Burn injuries are the most painful and life-threatening injuries imaginable. Wolfgram Law has the experience to help burn injury victims and their families.
Burn accidents are a complex and wide-ranging area of law practice. Fire, hot water, electricity, and chemicals are only a few of the ways you or a loved one can suffer burn injuries. Your burn injury lawyer must be knowledgeable about product liability, premises liability, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, and the wide-ranging and complex medical rehabilitation from burns.
If the burn injury is the result of a house, apartment, or commercial fire, contact Wolfgram Law. In these cases, we may need to immediately hire a team of fire investigators or forensic engineers who specialize in finding the cause and origin of fires.
Don’t Delay – Get Our Burn Injury Lawyers Involved
In the past, we have pulled down boarded-up windows and doors to gain access to a scene. Our experienced team of burn injury attorneys will stop trash collectors from hauling away defective water heaters and misused water control valves.
Discovering the cause and origin of the fire or water burn is CSI in action as our experts photograph and document how your burn injury happened. These experts are expensive and hard to find, but at Wolfgram Law, we will never ask you for money. Our fees and expenses come from insurance in addition to the corporations that put profits over people and fail to maintain equipment or create fire hazards that can cause injury, harm, even death.
The bottom line is that the experienced burn injury attorneys at Wolfgram Law will do what it takes to make things right for our client.
Burn injury cases and trucking and semi truck and tractor cases are the most time-sensitive cases we work on. We need to get to the scene to secure vital information before it is destroyed, dismantled, thrown away, or fixed by landowners or employers. The burn injury lawyers at Wolfgram Law will immediately hire a team of fire investigators or forensic engineers and rush to meet them at the scene. We often end up employing even more specialized experts at a later date, but our foremost concern is gathering evidence quickly.
BURN INJURY CASES WE HANDLE
APARTMENT FIRE BURN INJURY
The landlord has a duty both to help prevent fires and to ensure survival of the residents in case of fire. Furthermore, your landlord is responsible for keeping furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters, and electrical systems in good working order. All hallways must be kept clear of trash, boxes, discarded furniture, and any other obstacle that could catch fire or block an escape route. All apartment owners are obliged to install working smoke detectors. Any mandatory fire suppression systems, such as fire extinguishers and sprinklers, must be up-to-date and in working order. Lastly, all fire doors must be operational and shut closed, but not locked.
Chemical burns affect more than the skin. Inhalation of harmful chemicals can damage the lungs and blood vessels as well as the eyes, nose, and throat. A victim of a chemical burn that is deprived of oxygen can even suffer brain injury. Determining the party at fault for a chemical accident can be complex. As a result, we look at chemical manufacturers, chemical transporters, employers, co-workers, and others as the case warrants. While we work on the case, we refer our clients to a well-known organization, the Chemical Injury Support Group, which helps victims of these injuries.
ELECTRICAL BURN INJURY
Electrical burns require a thorough investigation. The responsible party may be a manufacturer, employer, subcontractor, landowner, utility company, or former occupier of the site. Because of this, when it comes to electrical burn cases, we always need to file suit to get access to layers of contracts so that we can sort out liability.
Many of the scalding cases we have worked on involved some kind of caregiver neglect. This is usually in a nursing home or daycare setting, sometimes in combination with malfunctioning water heaters, water control valves, supply valves, faucets in a shower and bathtub or sink, even the gas company. Recent advancements in the plumbing industry have made bathing safer. But they all require a properly designed and maintained water heating system to work. Call us so we get to the site of the incident as soon as possible to document what went wrong. If the water heater or other defective device is destroyed, answers about what happened can be lost forever.
We invite you to watch the video below discussing how burn injuries are classified.
The doctors and nurses who treat burn victims are the most compassionate and professional people we have ever met. The treatment of burns is vastly complex. The physician must manage respiration, heart rate, nutrition, hydration, infection, and pain. The treatment of a burn requires the supervising doctor to balance many competing medical challenges.
Burns are painful, and often the treatment is worse. First, burns must be cleaned and debrided. Debriding is the scraping away of dead tissue to prevent infection and to promote healing. Many burn victims must undergo skin grafts to acquire a new layer of protection against infection. The disfiguring scars left by burns affect the body, mind, and spirit. Treatment must address both the physical and the mental aspects of the injury.
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