There are many different types of injuries you may endure after a car accident, including broken bones, a traumatic brain injury, lacerations, or muscle tears and sprains. While burn injuries aren’t usually top of mind, they can happen even if you have only a minor accident. For decades, Avrek Law Firm’s auto accident attorneys have successfully represented burn injury victims and are poised to help you receive the highest compensation for your damages.
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Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can range from minor to very severe, and are sometimes life-threatening. They can be caused by heat, radiation, radioactivity, electricity or chemicals, and result in damage or destruction to the skin’s cells. Any part of the body can be harmed by hot chemicals or fire at the scene of an accident, and your skin could be permanently damaged or disfigured. If you are burned in a car accident, you should be examined by a medical professional immediately to determine the severity of the burn.
Burns are categorized based by how deep they are and the size of the burned area:
- First-Degree Burns damage the skin’s outer layer, causing redness and pain. These types of burns can usually heal on their own.
- Second-Degree Burns damage the epidermis and dermis, causing swelling, blisters and pain. The skin may exhibit blotches of red and white, and may appear moist.
- Third-Degree Burns severe burns that reach the skin’s innermost layer. The skin may appear charred or blackened.
- Fourth-Degree Burns damage all the skin’s layers, and may also damage the muscle and bone.
Burn injuries can cause serious physical and emotional damage, and can also have a major financial impact. If someone else’s negligence caused your injuries, you may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages and any other expenses related to your injury.
Advice from a Burn Injury Lawyer After a Burn Injury Car Accident
When you’ve suffered serious injuries due to someone else’s negligence, it’s important to obtain legal advice from an expert in personal injury law. If you have been injured in an accident that has resulted in serious burns, an experienced Avrek Law Firm burn injury attorney has the knowledge and expertise to navigate your case and obtain fair compensation for your injury and losses.