Burn Injury Lawyer
Everyone has experienced the pain of a minor burn, whether due to a simple mistake while cooking or forgetting to wear sunscreen on a hot day. Yet, an increasing number of severe burn injuries continue to occur throughout South Carolina each year, sending thousands to hospital emergency rooms and trauma centers. While some individuals die as a result of serious burn injuries, others are left with life-changing circumstances and ongoing medical treatments. Adding to their pain, some experience permanent loss of employment, and can no longer provide for their families. As a burn injury lawyer serving Charleston, West Ashley and James Island, Taylor Anderson wants you to know—if you or someone you love has become the victim of a severe burn injury, you might be eligible to seek compensation for your injuries.
To better understand the impact of a severe burn injury, consider the case of a third-degree burn. Affecting multiple layers of tissue, including muscles, blood vessels and nerves, third-degree burns cause a tremendous amount of stress to the human body. Aside from the emotional and psychological effects, these burns may result in fluid build-up in the lungs and shortness of breath. Medically speaking, this condition is referred to as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome or ARDS. Without question, ARDS may lead to death.
The Taylor Anderson Law Firm understands the significance of serious bodily injuries, and how they affect victims and their families. What’s more devastating, however, is when a burn injury is caused by another’s negligence. If you or a loved one has suffered a severe burn injury, and you suspect that someone’s negligent behavior contributed to the injury, you need an experienced burn injury lawyer by your side. Taylor Anderson is relentless when it comes to pursuing justice and the maximum compensation for victims of a life-changing burn injury. For a free review of your case, call the Taylor Anderson Law Firm in Charleston today.
Chemical, Electrical, and Fuel Fed Burn Injuries
As reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the cost of severe burn injuries in terms of medical care, loss of wages and quality of life is astronomical. In fact, it’s estimated that the total loss caused by burn injuries reaches $7 billion annually. Yet, perhaps the greatest impact is felt by victims and families left reeling from the emotional devastation caused by their injury.
Burns may occur in a number of scenarios, from residential fires, defective products and electrical shorts, to fuel-fed fires following a motor vehicle accident and chemical explosions in the workplace or home. Consider the following sources of burn injuries:
Chemical Burns: When acidic chemical substances come into contact with the skin in a “chemical burn,” medical attention is needed quickly to prevent further damage to the skin.
Electrical Burns: Though individuals may feel okay following an electrical burn, it is imperative to receive medical attention quickly, as the extent of electrical burns is not easy to determine from the outside.
Fuel Fed Burns: Sometimes caused by a defective part, fuel fed burn injuries occur when individuals are involved in a car or truck accident, resulting in severe burns to those inside the vehicle.
The reality concerning significant burn injuries is that even when immediate medical attention is provided, the road to recovery will be a long one for most victims.
Though we cannot take away the painful effects of your burn injury, the Taylor Anderson Law Firm can fight for justice and the compensation you need in the wake of such a horrifying event, particularly when negligence is to blame. For a free evaluation of your injury and claim, contact our law firm today.