Hotel Scalding Injury

Elite Buffalo, New York Hotel Hot Water Burn Injury Attorneys

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Commended as a New York Super Lawyer and American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, and His Team of Veteran Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Celebrated as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Fight to Obtain the Best Outcome for Hotel Water Scalding Burn Injury Victims in Buffalo, New York.

Sprinkler Working At one point or another, almost everyone has turned on the water to take a shower or bath and realized that the water is considerably hotter than anticipated. This typically results in no more than slight irritation or redness of the skin. However, if you got into a shower or bath with the hot water already running, you could have suffered much more severe injuries. At 133 degrees Fahrenheit, hot water can cause 3rd-degree burns within 15 seconds. Over 500,000 victims suffer scalds in the United States every year. When boiling water or steam touches the skin, it can result in extensive, long-lasting damage. One of the main reasons hotel guests suffer hot water burns is negligence. Many injuries caused by hot water at hotels could be easily avoided if owners and managers simply followed relevant regulations. Sadly, poor design and irresponsible hotel management practices can turn a relaxing shower or bath into a nightmare.

Hotel guests and patrons depend on owners and managers to safely maintain the water heaters and prevent unnecessary burns. When a hotel neglects to remedy an unsafe condition that staff should have known about and it causes injury, the hotel may be held liable under the theory of premises liability. Whether you were burned while attempting to wash your hands or taking a shower, these types of mishaps often cause physical and psychological trauma. Severe burns can result in tremendous pain and suffering as well as costly medical bills. If you, or someone you care about, have been burned at a hotel, it is crucial to contact a highly experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. This will significantly help enhance your chances of obtaining a positive outcome.

Jed Dietrich, Esq., a distinguished member of the Premier Lawyers of America, knows exactly what it takes to win hotel hot water burn injury claims. With your recovery and future potentially riding on the success of your case, it is vital to have Western New York’s finest personal injury lawyer litigating your case. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has successfully litigated and obtained more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for victims who were injured in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; throughout New York State and beyond. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., praised as a Best Law Firm of America, provides free, confidential lawsuit evaluations and consultations. Our veteran team would be honored to speak with you about your hotel scalding injury claim. Our brilliant attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling (716) 839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form.

Hotel Hot Water Burn Injuries

Hotel Bathroom The water temperature for showers and baths should be set no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This is generally stated on the warning labels of all modern water heaters. The severity of scalds is often downplayed because steam burns do not appear as damaging as other types of burns. Even if the burn looks harmless on the surface, scalds must be sufficiently cooled and treated. Unlike dry heat burns, up until recently, the exact mechanisms behind scalding injuries were poorly understood. Researchers at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology finally determined how hot water vapors can cause brutal burns.

Hot water vapors start by penetrating the skin’s upper layer and then ruthlessly damage the lower layers. The epidermis, the skin’s uppermost layer, is incapable of adequately performing its protective role against steam. Water vapors easily penetrate through skin pores into the dermis, the lower layer of skin. Upon reaching the dermis, as the steam condenses, it releases thermal energy directly onto the delicate underlying skin layers. When skin is exposed to hot steam, the heat penetrates the lower skin deeper and faster than dry heat. For this reason, boiling water tends to cause more severe burns than hot water. The severity of a scald depends on the following:

  1. The temperature of the steam or hot water;
  2. The amount of time that the skin touched the hot water or vapors;
  3. The location of the burn;
  4. The scope and magnitude of the injured area; and
  5. How fast, after getting burned, the victim can cool off his or her skin.



How the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Will Hold the Hotel Liable for Your Burn Injury

Hot water burns can easily occur when negligent owners or managers fail to inspect hotel water heaters and respective temperature gauges. If an unsafe condition caused your scald injury, the hotel could be held accountable for both actions and inactions. For example, they were negligently setting the water temperature too high or failing to lower the water temperature after guests complained. Victims should not be forced to pursue their hotel hot water burn claim without the proper representation. Retaining the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will compel the hotel to take your claim seriously. Our highly experienced attorneys possess the expertise and skills needed to take on the largest hotel chains. Jed Dietrich, Esq. knows exactly what it takes to win cases. To attain the best possible outcome, our battle-tested attorneys will do the following:

  1. Methodically investigate your burn incident and determine the best course of action;
  2. Openly gauge the strength of your claim and whether the hotel was negligent;
  3. Oversee all of the crucial details regarding your case;
  4. Immediately file a lawsuit to preserve your legal right to compensation;
  5. Gather all necessary evidence to prove that the hotel is responsible for your damages, such as the hotel incident report, security camera footage, photos, maintenance and repair logbooks, proof of previous complaints, witness statements, hospital bills, and medical records;
  6. Consult with our leading doctors and medical experts to build the strongest case possible;
  7. Determine the scope of your burn injuries and damages to accurately estimate the value of your lawsuit;
  8. Communicate directly with the hotel’s defense attorneys and insurance adjusters;
  9. Negotiate the highest possible settlement on your behalf; and
  10. If necessary, present the strongest case at trial to increase your chances of winning.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s goal is to provide you with peace of mind so that you can focus on recovering. Our seasoned attorneys will take all necessary measures to get you the compensation that you deserve. You may be entitled to seek monetary compensation for all injuries caused by the hotel’s failure to take the appropriate steps to prevent your burn injury. This may include damages, such as hospital bills, lost wages from missing work, reduced future earning capacity, scarring, permanent disfigurement, pain and suffering, and any other unanticipated consequences. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his elite team of hotel scald injury attorneys are available to answer all of your inquiries at (716) 839-3939 or by filling out our online consultation form. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. provides all legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you never pay any fees unless our top rated litigators win your case.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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