Kansas City Burn Injury Lawyers
Burn Injury Attorneys Serving Kansas City, MO
The number of burn accidents that occur on a daily basis throughout the country are outstanding. In fact, one fire death occurs every 2 hours and 35 minutes. This does not take into account the high number of burn injuries which occur everyday. Burns can cause serious injuries to victims, and often require ongoing medical treatments and hospitalization. If you or a loved one have received a burn injury caused by an accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries through our Kansas City Burn Injury Lawyers.
According to American Burn Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, burns continue to be one of the leading causes of “unintentional death and injury” throughout the United States. These include burns from residential fires, vehicle fires, and other unclassified fires such as forest fires. Burns can also be caused by non-fire sources, including chemical burns. During 2015, burns were unfortunately the fifth leading cause of wrongful deaths in the United States for children between the ages of 1-4. These statistics help highlight the severity of burn injuries, and the preventative measures which should continue to be put in place to prevent burns and ensure that negligent individuals are held accountable for their actions.
Do you Qualify For A Personal Injury Claim
Many burn injuries are the result of car accidents. A serious truck or car accident can cause an explosion or a vehicle fire, often severely burning the occupants of the vehicles. In these instances, it is important to seek medical care immediately. Our Kansas City burn injury lawyers will be able to piece together the facts of the accident at a later date.
Regardless of the way the burn injuries were sustained, a victim is entitled to bring a claim for damages against the responsible party.
Missouri follows the comparative negligence standard of care in pursuing damages for accidents. This means that accident victims need to show that they were not at fault for the accident, even if only 10 percent at fault. However, if the victim is found to be partially at fault, this will only lead to a reduction in damages, and not a denial of the claim.
A claim for damages will take into account the extent of injuries of the victim, and how these injuries have affected their day-to-day life. In severe burn injuries, the victim is often unable to immediately return to work, if they are ever able to continue their career. Therefore, a claim for damages will not only include medical expenses, but also lost wages and future earnings.
The Kansas City Burn Injury Lawyers Will Fight For You!
The attorneys of Smith Mohlman Injury Law, LLC have years of experience in handling personal injury claims, including serious burn injuries. These accidents often cause lifetime medical care and treatment, impacting the victim’s future. Our attorneys understand the devastating impact burn injuries have on you and your family, and will work tirelessly to ensure the appropriate party is held responsible for their actions. Contact our Kansas City office today for your initial free consultation.