The burn accident attorneys at Zimmerman & Frachtman are strong advocates for people who have sustained serious, life-threatening burn injuries. We also represent the loved ones of individuals whose burn injuries have resulted in death. We are highly knowledgeable and experienced about personal injury law and product liability law as it applies to injuries caused by fires, explosions, and chemical exposures.
In the United States, approximately 2.4 million burn injuries are reported each year. Approximately 650,000 of the injuries are treated by medical professionals and 75,000 are hospitalized. Of those hospitalized, 20,000 have major burns involving at least 25% of their total body surface. Between 8,000 and 12,000 patients with burns die, and approximately one million will sustain substantial or permanent disabilities resulting from their burn injury. (Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation, May/June 1992)
We handle the following types of burn injury cases:
- Electrocution Burns
- Thermal Burns
- Smoke/Heat Inhalation
- Fume Ignition
- Flammable Clothing
- Flammable Liquids
- Scold/Burns – Hot Liquid
- Work Related Accidents
- Building Fires
- Chemical Burns
- Gas Explosions
- Gasoline Spills
- Motor Vehicle Fires
- Water Heater Fires
- Defective Products
- Electrical Wires
- Faulty Equipment
- Pressure Cooker Explosions
These injuries often result in life-altering burns and scars as well as physical and emotional damage. Burns sustained may be so severe they require multiple surgeries (plastic surgery and reconstruction), extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation, months off of work, ongoing counseling, and years of recuperation. While treatment varies depending on the degree of the burn (first-degree, second-degree, third-degree, etc.), they are among the most expensive types of injuries to treat. The average length of stay for a hospital burn patient is 24 days—longer for severe patients—and initial hospital costs can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Our burn injury attorneys will help you get compensation for your pain and suffering; compensation for medical bills; help you find medical treatment; help you recover lost, present, and future job income; and help you deal with the insurance company. Insurance companies handle burn injuries much like many other injuries that people endure; attempt to payout the least to maintain the profits from your policy. Our law firm has dealt with insurance companies for over 20 years regarding personal injury matters, and dealing with a burn injury is no different.
How To Know If You Have A Case
Contact our South Florida burn injury attorneys and we can determine the potential for a lawsuit by taking the severity of the burn and third party negligence into consideration.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to a burn injury and would like to learn more about your legal rights--
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