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If you suffer from burn injuries, you could face many years of recovery, including physical therapy, psychological therapy, multiple surgeries, and many doctor’s appointments. This constant medical care costs a lot of money, and the insurance might not cover everything. In some cases, the burns cause the death of a loved one, in which case you might have a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
If you have suffered burn injuries or lost a loved one to burn injuries, contact a Topeka burn injury lawyer at Palmer Law Group for a free, no-obligation case evaluation by calling (785) 233-1836.
Burn injury cases are complex. In certain cases, more than one person or entity might be responsible for your injuries and losses. If your burn injuries cause long-term or permanent disabilities and you require ongoing medical care, a burn injury lawyer in Topeka, KS, can help you recover the compensation you deserve, whether from one, two, or more defendants.
We work with a team of investigators to examine your case and with medical experts who can help us estimate the cost of long-term or life-long care. We can also help you find the right specialists you need to treat your burn injuries.
Burns are classified by “degrees,” with third-degree burns being the worse. The three types of burn injuries include the following:
According to the American Burn Association, over 486,000 people receive medical treatment for burns every year. Over 3,275 people die from smoke inhalation. Of those, over 2,700 people die from residential fires and 310 from fires started by vehicle crashes. Another 220 people die of burns from other sources.
Over 40,000 people were hospitalized for burn treatment. Of those, more than 60 percent were treated at 128 burn centers.
Burn injuries can happen to anyone. You could burn yourself with a lighter or on the stove at home. House fires are also a common source of burn injuries. Burns are not always from heat (thermal burns). Some burns are also from chemicals you have in your home.
Causes of burn injuries include:
A Topeka burn injury attorney at Palmer Law Group could help you recover the compensation you deserve if your burns were caused by an accident where someone else was at fault. Accidents could happen in your own home, at work, or even when you are out shopping or enjoying the day.
Contact a burn injury lawyer at (785) 233-1836 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation if you suffered burns or lost a loved one to burns.
You could recover economic damages and non-economic damages for burn injuries.
Almost everyone who suffers burn injuries because of the negligence of another person or entity is entitled to economic damages, which have a monetary value. Economic damages include:
Those who have lost a loved one or suffered long-term or permanent burn injuries could recover non-economic damages, which do not have a monetary value. Non-economic damages include:
Burn injuries often take months or even years to heal. In some cases, you might recover physically from the burn injuries, but you might have to deal with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder for years after you recover.
A burn injury attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve, whether for long-lasting burn injuries, multiple surgeries, or therapy appointments and lost wages. Instead of trying to fight the insurance company yourself, allow a Topeka burn injury lawyer to handle that stress for you.
Contact a burn injury lawyer at Palmer Law Group by calling (785) 233-1836 or visiting our office for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. If you cannot meet us in the office, we can come to you or set up a video call.
LJ Leatherman passionately believes in fair and dedicated representation for individuals who have been affected by automobile negligence, electrical injuries, firearm litigation, wrongful death, and third-party claims against insurance companies and all other areas of personal injury litigation. [Read More]