Traumatic Burn Injury Lawyer
Burns are one of the most traumatic injuries to the body. Physical and emotional recovery from a burn injury can take a lifetime. First and second degree burns usually take a few weeks to heal. Third degree burns are severe and can require skin graph surgery to treat. Full-skin thickness burn injury will not heal naturally. The road to recovery in a full-thickness burn is long and painful. There are many types of burn injuries, including chemical burns and heat burns (fire). Burn injuries are second, only to automobile accidents, as a leading cause of accidental death.
Children historically have the most burn injuries in the kitchen (chemical) and outdoors (fire). However, workers at factories are subject to dangers that include chemical inhalation burn. Defective products cause severe burns each year. A
burn injury lawyer can hold the responsible parties legal accountable to you in civil court. This includes filing a
burn injury claim for compensation against the company, manufacturer, employer, and/or insurance company.
Treatment for a burn can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. A burn to just 20% of your body can cost over $150,000 just for initial treatment at the hospital and burn care unit. Future plastic surgery for a burn can cost an additional $100,000 depending on how many procedures it takes to treat the burn wound. Flammable liquid burn, gas explosion, fume ignitions, water heater fires, electrocution burns, thermal burn, and
work-related burn injuries can result in massive medical expenses and loss of enjoyment of life.
Saint Louis Burn Injury Liability Attorney
Manufacturers and designers of dangerous products cause millions of dollars each year in medical care to treat burn injury victims. Defective safety design of a product, failure to warn of fire hazard, and defective manufacturing can lead to severe burn injury and death to a consumer. A Saint Louis burn injury liability attorney will investigate your case and discover all of the potential defendants that must be brought to justice. In doing so, a burn lawyer will seek compensation for each and every element of your claim for damages, which in a burn accident claim can be substantial.
Burns can cause fatal or debilitating permanent injuries. These are the type of injuries that can destroy a victim's life and lead to a host of future medical problems. Infection, traumatic amputation, and other side effects of a severe burn can lead to months of medical care in a burn victim unit. You need aggressive and experienced legal representation for a burn injury claim. Our attorneys will seek full compensation for the amount of future medical care necessary to allow a client to live a comfortable life.