Chicago Burn Injury Attorney
We Fight for Burn Victims Throughout Illinois
Burn injuries are common in catastrophic motor vehicle accidents, on-the-job accidents, and as a result of dangerous products and premises. If you or someone you love sustained burn injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, wrongdoing, or liability, contact our Chicago burn injury lawyers for a free review of your case.
History of Success in Burn Injury Cases
The attorneys at Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. have had their share of experience with catastrophic accident cases that resulted in burn injuries to our clients, including:
$100 Million Settlement
We won a large settlement in a wrongful death trucking accident case in which a mother and father narrowly escaped with severe burns, while their six children died in the fire that resulted from the collision.
$39.9 Million Settlement
In another wrongful death trucking accident case, a brother and sister sustained second and third degree burns, requiring amputation of the girl’s leg and some of her toes. Their parents perished in the fire that resulted from the collision.
Causes of Burn Injuries
Perhaps the most common type of burn injury is the one that results from exposure to open flame, but there are many more causes of burn injuries, such as:
- Thermal Burns – Burns are caused by exposure to flame or another heat source
- Electrical Burns – Burns are caused by coming into contact with an electrical current
- Chemical Burns – Burns are caused by coming into contact with a chemical
- Radiation Burns – Burns are caused by exposure to radiation
Degrees of Burns
There are three degrees of burns – first being the least severe and third being the most severe.
- First degree burns have the appearance of red skin without blistering
- Second degree burns are characterized by redness and blistering
- Third degree burns are characterized by white skin with a leathery appearance
The most severe burns can result in amputation of the affected limb.
Compensation for Lifelong Disability and Disfigurement
When we represent burn victims, we take into account the lifelong nature of these injuries. In some cases, severe burns can necessitate skin grafts or even amputation. Individuals who have lost use of certain limbs or feeling in affected areas may not be able to perform the same job duties as they had before their accident, in addition to other impairments.
Contacting Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P.
Our law firm has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $500 million more than our closest competitor. If you need a serious advocate in your corner to fight for your rights, contact a burn injury lawyer at our firm today for a free case review.