Personal injury claims involve a wide range of physical injuries, usually those that are severe and life-altering. Burns caused by someone else's negligence are sometimes the subject of personal injury lawsuits. The only way to know if you have a case is to consult our experienced Dallas injury attorney, John Polewski. Please call Polewski & Associates for a free case evaluation at 972-230-6200.
Common Causes of Burns in Personal Injury Claims
Burn injuries that become the subject of lawsuits are often sustained in the home, workplace or in a traffic accident; specifically, burn injuries are commonly caused by:
Electrical shock, fires, explosions, chemical spills - these are all things that can cause a severe burn and that tend to occur in workplaces and construction sites. Accidents involving defective products - such as faulty water heaters - can happen in your home. Traffic accidents can cause burns if an explosion or fire occurs, or if the vehicle occupant is thrown onto the roadway, which is not uncommon in motorcycle accidents.
How a Severe Burn can affect your Life
A serious burn can have consequences for the rest of your life. Even after the burn has been treated, it can have long-term repercussions such as:
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Chronic pain
- Partial disability
- Loss of sensation
- Lung damage
- Brain damage
These are serious consequences that can affect your quality of life and your wellbeing. You may be unable to perform the job duties you had before the injury, and you could lose income as a result. You may need expensive reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation treatment. These medical expenses and bills will begin piling up, placing a heavy financial burden on your shoulders in addition to the physical, emotional and mental pain you may be feeling.
At Polewski & Associates, we believe you need and deserve compensation to help you recover from your burn injury. In a personal injury lawsuit, our attorney will fight for this compensation on your behalf. Compensation can help you pay for the expenses related to your burn, and it may give you some reassurance that the party responsible for your burn injury is being held accountable.
If you or a loved one has been seriously burned because of someone else's negligence, please contact Polewski & Associates for a free case evaluation and to find out if our experienced Dallas personal injury lawyer can help you.