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Our Kansas City burn injury attorneys can help you secure the compensation you deserve due to the carelessness or negligence of another person. Call us at 816-842-3200.
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Kansas City Burn Injury Attorney

We know that the last thing you ever thought you would need is a Kansas City burn injury attorney. However, if the carelessness or negligence of another person has caused you or a loved one to sustain a burn injury, you may need legal assistance.

At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we are ready to step in and help. Our knowledgeable and experienced team understands these injuries and will work diligently to secure the compensation you need. Most burn injuries are preventable, so let us help you hold the person responsible accountable for their actions.

What are the statistics?

We know that the American Burn Injury Association says that around 450,000 people receive treatment for burn injuries in the hospital and ER each year. Please understand that these numbers do not reflect patients who are treated in clinics, private medical offices, or other healthcare centers.

  • Around 3,400 people are killed each year due to burn injuries.

The CDC says that burns and fires are the third leading cause of death in homes in the US.

There are four types of burns that we want to discuss today:

  • Light burns: These are caused by sunlight or UV light.
  • Thermal burns: This is caused by contact with fire, steam, heated liquids, or other sources of high heat.
  • Chemical burns: These burns are caused by contact with acid, alkali, or other chemicals.
  • Radiation burns: This is caused by contact with nuclear radiation.

Burn severity is typically classified as follows:

  • First-degree: burns affect the outer layer of skin and are mild. May result in red skin and pain.
  • Second-degree: The outer layer, as well as the dermis, is damaged. This will result in red, swollen skin and blisters. This can leave permanent change in color to your skin or leave a scar.
  • Third-degree: also known as a full thickness burn, this type of injury destroys two layers of skin. The skin may appear black, brown, white, or yellow and destroys nerve endings.
  • Fourth-degree: these are deep burns and are life-threatening. These burns destroy all layers of skin and can damage bones, muscles, and tendons.

What can happen?

The costs of burn injuries include high medical expense as well as extreme physical and psychological trauma. Many burn victims suffer from disfigurement and have trouble with mobility and movement, often struggling to perform daily functions.

What we will do to help

We know that burn injuries can be one of the hardest and most painful things to experience. If you or a loved one have sustained a burn injury due to the carelessness or negligence of another person, please seek legal assistance. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we are ready to investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need a Kanas City burn injury lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 816-945-9337.