Burn Accidents

The Pfeifer Law Firm is a firm located in Little Rock, Arkansas and is experienced in handling burn injury cases. Oftentimes attorneys are hired in these types of cases because they are so complex. Insurance companies are usually eager to settle soon after an accident, because it is in their best interest. Settlement before the matter has been thoroughly investigated may result in the injury victim being undercompensated for his or her injuries. All too often burn cases are due to someone’s gross negligence. If this is the case, punitive damages may also be awarded. Understanding your rights and knowing the full amount of damages that may be awarded is imperative. There are many details that need to be explored before a burn case can be properly evaluated. Having an attorney on your side will ensure that all avenues of compensation have been explored before settlement.

Sometimes insurance companies will ask to take a recorded statement from you, and then will use it against you to discredit you or minimize your claim. This is why it is so important to speak with Arkansas injury attorney about your case. Personal injury consultations are free so don’t hesitate to contact us. The Pfeifer Law Firm has experience in dealing with complex burn cases and is here to answer any questions you may have. When you call you will speak directly with an attorney. Weekend and after-hour consultations are available by appointment. The call is free, and you won’t owe us anything unless we recover money for you. Call us today 501-374-4440 or contact us online.

Each year in the United States, over 2.4 million burn injuries are reported, including over 1.1 million burn injuries which require serious medical attention. Many require long-tem treatments such as:

  • reconstructive surgery
  • skin grafts
  • physical therapy
  • rehabilitation
  • long-term hospitalization
  • therapy for emotional trauma

These treatments may be painful and can be very costly for patients and their families. Contacting an injury lawyer who handles burn injury cases can help ease that burden. This is especially important because burn victims can be left with long-term complications including:

  • permanent scars and disfigurement
  • permanent disability
  • nerve damage, including loss of movement or feeling in limbs
  • lung damage from smoke inhalation
  • high risk of infection
  • psychological trauma
  • damage to internal organs or bones
  • amputation

Burns are among the most painful injuries to recover from and the pain and suffering caused by a burn can be serious and last a lifetime. Recovery can take a huge toll on victims physically, emotionally, and financially. Burn injury victims are often unable to return to work for a significant amount of time after the accident, or they find themselves facing various disabilities that hinder their return to employment. Burn victims require expert medical care and treatment as well as aggressive legal representation. Many aspects of a victim’s life are altered after suffering a burn, therefore burn injury cases can be complex and should be handled by an experienced injury attorney. If you or a family member has been the victim of a burn accident where someone else is at fault, consulting an Arkansas attorney will provide you with the best options in order to receive fair compensation. You need an experienced burn injury lawyer on your side.

Burn injuries can result from many types of accidents including house fires, chemical explosions, scalding water, industrial accidents, electricity, radiation, automobile accidents, defective smoke detectors and other defective products and equipment. Recent studies found over 50% of such accidents are caused by negligence and can be prevented by using precautions. Property owners and landlords are responsible for installing and maintaining working smoke detectors and fire alarms. Businesses and building owners must follow building codes, such as making sure electrical wiring is done safely, and make sure their properties are equipped with sufficient fire escapes which are not blocked or locked. Many fire injuries can be prevented by these measures, and negligence in these matters can cause serious harm.

If you are the victim of someone’s negligence or carelessness, of a defective product (including automobiles), or of an improperly maintained property, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. A Little Rock burn injury attorney who is experienced in handling burn accident cases in Arkansas can help you recover the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, scars, disfigurement as well as loss of life damages in wrongful death cases. Under Arkansas law there is a limited amount of time to file a claim for burn injuries, so call today for a personal no-obligation consultation to discuss your rights and learn how you can recover fair and reasonable compensation for your injuries and losses.

Call an experienced burn accident attorney today at 501.374.4440 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.