Burn Injuries

Burn Injuries

Of the different types of traumatic personal injuries, burns can be the most injurious to the victims and their loved ones. 

Burns can cause extensive pain and suffering and often require an intense and long term recovery and rehabilitation process. 

Approximately 24 million Americans suffer burns every year.  Of these burn victims, 650,000 require medical treatment and 75,000 must be hospitalized. 

Of those victims of serious burns who must be hospitalized, 20,000 have burns that cover at least 25 percent of their body.  

Burns Causing Death and Disability

Between eight and twelve thousand burn victims die each year as a result of their devastating injuries. 

About one million burns victims will sustain serious and permanent disability as a result of their injuries. 

There are many causes of burns, some of which are unforeseeable and unpreventable. 

Many burns, however, are preventable and may be caused by another party’s recklessness, intentional wrongdoing, malpractice or negligence.

Burns Lawsuit  

When another person or group is responsible for a victim’s burns, civil law allows the latter to seek compensation from the former in a personal injury burns lawsuit

If you or a loved one has sustained serious burns in an accident or other event, you may wish to speak with a qualified attorney who has significant experience in this complex area of personal injury litigation

A caring and competent legal professional can evaluate your case to determine your legal rights and options. 

If a loved one has died because of burns, their surviving loved ones may also have the right to seek compensation for their losses and suffering.  

Burns Caused by Negligence

Burns, that were caused by another party’s wrongdoing or negligence, can result from a number of incidents. 

Burns may be sustained by way of: explosions, building or motor vehicle fires, chemical contact, scalding or flammable liquids, radiation, high-voltage power lines, fume ignition, water heater fires, and more. 

Burns can be the result of work related accidents, defective products, or some other source of injury which may indicate that another party’s wrongdoing or negligence caused the burns.

Burn Victim Rehabilitaion

Burns are some of the most devastating personal injuries that a person can endure. 

Burns can cause severe and long term pain, infection, scarring, disfigurement, organ damage, loss of limbs, disability, and significant psychological injury. 

The recovery and rehabilitation process for the victims of burns is also quite extensive. 

Burns recovery can involve multiple surgeries, care for secondary injuries and infections, drug therapy (antibiotics and pain management), psychological therapy, and physical and occupational therapies.     

Contact a Burn Victim Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered burns that were caused by another person’s acts or negligence, you may have the legal right to seek compensation for your medical expenses, loss of income, vocational rehabilitation, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and more. 

If you would like to learn more about your legal rights and options in a civil case to seek restitution for your burns and related losses, please contact us to speak with an attorney in your area that can protect and maximize your legal interests.  

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