Michigan Burn Injury Attorneys
Client-Focused Legal Representation for the Injured
Burns can be extremely painful. Whether you acquired them in a fire or explosion, life can feel incredibly challenging when you’re dealing with physical pain, scarring, and psychological trauma. Your financial situation only makes things harder, which is why Bashore Green Law Group is here to take legal action on your behalf against those who caused your injuries.
By filing personal injury claims, our Michigan burn injury lawyers can help collect compensation to cover your medical bills, lost income, and other damages associated with burns. With over a decade of firm experience and millions of dollars won for our clients, we have the track record needed to achieve your legal goals after injury.
Common Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are a type of catastrophic injury because they are often severe and can come with lifelong consequences. For instance, severe burns usually result in permanent scarring and possible nerve damage, causing the affected part of your body to lose their ability to sense or feel. Chemical burns, electrical burns, thermal burns, and radiation burns can also be extremely serious.
Burns are also categorized according to the severity of damage to the skin. The degrees of burns include:
- First-degree: These burns only impact your outer layer of skin, leaving it red, but not blistered. Sunburns are a prime example of a first-degree burn.
- Second-degree: This type of burn impacts both the outer layer of your skin as well as the dermis, the layer beneath it. Your skin may be bright red and swollen, and blisters are common. A deep partial thickness burn may leave a scar or permanently change the color of your skin.
- Third-degree: This burn injury destroys two lawyers of your skin and won’t hurt because your nerve endings have been damaged. These burns appear black, brown, white, or yellow, and almost always lead to permanent scarring.
- Fourth-degree: Not many people know that there’s a fourth-degree burn, can even be life-threatening. These burns not only damage your skin, but the surrounding bones, tendons, and muscles as well.
In addition to the pain, scarring, and need for skin grafting and surgery that burns cause, they can also lead to complications like infection and joint and bone problems. These complications most frequently occur with third or fourth-degree burns because bacteria can more easily enter your broken skin. Severe burns can also involve the risk of hypothermia or hypovolemia when you lose too much body heat or blood from a burn.
Common Causes of Burns
Burn injuries commonly occur after fires and explosions, which is why they can occur in car, truck and motorcycle accidents. While many people associate car crashes with broken bones and head injuries, burns can occur when cars catch fire from damaged fuel tanks. Truck accidents can also cause major fires and even explosions if it turns out their cargo is flammable or explosive, posing a danger to victims who may be trapped in their vehicles and unable to escape in time.
Other common causes of burn injuries include:
- Defective products: Dangerous products like hairdryers can overheat and cause scalding burns or even burst into blame, leading to serious burns.
- Apartment or hotel fires: Dangerous conditions can cause fires, making it difficult for residents to escape. Property owners can sometimes be at fault for these injuries.
- Chemical accidents: Chemical burns can occur when people come into contact with dangerous chemicals, typically while on the job in labs or worksites. However, everyday individuals can be burned at home by household products, too.
A variety of parties can be held responsible for burn injuries depending on the nature of the accident. For example, when a defective product causes a burn, the manufacturer or distributor can be sued in a product liability lawsuit, while gas companies could be at fault for negligence if a gas explosion occurred. Hiring one of our experienced lawyers is the best way to determine the cause of your injuries and who might be liable for damages.
Call Our Burn Injury Lawyers Today
Call our Michigan burn injury lawyers today today to get started on your claim—the sooner you meet with us, the sooner we can achieve justice and help you fully heal from your burns. Expenses like skin grafting and cosmetic surgery don’t come cheap—we can make sure you have the compensation you need to cover these costs and more.
Schedule your free consultation with a caring burn injury lawyer in Michigan today at (248) 487-1887. We can help you determine how much your case is worth.
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