Philadelphia Burn Injury Lawyers
Burns are some of the most severe injuries a person could ever suffer. In addition to being extremely painful, they often leave physical and psychological scars that can last a lifetime.
According to the American Burn Association, 1.1 million burn injuries require medical attention each year in the United States. Of those, approximately 50,000 require hospitalization and up to 10,000 people die as a result of burn-related infections. Statistics show that at least half of all burn injuries arise from preventable accidents.
A burn injury can change a person’s life in an instant. Second and third degree burns often require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation and psychological counseling to help overcome the mental trauma associated with a burn injury. These burns can take years of treatment in order to heal and usually have a significant impact on the victim’s quality of life and ability to work. Even a simple first-degree burn can become infected and require medical treatment.
Whether you suffered a chemical burn from an unsafe product, a burn caused by a hazard on poorly maintained property or a burn suffered as a result of a fire, you need an experienced burn injury lawyer who knows how to investigate and pursue a claim.
Our office has successfully recovered millions of dollars for burn injury victims. We have worked with electrical, mechanical engineering and cause and origin fire experts to determine the causes of a variety of burn injury accidents. We also consult with vocational, life care and actuarial-economic experts to assist us in quantifying the future damages that inevitably flow from someone who has suffered a life-altering injury.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a burn accident, we can help. Contact our office today for a free case evaluation and to review your legal options.