Burns can occur in many different types of accidents. Vehicle accidents, including big trucks, passenger cars, motorcycle accidents, may result in burns to one or more people involved. Other types of workplace accidents such as workplace fires, chemical burns, electrical fires, or even exposure to equipment can result in serious burns.
Anyone who is a burn victim in the Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ, areas should call the team at Snyder & Wenner Personal Injury Attorneys. Burns can result in serious and long-term medical issues and disabilities. It is critical to understand how these factors impact a settlement offer.
The following are key considerations that any burn victim should consider:
- Burns can take years to treat – serious burns may require several skin grafts, extensive rehabilitation therapy, and multiple surgical procedures to correct the damage done by the burn.
- Burn victims can develop PTSD – post-traumatic stress disorder is not uncommon in survivors of horrific types of accidents. PTSD may not be diagnosed early on in the treatment, but it will be considered by the attorney working on your case.
- Fires are often preventable – a fire, malfunction, or defect in a product that results in a burn may not be an accident. If the cause of the issue is negligence, failure to comply with safety requirements, or the fault of another, it is grounds for a legal claim
- Burns can result in lifelong impact – burn victims may have difficulties throughout life due to their injuries. In these situations, long-term disability, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of income, and various other damages may be possible.
- Burns can cause nerve and muscle damage – serious burns can damage or destroy muscle tissue and nerve functioning over the body. This may result in ongoing pain and discomfort for the rest of the individual’s life.
Talk to our attorneys at Snyder & Wenner Personal Injury Attorneys if you or a loved one are a burn victim. We can review your case and provide you with information on your next steps.