Burns are usually caused by heat, chemicals, radiation, sunlight, and electricity. These different sources can produce varying degrees of damage to the skin and underlying tissue. According to the American Burn Association, 1.1 million burn injuries require medical attention each year.
Most common burns are caused by:
- Automobile Accidents
- Gas and other Flammable Liquid Fuel Explosions
- Scalding/ Hot Water
- Electrical Accidents
- Industrial Accidents
- Gasoline Spills
- Building Fires
- Defective Candles
- Lighters & Matches
Seriously burned patients need intense, specialized care to deal with their immediate physical and emotionally needs. Once stabilized the long-term physical and psychological affects of their injuries must be addressed.
Our firm understands that your immediate and long-term goals or those of a loved one are to get your medical bills paid and covered, make sure you do not suffer financially through any lost wages, and make sure your insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to the injury.
The first step is to meet with our experienced attorneys and medical team and discuss your situation. We will go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.
If you live in Maine, and you or a loved one has experienced a burn injury, contact us online or call us at 207-947-4LAW (4529) to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.