A severe burn injury is one of the most devastating types of “catastrophic injuries” a person can suffer because of the emotional consequences as well as the extreme physical and mental suffering. Severe burns can result in extreme disfigurement, scarring so severe as to cause loss of mobility, and PTSD due to the extremely painful and terrifying nature of the accidents that cause burn injuries. We understand the challenges you face and we are here to help you recover maximum compensation for your injuries.
We handle catastrophic injury claims in Alabama and throughout the Southeast.
Types of Accidents that Cause Severe Burns
If you or someone you love has suffered severe burn injury, you need the help of an attorney that has experience handling burn injury cases, particularly the type of accident that caused your injury.
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Defective products that start fires or directly cause burns
- Defective safety products such as faulty smoke detectors
- Nursing home negligence
- Inadequate fire escapes or fire safety equipment
Dangers of Burn Injuries
Whenever possible burn injury victims should be treated in a burn center or burn unit. Burn injuries can easily become fatal. The initial dangers of burn injury include:
- Fluid imbalance
- Respiratory distress
- Infections, including tetanus
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome
Consequences of Burn Injuries
Those who survive the initial dangers of severe burns face a long road to recovery, and often suffer with permanent disabilities and disfigurement. Consequences of burn injury can include:
- The need for skin grafts
- Severe scarring
- Loss of use of the affected area
- Loss of mobility due to severe scarring
- Severe infections
- Nerve damage
- Organ damage
- Respiratory damage
- Chronic pain
- Physical therapy to restore mobility and range of motion
- Permanent physical impairment
- Disfigurement so severe that victims withdraw from society and loved ones
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Severe disfigurement can prevent burn injury survivors from returning to work, even if they are physically capable, because employers and the general public still discriminate based on appearance.
Burn injury survivors can suffer physical impairment severe enough that they require full time assistance at home or care in a long-term facility.
If you have suffered burn injuries anywhere in the Southeast, do not wait until it is too late to get legal help. Call us at 1-866-252-3535 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation and find out how we can help you recover maximum compensation for your injuries.