Proven New Orleans Burn Injury Attorneys Ready to Fight For You
A burn injury can have a profound impact on a family. Burn injury victims must often incur expensive medical care. Sometimes burn injury victims require such medical care for the remainder of their life. Burn injuries can be so severe that their victims are left unable to work for long periods of time. Your attorney must hire the experts needed to calculate the extent and cost of medical care you will need. Your lawyer must also hire the experts needed to calculate the lost earnings you will sustain as a result of the personal injury.
The physical pain associated with burn injuries coupled with the emotional pain of the situation, can be overwhelming. Your attorney must speak to your friends and family to determine who might make a good witness to discuss how this personal injury has affected you from both a physical and emotional standpoint.
Louisiana law recognizes that burn injury victims are entitled to be made whole following an accident. Below are a list of damages that you could be entitled to recover in your personal injury case:
- Medical Expenses
- Past Lost Wages/Future Loss of Earning Capacity
- Physical Pain and Suffering
- Permanent Disability
- Scarring and Disfigurement
- Emotional Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life.
Find a Trusted New Orleans Burn Injury Attorney
Burn injury victims suffer through some of the most catastrophic and disfiguring injuries imaginable. The severely burned have to deal with significant physical pain and discomfort. Months of hospital care and years of rehabilitation may be necessary for their physical recovery.
In addition to physical pain, the victims of severe burns must overcome the psychological and emotional trauma associated with lifelong disability and disfigurement. Extensive counseling is often necessary to deal with such psychological trauma.
The financial pressure of mounting medical bills and expenses can cause additional stress and worry for the burn injury victim and their family. Our New Orleans burn injury lawyer understand the physical, emotional, and financial hardships that victims and their families go through. We want to help. We want to fight for your justice and help you recover. Hire one of our New Orleans burn injury attorneys to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
The American Burn Association estimates that there were approximately 450,000 burn injuries that required medical treatment in 2013. Of the 450,000 burns requiring medical treatment, approximately 3,400 burn injuries resulted in death. This total includes 2,550 deaths from residential fires, 300 from vehicle crash fires, and 550 from other sources (approximately 150 deaths from flame burns or smoke inhalation in non-residential fires, 400 from contact with electricity, scalding liquids or hot objects).
40,000 of the approximate 450,000 burn injuries required hospitalization. Over 60% of the estimated U.S. acute hospitalizations related to burn injury were admitted to 127 burn centers. Burn centers average over 200 annual admissions for burn injury and skin disorders requiring similar treatment. The other 4,500 U.S. acute care hospitals average less than 3 burn admissions per year.
Burn injuries may be caused by the following:
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injury
- Car Accidents
- Dangerous Products
- Industrial Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Offshore Maritime
- Wrongful Death
- 18 Wheeler Trucking
Burn injury cases can be very complex and require the skill of highly experienced New Orleans burn injury lawyers. Experts are often needed to determine the cause and origin of the fire that led to the victim’s injuries. Likewise, medical experts are needed to determine the scope and cost of the likely necessary medical care the burn injury victim will need in the future.
If you or a loved one have suffered a burn injury, learn about your legal rights from an experienced New Orleans burn injury lawyer by calling 504-581-4892 or by filling out our free, no obligation case review form.