In 2016, close to a half-million U.S. residents needed medical treatment for burn injuries. Over 2,700 people died from residential fires. Another 310 died from vehicle accidents and 220 died in a fire due to other causes. Survivors of burn accidents often suffer catastrophic or permanent life-altering injuries. Many need multiple surgeries to address the pain and injuries. Also, just as many victims need psychological and emotional counseling to deal with disfigurement and scarring – especially if part of the face or a limb is burned.
At the Scottsdale law firm of Amar Esq. PLLC, our Scottsdale burn injury attorney understands how traumatic burn injuries can be. We work tirelessly to determine how the burn accident happened, what could have been done to prevent the accident, and what the recovery process is. We work with your doctors and counselors to compile the evidence needed to verify your surgeries and doctor visits. Our firm also confirms your daily physical pain, any inability to work or perform daily chores, your lack of sleep, and the changes in your ability to enjoy life. We demand just compensation for the emotional scars that can last a lifetime, long after the last surgery is done.
Reasons Burn Injuries Happen
Our Scottsdale burn injury attorney works with the police, fire investigators, and other professionals to determine what caused your burns to occur. We also work with your team of doctors who can identify the types of burns you have, and who may have ideas as to the cause of your burns. Some of the reasons burn injuries occur are:
- Accidents at construction sites or manufacturing sites
- Vehicle accidents involving trucks, motorcycles, cars, and any type of vehicle
- Exposure to chemicals and toxins that enter or penetrate the skin
- Explosions due to a product malfunction
- Failure of a home, office, complex, or any location to have a workable sprinkler system
- Failure to have and use smoke alarms
Other causes may include leaving stoves unattended, exposure to hot liquids, smoking, and exposure to radiation.
Categories and Different Burn Degrees
Burn injuries are categorized in the following ways:
- First Degree Burns – The outer skin layer only is affected
- Second Degree Burns – A second inner layer is affected in addition to the outer layer
- Third Degree Burns – These are most severe types of burns and often need skin-grafts or other surgeries
- Fourth Degree Burns – Extreme burns, above and beyond those listed above, are classified as fourth-degree burns
Types of Burn Injuries
Severe burns and smoke inhalation can cause death, however, other burn injuries may include:
- Problems with breathing
- Nerve damage
- Damage to blood vessels
Treatments can take a long time. In addition to skin grafts, plastic surgery may be needed. Many patients need physical therapy and pain medications. Emotional counseling is also a common treatment.
Contact Our Law Office to Speak with a Scottsdale Burn Injury Attorney
Quick action is often needed for two reasons. First, the burn victim needs medical treatment immediately. The second reason is that the accident site needs to be examined so that the exact cause of the accident can be determined. At Amar Esq. PLLC, our Scottsdale burn injury attorney is ready to move your case forward as soon as we speak with you. We don’t begin to recommend settlement until we know your long-term prognosis, and whether you can return to work. We prepare each case for trial before a jury. For help now, call Amar Esq. PLLC, at 480.802.8232. You can also fill out our contact form to arrange an appointment. We handle burn injury cases on a contingency fee basis.
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We are a burn and fire injury law firm in Scottsdale, Arizona. At Amar Esq. PLLC, we focus on providing effective trial lawyer and litigation abilities to ensure your voice is heard. Whether your matter settles or ends up at trial in front of a jury, we strive to regain the quality and enjoyment of life you deserve.