Approximately 450,000 individuals in the United States required medical treatment for burn injuries in 2013, according to information published by the American Burn Association. Fire and burn injuries are very painful and may leave the burn victim scarred and disfigured for life.
Fire and burn injuries have a number of causes, such as:
- Cooking accidents
- Auto accidents when a vehicle catches on fire
- Heating equipment disrepair
- Chemical burns
- Construction site accidents
- Careless smoking
Burn injuries often require extensive medical care. The costs associated with surgery, physical therapy, skin grafts, and potentially life-threatening infections can be very extensive. Whether you or a loved one is suffered from a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree burn, you may could be entitled to recover damages.
Improperly installed fire detectors and fire extinguishers can fail in the face of an emergency, so it’s important to regularly check to be sure your fire safety equipment is working properly.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a fire or burn injury, contact the Schuerman Law office today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.