Representing Clients With Burn Injuries in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and throughout Missouri and Illinois
Burn injuries from an explosion or fire leave victims with some of the most severe medical conditions possible. Burn injuries are extremely painful, can lead to disfigurement, and can leave victims with psychological scars, as well.
Accidents That Lead to Burn Injuries
Accidents causing burn injuries can take place at home, at work, during recreational activity, on roadways, or any other location. Some causes of burn injuries include:
- House fires or explosions
- Vehicle fires or explosions
- Defective products
- Propane and natural gas leaks
Burn Injuries and Treatments
According to the American Burn Association, there were 486,000 burn injuries in 2016. Fires and explosions can lead to death, but 98.6% of the time only injuries are sustained. These injures are often devastating and can require months of medical treatment at a specialized burn center. The American Burn Association estimates that 40,000 burns each year require hospitalization.
Burns are measured in severity from first to fourth degree burns. First degree burns are relatively minor and superficial. Fourth degree burns are the most severe and the wound goes past the skin into bone and muscle.
The deeper the burn, the more complications. For example, if the burn damages sweat glands, the burn victim could have difficulty regulating body temperature. This typically happens in second and third degree burns.
Contact a St. Louis Burn Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in a fire or explosion that was not your fault, you are advised to meet with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. Burn injury cases are often justify high-dollar compensation for the burn victim, and a skilled personal injury attorney will be able to obtain the maximum amount possible for your case and will not settle with the insurance company if it is not willing to pay a fair and reasonable in settlement of your claim.
Many burn victims underestimate the value of their case. A settlement with an insurance company is final and should be enough to fully compensate you for your medical costs, pain and suffering, and disfigurement. Don’t settle your case before you speak with a competent burn injury lawyer.
We work with clients throughout the Missouri and Illinois, including the City of St. Louis, and the surrounding Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Jefferson, Franklin and Crawford; and the Illinois counties of Madison, St. Clair and Monroe, to name a few. Call our office today at 314-647-8910 for a free consultation.