Over two million burn injuries occur in the U.S. every year. These injuries result in around 3,500 deaths a year, making burn injuries one of the most common causes of accidental deaths in America. The saddest part is that at least 50% of burn accidents could have been prevented. And, many are the result of another’s negligent behavior. Contact a Chicago Personal injury attorney at the Budin Law Offices to learn how we can help.
While most people imagine flames when they think of burns, many burns are caused by liquids and chemicals. Injuries resulting from burn accidents may include first, second or third degree burns, as well as inhalation injuries caused by smoke or chemical vapors. Frequent causes of burn accidents include:
- Automobile accidents
- Children playing with fire
- Cooking left unattended
- Electrical accidents
- Fuel explosions
- Industrial accidents
- Scalding/hot water
- And more.
Burns can be some of the most expensive injuries to treat and may require a multitude of reconstructive surgeries to erase the disfigurement caused by the accident, as well as psychological therapy to deal with lasting damage. Victims of burn injuries deserve compensation for their pain, emotional distress, therapy, medical expenses, scarring, loss of wages and more. Only a skilled Chicago personal injury attorney can help you recover all damages to which you are entitled.
If you or a loved one has been injured, disfigured or killed in a burn accident due to someone else’s fault, call the Budin Law Offices today to discuss your case with an experienced Chicago personal injury attorney. We can help you get all of your claims covered by your insurance company, as well as help collect damages from any negligent party responsible for your accident.