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.