According to the American Burn Association (ABA), 450,000 Americans seek treatment at emergency rooms for burn injuries every year. Approximately 40,000 of those people must spend time in the hospital burn unit or another burn center while their wounds are treated. If a burn injury occurs because of a person or other party’s misconduct or negligence, burn victims may seek compensation for the often costly medical treatment that burns require, as well as pain and suffering and other losses. An experienced Peachtree City personal injury attorney can help you seek recovery by filing a legal claim.
Causes of Burn Injuries
Though burns are usually associated with fire, such injuries may actually arise out of a wide variety of scenarios. Some examples of burn accidents include the following:
Explosions following a motor vehicle accident
Electrocutions from ungrounded or faulty wires
Contact with toxic chemicals
Contact with scalding liquid
Contact with a heat source, such as a stovetop
These are only some examples of causes of burn injuries, and all of the above may cause very severe burns. Many burn injuries take weeks, months, or even years to treat and may require numerous painful skin grafts and other surgeries during the course of treatment. Some burn victims are left permanently scarred, disfigured, or disabled.
Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you have suffered a burn injury in any type of accident, you should always consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss a potential legal claim. Though financial recovery cannot help you heal faster or reverse permanent disfigurement or scarring, it can help make sure you can afford the best medical treatment possible. Contact Shane Smith Law at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation today.