Hair salons often use many techniques that can lead to injuries if the hair salon staff are not careful. As a result, if you are injured at a hair salon, you will want to make sure that you receive medical treatment as soon as possible, even if you consider the injury to be minor. This will create records that can be used by a skilled personal injury attorney to make your case.
Injuries That Occur at a Hair Salon
While at a hair salon, you might experience cuts, burns, infections, and eye injuries. Some injuries might simply cause pain and suffering, while other injuries might lead to you being blinded and unable to work due to your injuries. You might be permanently disfigured. Therefore, you will need to take photographs of your injuries to make sure that you're able to receive compensation.
With any personal injury case, you must prove that the defendant performed an action that is outside the normal standard of care. For example, there are certain practices that a salon is expected to engage in, and failing to engage in these practices may lead to the salon being considered liable. You may need a skilled attorney to investigate and prove that the salon's activities didn't follow the standard of care.
Damages You Have Suffered
After you have proven that the salon was negligent, you will need to then prove that you suffered damages. These are essentially losses you have incurred as a result of the incident. The most obvious would be the medical expenses you may have after you visit the doctor. You might also be entitled to pain and suffering, depending on how painful the incident was.
However, to receive compensation for your damages, you must prove that, if not for the actions of the salon, you would not have become injured. The salon will try to argue that your condition was the result of something else. For example, if you suffered a reaction, the salon might argue that you had a pre-existing condition that led to your current state of health.
If you do not begin the process of initiating a lawsuit against the salon, you may reach the time limit for the statute of limitations and you may then find that you will no longer be able to file a lawsuit. Also, the more time that passes, the more likely that evidence will disappear. An attorney can allow you to act quickly to preserve evidence so you can win your case.
For more information about working with a personal injury attorney, contact a local law firm, like Burnett and Williams.