Burn injuries are among the most painful types of injuries, both physically and emotionally. Severe burns often require extensive hospitalization and medical care, multiple surgeries and skin grafts, and complex treatments not only for the burned areas but for the entire body. Even after all of the painful medical attention a burn injury victim must receive, they may will likely also wear permanent physical scars that can have a drastic emotional effect.
A burn injury can occur in a car accident, aviation accident, in an explosion at a construction site, from hot liquids and scalding, chemical burns, or through the use of dangerous or defective products, such as flammable chemicals, as well as through defective wiring and electrical equipment.
Unfortunately, nearly 50% of all burn injuries are preventable. Where negligence has occurred in connection with any of these sources of burn injuries, a claim for damages can be pursued on behalf of the victim.
When you have suffered from a burn injury in Chicago, you need more than any personal injury attorney to take your claim to court. The team at Duncan Law Group can examine the cause of the fire, analyze the origin, and show how the fire was the result of another person’s negligence.
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A serious burn injury can compromise the immune system, lead to respiratory problems, organ dysfunction, and infection. Deep burns may not only affect the skin but also the muscles, tissues, and even bones. Beyond this, those severely burned may suffer loss of the burned areas or limbs, amputation, scarring, and disfigurement. Medical expenses can be staggering, requiring months and years for a recovery.
When all of this has been suffered due to someone else’s negligence, a burn victim should be fully compensated for damages such as:
Because of the complex nature of burn treatment and rehabilitation and the length of time required to administer it, a burn victim and his or her family should seek the help of a Chicago injury attorney. Burn injuries require a significant amount of compensation for the extent of physical, emotional, and financial trauma imposed upon the victim. When you work with Duncan Law Group, you can be confident that experienced and knowledgeable attorneys are fighting on your behalf.
At Duncan Law Group, a Chicago personal injury lawyer can provide the skills and guidance needed to help you obtain a full and fair settlement of damages. The firm is devoted to personal injury law and has a successful track record in achieving positive results for injury victims across Illinois and nationwide.
Since fire is dynamic, and evidence proving fault can be damaged during the fire and exhaustion process, you need a firm that knows where to look and how fault can be proven otherwise. Where an individual has died from burn injuries caused by negligence, family members may seek damages through a wrongful death action.
Learn more about your options and find out how much your case may be worth in compensation by filling out the free case evaluation form to contact Duncan Law Group directly.