Each year, approximately 500,000 people suffer from burn injuries serious enough to require emergency room treatment and/or hospitalization. In fact, burn injuries are the second leading cause of accidental death, next to automobile accidents. While advances in treatment methods have increased the survival rates for burn victims, many still experience life-threatening complications. These may include dangerous conditions such as infections, respiratory problems and organ dysfunction. In addition, burn injury survivors often suffer lifelong effects that include permanent scarring, chronic pain and psychological trauma. If you or a loved one has been severely burned, a qualified burn injury attorney will help you achieve the best financial outcome.Do You Have a Case?
These are the four categories of burn injuries, in order of severity:
Third-degree burn injuries are usually the most dangerous. A third-degree burn typically destroys both the epidermal (surface) and dermal (middle) layers of skin and extends down to the subcutaneous (inner) layer.
Despite the severity of third-degree burns, victims may not experience as much initial pain as those with less serious burns. This is because more severe burns destroy more of the nerve endings that act as pain receptors. However, these burns are extremely serious and often result in death or life-threatening complications. Survivors typically need multiple reconstructive procedures that may include skin grafting or other surgical procedures.
Burn victims often experience complications that go beyond the site of the burn injury. Here are some examples:
Many of these conditions may not show up immediately after the accident. Therefore, you should consult a burn injury attorney as soon as possible to assist you in the next steps to recover the compensation you may be entitled to.
Burn injuries occur for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the most common causes:
Many burn injuries are caused by negligence. Individuals, businesses and product manufacturers are expected to exercise reasonable care to avoid injuring others. If your injury was caused by another person’s (or entity’s) negligence, you may be entitled to substantial compensation.
Here are some situations where negligence could be responsible for a serious burn injury:
The company or individual responsible for your injury may pressure you to settle for less than you deserve. In addition, proving negligence is a complex process that requires the legal expertise of an experienced burn injury attorney. Therefore, it’s important to contact us immediately if you or a loved one has been seriously injured.
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