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Burn Injuries

Burns are one of the most horrific injuries a person can suffer, and they occur a lot more often than many people think. According to the American Burn Association, there are 500,000 burn injuries in the United States every year that require medical treatment.  There are approximately 4,000 burn and fire related deaths each year, with 3,500 of those resulting from residential fires and 500 from motor vehicle, aircraft accidents, or other sources. 40,000 people are hospitalized for burn treatment, with 25,000 of those receiving care from specialized burn centers.

It is hard to describe the catastrophic effects of a burn injury. Not only are third‑degree burns indescribably painful, but treatment generally involves multiple surgeries, and the burn victim may face life with disfiguring and disabling scars. It is not unusual for a person to suffer from post‑traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for years after a scalding or fire accident.

Many burn injuries occur in explosions, fires, and electrocutions, which do not always have a direct and obvious cause. However, you must be able to be able to demonstrate the cause of your accident in order to obtain compensation. We will conduct a thorough investigation in order to determine who was responsible. Once we have determined what happened, we have the courtroom experience to make sure the negligent party is held responsible.

Burn injuries often result from house fires. Our experts will work diligently to determine any liability, whether it be failure of a landlord to install a smoke detector, or negligence by the electrician in replacing wiring.

A serious burn injury is devastating. Not only does it lead to permanent scarring, loss of mobility, and multiple surgeries, but it can affect the well‑being and employment of the injured party. Jackowiak Law Offices provides professional, experienced representation in helping burn victims recover compensation for their injuries. Our firm knows that someone who has suffered a severe burn will never be able to regain the life they had before the accident. We work hard for our clients towards obtaining the maximum amount of recovery possible so they can move on with their life without worrying about the burden of medical expenses and what to do for income.

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It's important to begin an investigation into a fire, explosion, or chemical spill as soon as possible after an accident. Fire evidence is often cleaned up quickly. The more evidence we can gather soon after the fire, the faster we can reach the truth concerning the cause and origin of the fire. An immediate investigation is important for not only collecting physical evidence, but also for collecting eye‑witness testimony before people forget important details surrounding an accident.

You may be able to recover financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress and pain you suffered because of a burn injury. If you would like to learn more about your rights, your legal options and how you might be able to recover damages for your burn injuries, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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