Car Accidents & Severe Burns
If you have been involved in a car accident, you know that there can sustain a variety of injuries, ranging in severity. One of the most painful and catastrophic injuries a car accident victim can sustain are burn injuries. Burn victims can be left with scarring all over their bodies that never fully fades, as well as emotional suffering from the accident. Depending on the severity of the burns, whether first-degree up to third-degree burn, victims may need to undergo amputation, become permanently disfigured or disabled, leaving them unable to work. A mountain of medical bills from long hospital stays and medical treatment, as well as lost income, can make burn injuries utterly devastating. Sadly, even well after a car accident, burn victims may die from their severe burn injuries.
Causes of Car Fires: Finding Negligence
Depending on the cause of the fire, determining who is at fault can be challenging. If it is due to a collision, one or both of the fuel tanks could be breached on impact, causing a very dangerous fire. A fuel tank could suddenly leak or explode, which can trap the vehicle’s occupants inside. A car part defect, such as faulty wiring, could also be the cause of a car fire. The car itself could have been improperly constructed, designed, or manufactured. Smoking in the car, due to an errant hot ash from a cigarette, or a hot lighter could be yet another cause of a car fire.
Another challenge in determining who was negligent is due to the physical evidence itself. Because the car can be badly burned after a car accident, it can be quite difficult to examine the parts. That’s why it’s important to consult with an experienced Alabama car crash attorney who can assess who was at fault: the other driver, the car manufacturer, and/or the auto part manufacturer. An experienced Mobile car accident attorney has relationships with car accident experts who have the systems expertise to recover evidence and determine fault. If any other parties were found negligent, then you can receive damages for your medical and rehabilitation expenses, future surgeries, lost income, or any other related expense.
What a Fierce and Dedicated Car Accident Attorney Can Do for You
In addition to finding who was negligent in your car accident, our experienced Mobile injury attorneys at the Carter Law Firm can find the best medical experts and accident reconstruction specialists to show how the accident occurred as well as the extent of your severe burn injuries. We will find expert witnesses who can support your case and will aggressively prepare for negotiation or for trial.
Severe Burn Injury Compensation
There are two types of compensation surrounding car accidents and injuries, also known as damages, which a severe burn injury can claim. Actual damages refers to your medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and other related expenses. Punitive damages involve punishing the defendant monetarily. A wrongful death claim can be sought from the entities responsible if a burn victim dies. Carter Law Firm, P.C. will aggressively pursue all the damages that you deserve so that you can be compensated for your injuries.
At the Carter Law Firm, our experienced and knowledgeable Mobile Injury Attorneys know the excruciating pain and suffering you or a loved one may be enduring with severe burn injuries from a car accident. We know that your lives have been forever changed from this car fire and we want to help you get back as much of your previous life as possible. Contact us today and we will guide you through what your legal options are. We will be your fiercest advocates and work our hardest to get you the compensation that you deserve for your catastrophic burn injuries.
Contact Carter Law Firm, P.C.
Whether you’re in the Birmingham or Mobile area, you do not have to face the aftermath of your burn injuries alone. Whether we negotiate a settlement or your case is goes to trial, the experienced and aggressive personal injury attorneys at Carter Law Firm will be ready to fight for you. Contact us today at (844) 202-4050 or online to learn how we can serve and meet your legal needs.