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Burn injuries are among the most severe, painful and traumatizing of all injuries. Burn injuries may result from:
- Motor vehicle accidents that result in gas take explosions
- Industrial explosions
- Industrial fires
- Fires in the home
- Fires in other’s property
- Apartment house and hotel fires
- Chemical fires
- Electrical burns
- Power line burns
If you experienced burn injuries that were caused by the negligent conduct of another person, you may seek compensation in the form of personal injury claim. Even if the injuries were only partially the fault of the other individual or company, you may be able to receive compensation. Don’t assume that your injuries are just the result of a tragic accident–a host of possible causes could qualify you for legal compensation, including a defective or recalled product (for example, a malfunctioning smoke alarm), a landlord or property owner failing to meet fire code standards, or the negligence of another party creating unsafe conditions.
Wattel & York Arizona personal injury attorneys have a successful track record helping burn victims and other injured parties receive the compensation they deserve. Our Phoenix, AZ burn injury lawyers serve clients in Phoenix, Glendale, Chandler, Tucson, Yuma and throughout Arizona.
COMPENSATION FOR BURN INJURIES
A personal injury lawsuit seeks compensation for an individual’s injuries when they were caused by another’s negligent, reckless or intentionally harmful conduct. Burn injury victims may be eligible for compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Hospital bills
- Future medical treatment
- Home care
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and projected lost wages
- Property damage
Whether a burn was caused by chemicals, electricity, fire, hot water or scalding, the result can be inflammation, blisters, infections, shock and even death. For victims of second degree, third degree or fourth degree (in which damage extends beyond the skin to the bones, muscles and tendons) burns, treatment can be lengthy, difficult and costly. Severe burn victims may require skin graft surgery, in which healthy skin from one part of the body is transplanted to the burn-damaged area. Split-thickness grafts involve the transplantation of only the outer layers of skin, while full-thickness grafts require the entire skin dermis to be replaced. No matter which graft surgery is utilized, tissue damage can often not be fully repaired and scarring is inevitable. Advances have been made in the last decade with artificial skin substitutes, but the science is still imperfect, and wound contraction and scarring still result. If you have a loved one who has died as a result of a burn injury caused by the negligence of someone else, contact an experienced wrongful death lawyer in Phoenix, AZ.
Researchers are currently exploring stem cell therapy to regenerate both the outer and inner dermis layers without the need for skin grafts, and hopes are that long-term scarring would be substantially reduced. However, potential problems such as stem cell rejection have yet to be fully studied, and even if successful this new therapy is years away from being implemented. In the meantime, severe burns continue to have a devastating impact on the lives of victims.
If you were harmed in a motor vehicle accident, work injury accident, explosion or other incident that was caused by the negligent actions of another, you may seek monetary compensation to help to restore you to your former position. Of course, nothing can really take back the pain and physical injuries that you have experienced, but the monetary compensation can at least help you as you continue on in life. At Wattel & York, our Phoenix injury attorneys have helped more than 13,000 clients over the past 40 years. With a combined 50 years of legal experience, our Phoenix, AZ burn injury lawyers have the experience and resources to help you in your claim.
COMPLIMENTARY CASE EVALUATION WITH PHOENIX BURN INJURY ATTORNEYS
Wattel & York burn injury attorneys in Phoenix, AZ offer a complimentary case evaluation to discuss your case and help you understand where you stand and how you may choose to proceed. If we take your case, there are no up front fees or costs involved. You do not pay anything unless we win your case. We can work with you to help you find superior medical attention that you will be able to pay for after your burn injury lawsuit is settled or tried in court.
It is important for you to file your case in a timely manner, as there are time limitations involved. To schedule your free case evaluation with one of our Arizona burn injury lawyers the personal injury law firm of Wattel & York, call 877-333-9545 or fill out the form on our website.