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Fort Lauderdale Severe Burn Injury Lawyers

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Passionate About Recovering Fair Compensation for Severe Burn Injury Victims

Severe burn injuries can cause unimaginable pain and often result in adverse medical consequences that extend far beyond the burn itself.  In some cases, treatment for a severe burn injury can last for years, and include skin grafting and reconstructive surgeries that can be just as painful as the burn injury itself.  In many cases, severe burn injuries result in permanent disfigurement or scarring that can impact your life dramatically long after you have completed all available treatment protocols and, in other cases, severe burn injuries can even result in death.

At Lawlor, White & Murphey, P.C., our experienced personal injury lawyers are dedicated to holding negligent and reckless parties financially accountable for severe burn injuries to the fullest extent of the law.  We understand that a severe burn injury is likely to impact nearly every aspect of your life for the foreseeable future, and we are passionate about getting justice for the damage the injury has caused. Call or contact our offices today to see how our experienced severe burn injury lawyers can help recover all available compensation in your case.

Establishing Financial Responsibility in South Florida Severe Burn Cases

One of the most complex aspects of a case involving severe burn injuries is determining who bears the ultimate financial responsibility for the burn injuries you have suffered.  Severe burn injuries can occur under many different circumstances, which can involve a number of different areas of law. Examples of circumstances that can give rise to severe burn injuries may include:

  • Car accidents. Car and motor vehicle accidents that result in a fire can cause severe burn injuries to all parties involved, including passengers in the vehicles.  The at-fault driver (or drivers) and their insurance companies can be held financially responsible for the often-devastating consequences of the accident.
  • Workplace burns. The employer may be responsible for workplace burn injuries via the workers’ compensation system, or a third-party may ultimately be responsible, depending upon the cause of the accident.
  • Negligent property owners. Property owners are legally responsible to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition—so when negligence on the part of a homeowner, landlord or even retail store owner causes a fire, that owner may be legally responsible for the burn injuries that result.
  • Defective products. Manufacturers and designers of consumer products have a legal duty to ensure those products are reasonably safe for their intended use.  Failure to uphold this duty can lead to serious burn injuries if the defect to the product caused a fire or explosion, and the product manufacturer or designer may ultimately be responsible.
  • Chemical burns. Chemical burns can happen under vastly different circumstances—including swimming pool accidents where excessive use of chemicals results in a chemical burn, or workplace accidents where chemicals were improperly stored, used or maintained.

Severe Burn Injury Lawyers Lawlor, White & Murphey Zealously Advocate for Burn Injury Victims’ Rights in Fort Lauderdale Cases

At Lawlor, White & Murphey, P.C., we have decades’ worth of collective experience successfully helping clients recover the fullest available compensation following severe burn injuries in South Florida.  We have the knowledge necessary to build the most compelling case possible for our clients, and we work tirelessly to make sure our clients are fairly compensated.

Available compensation will depend partially upon the severity of the burn injury that you have suffered.  The severity of a burn injury is measured in degrees, as follows:

  • First-degree burns. First-degree burns are the least severe burn injuries, and typically only result in damage to the outer layers of the skin—as in the case of a relatively severe sunburn, which may cause minimal and temporary pain.
  • Second-degree burns. Second-degree burns are moderately serious, and typically involve burns to the epidermis (the top layer of skin) and the dermis, which is deeper in the skin.  These burn injuries typically result in blistering, as well as pain and redness, and may require painful skin grafting to treat.
  • Third-degree burns. Third-degree burns are much more serious and extend throughout the skin’s layers, possibly even resulting in nerve damage.  Unlike less serious burn injuries, third-degree burns often result in the skin being yellow or black in color and almost always leave significant scarring.
  • Fourth-degree burns. Fourth degree burns damage all layers of the skin and can extend into the body to cause bone and muscle damage, as well.  These serious burn injuries cause the most significant disfigurement, which is often permanent and can be life-threatening.

Call Our Aggressive Personal Injury Lawyers for a Free Initial Consultation to Discuss Options for Recovering Compensation in Your Burn Injury Case

If you have suffered a severe burn injury in Fort Lauderdale or elsewhere in South Florida, you need the best possible legal representation to protect your rights and ensure you receive the compensation that you justly deserve.  Call our offices today or fill out this online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation with our dedicated severe burn injury lawyers today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Severe Burn Injury Cases in Fort Lauderdale

FAQ: How long do I have to determine whether to file a lawsuit for compensation after I have suffered severe burn injuries?

In Florida, the typical statute of limitations that applies in a severe burn injury case is two years from the date your accident occurred—or four years from the date that you discovered that the accident was the actual cause of your burns in more unusual and complex cases. In wrongful death cases, you have two years from the date that your loved one died in order to file a lawsuit.

FAQ: How do you prove who is financially responsible for my burn injuries?

Establishing financial responsibility begins with a comprehensive investigation into your accident to determine who actually caused the accident. In some cases, such as a car accident, this can be as simple as determining the at-fault party. Other cases, such as workplace accidents and defective products cases, can be much more complicated. We conduct an in-depth investigation in every case and put all of our resources to work in determining which party owed you a legal duty of care and establishing how the responsible party violated that duty.

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John K. Lawlor

John K. Lawlor, a South Florida personal injury attorney who focuses his practice on complex personal injury, wrongful death, and professional malpractice, founded the law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey in 1996. Since 1995, Mr. Lawlor’s trial advocacy and litigation skills, as well as his wide-ranging legal expertise, have provided plaintiffs and their families with a distinct advantage when seeking financial compensation and justice for injuries caused by the negligence of others.

Ben Murphey

A partner at Lawlor, White & Murphey and a distinguished personal injury lawyer, Ben Murphey tries complex disputes that include civil appeals, maritime and admiralty claims, wrongful death, and labor disputes. Mr. Murphey has been recognized for his excellence in the area of personal injury litigation by being rewarded with a 10/10 Avvo Rating and named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2010-2013 and Super Lawyers 2014-2019.

Anthony B. White

Since 1994, seasoned litigation and trial lawyer Anthony B. White has helped thousands of accident victims seek damages due to injuries sustained as a result of another party’s negligence. Included in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals and selected to the 2012, 2014-2019 editions of Florida Super Lawyers, Mr. White specializes in car accidents, insurance disputes, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice cases.


Vivian B.

John Lawlor and this practice provide their clients with the upmost professionalism and expertise. I highly recommend them!


John proved himself to be an attorney I could completely trust. His knowledge, experience and professionalism, mixed with his kindness and genuine concern for me and my family, were greatly appreciated.

Iskra D.

I cannot say enough about Anthony – he treated me like a friend instead of just another client. He was always available to answer any concerns, and provide guidance about my case.


I summarize my experience with Anthony with the words honesty, professionalism, efficiency and care. Thank you so much.

Jaime H.

This is a fantastic team of lawyers! Everyone who worked there treated me like I was their most important case, even though it wasn't a major car accident case. I would highly recommend them.


Ben worked on my case tirelessly and always kept me informed. Throughout a very lengthy and complex case he was very compassionate, empathetic and distributed a wealth of knowledge.


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