According to statistics from the US Fire Administration, over 17,000 Americans suffered injuries that occurred as the result of fire in 2007. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, the attorneys at Harrell & Nowak, serving New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, and nearby areas, are here to help. Our burn injury lawyers are skilled at securing settlements that provide victims with substantial financial compensation for their pain and suffering.
Burn Injury Causes
Burn injuries can be caused by gas fires and explosions, electrical accidents, exposure to corrosive chemicals, and many other hazardous situations. Truck, motorcycle, and other types of automobile accidents can result in dangerous fires that can quickly engulf vehicles. In other instances, fires can erupt in homes or businesses that can cause individuals to suffer severe burn injuries. If property owners failed to ensure that their buildings had functioning fire detectors, exit signs, and fire extinguishers, then they can be held liable under premises liability law. In addition, property owners can be held accountable if the fire was caused by their failure to properly maintain the premises. If employees suffer burn injuries while on the job, then they may be entitled to receive financial compensation from their employers.
Another type of burn injury can result from x-rays and radiation therapy. In these cases, doctors and other health care providers can be tried for medical malpractice. If you have suffered any type of burn injury, our attorneys will work to build a successful case on your behalf. Contact our burn injury lawyers for help in ensuring that guilty parties are held accountable for their negligence.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are classified as either first, second, or third-degree burns. The most extensive types of burn injuries are third-degree burns. These injuries are often very painful and almost inevitably result in significant scarring. Our burn injury attorneys will work to ensure that victims receive compensation to covers the full physical and emotional cost of their injuries, including reconstructive surgery, skin grafts, and emotional counseling.
Contact the Burn Injury Attorneys at Our Practice Serving New Orleans, Kenner, and Metairie
If you’ve suffered from burn injuries caused by another party’s carelessness or negligence, then burn injury lawyers can help. Contact our practice serving New Orleans, Metairie, and Kenner to speak with burn injury attorneys who can help you receive maximum financial compensation for your injuries.