Jury Awards Burn Victim $100,000 In Lawsuit Against Starbucks For Faulty Lids.

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 info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and confidential consultation.  Your needs are our top priority!

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Couple Awarded $42 Million After Husband Is Trapped Inside Burning Vehicle.

Using fire in an unsafe way or for something that fire has no purpose being used for can create serious injuries as the result of the misuses. Third and fourth degree burns can cause permanent disfigurement of a person’s body. 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 Boston, Massachusetts burn personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr, and Affiliates to get you through this complicated process.

A couple in Texas have been awarded $42 million after they were severely injured because of shoddy repairs made to their Honda Fit. In December 2013, Matthew and Marcia Seebachan were hit head-on by another motorist. Mr. Seebachan was trapped inside the burning Honda and suffered fourth-degree burns, was then confined to a hospital for three years, and continues to suffer from excruciating pain.

It was discovered that the Honda Fit they’d purchased used had previously been repaired after hail damage. However, the company which conducted the repairs, John Eagle Body Shop, glued on a replacement roof rather than welding it on. Ms. Seebachan alleged that this meant the doors were wedged shut in the crash and the fuel tank subsequently ruptured. Additionally, it was discovered that none of the repair work was listed in the vehicle’s history.

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 Boston burn personal injury attorneyplease contact our Boston, Massachusetts law firm, 24/7, by phone at 617-787-3700, or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Wisconsin Corn Mill Plant Explodes Killing At Least One Employee and Injuring A Dozen Others.

There are factories and plants throughout the U.S. which produce highly combustible materials. Those involved need to be sure that their facilities are kept at the highest level of standards to prevent explosions which can lead to burns and other tragedies. One such type of factory is a factory which produces ethanol, which is a highly volatile, flammable, colorless liquid. If a company fails to keep their facilities adequately equipped and all safety measures held high, and you are burned or otherwise injured in an explosion due to the negligence of others, you may be entitled to substantial compensation to help with your lost wages, medical bills, and damages for your pain and suffering. The expert explosion accident attorney specialists and burn injury lawyer experts at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have recovered millions in damages for our clients.

A Wisconsin corn mill that exploded late Wednesday night was reprimanded by federal safety inspectors six years ago for not taking precautions against dust explosions, which are a major hazard in handling grain. The blast left at least one person dead. Emergency workers were still searching for two employees as of Thursday afternoon. A dozen other employees were taken to area hospitals. None of the workers have been identified.

The plant processes corn for ethanol and other uses. A review of online OSHA records shows the plant was cited in January 2011 for exposing its workers to dust explosion hazards. The records state that plant filters lacked an explosion protective system. Dust explosions are a serious problem in handling grain, according to the U.S. Agriculture Department. There were five grain dust explosions in the United States last year and two of the incidents resulted in fatalities.

If you or a loved one have been burned or injured in an explosion, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical and emotional injuries. Our Boston law firm has an exceptional reputation for recovering millions of dollars in personal injury damages for our Massachusetts clients. Call one of our Boston explosion accident lawyer experts here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. Your needs are our top priority!

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