Burns and Lacerations

Burn and laceration injuries are both very serious, and accident victims can claim compensation when their injuries are the fault of someone else.

Burns and lacerations are some of the most common injuries seen after a car crash, accidents with defective products, dog bites and attacks, and more. While some think these injuries, particularly lacerations, are not that severe, that is untrue. Both of these injuries are extremely painful and can result in a person being left partially or fully disabled, and unable to work for a significant period of time. They can both also cause scarring and lifelong psychological damage. When this is the case, it is important that accident victims speak to a Tennessee personal injury lawyer who can help.

Burn Injuries

Severe burn injuries are some of the most painful a person could endure. There are different types of burns, including thermal burns, chemical burns, electrical burns, and more. No matter what type of burn you are suffering from, you have likely already realized how expensive they are to treat.

A burn covering 30% of the body for example, can cost over $200,000 just for the hospital stay. In addition, a person may require extensive reconstructive surgery and have to undergo rehabilitation and physical therapy for the rest of his or her life. In many cases, burns cause permanent scarring. This can leave a person embarrassed and can greatly decrease his or her quality of life.

If you have suffered a burn injury due to an accident that was the fault of someone else, you can file a claim against the at-fault party for compensation. It is important when doing so, to work with a personal injury attorney experienced in handling burn cases. These injuries are unique to others and your attorney must understand not only the current costs associated with the burn, but also any future costs to ensure you get the full amount of compensation you need.

Laceration Injuries

Many people may think that lacerations are simply cuts, but they are much more than that. The impact of these injuries can remain with a person for the rest of their life. Lacerations often have severe complications including:

  • Blood loss: When a sharp object such as part of a broken windshield pierces an artery, it can result in significant blood loss. This can cause organ failure, coma, and even death.

  • Brain injury: Permanent brain damage can occur when a person suffers a laceration to the head.

  • Infections: When any part of the skin is pierced, it can cause infection to set in. These are extremely serious and can cause a number of secondary injuries.

  • Scarring: Severe lacerations can never be fully repaired. This results in permanent scarring, which can cause embarrassment for the rest of the victim’s life.

  • Loss of limb: Deep lacerations can reduce the amount of blood flow to the limbs, which can result in lost arms and legs.

There are a number of accidents that can cause severe lacerations. When someone else is at fault for an accident, victims can file a claim against that person for compensation.

Hurt in an Accident? Call Our Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have been hurt in an accident, you may be eligible for compensation. To get it, you must speak with a Manchester personal injury lawyer who can give you the best chance at success. At Burch & Lockhart, we are committed to standing up for the rights of accident victims. We will hold at-fault parties and insurance companies liable for paying you the fair settlement you deserve to help pay for your injuries. Call us today at (931) 723-7997 or contact us online for your free consultation.