Burn Injuries

Las Vegas Burn Victims

The burn injury statistics are frightening: almost 2.4 million burn injuries per year and 75,000 people hospitalized. Only motor vehicle accidents cause more deaths in the US than burn injuries. Each year about 41,000 workers suffer a burn injury and miss an average of four days of work each. Obviously, burns are very painful and victims suffer for an extended period until wounds completely heal. Treatment can require skin grafts and plastic surgery, or in a worst case, amputation. Depending on whether the victim suffers first, second, or third-degree burns, treatment can vary, as do their costs and the victim’s pain and suffering.

The attorneys at Paternoster Law Group assist victims in the Las Vegas area secure compensation and reimbursement for the financial, physical, and emotional costs of an accidental burning. They employ every legal maneuver to establish the liability of all negligent parties and present expert medical testimony to document the extent of the victim’s injuries and pain, as well as the costs for total rehabilitation.

To negotiate a fair and equitable settlement requires the expertise of a qualified personal injury lawyer with experience representing burn injury victims. Many burn injuries are incurred on the job from open flames, extreme heat, and chemicals. Other burns can be the fault of malfunctioning equipment and household appliances. These are other common causes of burn injuries:

  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Airplane accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Limousine accidents
  • Train and subway accidents
  • Tour bus accidents

A personal injury attorney can investigate the details of the accident and document the costs of all treatments to determine fair compensation for loss of earnings, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and other damages. The firm’s burn injury accident lawyer, assisted by a team of paralegals and staff, represent the client’s best interests ethically yet aggressively in all legal venues and to negligent parties, their insurers, and attorneys.