At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our Georgia personal injury attorneys know explosions, fires, and burn injuries occur more often than most people think throughout the state. While factory and home explosions are often highlighted on the evening news, other lesser-publicized incidents can lead to significant injuries and tragic fatalities, too.
Here, we discuss common incidents that lead to explosions, fires, and burn injuries that may require legal help for survivors and surviving family members.
What are Some Common Causes of Explosion, Fire, and Burn Injuries in Georgia?
Georgia has a significant industrial presence, including manufacturing plants, chemical facilities, and construction sites. This comes with dangers, like explosions from equipment malfunctions, chemical spills, or factory fires, which can lead to severe burn injuries among workers and nearby residents.
Other common causes of fires and burn injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Motor Vehicle Collisions
Traffic crashes involving fuel tank explosions, electrical fires, or collisions with hazardous materials transport vehicles can result in burn injuries to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
- Residential and Commercial Building Fires
Fires in residential and commercial buildings can result from cooking mishaps, electrical faults, heating equipment malfunctions, intentional acts, or smoking-related incidents.
These fires can cause burns to occupants and firefighters and may lead to fatalities.
When individuals are hurt or killed in fires or other circumstances that could have been prevented — like industrial explosions, automobile collisions, or building fires — our skilled personal injury lawyers in Georgia can help you determine which party, or combination of parties, are at fault so we can pursue their insurance coverage for your complete financial recovery need.
Burn injuries are Often Associated with Increased Recovery Costs
Burn injuries typically require extensive medical treatment, including initial emergency care, hospitalization, surgeries such as skin grafts, rehabilitation, and ongoing outpatient care. The treatment may involve specialists such as burn surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, and psychologists to address both physical and psychological aspects of recovery, making the costs associated with their treatment higher than other injuries.
This includes the costs associated with:
- Lengthy Hospital Stays.
- Specialized Equipment and Supplies.
- Rehabilitation and Therapy.
- Long-Term Care.
- Lost Income and Productivity.
- Psychological and Emotional Injuries.
Burn injuries are susceptible to complications, including infections, scarring, contractures, and impaired mobility or function. Treating and managing these complications may require additional medical interventions and resources, increasing the overall cost of care that can devastate anyone’s finances. If you or your family is facing these elevated costs because of another person or party’s negligence, we want to help.
Contact our skilled Georgia personal injury lawyers and support team at Ashby Thelen Lowry today at (404) 777-7771 to schedule a free consultation to ensure your rights are protected so you can make informed decisions about the direction of your claim.