Bennington Burn Injury Lawyer
Located just 10 miles from Omaha, Bennington is a fast-growing suburb that maintains a safe, small-town atmosphere. Most of the neighborhoods are planned communities developed within the past two decades. Bennington Fire & Rescue is a combination fire department with both paid and volunteer members. Fires can and do happen in Bennington. For example, in April 2023, a blaze broke out at a home near North HWS Cleveland Boulevard and Ida, with propane tanks exploding in the garage.
Residential fires are a common cause of burn injuries. Victims can also suffer severe burns in automobile collisions, gas explosions, and other incidents. If you or your loved one has suffered a burn injury because of someone else’s negligence, contact Bottlinger Law L.L.C. for the dedicated legal representation you deserve. Head attorney Jason Bottlinger can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim. We are compassionate listeners and effective litigators who have recovered millions for our clients.
Call a Bennington burn accident attorney at (402) 505-8234 to schedule a free consultation. Let us help you on the road to recovery.
Worldwide, 11 million burn injuries occur every year, 180,000 of which are fatal, as stated in a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Common causes include:
- Residential fires: In a recent year, 2,745 people in the U.S. died in residential fires, as reported by the American Burn Association (ABA). Building fires can be started by faulty electrical wiring, defective appliances, faulty lighting equipment, and portable heaters.
- Motor vehicle collisions: A vehicle crash can cause gasoline spills. Gas can ignite, causing a vehicle to burst into flames and seriously injuring its occupants. In a recent year, an estimated 212,500 vehicle fires caused 560 deaths and 1,500 injuries in the U.S., as stated by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
- Defective products: Consumer products should be safe when used for the purpose for which they were intended. Defective products can overheat, burn, start fires, and cause severe injuries to users. Manufacturers and all parties along the chain of manufacture may be held liable when defective products injure consumers.
- Gas explosions: When gas leaks in the presence of a spark or flame, a gas explosion can occur. Natural gas, propane, methane, and butane are commonly used for heating purposes. When gas-operated equipment is defective, gas lines are damaged, or gas appliances are not properly installed, it can cause an explosion and severe burns.
Burns can be thermal, chemical, or electrical and can vary widely in severity. Overall, burn injuries are not to be taken lightly and can cause serious damage. Burn injuries are categorized in degrees, including:
- First-degree burns: These are the least severe burns, affecting only the epidermis, the outer layer of skin. Typically, first-degree burns do not require medical attention and will heal on their own.
- Second-degree burns. Burn injuries that penetrate the epidermis to reach the dermis, the deeper layer of skin, are categorized as second-degree. The site will appear red and blistered and may be painful and swollen.
- Third-degree burns: Also referred to as full-thickness burns, third-degree burns destroy the epidermis and the dermis and may damage underlying muscles, tendons, and bones. Burn sites appear white or charred. Nerve endings are destroyed, leaving the victim with no feeling in the area. Third-degree burns are severe injuries that often require extensive, specialized medical treatment.
If your burn injury was caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another, don’t hesitate to seek the guidance of an experienced Bennington personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation for your injury and losses, such as medical expenses and time missed from work.
At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., our Bennington legal team provides effective representation with honesty, integrity, and a strong Midwest work ethic. Founding attorney Jason Bottlinger has been named among the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 and awarded membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
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