Fire and Burn Injury Lawyers
Helping Restore The Lives of Burn Victims of North and South Carolina For Over 40 Years
Fire and burn injuries are devastating to victims and their families. Fire or burn injuries can occur in several circumstances, including accidents caused by negligence, carelessness, or intentional wrongdoing. In many cases, the accident and injuries that resulted from it could have been avoided.
At Grimes Teich Anderson, we're familiar with the fears and uncertainties that victims face following a fire or burn accident. Our experienced burn injury lawyers know how accidents involving fires can lead to devastating injuries, pain, suffering, scarring, intensive medical care, and financial difficulties.
Following a fire, you may be dealing with an insurance company or employer that is not taking your injury seriously, denying coverage, or trying to pay less than you deserve. Under the law, if someone else is responsible for your burn injury, you can hold the at-fault responsible for covering your medical expenses. It’s vital that you hold the responsible party accountable for their actions so you can recover the medical compensation you are entitled to and you need to manage your health. Our attorneys can help you file a claim against the at-fault party that caused your burns to obtain the compensation you deserve to recover and provide justice for you and your family.
Causes of Fire Injuries
Burn injuries can significantly impact a person's finances and general livelihood, taking a physical, financial, and emotional toll. Upon deciding to seek justice for an injury that occurred at the fault of another party, it's crucial that you feel confident in your legal representation. Our North Carolina and South Carolina burn injury lawyers handle claims involving:
- Apartment building fires
- Workplace injuries
- Truck accidents and tanker explosions
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Electrical cord fires
- Defective products
- Locked fire exits
- Scalding water and pipes
- Electrical accidents
- Recreational fires
Severity of Burns & Common Injuries
Burn injuries can be severe, life-threatening experiences. To prevent these tragic events and hold those accountable for damages, it is essential to understand what causes burn injuries. There are six common types of burns:
- Thermal burns: caused by contact with hot objects
- Friction burns: caused by swift contact with the ground or other rough objects
- Cold burns: caused by contact with extremely cold items
- Radiation burns: caused by exposure to radiation, including sunlight or ultraviolet light
- Chemical burns: caused by contact with an acid, alkali, or chemical explosion
- Electrical burns: caused by electrical currents passing through the body
Furthermore, there are three categories of burn severity:
First-degree burns: impact the first layer of a person's skin and seldom require medical attention. First-degree burns can result in mild to moderate pain, swelling, and skin redness.
Second-degree burns: affect two layers of the skin and often require medical attention. This type of burn may create a glossy appearance, blistering, pain, deep reddening of the skin, and possible skin loss.
Third- and fourth-degree burns: These types of burns are the most severe, often resulting in painful or permanent injuries, disabilities, or even death. These burns appear black or white and may cause the skin to feel leathery. These burns impact all layers of the skin and need immediate medical treatment.
Impact Of Burn Injuries
Victims of fire or burn injuries suffer some of the most painful symptoms imaginable. A burn is an especially traumatic injury because it can leave both physical and emotional scars that impact the quality of victims' health and livelihood forever. Given the severity of burn or fire injuries, victims are often left with permanent disfigurement, nerve damage or other temporary disabilities.
Not only that, but burn injury victims face the prospect of steep medical bills for the treatment and rehabilitation that will be necessary to recover. Burn injuries can prevent you from working, even as your medical bills continue to pile up. Depending on the severity of your injuries and the extent of your losses, a lawyer will likely provide you with the option to file a tort claim for personal injury or file a burn injury lawsuit. If the accident occurred at your workplace, you might also have the option of filing for workers' compensation.
What Compensation May I Receive After A Fire or Burn Injury?
The pain and suffering following a fire or burn injury are often made worse by piles of medical debt, loss of income, and the total disruption of one's daily life. By filing a lawsuit, you may be able to receive compensation for the following damages:
- Medical treatment expenses
- Loss of sensation
- Permanent disability
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering (both mental and physical)
An experienced burn injury lawyer at Grimes Teich Anderson can guide you on the types of damages you may be able to seek compensation for based on the nature of the incident and other details concerning your case.
How a Lawyer Can Help Your Case
A burn injury attorney understands that no amount of money will ever undo the harm a burn victim suffered. While you may question the need for a burn injury attorney after the accident, it's essential to evaluate your injuries and determine how they will affect your financial situation. Burn injury lawsuits are complex, requiring thorough investigation and communication with experts, medical providers, and law enforcement officials. Individuals involved in the settlement process, such as insurance adjusters or negligent parties, will do whatever they possibly can to reduce or complicate the payout to victims. That's why you should consider speaking with someone with a deep understanding of the process and who will stand by your side through it all. Our team of experienced North Carolina and South Carolina fire and burn injury lawyers will:
Provide Care and Guidance. Our lawyers will help you through the devastating circumstances you find yourself in. We work to ensure that your health, family, and loved ones can be financially stable now and in the future.
Hold Wrongdoers Accountable. We'll investigate what happened to you or your loved one, get answers, and hold negligent parties accountable. Our team has comprehensive experience with complex fire and burn injury cases and has access to specialized experts.
Fight For Your Right to Maximum Compensation. We've secured millions of dollars for our clients who have suffered burns and fire injuries and dramatically changed their lives.
Charge You Nothing Unless We Win. Our team works on a contingency basis, which means you don't owe us anything unless we recover damages for you.
Fiercely Representing Burn Victims in the Carolinas
urn injuries are some of the most painful types of injuries and can leave long-lasting physical and psychological scars. If you or a loved one have suffered burn injuries due to another person's negligence, you have the right to seek compensation. Burn injuries can occur from a motor vehicle accident, a defective product, or on the job. A Grimes Teich Anderson burn injury lawyer will be an advocate during your pursuit of damages related to your injury.
To get started with your fire or burn injury claim, call us today at 800-533-6845 or complete our free case evaluation form online.