Fremont Burn Injury Attorney
Located 35 miles northwest of Omaha, Fremont offers access to big city amenities while maintaining an independent rural community flavor. Fremont’s Fire Department was established in the late 1860s -- third in the state of Nebraska. In 2021, the department responded to 293 fire emergencies, as stated in its annual report. Firefighters extinguished 42 working fires, with an average response time of two minutes 40 seconds. The leading causes of fires in Fremont were electrical and equipment failure. Building fires are a leading cause of severe burns.
If you or a family member has suffered burn injuries through someone else’s negligence, consult with an experienced Fremont personal injury lawyer about your legal options. You may have a claim for compensation against the responsible party. At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we are compassionate listeners and effective legal professionals. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Founding attorney Jason Bottlinger was named among the top 20 personal injury attorneys serving the Omaha area by Expertise.com.
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Burn injuries can be thermal, electrical, chemical, or caused by radiation. Types of accidents that can cause severe burns include:
- Building fires: Occupants of a burning building can suffer serious burn injuries. Fire and flames are the admission cause for 43% of burn victims admitted to burn centers, according to the American Burn Association (ABA).
- Gas explosions: The gases used for heating are explosive. These include natural gas, propane, butane, and methane. Gas explosions can result from defective equipment, damaged gas lines, or improper installation of equipment.
- Motor vehicle collisions: Although electric vehicles are the future, most cars today run on gasoline. A collision can cause gas to leak and ignite, catching the car on fire and seriously injuring its occupants.
- Defective consumer products: Batteries, battery-powered products, vaping devices, portable heaters, electric blankets, and kitchen appliances can cause burn injuries and fires when they malfunction. Manufacturers of defective products may be held liable for injuries their products cause.
Burns are categorized into three main degrees:
- First-degree burns: A superficial burn injury that affects only the epidermis (outer layer of skin) is classified as first-degree. Symptoms are a red and painful burn site with no blisters.
- Second-degree burns: When the injury affects the epidermis and part of the dermis (deeper layer of skin) it is partial thickness or second-degree burn. The site is red and blistered and may be swollen and painful.
- Third-degree burns: Full-thickness or third-degree burns occur when the epidermis and dermis are destroyed. (If the injury affects underlying muscles, tendons, and bones, it may be called a fourth-degree burn.) Signs of third-degree burns include a site that appears white or charred and loss of sensation in the burned area because nerve endings are destroyed.
While minor burns typically heal on their own, severe burn injuries may require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. Victims may need complex wound care, skin grafting, pain medications, physical therapy, cosmetic reconstruction, and occupational therapy for assistance with daily living. Damages in a claim for compensation may include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning potential, scarring and disfigurement, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other losses.
Contact Bottlinger Law L.L.C. for skilled representation in Fremont burn injury cases. Our legal team works tirelessly to get you the compensation you need to pull your life together.
Jason Bottlinger has been awarded membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an honor bestowed only on attorneys who have won multi-million dollar settlements, verdicts, or awards for their clients.
Call us at (402) 505-8234 to learn more today.
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