A burn injury can be debilitating and in some instances life-threatening. The legal team at Lewin Firm recognize that some burn victims and their families may be unaware of their rights and the aggressive investigation required to achieve fair compensation. Burns are often coupled with lingering costs and pain associated with loss of income, medical procedures, scaring and even disfigurement. Our attorneys are keenly aware that whether a burn injury result in permanent scarring or not is often dependent on how the wound is treated. As a result, our attorneys are passionate about expediting the time it takes to reach the best resolution for our clients.
Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath provide legal guidance and representation for burn injuries that include but are not limited to those that occur in the context of:
- Auto Accident. Chemical, electrical and heat burns are the most common types of burns that are experienced in an automobile accident. Most chemical burns occur when hazardous or even cleaning chemicals that are being transported spill and come in contact with the skin during an accident.The electrical system in motor vehicles provides numerous opportunities for individuals in a vehicle to vehicle accident or through collision with a power line to experience an electrical burn. An electrical burn occurs when an individual makes direct contact with a live electrical system that causes electricity to pass through the body.In accident situations, heat burns are experienced through compulsory interaction with a hot metallic surface, open flame, boiling liquid and or scorching steam.
- Liquid Burns can occur wherever combustible liquids are used or stored. This type of burn injury typically occurs in residential homes and work environments that use multiple chemical products for cleaning or flammable liquids to power equipment.
- Explosions – Burns received from an explosion are usually the most damaging due to the potential for long-lasting physical incapacities. According to the American Burn Association, because of increased outdoor activities such as grilling, sailing and camping, more flammable burn accidents occur during the summer months. Also, vapors from propane and gasoline that have the power to ignite even at below room temperature can result in severe burn injuries. Since the extent of suffering from an explosion burn injury is usually more severe than other types of burns, the pain, suffering and financial depletion can continue for months, years or even a lifetime. It is therefore critical to get the appropriate counsel and the best representation.
- Radiation Burns can occur from too much sun exposure to, frequent X-rays and radioactive fallout. Depending on the type and level of exposure to radiation, the burn injury can range from mild to severe and in some cases even be fatal.
It may not be your fault if you are the victim of a burn injury caused by a careless driver, the mishandling or inaccurate installation, improper maintenance and leaks that result in the explosion of a gasoline or propane tank. The personal injury attorneys at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath understand the hardships caused by burn injuries and the difficulty in getting justice. As such, we are committed to devoting maximum effort in order to recoup the highest possible compensation to defray medical or funeral expense costs.
Every burn injury victim or family member is assigned an experienced and professional team of qualified investigators and attorneys with expertise in their area relevant to the burn injury judicial process. Our ultimate goal for every client is to make it possible for you to receive the finest medical care and support to avoid unnecessary pain and suffering. If you or a family member have suffered a burn injury in an accident, at work or through the negligence of others, contact Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath today for the appropriate counsel and legal advice. We will fight hard for you contact us now.