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Attorneys for Burn Injury Cases
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Victims of burn injuries are often affected in life-altering ways. Scars and chronic pain not only can affect a survivor’s ability to work, but also their relationships with friends and loved ones, as well their physical appearance. Burns also often require extensive recovery and rehabilitation. If you’ve faced the devastating effects of a burn injury caused by the negligence of another, you may be eligible for compensation for the damages you have suffered. Call the personal injury attorneys of Lapeze & Johns, PLLC, today – we’ll be by your side every step of the way.
At the law firm of Lapeze & Johns we fully understand what serious burn injuries mean to victims and their families. We also know how to present that reality to those who caused the injuries, their insurers, their attorneys, and a jury. Whether you have suffered an acid burn, an electrical burn, or a different type of burn injury, call one of our dedicated lawyers now for a free consultation. When we take your case, you get our full, devoted attention and the experience of our hands-on injury attorneys, which can make all the difference when it comes to holding the people who caused the injury accountable.
Burn Injury Litigation FAQs:
What are the different types of burn injuries?
With a CDC estimate of an annual 1.1 million burn injuries requiring medical attention, victims can suffer from several types of burns:
- Acid burns and chemical burns — battery leakage from car accidents, industrial spills, or daily chemical handling hazards
- Electrical burns — contact with exposed wiring, high-voltage power lines, failure or misuse of machinery & equipment that use electrical currents
- Radiation burns — exposure to x-rays, high-powered radio transmitters, high-frequency microwaves, nuclear energy, gamma rays, or beta particles
- Thermal burns — contact with open flames or fire, steam, hot or molten liquids, heated elements of machinery and equipment
The injuries from various types of burns will also vary in healing time and methods, but all types should be taken extremely seriously.
How long is the recovery period of a severe burn injury?
The healing process will vary depending on the type and degree of the burn. Typically, a first degree burn heals within 7-10 days (minimal to no scarring), second degree burns take around 3 weeks to heal (minimal scarring, pigment changes to skin) and the most severe, third degree burns, take much longer. For the most accurate estimate on expected healing time, you should consult a medical doctor that specializes in burn trauma. While the attorneys in our office have seen many different types of burns and are experienced on the subject matter, they are not doctors. Once you have a physician, we will work with them to figure out the extent and severity of your injury, and make sure that you get the care and financial compensation you need.
How do I get a burn injury assessed for a case?
To get assessed for a case, call our office and schedule a free consultation with one of our burn injury lawyers as soon as possible. Be sure to schedule an appointment with a physician as well, and keep copies of pictures, medical records or any other information you might have regarding the injuries. Our lawyers work tirelessly to take care of you and your family, and the more information we have from you and your doctors, the better.
What kind of accidents cause major burn injuries?
There are several types of burns that can happen in the first place, all of which are caused by different scenarios and accidents. Dangerous work conditions, a hot water spill, faulty wiring or machinery, an open flame, exposure to radiation or many other types of hazards can be the cause of a major burn injury at work or at home. Regardless of the cause, Lapeze & Johns will demand justice from those responsible, and will work closely with you throughout the case to make sure you receive it.