Common Causes of Burn Injury By Levine & Slavit PLLC on June 10, 2014

Firefighters helping a person escape from a fireAt Levine and Slavit, PLLC, our car accident attorneys protect the rights of those who have been injured due to the fault or actions of another person or party. Burn injuries are one such type of injury that is often preventable. Those who suffer from a burn injury due to the fault or negligence of another are left to deal with the physical, emotional, and financial consequences. Fortunately, our Long Island burn injury attorneys can help our clients obtain the compensation they are due for damages suffered. Examining the cause of the burn and exploring the details of the injury are vital in establishing liability so that just compensation can be obtained.

Causes of Burn Injury

A burn injury is the result of exposure to chemicals, heat, and/or flames from a fire or explosion. There are several situations in which a person can be injured with severe burns. Some possible causes of burn injury include the following:

  • An explosion: An explosion creates a large ball of fire that is likely to spread, causing significant damage and destruction. Explosions may start with flammable materials such as gasoline or they can start from a faulty product. When a burn has been suffered from an explosion, it is important to determine if product defectiveness or negligence and poor storage of flammable materials may be the cause of the accident. In either of these cases, the burn victim may be due financial compensation from the person or party found to be responsible.
  • Chemical spills: Chemicals are often found at construction sites and other commercial areas. These chemicals can be extremely damaging to the body and may cause chemical burns if exposed to the skin. A chemical spill may be the result of misuse or poor storage of the chemicals, so it is important to explore your legal rights when a burn injury has occurred in such circumstances.
  • Automobile accidents: Automobile accidents are a common cause of burn injury. Truck, car, and motorcycle accidents often result in fires, which are likely to cause serious burns. Most automobile accidents are caused by the reckless or negligent behavior of another driver, including speeding, unsafe lane changing, and drunk driving. Our car accident attorneys understand the common causes of collisionsand are experienced in recreating accident scenes in order to establish liability in these cases.

When a burn injury results from any of the above situations, it is important to determine culpability so that our clients can receive their just compensation. Burn injuries cause significant pain and damage and will likely result in a lifetime of expenses, including medical bills, rehabilitation, and lost wages. It is important to fight for financial compensation for these hardships.

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If you have suffered a burn injury and are unsure of your rights, let our attorneys help. Schedule a case review at Levine and Slavit, PLLC at your earliest convenience to learn more about your legal options. We look forward to meeting you!

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