Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Car Accidents Can Cause Serious Burns




When most people think of the injuries you can sustain in a car accident, they tend to think about things like broken bones, cuts and scrapes, and whiplash. It is important to remember that car accidents can also cause serious burn injuries when vehicles ignite or explode, and, in many cases, burn injuries1 sustained in vehicle wrecks are much more severe than other kinds of injuries.
Burns are Serious Injury that Require Intensive Medical Treatment
Burns are among the most painful type of injury that a person can sustain. When burns are severe enough to go through the skin, people can be left with disfiguring injuries and significant scarring that will last for the rest of their lives. In many cases, burn injury victims are hospitalized for an extended period of time and undergo multiple skin graft procedures in order to minimize scarring and promote healing.
How Do Burn Injuries Occur in Car Wrecks?
Not every car accident leads to burn injuries, as today’s vehicles tend to be well-made and are not prone to catching on fire or exploding. That being said, most vehicles on the road today are powered by gasoline, which is highly flammable and can explode under certain circumstances. When cars, trucks, and motorcycles collide with one another, it can lead to sparks and heat, both of which could cause a vehicle to catch fire.
Can People Who Sustain Burns in Car Accident Recover for their Injuries?
People who are burned in car accidents often experience significant pain and suffering, are unable to work for an extended period of time, have medical expenses, and have to deal with a wrecked vehicle on top of everything else. It should come as no surprise, then, that one of the first questions victims ask their attorney is whether they will be able to recover compensation for the losses they have sustained.
As is the case with other types of accidents, in order to recover, burn injury victims need to be able to establish that the accident that caused their injuries was caused by someone else’s legal negligence.2 There are a number of ways that the negligence of drivers or other parties could lead to a burn-causing motor vehicle accident. Some of the more common include the following:
-Speeding
-Distracted driving
-Defective vehicle design
-Defective vehicle manufacture
-Poorly loaded cargo
-Faulty seals on tanker trucks
-Hours-of-service violations
These are only a few of the ways that negligence could result in a serious wreck resulting in burns. It is important for anyone injured in an accident to have their case reviewed by an experienced attorney as soon as they can to find out whether they have a case.
Call the Dolman Law Group Today to Schedule a Free Consultation with a Clearwater Car Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in a car accident, you should talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. The lawyers of the Dolman Law Group are skilled personal injury advocates who understand how important it is for victims to obtain justice through the legal system. We work tirelessly on behalf of our clients and are committed to obtaining the largest settlement or award in each case we handle. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Clearwater car accident attorneys, call our office today at 727-451-6900 or contact us online.
Dolman Law Group
800 North Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33765
727-451-6900