According to the American Burn Association, each year in the United States, 1.1 million burn injuries require medical attention. A burn is defined as tissue damage caused by a variety of agents, such as heat or chemicals. Most common burns are caused by:
- Automobile Accidents
- Gas and other Flammable Liquid Fuel Explosions
- Scalding/ Hot Water
- Electrical Accidents
- Industrial Accidents
- Gasoline Spills
- Building Fires
- Defective Candles
- Lighters & Matches
Seriously burned patients often need focused and expert care to deal with the long-term physical and psychological affects of their injuries. Our firm understands that your goals or those of a loved one after going through such trauma are to get your medical bills paid and covered, make sure you do not suffer financially through any lost wages, and make sure your insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your injury.
Our experienced attorneys will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.
At Levin & Perconti, our attorneys have successfully handled numerous burn injury cases and recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including a $2.3 million settlement for a family whose two young children suffered severe burns and whose third child, a three-month-old infant, was killed in a fire that broke out in a Chicago Housing Authority building. The CHA had allowed rear entrances to be blocked, allowed batteries to be removed from smoke detectors, and failed to sufficiently inspect and maintain an electrical outlet.
If you live in the Illinois and you or a loved one has been experienced a burn injury, contact us online or call us at 877-374-1417 or 312-332-2872 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.