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Burn Injuries

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After a severe burn, you may require extended medical treatment and time away from work. This can be a significant financial strain during a vulnerable time. In addition, the emotional trauma of the injury can stay with you long after you have physically healed.

At James L. Arruebarrena, L.L.C., we understand the physical, financial and psychological challenges of recovering from serious burns. We provide committed legal representation and support to burn victims, as well as the families of individuals who have died from burn injuries. We will determine the source and cause of the fire or accident that caused the burn, then begin aggressively pursuing financial recovery for you.

Pursuing Compensation For burn Injuries

Attorney James Arruebarrena helps burn victims and their families pursue all available forms of financial relief, including:

  • Economic damages — Economic damages are meant to cover expenses incurred as a result of the injury. Some examples of economic damages include lost wages, medical expenses and future rehabilitation costs.
  • Noneconomic damages — Because burn injuries are so damaging, you may be able to recover noneconomic damages for pain and suffering. Permanent scarring and disfigurement may increase the amount to account for changes to your quality of life.
  • Punitive damages — If the responsible party acted in a particularly reckless way, they may be ordered to pay punitive damages to the victim. Punitive damages are meant to punish the responsible party and prevent similar misconduct in the future.

Level The Playing Field — Put An Experienced Injury Lawyer On Your Side

If you have been seriously hurt by a fire, explosion or chemical burns, do not trust your recovery to an inexperienced attorney. Contact James L. Arruebarrena, L.L.C., at 504-322-1272 to arrange a confidential consultation at no cost. From our office in New Orleans, Louisiana, we serve clients throughout the surrounding area, including Lafayette and Baton Rouge.