More than 3.5 million Americans are injured, disabled or killed every year by fire. Ranking second only to motor vehicle accidents, burn injuries most often affect children, from birth to two years of age, and the elderly. Most accidents resulting in catastrophic burn injuries happen at home and the victims incur costly and long-term care.
A major (second-degree) or full thickness (third-degree) burn injury are one of the most severe and painful injuries a person can suffer. The financial, mental and physical costs of recovering from a burn injury are substantial. Serious burn injuries, whether diagnosed as second or third degree burns, often require long-term hospitalization, skin grafting, rehabilitation, and extensive psychological counseling to help overcome the mental trauma associated with a burn injury.
If you or a close family member has suffered a severe burn injury through the fault or negligence of someone else, get experienced, respected and trusted legal representatives. The Yost Legal Group can help you.
Causes of Burn Injuries
Although we often think of home fires starting because of a lit match or burning cigarette, the most common causes of burn injuries are:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents and SUV Rollovers
- Gas Explosions
- Scalding/ Hot Water
- Electrical Accidents
- Industrial Accidents
- Defective Smoke Detectors
Why Experienced Legal Representation Matters
Under the law, burn victims must prove fault to be compensated for their injuries. It is critical to hire an experienced burn injury law firm to investigate the causes of your harm. The attorneys at The Yost Legal Group are experienced in investigating burn accidents to determine whether the accidents are caused by product liability, improperly maintained premises, or other professional negligence (electrical, etc.). One of our first goals in helping you recover is establishing the cause of the harm. It is in this area that experience matters.
Burn Injury Compensation
There are several components to brain injuries, including pain, suffering, disfigurement, emotional overlay, and potentially physical disability. Burn injuries are unique in the way they cause severe, terrorizing and excruciating pain, instantly. This type of injury often results in psychological trauma which is suffered over long periods of time. If there is disfigurement, that can also affect self-image and have long-term psychological consequences. In selecting a law firm to represent you for a severe burn injury it is important the entire firm understands the nature of all of the injuries suffered to ensure that you receive full compensation for your injuries. The Yost Legal Group is dedicated to obtaining full compensation for our clients suffering burn injuries. Some of the elements include:
- Medical Bills
- Future Medical Expenses
- Loss of Wages
- Rehabilitation Costs
- Pain and Suffering
- Compensation for Scarring and Disfigurement
- Loss of Quality of Life
- Mental Anguish
Don’t Delay in Getting Help
Burn injury cases are unique in that it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to investigate your claim. Frequently, experts will need to be hired immediately to perform a professional investigation as to the cause of the burn or to secure equipment and evidence to investigate product failures and safety code violations in order to support your case. If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries, contact an experienced burn injury lawyer at The Yost Legal Group. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get to work for you. If we take your case, we will do so on a no win/no fee or expense basis. Call The Yost Legal Group today and speak to an attorney for a free initial consultation about your case at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-967-8529).