There are different levels of burns based on the severity of the injury. Typically, your first-degree burns are considered mild and may only result in your skin reddening. Second-degree burns are more severe and can cause blistering. Third and fourth-degree burns are more severe burns and have the potential to do serious bodily harm. If you’ve been burned because of another person’s negligence, you may not know what to do to begin to recover. This is why you should turn to an experienced burn personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr, and Affiliates to get you through this complicated process.
A jury in Florida has found Starbucks at fault for serving hot coffee in cups with faulty lids. The suit centered around a Florida resident who ordered coffee at a Starbucks drive-thru in Jacksonville, Florida back in 2014. When she received her order, a 20-ounce Venti Pike Place roast, through her driver’s side window, the coffee cup lid popped off. The 190-degree liquid spilled all over her lap, giving her first and second-degree burns. The case was filed in 2015. During the trial, a Starbucks representative testified that the company gets around 80 complaints a month about lid leaks and lids popping off. The jury awarded the plaintiff $100,000 in total, $85,000 for pain and suffering and about $15,000 for medical bills.
If you or a loved one have suffered severe burns due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to significant pecuniary damages for pain and suffering, lost wages and any outstanding medical expenses. To discuss your potential burn injury claim, and your possible recoverable damages, with an expert burn personal injury attorney, please contact our Boston, Massachusetts law firm, 24/7, by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!