Burn Injury Lawyer Chicago | Illinois Burn Accidents Attorney
The American Burn Association reports that about 450,000 patients receive hospital and emergency room treatment for burns on an annual basis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that burns and fires are the third-leading cause of death in the home in the United States. Burn injuries may result from truck accidents, car crashes, chemical burns, electrical accidents, faulty and flammable products, scalding, and construction accidents.
Burn injuries often are some of the most painful and traumatic injuries one can suffer. Treatment of the injuries is costly and often lifelong and almost always leaves victims with permanent scars. Some examples of causes of burn injuries include propane gas explosions, exploding gas tanks in defective products, fires caused by pilot lights in hot water heaters and from electrical sources in homes or on construction sites.
In order to recover compensation for severe burns, you must establish that another person’s negligence was the direct cause of your harm. Negligence requires showing that an individual failed to act with the degree of care that they should have used, thus causing you or a loved one foreseeable harm.
Burn victims are often tragically deprived of the chance to return to the normal life that they formerly enjoyed. Scarring is common among burn victims, and this may have a major psychological impact on a victim’s self-esteem and career. While no amount of money can undo the harm caused by a burn injury, compensation may help pay for the bills associated with the recovery process. In Illinois, an injured person may recover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, lost income, scarring and disfigurement, property damage, and other costs related to the accident.
Hiring a lawyer who has specifically handled burn injury cases is important. You need a lawyer that has experience in this field and who has specifically obtained significant results in individual cases. The Law Offices of Paul J. Fina have obtained recoveries for numerous clients.
For a totally free, no-obligation consultation where we can discuss your case, contact the Law Offices of Paul J. Fina today.