Burn Injury Lawyer
Our Alabama burn injury attorneys understand that burn injury victims need to recover from not just the devastating physical trauma, but the emotional trauma as well. The serious injury lawyers of Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. have successfully handled litigation involving the victims of burns and explosions. If you have suffered a burn injury and would like to work with a caring and dedicated attorney, contact us today. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 3,428 people lost their lives as the result of a fire in 2014. Fires have killed more Americans than all natural disasters combined, and many of those civilian fire deaths occurred in residences. Unfortunately, many burn- and explosion-related injuries go unreported.
Causes of Burn Injuries
The key to recovering medical expenses and other damages in a burn injury case depends on proving negligence, which is often very difficult to do. That is why it is vital to have someone who is experienced in investigating and prosecuting personal injury cases on your side. Burn injuries can result from a variety of different activities and sources, including:
- Building fires
- Hot liquids
- Fume ignition
- Water heater fires
- Chemical burns
- Defective products
- Flammable liquids
- Smoke / heat
- Gas explosions
- Flammable clothing
- Work-related accidents
Types of Burn Injuries
Explosions involving a flammable material or heavy impact often lead to serious personal injuries to victims including second-degree or third-degree burns. Not only is the pain intolerable, but could also lead to internal organ damage due to severe pain under which the brain stops responding to these organs.
Burns are classified based upon the severity of damage to the skin and divided into three different categories:
- First-degree burns affect only the outer layer (called the epidermis) of the skin.
- Second-degree burns damage the epidermis and the layer beneath it (called the dermis).
- Third-degree burns involve damage or destruction of all layers of skin and damage to underlying tissues. People who experience such burns often require skin grafting.
Even If one is able to survive the pain, treatment for the burns as well as skin grafting and special garments compound the victim’s sufferings. Then scarring and disfigurement awaits the victim at the end of the process.
Seeking Compensation for Burn Injuries – Call an Alabama Burn Injury Lawyer
At Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C., we recognize the devastating impact of burns. The law allows the compensation to the burn victims for medical expenses, loss of wages, disfigurement and covers emotional and physical loss as well. But to prove your case, you need the assistance of an experienced attorney who can take up your case with the court and provide you with justice.
Our Alabama personal injury attorneys are ready to provide the one on one attention you need and deserve. For your free consultation with an Alabama catastrophic injury attorney fill out our contact form or call us at 205-933-1500.