Excruciatingly painful, burn injuries also leave long-lasting reminders including scars and haunting memories. Whether your burn injury was caused by a chemical or a defective product, or if another party is responsible for your injuries, you should not hesitate to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable injury lawyer.
We have seen burn injuries caused by a variety of things including defective motor vehicles and runaway fires. We have also helped the victims of burn injuries pursue the compensation they desperately need and deserve.
Types of Burn Injuries
The American Burn Association reports that between 2011 to 2015, approximately 486,000 fire or burn injuries were seen in hospitals in this country. There are several types of burns victims can experience including thermal burns which are caused by sources of extreme heat, light burns which are caused by sunlight or ultraviolet light, chemical burns, which are caused by chemical explosions, and radiation burns, which are caused by nuclear radiation.
Burns are further divided into three categories based on their severity:
- First degree burns, which impact only the top layer of a person’s skin. These burns are characterized by redness and can result in minimal damage. Fortunately, these burns often heal within a short period.
- Second-degree burns, which involve damage past the top layer of skin and are characterized by blistered and red skin.
- Third-degree burns, which occur when the injury goes past layers of skin and impacts either a person’s bones or organs. These burns commonly result in permanent nerve damage and the worst situations can result in death.
Common Causes of Burns
Many burns are caused by accidents that could have easily been controlled if the fire had been controlled or if safety precautions had been adequately followed. Some of the most common causes of fires that I have seen include:
- Cigarette related accidents
- Defective product accidents, including faulty heaters
- Faulty wiring
- Hazardous materials that are not properly contained
Fighting for Compensation After Burn-Related Accidents
Data consistently shows that burns are one of the costliest types of injuries to properly treat. Even first-degree burns can result in extensive medical treatment. More serious third-degree burns can take years of medical treatment to properly control and treat. That is why if you or a loved one received burns in an accident, it is vital to speak with an experienced burn lawyer.
If you were burned in an establishment that belongs to another individual, I can help you create a strong legal strategy to hold the property owner accountable. If you were injured by a defective product, I can do what it takes to make sure that either the distributor or manufacturer pays.
Speak with an Experienced Burn Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has received burns after an accident and another party is responsible, remember that you have the right to pursue compensation. This can help to pay for things like costly medical bills and the loss of earning capacity due to burns. Call me today to schedule a free case evaluation. Remember, I’ll Make Them Pay!®.