Severe burns are some of the most painful and debilitating injuries that accident victims can endure. Even when burn injuries are not life-threatening, they are often slow to heal and can cause significant scarring and disfigurement. In some cases, your movement or even your breathing may be impaired.
Causes of Burn Injuries
Most burn injuries are caused by catastrophic accidents, such as:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Construction accidents
- Nursing home negligence
- House fires
Defective products and chemical exposure are also common causes of burn injuries. Each of these factors can almost always be traced back to an instance of negligence. In the end, multiple parties may be responsible for your burn injury.
Treating Burn Injuries
Burn injury treatment is quite painful, and many burn injury patients are at a high risk of developing infection. When your skin is severely burned, it cannot maintain proper hydration, which makes balancing your fluids an essential aspect of treatment.
You may also need:
- Skin grafts
- Reconstructive surgery
- Physical therapy
The process of treating a burn injury is often expensive, and can be an immense financial burden for you and your family.
Long-Term Consequences of Burn Injury
Apart from the physical suffering and disability caused by burn injuries, some victims must also face emotional and social consequences as well. Even minor disfigurement can have a significant impact on your appearance and self-image.
Severe burn injuries can cause respiratory distress syndrome, nerve damage, sepsis, chronic pain, and in some cases, loss of use of the affected area.
If you or one of your loved ones has suffered a burn injury because of another person’s recklessness or neglect, please contact us today to schedule a free personal consultation with Kingston personal injury attorneys Shafran & Rock, PLLC. Our injury law firm serves injured parties in Kingston, New Paltz, Newburgh, Middletown, New Windsor, and Poughkeepsie, NY.