Orlando, FL asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Florida

Q: A porch torch burned my friend dress as she walked by it and caught fire is there a case. 3rd degree burns?

Small porch torch bought at Walmart

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Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Much more detail would be needed to determine if there is potential liability. Your friend should consult a personal injury attorney in her geographic area. It should be easy to find one offering a free consultation.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, if your friend suffered injuries as a result of Walmart's negligence, then she has a case. Retain counsel here in Orlando on contingency fee, which means your friend doesn't pay anything unless she wins. Also, take alot of pictures of the injury while it is still fresh. Also go back to the store and take pictures of the instrumentality that caused her injury, if its still there.

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