Burn Injury Attorneys in Charleston
Helping Clients with Catastrophic Injuries
Burns are incredibly painful and traumatic injuries and are unfortunately are not as uncommon as you’d think. According to the American Burn Association, there are more than 1.1 million burn injuries in the United States each year, causing 45,000 hospitalizations and 4,500 deaths. While some burn injuries are caused by freak accidents and natural disasters, many are caused by the reckless actions of humans. If you or a loved one has been burned in an accident caused by negligence, call Bostic Law Group, P.A. immediately. For more than 25 years, our Charleston burn injury attorneys have used our experience and resources to help clients get back on their feet after a devastating accident. Suffering from injuries can feel isolating, but our team is determined to stand by your side throughout your claims process.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
Catastrophic injuries are considered severe injuries in that they can permanently prevent individuals from returning to their normal way of life or performing the same tasks they had at their previous job. These injuries are typically long-lasting and require thousands of dollars in treatment, therapy, and equipment, and can include spinal cord and neck injuries, head and brain trauma, and burns.
Burns are some of the most painful injuries in that they impact more than just your skin. Burns can reach and harm muscle, bone, blood vessels, and nerves, and can also affect your immune health and body temperature.
Common Accidents That Cause Burns
While burn accidents can occur in any situation where a victim comes into contact with a heated substance, they generally are more common when someone has been exposed to heated substances in car accidents or from electrical issues in the home.
Car accidents can cause burns when gas tanks are ignited, often causing fires or explosions within the car. Sometimes victims are trapped within their cars during the explosion and can’t get out, or they’re too close in range to the explosion. Product liability is another common accident that produces burns. Defective products or improper installations can produce fires or explosions. One example is a gas stove that has been installed incorrectly, or a defective microwave that suddenly bursts into flames when you try to use it.
Types of Burns
There are various types of burn injuries that can occur from a range of different types of accidents. For example, car accidents typically cause radiological or chemical burns from hazardous materials spilled over from trucks, or thermal burns from ignited gasoline tanks.
Common types of burns our team has handled include:
Burn injuries are also categorized using numbers to differentiate the severity and depth of the burn. A first degree burn is a minor burn like sunburn, second and third degree burns illustrate a range of damage from red and non-blistered skin to thickened skin where the damage has gone deeper, and fourth degree burns are the most damaging burns that extend to the tendons and bones.
You Need a Burn Injury Lawyer
Our team is available to help you pick up the pieces of your life after your accident. Burn injuries can often result in amputations, skin grafts, hospitalization, and numerous surgeries. Most require victims to take pain medications and some may require additional care if their burns have disabled them.
Because burns are expensive to treat, you may find yourself in a load of debt after your accident – a debt you can’t afford to pay. Our team believes if your injuries were caused by negligence, you shouldn’t have to pay more than you already have through your pain and suffering. We can strengthen your claim and hold negligent parties responsible so we can recover damages like medical expenses, property damage, and lost wages.
For quality representation that can achieve your legal goals, call our Charleston burn injury attorneys at (843) 350-9646. Burns are painful and expensive to treat – you shouldn’t have to be the one that pays more than you already have.
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