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Seeking the Compensation You Deserve
A Mobile, AL burn injury lawyer can help victims of fire, chemical and electrical burns get the compensation they deserve. Exposure to smoke, flames, chemicals, steam, hot liquids, electricity, or radiation can all cause painful and life-threatening burn injuries. These injuries are often the result of another person or company’s negligence, whether it be a careless boss, a drunk driver, or a manufacturer that makes a defective product. Burns happen on the highway in the aftermath of car crashes, in hotels and residences, and in the workplace.
Burn injuries can happen to adults and children alike. In the United States alone, approximately 450,000 people each year suffer burn injuries severe enough to need medical treatment, with 40,000 requiring hospitalization. Of those burns, about 3,400 are fatal. Injuries can result in large medical bills, lost wages, a great deal of pain, and significant reduction in quality of life, especially if the burns cause disfigurement. If you have been burned severely due to someone else’s negligence, you don’t have to suffer alone. A skilled and experienced Mobile, AL burn injury lawyer can get the justice you deserve.
When choosing a burn injury attorney, you will quickly see that all lawyers are not created equal. Some are simply better than others. You want one with an outstanding track record of success. The law firm of Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana is your go-to source for honest information, straightforward answers to your questions, and experienced legal representation after a serious thermal, electrical or chemical burn. When your life has been turned upside down, our Mobile, AL burn injury attorneys are here to help you put the pieces back together.
The best way to assess a lawyer is to read their attorney bios. Our law firm partners – C. Randall Caldwell, Jr; Drew Wenzel; and Deepti Asthana – are among the best and the brightest. They are aggressive negotiators and fearless litigators when it comes to going up against insurance companies. Our clients are our first priority, and we are committed to achieving the best outcome possible. To see why our clients are so satisfied, review these success stories.
Burns can be superficial or deep. The severity of the burn, frequently referred to as the “degree,” indicates the level of harm to tissue and the likelihood of long-lasting impairment or scarring. WebMD describes the different levels of burns in this way:
In some instances, the degree of burn will change over time when the damaged skin continues to spread and deepen. Serious burns can lead to several complications including infection.
In addition to fire, burns can be caused by a multitude of accidents and events. The type of burn sometimes impacts the method of treatment. Some common types of burns include:
Beyond being excruciatingly painful, a burn injury wreaks havoc on the body, and complications are common. That’s why victims can remain in the hospital for so long while doctors treat not only the initial injury but also compounding setbacks. Infection is the most frequent complication.
Other potential complications include pneumonia, cellulitis, urinary tract infections, respiratory failure, anemia, blood clots, decreased bone density, scarring, and psychological damage resulting from social isolation when disfigurement is severe.
According to the Mayo Clinic, there are several treatments for burn injuries depending on the nature and severity of the burn. A doctor can advise you about which medical treatments are right for your particular injury. After receiving immediate first aid, your medical care could also include medications and treatments designed to encourage healing.
The Mayo Clinic goes on to say that additional surgical procedures and measures may be required as part of treatment. Some of these include:
The Mobile, AL personal injury lawyers at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana fight aggressively for financial compensation for clients who have suffered burn injuries caused by someone else’s 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 these injuries are and the devastating effect they can have on a victim’s life. We work hard to get burn victims an award that covers financial losses now and in the future, and enough to ensure that you can live a meaningful life. Compensation can include current and projected lost income, future medical procedures, along with non-economic damages like disfigurement, loss of quality of life, pain, suffering, and emotional anguish.
If you or a family member has suffered a burn injury, call the law firm of Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana for an evaluation of your case. Our burn injury attorneys will perform a detailed investigation to determine which parties may have liability for your injury. 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. To find out more about how we can help, call us for a free initial consultation at (251) 444-7000.