Wichita Burn Injury Attorneys

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According to the American Burn Association, nearly half a million people are treated for burn injuries each year. Even though the survival rate for burn victims is 94%, burn injuries can require life-long medical treatment and rehabilitation. This means burn victims and their families may have to deal with medical costs, years of rehabilitation, and complications as a result of fires and burns. Joseph, Hollander & Craft’s Wichita burn injury lawyers are here to help you during this stressful and uncertain time.

Common Causes of Burns

A burn injury involves damage to the tissues of the body as the result of exposure to heat, electricity, chemicals, or radiation.  The degree of burn, the size of the burn, and the location of the burn are all factors in the severity of the injury. Some of the most common causes of significant burn injuries include premises fires, defective consumer products, and motor vehicle accidents.

Residential and Premises Fires

Residential and other premises fires can be caused by many factors including faulty wiring, appliances, or the negligence of a landlord or owner who did not follow safety rules and regulations. In some instances, the injury may be more severe or fatal because broken or faulty smoke detectors do not provide warning and the victim is unable to safely escape the fire and smoke. If you or a loved one has experienced a burn due to someone’s negligent maintenance of a premises, JHC’s Wichita burn injury attorneys can help.

Defective Products

Our Wichita burn injury lawyers also know burn injuries may result from defective and dangerous products. Some products that can cause burn injuries include flammable clothing and materials, hair dryers/curling irons, home appliances, furniture/mattresses, heating pads, water heaters and toys, electric candles just to name a few. The designer, manufacturer, or retailer of the defective and dangerous product may be liable for the injuries caused by their defective products.

Motor Vehicle Fires

Motor vehicle accidents and trucking accidents are a common cause of fires that result in burn injuries to the passengers. Burn injuries can also happen as the result of mechanical failure in cars and trucks. JHC’s Wichita burn injury attorneys have seen this time and again, and we know exactly how to handle your burn injury claim.

Classification of Burns Injuries

Burn injuries are classified into three primary categories. There are three more severe categories of burns (fourth, fifth and sixth degree) but most victims of burns of this severity die as a result of the fire.

First-degree burns

First-degree burns are the most common burn injury. This is a burn to the first layer of skin and can cause discomfort, inflammation, blisters, and pain. First-degree burns are relatively minor injuries and in most cases symptoms disappear once the damaged skin cells are shed and heal in less than a week.

Second-degree burns

Unlike first-degree burns, second degree burns damage both the outer and inner layers of skin, which typically results in greater damage and pain. Second-degree burns often require medical treatment and can be identified by red skin that is shiny with blisters.

Third-degree burns

Third-degree burns are more severe than second-degree burns because they usually damage the fat layer beneath the skin and the nerve endings. It is common for burn victims with damage to the nerve-endings to be unable to feel pain or discomfort at the location of the burn. Skin that has a third-degree burn can appear white, yellow, black, or brown and leathery. The damage from these burns tends to become infected and leave permanent scars.

A severe burn will require extensive medical care. You should not bear this cost on your own when your burn injury is the result of someone else’s fault. Let JHC’s Wichita burn injury lawyers help you get the compensation you need to address your injuries, recover, and move on with your life.

Losses Related to Burn Injuries

Recovery from a burn injury can be devastating and costly. Burn victims can face loss, pain, and mental and emotional anguish.  Medical treatment can be long-term and require lifelong assistance, depending on the location and severity of the injury.  Many burn victims no longer live independent lives and lose the ability to work and interact with family and loved ones.

Severe burn injuries are some of the most painful injuries imaginable. Victims of severe burn injuries also experience loss of mobility, lung damage, breathing complications, respiratory conditions, traumatic brain injury, muscle damage, infection and go through multiple skin grafting procedures.

Many victims live the rest of their lives with permanent scars, physical disabilities and psychological trauma.

All of these losses will be addressed when JHC’s Wichita burn injury attorneys handle your personal injury claim.

Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation

If you have sustained burn injuries as a result of another’s negligent act or failure to act, get legal help promptly. Contact JHC’s Wichita personal injury lawyers today. An initial consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers is free.

Common Questions About Burn Injury Claims 

How do I show that a fire was caused by another person’s negligence?

If you have received burn injuries as the result of a fire, an attorney will investigate the incident and will evaluate whether you have a case against the negligent party. At JHC, our investigative team can help uncover the cause of the fire and identify the parties who may have had a role in causing the fire. Some burn injuries are received from fires involving faulty wiring, malfunctioning smoke detectors, defective appliances, negligent repairs, and many other causes that can be traced back to one or more responsible parties. 

How much does a burn injury lawyer cost?

JHC’s personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. Our burn injury clients do not pay any upfront attorneys’ fees or out-of-pocket expenses when they work with our personal injury lawyers. We only collect fees if we prevail in your case.

Our Locations

Kansas City | 816-673-3900

926 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64106

Lawrence | 785-856-0143

5200 Bob Billings Pkwy, #201
Lawrence, KS 66049

Overland Park | 913-948-9490

10104 W 105th St
Overland Park, KS 66212

Topeka | 785-234-3272

1508 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612

Wichita | 316-262-9393

500 N Market St
Wichita, KS 67214

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