A burn injury lawyer from Pravati can help
In 2015, the American Burn Association reported that there had been more than 480,000 burn victims in 2014. While the survival rate for Burns was 96.7 percent, many of these victims were left with permanent physical and emotional scars that will impact the rest of their lives.
Burn Injury Statistics
Burn injuries often occur as the result of direct exposure to flame or an electrical source, but they may also occur as the result of exposure to hot liquids, oils, or even steam. Burns can also result from exposure to certain chemicals, particularly various types of acid. These traumatic injuries can damage multiple major body systems at once and may require years of extensive medical treatment and therapy. The National Institute of Health reports that approximately 3,800 people in the U.S. die each year as the result of a burn injury. Further, 50 percent of all burn injuries (including those that are nonfatal) require treatment from a specialized treatment center. Further complicating the injuries is the fact that the body often redirects blood flow after a critical burn, which can compromise the lungs and intestines.
If you’ve suffered a burn injury, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost work and other damages—but it’s vital to find a lawyer who understands the intricacies of fighting burn injuries. Consider the McDonald’s hot coffee case from 1994, during which a woman who’d been burned by McDonald’s coffee she obtained through a drive-thru won a $2.86 million award. So many people misunderstood the nature of this case and the extent of the injuries involved that they assumed it was a frivolous lawsuit. If her legal representation had thought the same thing, she might have walked away with significantly less money.
Lawyer Referral For Burn Injury Lawsuits
At Pravati Legal Networks, we understand how important it is to get the right burn injury lawyer, which is why we’re dedicated to developing a network of lawyers with various specialties. We can match you to a qualified burn injury lawyer with experience fighting for burn victims if you simply fill out our free form. Because we understand the financial stresses many burn injury plaintiffs face, our burn injury lawyers work with no upfront fees or retainers. Instead, they work on a contingency fee basis which means they only get paid after winning your case.
Burn Injury Lawyer
The different degrees of Burn Injuries
- First-degree burns: red, non-blistered skin
- Second-degree burns: blisters and some thickening of the skin
- Third-degree burns: widespread thickness with a white, leathery appearance
If you or a loved one were injured and suffered a severe Burn Injury, contact Pravati Legal Networks today.