Posted on Monday, February 12th, 2018 at 6:21 pm
Severe burns can be sustained in a car accident because of several causes. The vehicle can catch on fire during impact or after the collision. Chemical burns can result from chemicals spilling from the vehicle or other vehicles or releasing from airbags. Friction burns or abrasions are common in motorcycle accidents and when victims are thrown from a vehicle.
Regardless of how you suffered the burn, a burn can increase your pain and suffering, both physical suffering and emotional pain. Accident victims who suffer from burns in a car accident often have permanent scars or disfigurement. In some cases, the injuries can result in a disability.
Treatments for Burn Injuries Caused by a Car Accident
Minor burns may be treated as an outpatient with very little scarring or disfigurement. However, third and fourth degree burns usually require hospitalization. The risk of infection is high with severe burns. If a patient develops an infection, the condition may become life-threatening. In addition, the victim may lose a limb that cannot be saved because of the severity of the burn or the level of infection.
The pain and suffering from car accident burns do not end after the immediate danger has passed. Many victims must endure multiple surgeries to repair the damaged tissue. Skin grafts and cosmetic surgery may be required. Some burn victims have numerous cosmetic and medical procedures over a lengthy period.
As the patient begins to recover, physical therapy may be required to learn how to perform basic movements. In some cases, therapy is needed to help teach the patient other ways of doing things because they lose a limb or ability to use a burned limb.
Psychiatric care is often advised to help a burn victim deal with the mental anxiety and emotional suffering caused by the physical pain, fear, sadness, and anger. The important thing to remember is that help is available. Counseling, group therapy, and psychiatric care can help a burn victim recover after a fiery car crash.
Filing a Car Accident Claim for Burn Injuries
The costs to treat a burn injury can be extremely high. When added to the lost wages and other damages, a burn injury claim can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. It is very important that your claim is handled correctly to increase the chance you can receive the maximum amount of money for the claim. Therefore, we urge you to contact our office to discuss your case with an experienced Sacramento burn injury attorney.
Our burn injury lawyers understand the complex nature of an accident claim involving burn injuries. We also understand the importance of including sufficient evidence to demonstrate the future damages in addition to costs and losses sustained through the date of settlement. In the case of a young person, the future damages can total millions of dollars.
Sacramento Burn Injury Attorneys
To speak with a Sacramento injury lawyer, call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website. We can provide the support and guidance you need as you continue to recover from your injuries. We also protect your interests against the interests of a large insurance company.
Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.