Burn Injuries and Car Accidents and Attorneys, Oh My!
A lot can happen during and after a car accident. Victims may suffer many injuries, all over their bodies. Often, these accidents cause bone breakage, lacerations, and even severe trauma. Less commonly, burn injuries and car accidents go hand in hand.
Burn injuries can leave you out of work and in a lot of pain. Let Pitman & Petro Attorneys at Law help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Is Fire Common during Accidents?
The short answer- No. Thankfully, many uncommon factors must come together to start a fire after a car accident. However, if a fire does start, the resulting burns can truly devastate the victim.
How Many Kinds of Car Accident Burns Can Happen?
Thermal burn injuries cause by fire, hot metal, or scalding liquids can lead to damage all the way down to your deep tissues. Burn injuries caused by car accidents usually fall into the following categories:
- Chemical burns happen when skin touches strong, corrosive chemicals. These often occur in accidents that involve a truck that carried hazardous materials. However, a victim may suffer a chemical burn if they accidentally touch a chemical they had in their own car, like a household cleaner.
- Direct contact or close proximity with flame causes heat burns. You can also suffer a heat burn by touching hot liquid, steam, and surfaces.
- Electrical burns happen when electricity passes through your body. The electric system of your car can burn you if exposed. Also, you can suffer an electrical burn from power lines or other electricity conductors involved in the accident.
These burns all have different degrees of severity, as well. For instance, you may suffer a burn injury that can be simply cleaned and heal in a few days. These first degree burns heal almost independently.
Second degree burns are categorized by the possibility that the skin has not lost pink or red coloring. Blisters also commonly result from second degree burns. Typically, the third degree burn consists of black or white skin and permanent scarring. Fourth degree burns are similar in appearance to third degree burns, only they are even more severe.
These different degrees of burns usually mean different forms of treatment.
How Can Pitman & Petro Attorneys at Law Help Me?
Your burn injuries may take a long time to heal. That’s why you need to win compensation for possible time off work, medical expenses, and lost wages. Charle Pitman Attorneys at Law can help!
Pitman & Petro Attorneys at Law handle all kinds of personal injury cases. We even specialize burn injuries and car accidents. The attorneys handle cases personally and thoughtfully. To us, you are not just a case number. There is absolutely no fee until we win your case. So, call us today for your FREE consultation at (256) 533-5000, or use our Live Chat feature!
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