Burn Injury Lawyer in Omaha, Nebraska
Rensch & Rensch Law are burn injury lawyers in Omaha, Nebraska who work closely with victims and families whose lives have been impacted by serious injury. Our personal injury lawyers may be able to help you and your family seek damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Burn injuries can be among the most painful injuries individuals can experience. These injuries can be disfiguring and can lead to major losses. Insurance companies may be responsible for paying for your medical costs and other losses. However, sometimes insurance companies might use formulas or estimates that may not always reflect your actual losses. If your burn injuries were the result of a vehicle defect, you and your family may be overwhelmed about the prospect of seeking damages from a major vehicle manufacturer. Even a lawsuit involving a negligent individual can be complex. If you or your family are struggling following a burn injury, Rensch & Rensch Law are personal injury lawyers in Omaha, Nebraska who may be able to help you seek damages for your losses.
Types of Burns and Treatment
Burn injuries are classified by “degrees.” The most minor kind of burn is a first-degree burn. Second and third-degree burns are more severe and generally require medical treatment. First-degree burns generally heal on their own and may not necessarily require medical treatment. But, if you get a first-degree burn that covers more than three inches of your skin, a first-degree burn on a joint, or a first degree burn on your face, you may want to seek medical attention to prevent infection, promote healing, and prevent scarring.
Second-degree burns are more serious than first degree burns and can result in blisters forming on the skin. These burns can lead to scarring. Second-degree burns can also be prone to infection. To promote healing, patients and doctors need to keep the wound clean and change bandages frequently. In some cases, skin grafts may be required. Second-degree burns can be incredibly painful and pain management may be required. In fact, second-degree burns can be among one of the most painful experiences because, while the skin is damaged, the nerves may not have been damaged. Pain management with this type of burn is important to prevent post-traumatic stress disorder
Third-degree burns are among the most severe burns patients can experience. These burns may not be the most painful, because the damage to the skin can be so serious that the nerves are damaged. Patients may require skin grafts and surgical interventions. These kinds of burns can almost always leave patients with scars. These burns can take longer to heal and, depending on where they are located on the body, they can impact movement, speech (if the burn is on the face or lips), and other daily life tasks.
Even a first-degree burn can seriously impact your life. Burns can be incredibly painful and can interfere with your ability to sleep, your ability to work, your ability to care for your children, and can impact all aspects of your life. Victims and their families might be entitled to seek damages for these losses. For example, if you miss time from work, you may lose out on wages and may struggle to pay bills. If you are your family’s primary caretaker for your children, you may need to hire babysitters, which can be an unexpected expense. Rensch & Rensch Law are personal injury lawyers in Omaha, Nebraska who can help burn injury victims and their families seek damages following an injury.
The immediate care for a burn injury may involve skin grafts, infection prevention, and wound care. In the long-term, patients may require additional surgeries, physical therapy, and some patients may require long-term nursing care, especially if the burn was deep or resulted in limb loss, muscle loss, or bone loss. Burn injuries can be disfiguring injuries, which can impact a person’s self-concept, self-esteem, and mood. Individuals recovering from these injuries may need counseling in addition to physical therapy and rehabilitation. These services can sometimes be costly. If you and your family are struggling after suffering a burn injury, contact Rensch & Rensch Law, personal injury attorneys in Omaha, Nebraska today for a free initial consultation. Our lawyers may be able to help you seek damages for your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Causes of Car Accident Fires
While car accident fires are rare, when they do occur, they can be devastating for victims involved. Car accident fires can occur due to collisions. They can also occur if a vehicle has a defect. Vehicles are required to have adequate fire-prevention measures. When cars have defects, the risk of fire can be increased. When car owners fail to properly maintain their vehicles, they can also increase the risk that their cars might burst into flames. If you have been in an accident where the other driver’s vehicle burst into flames, resulting in your burns, the personal injury lawyers at Rensch & Rensch Law can review the accident and see whether the other driver’s negligence in the accident or in maintaining his or her vehicle may have resulted in the fire. For example, spilled oil, blown fuses, electrical issues, or broken or loose hoses can lead to vehicle fires. It is every driver’s responsibility to not only drive safely, but also to perform regular vehicle maintenance. If you have been hurt in a car accident fire, you may have rights under the law. For example, you may be entitled to seek damages from negligent drivers, their insurers, from car manufacturers if your vehicle had a defect, and from negligent parties who failed to maintain their vehicles.
Seek Justice Today
Rensch & Rensch Law are personal injury attorneys in Omaha, Nebraska who can help you protect your rights if you have suffered burn injuries following a car accident. You may have the right to make a claim for your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages, but you may only have a limited amount of time to make a claim. Contact Rensch & Rensch Law today for a free initial consultation, during which we can review your accident claim and help you understand your rights. We can offer you an honest assessment of your case and help you take the next steps.