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Restaurant Scalding Injury

Restaurant Hot Water Burn Injury Attorneys in Buffalo, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Acclaimed as a New York Super Lawyer and Best Attorney of America, and His Team of Aggressive, Relentless, and Hardworking Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Well-Known as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Negotiate to Secure the Highest Compensation for Victims of Hot Water Burns at Restaurants Throughout Western New York.


Dressing Table When most people think about burns, fires and hot objects come to mind. However, numerous burn injuries are caused by steam and hot water. Each year, more than 500,000 victims suffer hot water burns and scalds throughout the country. Scalds are a category of burn injuries resulting from skin contact with steam or hot liquid. While burns from liquids may not seem that serious, at 150 ºF, water can result in 3rd-degree burns in just a second. Approximately 33 to 58 percent of all burn-related hospitalizations can be attributed to scalds.

Hot water burns are one of the most common injuries that take place at restaurants. The average restaurant contains various burn hazards, such as boiling water, hot liquids on counters, steam from pressurized cooking equipment, hot vapors from microwaves, and the risk of servers accidentally spilling scorching drinks on patrons. Additionally, if you wash your hands before eating, the water in the bathroom may be much hotter than expected. After turning the water on and placing your hands under the running water, you may quickly feel the intense heat of the water. Sadly, these mishaps sometimes cause severe scalds and other damages. Many of these burn injuries could easily be avoided if property owners and restaurant managers simply followed regulations. Poor design and negligent restaurant staff practices can turn something like washing your hands into a serious incident. Pursuing a premises liability lawsuit against the restaurant owner or other responsible party may be the only way to start recovering and rebuilding your life.

It is imperative to have a devoted team of legal advocates on your side to protect your legal rights. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned personal injury attorneys take a very hands-on approach. Our highly experienced team goes through extraordinary lengths to thoroughly investigate all claims, consider every possible nuance, and gather crucial evidence to build the strongest possible case. Our battle-tested lawyers will manage every aspect of your claim from start to finish. Although proving liability in restaurant scalding cases is not always easy, our veteran attorneys have decades of experience in devising effective litigation tactics.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. has ruthlessly disputed with insurance adjusters and defense attorneys to obtain over $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for injured victims injured in Buffalo, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our best of the best team knows all the ins and outs of the legal process and recognizes exactly what is needed to obtain the maximum possible compensation for your restaurant hot water burn injury claim. We offer free, no-obligation case evaluations and consultations. Our elite team promises to always treat you with the compassion and respect that you deserve. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s zealous attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (716) 839-3939, or by filling out our online consultation form.

Proper Treatment for Hot Water Burns

Hot Water Burns The appropriate first aid for a scald depends on the severity of the injury. When a hot liquid touches the skin, as the heat damages the epidermis, the victim’s cells are destroyed. If the victim is fortunate, he or she may only endure first or second-degree burns. However, in many cases, very hot liquids can cause extensive damage to skin tissues. After experiencing any type of hot water burn, it is important to take the following steps to minimize the gravity and extent of the burn:

  1. Remove any part of your body that is touching the water;
  2. Immediately, turn off the hot water;
  3. Remove all restrictive jewelry, such as watches and bracelets;
  4. Evaluate the severity of the burn;
  5. If your burn is minor, hold the burned area under cool water until the pain subsides;
  6. Never put ice directly on the burn because this can cause further damage;
  7. Burn gels, lotions, butter, and creams should be avoided because they can prevent proper healing of serious burns;
  8. Under no circumstances should you ever break burn-related blisters because this can increase the risk of infection;
  9. Loosely wrap the scald with a sterile gauze bandage to protect the injured area; and
  10. If the victim experiences increased redness, pain, shock, or fever, contact a doctor immediately.

DID YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, SUFFER A SEVERE SCALD OR HOT WATER BURN AT A RESTAURANT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER, OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK RESTAURANT HOT WATER BURN INJURY LAWYERS AT (716) 839-3939 NOW TO GET THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Proving Liability for Your Restaurant Scalding Burn

The burden of proof in a restaurant hot water burn injury case is on the victim. To recover monetary compensation, the victim must demonstrate that he or she suffered an injury because of another’s carelessness or negligence. Owners and managers are required to keep their restaurants reasonably safe and remedy all known hazards. Owners can be held responsible for conditions that led to the burn because of actions they took and necessary actions they overlooked. It is important to establish that the owner knew or should have known that the hot water in their restaurant could cause burns yet failed to repair it. A victim should be able to show that the owner had enough time to discover and remedy the issue. Additionally, victims should be able to demonstrate that the boiling water caused them to suffer physical injury. Our veteran restaurant burn injury attorneys may use the following evidence to prove liability:

  1. Security camera footage;
  2. Incident reports;
  3. Inspection and maintenance logbooks;
  4. Emails showing that the restaurant owner knew that the water was scorching hot;
  5. Receipts for prior repairs regarding the same issue;
  6. Statements from witnesses or restaurant employees, who may have witnessed you get burned;
  7. Photos of the hazardous faucet and water heater;
  8. Hospital bills and medical records;
  9. Documents exposing similar mishaps and burn injuries; and
  10. Testimony from our world-class expert witnesses.

If you would like more information on demonstrating liability in your restaurant water burn injury lawsuit, please contact our highly experienced lawyers. Our battle-tested team is available to answer all of your questions and evaluate the strength of your claim. Scalding incidents typically involve grave injuries and other damages that must be verified and negotiated by a practiced attorney. Famed as an Attorney and Practice Magazine's Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, Jed Dietrich, Esq. will passionately litigate to obtain the best possible outcome for your injuries. The sooner that you retain the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., the quicker our seasoned lawyers can begin gathering evidence and building a winning case. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his elite team, are available twenty-four-seven, at (716) 839-3939, or by completing the online consultation form.


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 Western 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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