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
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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:
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.
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!
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:
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 $500 million collected in compensation*, you can be sure that our team has the legal wherewithal to aggressively represent you.
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