While there are many people that think the biggest threat of an auto accident is a broken bone, a traumatic head injury, or just some cuts, burn injuries are actually one of the most common injuries sustained in an auto accident. Burns from auto accidents can be devastating and lead to many more problems down the line.
Most often, burn injuries occur in an auto accident when the car catches on fire when a person is stuck inside or when hot liquids come into contact with the body during or after the collision.Burn injuries can cause pain and suffering to a person, of course, but even worse are the psychological trauma that an accident victim can experience. Burn injuries can occur anywhere on your body, and often require quite a bit of treatment and medical intervention.
Burn Injuries in a Car Accident
If you were in an auto accident and sustained burn injuries, either from hot liquids or a fire, you need to know that there is someone on your side who will fight for your rights. If you have been in an auto accident and your have been burnt or injured in another way, call Matthew Miller at (402) 558-4900.
There are many different types of burn injuries that one can sustain, and each requires a different amount of medical intervention and help.
First degree burns are the least severe of burns, but they can still cause lasting damage. These burns only occur on the outermost layer of skin and can be extremely painful. It takes about a week to heal from first degree burns, but sometimes medical treatment can ensure there isn’t any scarring or dehydration.
Second degree burns can occur in two forms: partial or full thickness. For a partial burn, the outermost layer of skin, as well as the layer under it, are burned. This can result in blisters and reddening of the skin. It can take up to a month for this type of burn to heal, depending on how severe it is and where it occurs. There may be some changes in sensation, but eventually the skin is more likely to go back to normal. Sometimes, the skin will require grafting or excision.
Third degree burns are serious and often require quite a bit of extensive treatment. Your skin may be destroyed if you have a third degree burn injury. Sometimes, nerve injury can occur or the skin will turn colors. All of the layers of skin are destroyed and medical intervention is required.
The most serious of burn injuries, fourth degree burns, go into the bone and muscle, destroying anything within its path. Unfortunately, most people do not survive these burns and if they do, medical intervention of the most severe kind is necessary. It can take years to get the skin back, and often it can result in permanent physical and psychological damage.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in an accident and sustained burn injuries as well as other injuries in an auto accident, you need to retain a lawyer who can help you. Burn injuries can lead to lost wages, psychological damages, and many, many medical bills. Even worse, it can impact your personal life and relationships.
Retain a Lawyer If You Have Been Injured in an Accident
Were you burnt in an auto accident? If you have been, no matter the extent of your injuries, one of the best things that you can do is retain a lawyer that will help you to understand the law. This is so important because anything that involves injuries requires a distinct set of skills. You have to have a lawyer that is experienced in fighting for the rights of those who have been injured in an auto accident.
If you have been in an auto accident and your have been burnt or injured in another way, call Matthew Miller at (402) 558-4900.
Why should you trust Matthew Miller with your case? Matt Miller has lived in Omaha, Nebraska for his entire life. He has more than 29 years of experience in handling motorcycle accidents. Matt has also earned the highest ratings that can be given for legal skill and ethics under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. He has been listed among the Best Lawyers in America and named one of “Omaha’s Top Lawyers” by Omaha Magazine every year since 2007.