Experienced Montgomery Alabama Burn Injury Attorney Help with Serious and Severe Burn Injury Cases
More than a million people in the U.S. each year suffer burns serious enough to require medical attention. The initial treatment of a severe burn injury can be lengthy, painful and expensive. Additionally, follow-up care for years after the injury is often required. Chip Nix, Attorney at Law, helps burn injury victims in Montgomery and throughout Alabama recover compensation for all their legal damages from the person or company responsible for causing their injury, whether it was a negligent car or truck driver, the maker of a defective product, or a company responsible for an industrial workplace accident.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries
In a serious car or truck accident, there is always the risk of a fire or explosion when the gas tank or fuel line is compromised, or if the crash causes a gas or oil leak. Defective products that overheat or that do not come with cool-touch surfaces or protective safety guards may cause serious burns. In the workplace, industrial accidents can cause burn injuries in a number of different ways, including:
- Electrical Burns – electrical current flowing through body can cause a serious burn, as can arc burns or flash burns; workers are also at risk of thermal contact from touching overheated electric surfaces, or the risk of fire or explosion from electric arcs and short circuits
- Chemical Burns – caustic chemicals, solvents and acids in the workplace can cause serious or fatal burn injuries; vapor burns can damage the eyes or mucous membranes
- Thermal Burns – steam, hot surfaces and liquids can all cause severe burns to the skin, including first, second and third degree burns
In addition to the burns themselves, a burn injury can lead to a host of serious or even fatal complications, such as:
- Organ Damage
- Nerve Damage
- Psychological Injury
Smoke inhalation is actually the number one cause of death in fires. Other potential harm from smoke inhalation ranges from respiratory ailments to brain damage from lack of oxygen.
Treatment and Care of Burn Injuries is Lengthy, Expensive
After treating the burn victim for shock and treating the burn itself, including life-saving emergency medical treatment, there is often a lengthy and intensive period of wound care. Serious burn victims may spend a year or more in the hospital recovering. Months or years after the accident, several rounds of surgeries and skin grafts may be required.
Even with all this medical care, a burn victim may still live with permanent scarring or disfigurement, lingering pain, and damage to sensory or motor nerves which impact mobility and function, as well as a decreased quality of life. There is also a likelihood of psychological injury, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Chip Nix, Attorney at Law, takes all of these damages and costs into account, as well as the lost income from all the time missed from work or if the victim has become disabled from working, in order to prepare a thorough and comprehensive case for the full amount of compensation.
Call Chip Nix in Montgomery for Help with Alabama Burn Injury Claims
If you or a loved one has suffered serious burn injuries because of another’s negligence or misconduct, contact Chip Nix, Attorney at Law, at 334-279-7770 or contact us online for help in recovering needed compensation.