It is estimated that 450,000 burn injuries require medical attention each year in the United States, and the healing process for a burn victim is long and painful. Burn injuries cause severe physical and emotional pain for the accident victim and often result in permanent scarring, disfigurement and complications too other bodily functions. Burn injuries affect more than a person’s skin. Many burn victims also suffer injuries to their blood vessels, muscles, nerves, eyes, and respiratory system. Depending on the severity of the injury and the location of the injury, a burn victim may require years of painful treatments as they continue to recover from the accident.
With severe burn injuries, hospitalization and multiple surgeries are almost always required. Through skin grafts, burn doctors will replace the burnt skin with unaffected skin taken from another part of the burn victim’s body, often the thigh area, causing additional pain and suffering and scarring beyond the already bad enough burn.
At the Law Offices of Matt & Allen in Lafayette, Louisiana, our experienced personal injury attorneys understand the physical, emotional, and financial damages caused by burn injuries. Burn injuries are one of the most painful injuries an accident victim can endure. If you or a family member is a burn victim as the result of a personal injury accident, contact our office to discuss how we can help you receive the compensation you deserve in order to continue your recovery and compensate for your losses.
How Do Burn Injuries Occur?
Burn injuries occur in a variety of ways. Most burn injuries are caused as the result of chemicals, gases, electricity, heat, fire, flammable liquids, and radiation. Second degree and third degree burns injure the lower lawyers of the skin while minor burns affect the outer layer of skin or the epidermis. While second and third degree burns may result in catastrophic injury, even a first degree burn can result in a serious medical condition if not properly treated.
Accidents are one of the leading causes of burn injuries in the United States. Accidents that can cause traumatic burn injuries include offshore accidents, auto accidents, workplace accidents, accidents involving defective products, and a variety of other personal injury accidents.
Regardless of how your burn injury occurred, if the injury is the result of another person’s negligent, careless, or reckless acts or behavior, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. Our experienced burn injury attorneys have extensive experience representing burn injury victims in a variety of cases including auto accidents, burns caused by defective products, offshore accidents, and burns that happen in the workplace.
Because burn injuries require extensive and costly medical treatment, it is important that you retain an attorney who will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident that caused your burn. It is vital that we prove the negligent party is liable for your injuries to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Contact an Experienced Lafayette Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a family member has suffered burn injuries due to an accident, contact the burn injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Matt & Allen. Our experienced attorneys understand the unique needs of a burn victim. We will fight to ensure that your past and future medical bills and damages are compensated while you continue to recover from your injuries.