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Burn Injuries Are Serious and Require Extensive Treatment

Burn Injuries Are Serious and Require Extensive Treatment

When we think of car crashes, we rarely consider that if we are involved in one we will be a burn victim. Yet, should you or a loved one be burned in an auto accident, the effects are not only emotionally devastating but long-lasting and financially draining.

Burns to your skin can lead to serious infection and loss of motor function due to the contraction of the skin around the burn area. Treatment must be administrated immediately and will require a great deal of time to heal. Attempts to rehydrate the skin will involve the use of topical ointments and antibiotics, bandaging and, depending on the severity of the burn, skin grafts through surgery (at times several surgeries). The initial treatment may last months before the burn victim is able to return to a normal life. Even then, the scars and change in sensation around the burned area may never heal.

Following a traffic accident with burn injuries, the victim of a serious burn will most likely not be able to earn income due to needing extensive recovery time. Nonetheless, the medical expenses and other existing bills will need to be paid. Identifying the person(s) responsible for causing your, or your loved one’s, burn injuries and proving fault is imperative to resolving any claims you may have to receive adequate and just compensation for those injuries.

If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries as a result of a car accident, let the experienced and compassionate Campbell burn injury lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP help you obtain the compensation to which you may be entitled. For a free consultation, call us at (800) 900-0863.