Tight, dry skin that can’t regulate heat. Damaged lung tissue—and labored breath. Social isolation, based on scars that can mark you forever.
Burn injury survivors are often left with catastrophic and disfiguring injuries. Serious burn injuries can damage blood vessels, lung tissue and result in severe shock, swelling, blistering and respiratory distress. These are some of the long-range or even lifetime burdens of burn injury victims.
If someone you care about has suffered a serious burn, they may be facing a long hospital stay. Multiple surgeries may be necessary. Sometimes setbacks occur, such as infections, or skin grafts that aren’t successful at first.
Healing from less serious burn injuries can also be long, difficult and painful. Burn injuries can leave emotional scars even if other people can’t see them.
If the burns were caused by somebody’s negligence - like a faulty power line or industrial explosion - you may have a strong claim. You may also have insurance adjusters calling to offer you a settlement, while your medical bills mount.
Let our experienced burn and fire injury attorneys help you. Burn injury cases are often complex. While evidence is still fresh, you need to be sure that qualified experts quickly begin an unbiased investigation on your behalf. Isaac Thorp is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, the organization that sets the standards for science-based forensic analysis and investigation of fire scenes and explosions. We have access to a network of fire experts throughout the country who have performed hundreds of fire investigations. With your blessing, we can begin the process of determining the cause and origin of the fire, identify who was responsible and how the fire could have been prevented.
While you heal and cope, potential defendants and their insurance companies may try to settle your claim as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Our experienced burn injury attorneys can help you gain full and fair compensation, advise you against a settlement you may regret—and begin to make your life whole again.