Burns Caused by Car Accident
One very frightening aspect of a car accident is that if there is a fire, there exists the potential for being trapped in a burning car. Even if you are not trapped, you might still suffer from major or minor burns.
Being burned in a car accident has many different effects that vary from case to case, including severity of burns, physical damage, and even permanent scarring.
However, the biggest problem is not the burn itself, but the potential for infection as the burn heals. This is why burns often require extensive medical treatment, which can quickly become a large financial burden.
If you suffer from burns caused by a car accident that was someone else’s fault, contact a lawyer in order to determine if you are eligible for financial compensation.
Medical Treatment for Burns
Any kind of burn has to be monitored closely for signs of infection throughout the healing process, which can take weeks or even months. Severe burns must be treated by trained medical professionals, but that is not necessarily where it ends. Other forms of treatment required for burns after an accident include the following:
- Cleaning of the tissue and changing of bandages with antibiotic applications
- Medically managing pain levels
- Harvesting skin cells for transfer to the burns
- Plastic surgery to limit disfigurement
- Immobilization to prevent further damage to the tissue
- Physical therapy to strengthen the body after it has been immobilized for an extended period of time
- Surgeries to correct nerve damage
- Therapy to address the mental trauma of pain, the accident, immobilization, and scarring.
Any one of these treatments can result in serious financial burden—a burden you shouldn’t have to bear if you weren’t responsible for what happened. If your burns were caused by a car accident, you already have enough on your plate to manage. Our experienced attorneys can navigate the process on your behalf, so you can focus on your recovery.
Who Is at Fault?
It’s not always clear who is at fault for a car fire. In cases where the fire was the result of an accident caused by another driver, the liability can seem fairly clear-cut.
However, some car fires could be at least partially blamed on the car’s manufacturer if the fire resulted from a design or manufacturing defect.
Consult with your attorney in order to ensure that all possible responsible parties are held accountable for their portion of what happened.
Contact an Attorney
Although burns might seem like less serious injuries, they can require long-term care.
If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences alone. Let the experienced lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP help you move forward in the best way possible.
Contact us online or call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) as soon as possible to get started.