Severe burn injuries are one of the most devastating types of personal injury, and is the third-leading cause of unintentional death in the United States, behind only automobile accidents and falls. Third degree burns involve the destruction of muscle, tendon, and ligament damage, and also cause severe disfigurement, which subjects the burn victim to feeling like a monster in public, when people see his or her disfigurement and quickly turn away to avoid looking at the person.
There are a number of types of burns, the most common of which are thermal burns, which are caused by fire. The person’s skin may be burned deeply, and there are also damages to the lung due to inhalation of heat or smoke inhalation. Other types of burns include friction burns, such as when a motorcyclist or bicyclist is hit by a car and is dragged a number of feet; electrical burns and electrocution; chemical burns caused by acid and other caustic substances; and radiation burns, which are caused by exposure to the sun and tanning booths, X-rays, radiation for treatment of cancer, and nuclear medicine.
If you have suffered a severe burn injury because of another person’s fault, you have the right to bring a personal injury lawsuit against that person. If he or she was working for a company at the time of the injury, you also have the right to sue his or her employer.
In a lawsuit against another person or company for inflicting serious burn injuries on you, you have the right to be monetarily compensated for all of your medical expenses, including medical procedures such as reconstructive surgery you will have to undergo in the future, lost wages due to your inability to work, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
It takes a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer on your side who will take account of all your needs, whether there are present or anticipated future needs. The negligible party may fight tooth and nail to not give you full, fair and complete compensation. The Chicago personal injury lawyers of the Dinizulu Law Group, Ltd. understand the needs of injured victims just like you. With over 50 years of combined experience, our personal injury attorneys in Chicago know the tactics insurance companies and defense attorneys use to make your needs seem frivolous, even though they are responsible for your harm. Getting justice and fair compensation for our clients is what we do. Our verdicts & settlements show these results.
Contact our office at 1-312-384-1920 or 1-800-693-1LAW to schedule a free initial consultation.