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Severe burn injuries can be some of the most painful injuries in existence. Some cause permanent scarring or disfigurement. Treatment may involve painful treatments, including surgeries. According to the American Burn Institute, approximately 486,000 people receive medical treatment for burns each year. 40,000 people must be hospitalized due to the seriousness of their injuries. Another 3,275 people die from fire or smoke inhalation.
The impact of severe burns is significant. In addition to dealing with the pain, suffering, and emotional trauma from the accident, you must also contend with expensive medical bills and a long recovery period in which you cannot work. If you suffered a burn injury because of someone else’s negligence, you should not have to pay for their mistake. A Las Vegas burn injury lawyer from Koch & Brim Personal Injury Attorneys can help you pursue compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Contact us today at (702) 451-3900 for a free case review to discuss your situation.
One of the first steps your Las Vegas burn injury lawyer will take is to determine the cause of your injury. We will identify all parties responsible for your injuries and the legal basis to hold them accountable. We can assist you with common causes of burn injuries, including:
Accidents that result in burn injuries can often be traced back to the negligence of:
According to Johns Hopkins, there are many types of burns, including:
Burns are further classified depending on the depth and severity of the wound. In order of seriousness, burns are categorized as the following:
Every personal injury claim is different. Personal injury law tries to make accident victims whole again by providing them with financial compensation for the damages they have suffered. In burn injury cases, one of the most important categories of compensation is medical expenses. The type and duration of treatments you receive depend on the type of burn you suffer and its severity. You may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses you incur because of the injuries, such as:
Third-degree burns sometimes require a lifetime of costly medical treatments. Through a personal injury claim, you can seek compensation for expenses you have already incurred, as well as those you reasonably anticipate incurring in the future.
You can also recover compensation for other economic damages you have suffered, which might include:
You can also seek compensation for damages you have suffered that are not economic in nature, such as:
Every case is different and the potential compensation you can recover depends on several factors, including available insurance, the severity of injuries, the impact the injuries have on your life, and whether you suffered a permanent disability. A knowledgeable Las Vegas burn injury lawyer can thoroughly investigate your case to determine the potential value of your claim and all possible paths of recovery.
If you or a loved one was burned in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, reach out for help from an experienced Las Vegas burn injury lawyer. The team at Koch & Brim Personal Injury Attorneys knows how to build a claim, substantiate your losses, and recover fair compensation after someone’s negligence caused serious injuries. Contact us today online or call us at (702) 451-3900 for a free case review.