In a car accident, some of the most common injuries include burns and lacerations. If you have been injured in an accident and there was a fire, leading to severe burns, you know that it could be quite some time before you are back on your feet. These injuries can be very debilitating with long healing periods, which can lead to a painful and emotional journey. If somebody’s negligence put you in this position and you know that you will be left with the remnants of your accident for a long time, you have rights – and we want to help.
Understanding the Severity of Your Burns
With millions of burn injuries happening in the U.S. every year, this is no rare occurrence. Burn injuries can range anywhere from very minor to extremely serious, which is why you should always understand the extent of your injury and how it will affect your life. Here are the many types of burns:
First Degree: First-degree burns are the least severe types, but they can still be extremely painful. Usually, it only affects the top layer of skin. Though there are not many risks associated with these burns, there is a chance that the skin could become infected without proper treatment.
Second Degree: The first and second layer of skin is burned in these accidents. Usually, you will see blisters pop up. You could experience a decrease in blood flow, leading to swelling. This can easily turn into a third-degree burn when not properly treated.
Third Degree: These are the most severe types of burns. All layers of skin are destroyed, which means that you could suffer from these burns for quite some time. Extensive measures must be taken, such as skin grafts, so that damage can be repaired.
As you can see, in minor cases, a bit of medical treatment will be required. In the most severe cases, you could see the introduction of multiple surgeries and a lasting impression on your life. This could include long and complex hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation and so much more. And how do you keep up with the payments when you receive an injury you never asked for?
Receiving Damages for Your Injuries
Yes, scarring can lead to inflexibility and many painful times. However, one of the most lasting impressions made by these injuries is the disfigurement when these burns have caused permanent scarring. This may have you feeling embarrassed after your accident, wondering how you will ever be able to face the world in the same way that you did before your accident took place. If you have suffered from disfigurement due to an auto accident that was another party’s fault, they may be liable for your damages and the emotional impact that it could have on your life for quite some time.
You want to make the most out of your claim but you aren’t sure of what to expect, or how scars are valued in an injury claim. Perhaps the embarrassment you have suffered has taken an extreme toll on your life, or you have spoken to a doctor about scar removal and the procedure is bound to be expensive. These are things that will be discussed in your case for the future of your scars and disfigurement case. We can help you at the Nye Law Group, where your accident claim means everything to us. Call us for more information at 855-636-9277.