Each year, thousands of Americans die due to burn injuries. Hundreds of thousands more seek medical treatment. House fires, car crash fires, scalds, electrical burns, and chemical burns can wreak havoc on your life, requiring lengthy hospital stays, rehabilitation, and resulting in chronic pain.
If your burn injuries were caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another person, it may seem like insult on top of injury if they are not held accountable. At ER Injury Attorneys, we believe those whose actions result in another person’s injury should be held financially responsible. A Las Vegas burn injury lawyer can help you in your fight for justice and compensation following a burn injury.
What Causes Burn Injuries?
Many events can result in burn injuries, which range from milder first degree burns to life-threatening third degree burns. Some of the most common causes of burn injuries include:
- Vehicle fires
- Residential fires
- Commercial fires
- Defective products, including space heaters
- Scalding injuries from hot liquids or steam
- Defective or ineffective smoke detectors
- Direct contact with exposed electrical wires
- Exposure to chemical irritants
- Natural gas explosions
- Malfunctioning fireworks
What Are The Effects of Burn Injuries?
Burn injuries can affect more than just the skin, which is itself a vital organ. Severe burn injuries can cause multi-system organ failure and even result in wrongful death. Internal injuries sustained from inhaling caustic chemicals can permanently damage the airway and lungs. Complications and lingering symptoms from burn injuries include:
- Bacterial infection (which can lead to sepsis)
- Fluid loss and low blood volume
- Hypothermia / difficulty regulating body temperature
- Nerve damage, including pain and loss of sensation
- Painful and / or disfiguring scarring
- Skin graft surgeries
- Bone and joint pain caused by shortening of skin, muscles, and tendons
- Chronic breathing problems from smoke inhalation
Do I Need a Las Vegas Burn Injury Lawyer?
If you or a loved one sustained burn injuries because of someone else’s actions and are now saddled with lingering medical problems, mounting hospital bills, and are struggling to return to your career or daily activities, you need a Las Vegas burn injury lawyer.
Some accidents are truly blameless, but in many cases someone may be held partially or totally for your injuries. Whether this is a negligent driver who caused a fiery car accident, the manufacturer of a defective product, or building owners who failed to provide working smoke detectors, you may be owed compensation for your injuries.
How Can ER Injury Attorneys Help?
After suffering from a burn injury, your top priority should be seeking prompt medical care. You shouldn’t have to worry about building a legal claim while you’re recovering. ER Injury Attorneys will handle every aspect of your case. Our experienced legal team will collect evidence, reach out to potential witnesses, and help you gather your medical records and other supporting documents in order to craft a winning legal strategy.
If you’ve lost wages, been unable to return to work, perform parenting or marital duties, have exhausted your health insurance, or suffered ongoing emotional distress such as anxiety or PTSD, filing a burn injury claim may be able to help you take back your life.
Contact ER Injury Attorneys today at 702-968-7500 to schedule your consultation with a Las Vegas burn injury lawyer. You can also chat online with a live representative or submit the details of your case through our secure contact form. Initial consultations are free, and you don’t pay a cent unless we win your case. Contact us now!