Unlike most other car accident injuries, a serious burn can have long-lasting effects on the injury victim. It is critical to consider the long-term consequences of a car crash burn injury in addition to your immediate needs, so we urge you to consult with a lawyer who has experienced helping those who have been burned in a car wreck seek financial compensation for current and long-term expenses.
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury in a Knoxville auto accident, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages related to the accident.
To begin exploring your legal options, contact our burn injury lawyers today by completing the Free Case Review form to the right.
National Burn Injury Statistics
Every year, approximately 2.4 million burn injuries are reported across America. Almost 10,000 of these injuries happen to minors. Additionally, about 20,000 of these injuries result in burns that cover over 25 percent of the victims body.
Each year, anywhere between 8,000 and 12,000 individuals fall victim to a burn injury fatality. About 40 percent of all burn injury victims are permanently disfigured or disabled from their injuries.
The most fortunate car crash burn injury victims are able to recover after undergoing painful and expensive medical treatment, which can last for many years.
Causes of Car Fires
Automobile fires are one of the leading causes of burn injuries each year in the United States. When two vehicles collide, their fuel tanks can rupture and develop into a fuel-fed fire. Fuel tanks can explode, causing car parts to become dangerous projectiles and possibly trapping passengers inside the vehicle. Fuel tank explosions can be both catastrophic and fatal.
Oftentimes, a car fire can grow quickly due to highly flammable materials, such as gas, oil, grease and other liquids in the vehicle.
Some other causes of car fires can include faulty wiring or exhaust systems with fluid leaks.
Contact an Experienced Auto Burn Injury Lawyer Today
Auto accident burn victims may not realize the full extent of their emotional and financial losses until it is too late to file a claim. Tennessee has a strict statute of limitation for filing a personal injury claim, so we urge you to contact an attorney as soon as possible to begin the legal process if you have suffered from a car accident burn injury caused by no fault of your own.
At Greg Coleman Law, our auto accident burns attorneys have the skills and resources necessary to successfully litigate an injury claim. With an office in Knoxville, our Tennessee injury lawyers are available to help Tennessee personal injury victims fight for the rights they may deserve.
We believe that when someone has suffered harm through the actions of another, whether through negligence or malicious intent, they deserve both compassion and compensation for their condition as well as access to legal counsel, regardless of their financial status. To ensure this, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you choose to hire our firm, there is never any cost to you until we obtain a favorable outcome for your claim.
If you are unsure if you have cause to file a Tennessee burn injury lawsuit, do not hesitate to contact us to schedule a free, initial consultation. During a consultation, one of our attorneys will assess the merits of your claim and offer guidance on how to best pursue financial and legal recourse for your condition.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Knoxville auto accident burn injury victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with a member of our legal team, please complete the Free Case Review form on this page.