North Dakota Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Burn Victims and Their Families since 1979
Personal injury representation you can trust after a burn injury
Fire-related accidents are traumatic, leaving behind physical and mental scars. When these accidents result in death, a grieving family must suffer the emotional pain of losing a loved one. At Larson Law Firm P.C., our compassionate North Dakota burn injury lawyers understand that you need time to properly heal from your injuries and personal loss. That is why we treat each client like a person and not a case file. As your strongest legal allies, we go after negligent parties and insurance companies to get the fair monetary compensation that you and your family deserve.
Burn injury classification and statistics
As reported by a National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care survey, 486,000 people received medical treatment in hospital emergency room departments for their burn injuries during 2015. In addition, 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 1,498. The National Fire Protection Association stated that 78% of fire fatalities occurred in homes. These troubling statistics demonstrate the high risk of burn injuries, and unfortunately, far too many of these incidents are caused by someone’s negligence.
The medical profession generally classifies burn injuries, according to the degree and severity of the burn, into the following three categories:
- First-degree burn. With a first-degree burn, the outer lay of skin may appear red, but no blisters are present.
- Second-degree burn. A second-degree burn may damage both outer and inner layers of skin, causing pain, redness, blistering and swelling.
- Third-degree burn. With a third-degree burn, the skin may appear white or charred, with damage to both outer and inner layers of skin. Tissue and nerve damage is also common with third-degree burns.
Knowledgeable North Dakota burn injury lawyers know that severe burn injuries often present with additional complications. Victims may require extensive skin grafts or experience painful nerve damage. These injuries also carry a great risk of fatal infection and life-altering disfigurement. No matter the severity of your burn injuries, you deserve full monetary compensation for your pain and suffering. Rely on Larson Law Firm. Our catastrophic injury lawyers understand that each case is unique, and we take the time to thoroughly review your circumstance to help you toward successfully resolving your injury claim.
Reliable representation for various burn injury causes
Burn injuries can result from various types of accidents. Our experienced North Dakota burn injury lawyers have seen numerous types of burn accident cases, including:
- Household burns, such as hot metal objects, steam or fireplace injuries
- Electrical malfunctions
- Industrial accidents
- Firework malfunctions
- Inadequate fire safety measures by property owners
In North Dakota, severe burn injuries often occur 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. These types of fire are extremely dangerously because of the high volume of fuel and heat.
Count on North Dakota burn injury lawyers with nearly four decades of experience
At Larson Law Firm P.C., our skilled North Dakota burn injury lawyers understand the devastating effect that burn injury medical expenses place on you and your family members, but you don’t have to pay the painful price for another party’s negligence. In addition to the financial cost, the physical and mental consequences of a burn injury can be devastating. Complete our contact form or call us at 701-484-4878 to schedule a free initial consultation. From our offices in Minot, Bismarck and Fargo, we are proud to represent clients throughout Ward, Williams, McKenzie, Pierce and Mountrail Counties.
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