Burn injuries are some of the most severe injuries that can come out of accidents and often require extensive medical treatment. Burn injuries often cause permanent scarring which will follow accident victims the rest of their lives even with hospital treatment to reduce any damage. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a burn injury accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Burn injuries are classified by severity and include the following:
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that deaths from fire and burns are the third leading cause of fatal home injuries. This is indicative of a larger issue with home construction, negligent behavior, and product malfunction. However, burns do not solely stem from fires, but can instead be due to chemicals and boiling liquids. All types of burns are treated in the same manner and can lead to lifelong scarring and permanent injury even with ongoing medical treatment.
Burns can occur from the following types of accidents:
Many of these accidents are caused by the negligent behavior of other people in charge of the manufacture of a product, in charge of a property, or in charge of a specific service (like cooking or firework safety). In these instances, you may be entitled to seek compensation from a person who committed negligent behavior. However, a personal injury attorney can better advise you on the potential outcome of your claim and whether you are entitled to a claim due to any contributory negligence on your part.
If you or a loved one have sustained burn injuries from a traumatic accident, do not hesitate to contact the experienced attorneys of Wettermark & Keith. Our attorneys understand just how severe burn injuries can become and how drastically they can impact your life and livelihood. Contact our Montgomery office today for your initial free consultation and we can begin to review the facts of your case.
If you wish to speak to us directly, feel free to call one of our three branches; Birmingham Office 205.933.9500, Huntsville Office 256.536.8010 or Montgomery Office 334.284.0014.