Our Michigan steam burn injury lawyers recently settled a case pre-suit against Detroit Thermal, a service company responsible for maintenance and management of heating and cooling operations underground in the City.
The lawsuit arose out of an incident that took place on August 15, 2012. Our client was walking along Congress Street in Detroit when she was burned by a steaming manhole. She sought medical treatment after the incident and was diagnosed with a second degree burn. She was prescribed sylvadine cream. The burn resulted in blisters, but fortunately did not leave a permanent scar.
Unfortunately in the City of Detroit, steaming manholes have been responsible for countless burns and injuries to adults and children. In fact, our personal injury attorneys in Michigan have handled several cases for pedestrian victims who have suffered severe burn injuries as a result of walking through steam exhaust coming from a manhole.
These manhole covers are located on the city’s sidewalks and in the street. The burns occur when an unsuspecting person walks through the steam not realizing that it has the potential to cause scalding injuries to their skin. Often times, individuals who do suffer from serious injury do not realize that they may have legal rights to sue and recover compensation for any damages suffered as a result of the incident.
If you or someone you know has suffered a severe burn injury as a result of a steaming manhole on the city’s street or sidewalk, you do have rights and should call our office immediately to discuss your case with one of our top rated personal injury attorneys. Our Detroit lawyers will explain your rights to you and determine whether or not you have a case. Call today at (800) 606-1717. We offer a Free, No Obligation Case Review and if we accept your case, we will represent you under our No Win, No Fee Promise which means no legal fees or costs until your case is settled or won.