What to do if I received a second degree burn on an airplane by attempting to turn off the overhead light?

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What to do if I received a second degree burn on an airplane by attempting to turn off the overhead light?

When attempting to get help I was treated poorly. They where rude to me and my family and made me feel like I shouldn’t be complaining resulting in severe pain for a long time.

Asked on October 30, 2013 under Personal Injury, California

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You may have a claim against the airline for personal injury.  The problem is that your actual damages are probably very small, so it will be difficult for you to find an attorney willing to take the case on a contingency fee basis.  You may want to hire an attorney on a limited scope basis to just write a demand letter for you, in the hopes that the airline will settle.  Hopefully, you sought some medical care for your burn, and that bill will be the basis for your claim.  Then you can double or triple that amount to allow for pain and suffering.


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