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By John Kristensen of Kristensen, LLP posted in Personal Injuries on Friday, March 8, 2019.
Legal Help For Burn Victims

Severe burns can range from relatively minor to outright devastating. No matter where on the spectrum a burn injury may be, it is virtually guaranteed to require immediate and intense medical attention and associated treatment costs, as well as create questions about the long-term impact to the injured individual’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being.


When a burn injury is sustained – the first and most important priority absolutely needs to be on the recovery process. Immediate medical attention is vital, and the quicker a team of medical professionals can begin the treatment plan, the more likely it is they will be able to achieve the most optimal outcome. Unsafe physical contact with fire, electricity, chemicals, radiation, or other conditions that can create burns can cause severe damage to the skin, nerves, and surrounding tissues. Depending on the penetration of those burns, there may also be risk to damaging muscle, fat, or even bones. These can all cause medical complications such as shock, infection, or other maladies requiring the full attention of your medical team, and your full focus when it comes to healing and recovery. During this stage of the recovery process, it is important to remain strictly dedicated to securing the necessary medical care to achieve the best possible recovery. Although such an injury can be traumatic, and beyond what anyone can anticipate for themselves, it is incredibly important to first take things one step at a time and try to avoid premature questions about the future, or becoming unnecessarily overwhelmed.


Once the immediate concerns are addressed and a sense of calm and stability is restored, it can be time to begin dealing with the hard logistics of the injury. Unfortunately, proper and necessary medical treatment does not come without mounting medical costs. Your doctors are the experts of treating the injury, but this is where we are proud to support you. Our legal professionals are the experts of resolving any concerns regarding your financial obligations to your recovery and alleviating the pressure of planning for both recovery and repayment. Burn injuries are often times the result of negligence or malice of a third party – and that party, the responsible party – is who we seek to ensure bears the accountability of your quality and complete treatment. Whether the resulting injury was the result of a motor vehicle accident, a workplace incident, or another form of malice or negligence on the part of a third party – we will advocate on your behalf so you can rest easy knowing the financial accountability for your recovery is not with you. If such has been the case for you, or someone you love, a personal injury lawsuit seeks to obtain compensation for:


  • Your pain and suffering
  • Any medical bills incurred
  • Other types of damage caused by the responsible party or parties


For some, effective treatment can result in a complete and flawless recovery. For others, there may unfortunately be long-term impacts. There can be rehabilitation needs, medication, forms of therapy, and changes to how one is able to live their life. There may be a compromised ability to perform daily functions, as well as emotional and mental damage to the victim’s sense of self-esteem and personal identity. If you or a loved one has been affected by a burn injury, please reach out to our office so we can determine the viability of your case and seek justice and compensation for the harm that has come to you. We firmly believe the victim should not need to focus on the financial logistics of their recovery, so they can instead remain focused on building their best possible future.