Minot Fire and Burn Injury Attorneys
Representing North Dakota burn victims and their families for more than 35 years
Fire and burn injuries have catastrophic results on your life as you face an uncertain future filled expensive medical bills and months of rehabilitation. According to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care survey, in 2015 486,000 people received medical treatment in hospital emergency room departments for their burn injuries. The National Safety Council reported that in the United States, the odds of a person dying from exposure to fire, flames or smoke is 1 in 1,442 and the National Fire Protection Association stated that 78% of fire fatalities occurred in homes.
It’s not fair that you have to suffer the traumatic aftermath of a fire accident, and the emotional pain is even greater if you tragically lose a family member. We understand that you need time to properly grieve and heal from your injuries and personal loss. Our Minot fire and burn injury attorneys are always on your side and treat you like a person and not a case file. As your strongest legal allies, we go after negligent parties and insurance companies to get you fair monetary compensation that you and your family deserve.
Main causes of fires in North Dakota
According to the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, 1,800 fire incidents are reported each year in the state. Smoking and household appliances such as stoves and ovens are the top causes of residential fires in the United States. Burn injuries are often caused by external thermal heat source such as:
- Open flame from a fireplace or candle
- Hot metal object such as a cooking pan
- Wet heat from steam or hot liquids
- Radiation and chemical burns
In North Dakota, fire and burn injuries are even more common due to the hazardous working conditions found in the oil fields. Toxic, flammable gas often causes oil explosions and flash fires. Oil well fires occur when a spark makes contact with pressurized gas and are extremely dangerously because of the high volume of fuel and heat. Other causes of fires include:
- Kitchen and cooking accidents
- Car accidents
- Electrical malfunctions
- Lightning strikes
- Holiday trees, lights and decorations
- Children who accidentally start fires with matches
Catastrophic burn injuries not only cause permanent physical damage but the emotional impact of your injuries takes a huge emotional toll on your life. And plastic and reconstruction surgery, physical and speech therapy, and in-home nursing care are costly procedures that drain your finances.
We understand that devastating medical expenses places a huge burden on you and family members, but you don’t have to pay the painful price for another party’s negligence. Count on North Dakota’s leading burn injury attorneys to ease your stress and recover full compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of income.
What are the different types of burn injuries?
Fire and burn injuries are broken down into four main categories according to the degree and severity of the burn:
- First degree burn: the outer lay of skin is red but no blisters are present
- Second degree burn: partial or full skin thickness and damages both outer and inner layers of skin – causes pain, redness, blistering, and swelling
- Third degree burn: full skin thickness and skin appears white or charred – damages both outer and inner layers of skin and causes tissue and nerve damage
No matter the severity of your burn injuries, you are entitled to full monetary compensation for your pain and suffering. Rely on the experience and knowledge of our Minot fire and burn injury attorneys. We understand that each case is unique and we take the time to thoroughly review our case and successfully resolve your injury claim.
Trust our North Dakota injury lawyers to get the results you deserve.
Our skilled legal team has more than 35 years of experience representing and winning personal injury cases in Minot and throughout North Dakota. If you lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident or suffer from debilitating injuries, contact our burn injury attorneys today to discuss your case. For your convenience, we offer personal home and hospital visits. To set up your free consultation, call us today at 701-484-HURT or fill out the secure form online.