An experienced burn injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for damages to cover the expenses resulting from disability and lost income or the loss of a loved one. Amounts that you can recover typically depend on the extent of injury and how extreme the at-faulty party's negligence was.
Severe burn injuries are more damaging than many people realize because the injuries sustained go far below the surface of the skin. Aside from the fact that burns can affect the muscles, bones and internal organs, serious burn injury also affects many other body functions.
The skin helps regulate body temperature and sweating, and it also protects against infection and disease. It even affects breathing. Because the repercussions of burns can be extreme, extensive medical treatment may be necessary. In many instances, burn victims with extreme injuries do not survive.
Medical treatment can be extensive and often includes:
There are three main categories of damages sought in these types of injury cases:
Burn injuries can take place in almost any situation where a fire can occur or where electricity or chemicals are used. Common incidents involving burn injuries include:
When there are a lack of smoke detectors, failures to adhere to building codes and lack of available fire extinguishers, these are forms of negligence that put people at risk. States and municipalities have safety standards for buildings, and building owners must comply with these requirements.
Manufacturers must ensure their products are safe for consumers. Truck drivers carrying hazardous chemicals must drive safely.
Failures to follow safety standards are a form of negligence.
If you believe someone else’s negligence resulted in your burn injury, arrange for a free consultation and speak with a knowledgeable burn injury lawyer. At Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss the injury and legal options that are available.
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