Serious Skin Damage From A Fire
Victims of car accidents that involve fire, often suffer severe if not fatal burn injuries. Willens Law Offices will help you understand your legal options and rights.
Being involved in a car accident can be a very traumatic experience. If the accident involves a fire, recovery from burn injuries is generally painful and often results in life-changing disabilities.
Recovery time can mean lost wages and serious burn injuries can mean lost earning potential, medical bills and long-term medical treatment. Although monetary compensation cannot undo the scars of a burn injury, it can help you and your family with the financial burdens of being involved in such a catastrophic car accident.
At Willens Law Offices, we can help you understand what your legal options and rights are. We charge no legal fees unless and until we obtain the monetary compensation you need and deserve.
Types of Burn Injuries
Federal regulations for car safety have changed so much over the years that there are fewer fire-related car accidents than there used to be. The issue of fuel containment has drastically improved. However, car fires do still occur.
There are other instances where a victim comes into contact with hot metal, hot water, or the steam from a radiator. There are car accidents involving tractor trailers containing flammable materials.
Burn injuries differ in severity and type. Managing the pain for a burn can be difficult. According to WebMD there are 3 types of burns:
- First-degree burns – they are considered mild in comparison to other burns. The symptoms of this kind of burn include pain and reddening of the outer layer of the skin.
- Second-degree burns – these affect the outer layer of the skin as well as the lower layer or dermis. The symptoms include pain, redness, blistering and swelling.
- Third-degree burns – these go through the dermis and affect deeper tissues in the body. These are severe, causing charred skin that may turn white or black and may also cause numbness.
If you have suffered a burn injury in a Chicago car accident due to the negligence of another driver, you should be receiving benefits for all of your injuries.
Knowing Your Rights
A reckless or negligent driver can cause a car wreck that in the course of a few seconds can change your life for week, months or for the rest of your life.
Insurance companies make billions of dollars each year by collecting as much as they can in premiums, then paying out as little as possible when there is a claim. They are notorious for their deny, delay, and defend tactics.
No matter what type of automobile accident you have been involved in, contact the Willens Law Offices. We want to help and we have the knowledge and experience you need on your side.
Contact a Chicago Burn Injury Lawyer
Call us as soon as possible following your car crash. You may be faced with huge medical bills and lost wages. Talk with a Chicago burn injury attorney from Willens Law Offices to learn about your legal options. Call us today at (312) 957-4166 or fill out our online contact form.