Burn Injury Lawyers in North Carolina
Fighting for Catastrophically Injured Clients since 1997
When burns are severe, they can be catastrophic. Burn victims will likely need extensive medical treatment and ongoing procedures. During their recovery, they will be unable to work. If their injuries are very severe, they may be unable to return to work at all. In short, the physical, financial, and emotional consequences of severe burn injuries are immense, affecting victims and their loved ones alike.
If you or your loved one was involved in an accident that resulted in severe burn injuries, reach out to the legal team at Lanier Law Group. With decades of legal experience, our North Carolina burn injury lawyers understand what you are going through, and we have the power to help. We are committed to providing our clients with compassionate, personalized legal counsel and aggressive advocacy every step of the way.
The Effects of Burn Injuries
Any type of injury can cause immense pain, but burn injuries cause more than physical suffering—they are capable of causing psychological trauma as well. One of the greatest concerns with burns is the risk of infection. The skin is the body’s first line of defense against microorganisms so when a burn breaks the skin, the risk of infection increases. Burns can also result in significant disfigurement, which can be devastating both physically and emotionally.
Depending on the specific circumstances involved in your case, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income/wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
If your loved one died as a result of his or her burn injuries, you may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim. Our attorneys understand the sensitive and devastating nature of these cases; we can walk you through all your legal options and fight tirelessly for you.
Burn Injury Statistics
Here are some statistics about burn injuries in the United States:
- Each year, 1.1 million burn injuries require medical attention, according to the American Burn Association.
- The most common cause of burns is direct contact with fire or flame (43%), followed by scalds (30%), according to the National Burn Repository.
- Approximately 50,000 burn injuries require hospitalization each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Some 20,000 of those injuries are major burns covering at least 25% of the body, the CDC reports.
- Of those major burn injuries, approximately 4,500 people die, according to the CDC.
Our firm is proud to provide reliable, compassionate legal aid to anyone who suffers severe burns or any other type of catastrophic injury. Our North Carolina burn injury lawyers are committed to guiding you through the process of filing a claim from beginning to end.
Providing Unwavering Support for Our Clients
Lanier Law Group is here to provide you with answers to your legal questions and help you file your claim. There is no risk in speaking to an attorney at our firm about your possible claim, as we offer free initial consultations and contingency fees. You don’t owe us a dime unless/until we recover compensation for you.
Our attorneys are seasoned trial lawyers. While we strive for swift, favorable settlements, we do not hesitate to pursue justice and the fair recovery you are owed by taking your case to trial if necessary. At every stage of the legal process, you can trust our team to stand behind you.