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Auto Accidents Resulting in Severe Burn Injuries 

 Posted on September 23, 2022 in Car Accidents

Glenview burn injury lawyerSevere burns from car accidents are some of the most devastating injuries that a person can suffer. Not only do they cause excruciating pain, but they also often lead to disfigurement and disability. Burn victims often need significant medical intervention, including surgery and rehabilitative care. Many deal with debilitating psychological problems after a disfiguring burn injury - especially if the burn is in a highly visible area like the face. 

Car crash victims who suffer burn injuries may be entitled to financial compensation for their medical needs, lost income, and other damages. If you or a loved one has been burned in a car accident, contact a qualified personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options.

Liability Parties in a Burn Injury Case 

Serious car accidents can often lead to fires and explosions - especially if one of the vehicles was carrying flammable materials. Chemical burns may result from corrosive gasses and liquids spilled by a commercial truck in a collision. Airbags are often the cause of chemical burns to the face and neck. 

There are many potentially liable parties in a car accident resulting in severe burn injuries. A driver may be liable if his or her negligence led to the crash. If a defective vehicle or auto part caused or worsened the burn injuries, the manufacturer or designer may be held liable. If the accident occurred on a defective or dangerous road, the government agency responsible for maintaining the road may be held liable. Trucking companies and carriers may be legally responsible for crashes caused by driver error, negligent truck maintenance, or improper loading and securement of truck cargo. A personal injury lawyer can help burn victims and their families determine who is liable for their injuries and hold that party accountable. 

Compensation in a Car Accident Burn Injury Case 

Burn injuries often require extensive medical treatment, including hospitalization, surgery, skin grafts, and physical therapy. Victims may also need psychological counseling to deal with the emotional trauma of their injuries. All of these medical needs can be extremely expensive. 

In a successful personal injury claim, burn victims may be able to recover compensation for their past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, and other damages. If the burn victim died as a result of his or her injuries, surviving family members may be able to recover compensation in a wrongful death claim

Contact a Glenview Burn Injury Lawyer 

At Gruzmark Law, Ltd., we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that burn injuries can take on victims and their loved ones. Our experienced North Shore personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping burn victims and their families recover the compensation they need to move forward. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call us at 847-729-7660 or contact us online.



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