Fire and Burn Injury Claims
Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia
The American Burn Association reports that 500,000 people are seriously injured from burns every year. 40,000 will require extended hospital stays. 4,000 will die. Children under the age of 5 and adults over 65 are most likely to sustain injuries due to burns, but catastrophic personal injury from burns can occur at any age.
The burn injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC are prepared to help victims recover from their injuries. Working with you on a personal basis, we will even travel to your location for all meetings and consultations when necessary. We are dedicated to getting you the help and compensation you deserve following a burn injury in Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries
The most common causes of burn injuries include:
- Building and household fires
- Defective products
- Chemical burns
- Industrial accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Radiation burns
- Water heater fires
In addition to burn injuries, fires provide an opportunity for inhalation injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50 to 80 percent of deaths caused by fires are due to smoke inhalation. When inhalation does not result in death, it can lead to permanent brain damage.
When you are injured in a fire or sustain a burn injury in an accident that was not your fault, you should reasonably expect to have your injuries paid for by the responsible and negligent party. Unfortunately, things are seldom this black and white. The guilty party will have attorneys and insurance companies on their side to try to prevent you from collecting your full compensation. You need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side to see that you are treated fairly, and provided with every penny you are due.
Ramifications of Burn Injuries
Burns can quickly impact several layers of your skin. Depending on the severity of your burn, you may also face impacted sweat glands, hair follicles, and internal organs. The damages caused by burns can extend well past the actual burn area and require both immediate and long-term medical care.
Burn victims can face medical expenses in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. These will include hospitalization, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and medications. This is to say nothing of the lost wages or the physical pain and suffering that will result from serious burn injuries.
The attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC focus on injuries that have life-altering consequences. Our firm offers several advantages including access to top medical experts, unlimited resources and the combined knowledge of The Cochran Firm's national team of attorneys, and strong personal background in both litigation and settlements. We will use every possible resource we have to build a strong case on your behalf, and work to ensure you receive the full compensation you are due.
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury in Washington, DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia, please contact the personal injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC to schedule a free initial consultation today.