful Death

If the burn victim lost their life, their surviving loved ones may seek compensation for funeral and burial expenses. They may also seek compensation for any damages their loved one experienced between the time of the burn and the time of death, as well as any damages they experienced as a result of their grief.

Our legal team is proud to represent clients in wrongful death cases arising out of burn injuries.

Contact Our Salt Lake City Burn Injury Attorney Today

Burn survivors and their loved ones choose Cutt, Kendell & Olson for our proven skill and reputation for getting results. We give our clients the tailored legal counsel and one-on-one attention they need, guiding them through recovering compensation. Our legal services are provided on a contingency fee basis, with no upfront fees. If we don’t win your case, you won’t have to pay a single cent.

Contact Cutt, Kendell & Olson today to meet with our burn injury lawyer in Salt Lake City!

Hear From Our Happy Clients

At Cutt, Kendell & Olson, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Great people, great firm."

    Margie Coles was wonderful and hardworking. This firm's performance on my behalf was definitely 5 stars, from the receptionist to the name partner who represented me.

    - Paul S.
    "I was seriously injured in a car accident, and from the time he came on my case Christopher Higley was an excellent lawyer."

    I hope I don't need to use CKO and Christopher Higley again, but I have already recommended them/him to a close friend and would recommend again to others.

    - M.
    "I highly recommend the firm. It is conformed by a team of highly ethical and professional attorneys who resolved my case favorably in a fair and efficient way; with a special mention to Lena Daggs and Eric Olson"

    I highly recommend the firm. It is conformed by a team of highly ethical and professional attorneys who resolved my case favorably in a fair and efficient way; with a special mention to Lena Daggs and Eric Olson.

    - Victor Lopez
    "We highly recommend this firm!"

    Mr. Morris handled our case with extreme professionalism and was very quick to get us updates.

    - Clint Wright
    "Jackie was a lifesaver for me and my daughters after our car accident."

    She was non-intimidating, explained all of the legal information well and answered all of our questions. She was professional, knowledgeable, patient and pleasant to work with.

    - Jill
    "David was excellent to work with."

    He took over the legal process for our family, so we could focus on helping our injured child to heal. We will never be able to express our gratitude for how he helped us through a very difficult and overwhelming process with positive results.

    - Former Client
    "Nate and Chris have been absolutely amazing to work with. I couldn't have asked for a better pair of attorneys to work on my case."

    Nate and Chris have been absolutely amazing to work with. I couldn't have asked for a better pair of attorneys to work on my case.

    - Kevin Bell
    "Jordan was very professional in every way."

    He always had great advice for our family and we put our trust into him and he got everything we deserved for our case. Our family will definitely refer Jordan and his firm.

    - Angie

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