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When Can You Sue for Burn Injuries in New Hampshire?


Burns are some of the worst injuries one can suffer. Not only are they painful, but they can also cause lasting disfigurements that never truly heal. A wide range of situations may cause burns, and some of these accidents are caused by negligence. If you want to explore the possibility of a personal injury lawsuit in New Hampshire after a burn, reach out to a lawyer.

Suing Landlords for Burn Injuries 

It is possible to sue your landlord for burn injuries if your accident was caused by some kind of safety violation. Landlords are legally required to make sure that their rental units are free from fire hazards. They must also adhere to very specific building codes as they renovate or improve properties.

For example, a landlord may have failed to repair or install fire sensors or alarms prior to the fire. They may have also installed faulty equipment, such as outdated or damaged heaters. If you believe your landlord contributed to your fire injury in any way, you may be well within your rights to sue.

 Burns During Plane Trips

Excessively hot foods and drinks can easily cause serious burns, and these injuries may occur on flights. Often, airlines coat these meals in metal foil which becomes deceptively hot upon contact. If airline staff fail to warn passengers about these heat-related threats, the airline could theoretically be held liable for injuries. This is the same basic concept as a “hot coffee” drive-thru lawsuit, and lawsuits of this nature have proven successful on numerous occasions in the United States.

Recently, two parents sued United Airlines after their six-year-old suffered serious burns caused by a hot meal. The injuries were apparently disfiguring – suggesting some kind of lasting scar. The parents allege that after the flight attendant placed the meal onto the tray table, it slid off and struck the child. They also claim that the tray table was defective, and that the food was “unreasonably hot.”

Burns After Car Accidents 

A fiery car accident can easily lead to burn injuries, and you may have the ability to sue a negligent driver for causing your accident. Often, gas tanks ignite after collisions – and these explosions can be especially harmful if a semi-truck is involved. Fuel tanker trucks can cause devastating blasts, and even electric vehicles have been known to spontaneously combust despite the absence of liquid fuel.

Find a Qualified, Experienced Burn Injury Lawyer in New Hampshire 

If you have been searching for a qualified Manchester personal injury lawyer, look no further than the Law Office of Manning Zimmerman & Oliveira, PLLC. Over the years, we have helped numerous burn victims in New Hampshire. We know that burn injuries can occur in many different situations, and negligence may contribute to these accidents in various ways. To hold negligent parties accountable for your burn injuries, book a consultation with us today.



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