If you suffer a burn injury while on another person’s property, it may be possible to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against that individual or their insurance company. Louisiana law gives you one year from the date of an accident to file a lawsuit.
Did your friend leave the stove on?
Coming into contact with a hot stove can cause serious damage to exposed skin. Even if your friend turned the stove off after using it, objects left on a burner could still be extremely hot. Therefore, you could be at risk of getting hurt if you tried picking them up or if they fell on you. Furthermore, the liquid inside of a pot, bowl or dish could be warm enough to cause burn injuries to your hands, arms or legs.
Were you locked out of an establishment?
Frostbite is considered a type of cold burn, and it could result in numbness, pain and amputation of exposed hands or limbs. In some cases, it only takes a few minutes to start to feel the effects of frostbite. If you were hurt because you were unable to enter a cabin, hotel or other building in a timely manner, you may be able to take legal action against the building owner.
Getting compensation for your injuries
If you experience a burn injury, it might be possible to obtain compensation for medical bills and other damages. An attorney may be able to use multiple lines of evidence to show that your injuries were caused by another person’s negligent behavior. These lines of evidence may include statements made by the property owner or video footage taken before the accident occurred.