New Orleans Burn Injury Attorney
Severe burns are devastating on multiple levels — the excruciating pain, the long and grueling rehab, the psychological toll and the massive costs of care. If anyone deserves automatic compensation, it is burn victims, but unfortunately that is not the reality.
Stephen Rue & Associates Law Firm has experience advocating for burn injury victims and their families. Metairie lawyer Stephen Rue has focused in personal injury for more than 26 years in Greater New Orleans and throughout Louisiana, with many successful recoveries for clients who were badly burned through the negligence of others. We are committed to full compensation for a lifetime of needs.
Metairie Burn Accident Lawyers · Catastrophic Injury Compensation
Our law firm has handled many burn injury scenarios — car fires in auto accidents/auto wrecks, a faulty gas pump at a gas station, residential fires, oil rig fires, chemical burns, high-voltage wires and other personal injury and workplace accidents.
We can devote the resources for a thorough investigation into the cause of the fire or burns, whether a motorist’s carelessness, a property owner’s negligence or an employer’s willful disregard for safety.
Once the liable parties are identified, we work with the family and the medical professionals to build a case for economic and noneconomic damages, including:
- Hospital intensive care
- Skin grafts and physical rehab
- Pain management
- Nursing care and transportation to therapy
- Plastic surgery
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Lung damage from smoke inhalation
- Counseling for depression or post-traumatic stress
- Lost wages and projected earnings
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
The psychological and emotional trauma cannot be overstated. Burn victims don’t recognize themselves in the mirror and are subjected to stares or comments in public. Resuming and rebuilding their lives takes years, with many medical and personal setbacks.