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HELPING VICTIMS OF SERIOUS FIRE, CHEMICAL & ELECTRICAL BURNS

Seeking the Compensation You Deserve

Exposure to smoke, flames, chemicals, steam, hot liquids, electricity, or radiation can all cause painful and life-threatening burn injuries, which are often the result of another person or company’s negligent or careless act. Burns happen on the highway in the aftermath of car crashes, in hotels and residences, and in the workplace.

In the United States, approximately 450,000 people suffer burn injuries severe enough to need medical treatment, with 40,000 requiring hospitalization. Of those burns, about 3,400 are fatal. If you have suffered a burn injury contact a Foley, Alabama burn injury attorney.

Degree of Burns

The severity of burns is described by degree.

There are three degrees of burns:

  • First-degree burns are limited to the outer layer of skin.
  • Second-degree burns damage the skin two layers down.
  • Third-degree burns extend down to the deepest layer of skin and affect the tissues underneath the skin.

Types of Burns

  • Thermal burns are the result of flashes or explosions of gases or flammable liquids that create a short burst of intense heat.
  • Burns from flames are caused by longer exposure to intense heat, for example in structural fires or fires caused by car accidents when the crash causes a gasoline leak that ignites.
  • Scalds are burns caused by exposure to hot liquids or steam.
  • Contact burns occur when the skin touches a very hot item or surface.
  • Chemical burns are caused by contact with strong acids or alkalis. The burn continues until the substance is neutralized or removed completely from the skin.
  • Electrical burns are thermal burns caused by an electrical current entering the body from touching a live wire, a short-circuit, contact with electrified water, being struck by lightning, or by an arc flash when a high-amp current travels through the air.
  • Radiological burns are caused by alpha, beta, or gamma radiation and often require decontamination done to stop the injury.

Complications From Burn Injuries

Besides being excruciatingly painful, a burn injury wreaks havoc with the body, and complications are common. Infection is the most frequent complication.

Potential complications include:

  • Pneumonia
  • Cellulitis
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Anemia
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Blood clots
  • Decreased bone density
  • Scarring
  • Psychological damage resulting from social isolation when disfigurement is severe

Fighting for Fair Compensation for Burn Victims

The Foley personal injury lawyers at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana pursue financial compensation for our clients who have suffered burn injuries that can be attributed to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party. We can also represent bereaved families who have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence.

Having handled numerous burn injury cases, we understand just how painful and traumatic burn injuries are and the negative impact they can have on a victim’s life. We work hard to get burn victims an award that covers financial losses and is enough to ensure that you will have enough to compensate you for current and projected income loss and for future medical procedures, along with non-economic damages, including disfigurement, loss of quality of life, pain, suffering, and emotional anguish.

Experienced Legal Assistance for Burn Injuries

If you or a family member has suffered a burn injury or a wrongful death, call the law firm of Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana for an evaluation of your case. We will perform a detailed investigation to determine what parties may have liability for your injury, and we will answer all of your questions about the legal options available to you. We accept burn injury cases on a contingency fee retainer, so you will never pay us unless we win a monetary award for you.

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Our Award-Winning Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers have recovered millions on behalf of our clients. While other attorneys try to avoid litigation, we thrive in high-stakes litigation. Contact Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, P.C. to put our exceptional skills to work for your injury claim.

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