Burn injuries can be extraordinarily painful, traumatic, and cause immense damage to the skin and even organ systems. If you have been the victim of a serious burn injury that was the result of another person or corporation’s negligent or reckless behavior, you have a right to be compensated for the medical expense, lost work, and serious pain and suffering that those injuries have caused you. Finding an attorney with the experience in pursuing claims on behalf of burn victims, as well as intimate knowledge of the consequences of these complex and serious injuries, is critical. For assistance in pursuing your burn injury claims in Columbia, South Carolina, contact Peake & Fowler to consult with an attorney on your claims.
Burns arise from a variety of sources
Serious burn injuries can occur for a wide variety of reasons, including due to:
- Industrial accidents and chemical burns
- Car accidents or vehicle fires
- Motorcycle crashes
- Faulty electrical wiring in the home
- Defective gas grill or stovetop
- House fires
- Malfunctioning or defectively-manufactured smoke or fire alarms
Burn injury victims face numerous serious health consequences
Serious burns will destroy either one or several outer layers of the victim’s skin in the affected area. Depending on the location of the burn and any other complicating factors, this can result in a number of health problems requiring additional and sometimes long-term medical treatment. Burns can damage muscle fibers or nerve endings, resulting in limited use and reduced sensation to the damaged area. Third-degree burns—the most severe level of burn—can even reach underlying bone. Removal of the outer layer of skin over a large surface area impedes the body’s ability to regulate its internal temperature. Burn victims also suffer a heightened risk of bacterial infections. Such conditions can result in sepsis, which impedes the ability of the heart to beat normally, and can even become fatal.
Treatments for burn injuries can be extensive
When a burn removes large amounts of skin, victims may need to undergo skin grafting treatments, involving the removal of skin from other parts of the body to replace the lost skin. When burns occur on the face or other highly visible areas of the body, victims may require extensive reconstructive plastic surgery in order to regain their former appearance and feel like themselves again.
Columbia Attorneys Offering Experienced and Compassionate Legal Help in Burn Injury Claims
If you or someone you love has received a serious burn injury that was the result of someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be paid back for the money spent on medical expenses, the wages lost when you needed to miss work due to injury, and the severe pain and trauma your burn injuries caused you to suffer. For burn injury legal claims in the Columbia area of South Carolina, speak with a compassionate, trial-ready attorney at Peake & Fowler today to receive a free evaluation of your claims, at 803-788-4370.
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