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Burn Injuries

Kansas City Burn Injury Lawyers

Burns are an immensely painful injury and usually require long periods of recovery. According to the American Burn Association, over 486,000 individuals in the U.S. required medical treatment for their burn injuries in 2015 alone. This number is far too high. If you are among the thousands who were victim to a painful burn injury, you may be entitled to compensation if another party was at fault in any way.

Call (816) 298-8708 to talk to the Kansas City personal injury lawyers at
Peterson & Associates, P.C. in a free consultation.

Burn Injury Types & Categories

Burn injuries can result from a myriad of elements including, heat, the sun, chemicals, metals, fires, electricity, and radiation. The most common burn injuries result from hot liquids, flammable gasses, and building fires. Inhalation injury, caused by breathing smoke, is also a common injury and potentially a cause of death.

Burns are categorized into the following:

  • First-Degree Burns – Damage only the outer layer of skin, like a sunburn.
  • Second-Degree Burns – The most painful, damaging the outer layer and layer underneath
  • Third-Degree Burns – Damage nerve endings and the deepest layers of tissue

Burns can be dangerous not only because of the immense disfigurement and pain inflicted on an individual, but also because it opens up the skin, the body’s initial protective layer of defense, to infection and disease. Treatment depends on the severity of the injury, but can range from regularly applying an antibiotic cream to requiring a skin graft.

Who Is Responsible for Burn Injuries?

Many burn injuries are the result of accidents in the home. However, even if you were injured in the home it may be due to a product defect or manufacturer error. Careless action by car companies can result in vehicle fires and severe injury. Companies and other public places may also be held responsible for your burn injuries if steps were not taken to ensure the safety of individuals.

You could permanently lose your right to file a claim by waiting too long. Call us today at (816) 298-8708 for a free initial consultation!

Compensation Provided For Burn Injuries

Following a severe burn injury, the burn survivor and the survivor's family must face a number of serious decisions best answered by an attorney experienced in burn issues. If you sustained a severe burn injury, you may be able to collect financial compensation for your damages, including medications, therapy, home health care, and other expenses. This also includes future medical costs.

Additionally, you can seek financial compensation for:

  • Lost or missed wages
  • Lost earning capacity (future lost wages)
  • Out-of-pocket expenses related to your injury
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost enjoyment of life
  • Emotional and mental suffering

Contact Our Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys for Guidance!

For qualified legal help and representation in your pursuit of compensation, consult the Kansas City burn injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C.

With over $475 million collected in compensation*, you can be sure that our team has the legal wherewithal to aggressively represent you.

Hear From Our Clients

  • “They get the job done.” - Theresa

  • “They were instrumental in saving my life.” - Kathy

  • “Peterson & Associates, P.C. heard me and made sure I was not taken advantage of.” - Lee

  • “I’m a witness to how wonderful they are as a law firm.” - Larry

Choosing Our Team

Many people that have been injured in car accidents are unsure of where to start with a legal claim. Our team of highly trained lawyers can help to review the details of your crash and guide you through the process. Below, learn more about the attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C., their results, and contingency fees.

Contacting Our Kansas City Law Firm for a Free Consultation

Peterson & Associates, P.C. provides free consultations when you call or contact us online. Our law office is located in Kansas City, Missouri at:

Missouri’s Country Club Plaza 801 W. 47th Street, Suite 107, Kansas City MO 64112.

We do not charge our personal injury clients a fee unless their case is won, so there is no fee unless we win your case. Get in touch with us today as the first step in your pursuit of justice!

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