Papillion and La Vista Burn Injury Attorney
Papillion and La Vista are two cities located only three miles apart that share the same school system. As of 2021, Papillion’s population was 24,105, and La Vista’s population was 16,648, totaling 40,753. Both cities are located approximately 20 minutes away from Omaha. The Papillion Fire Department has been providing fire, EMS, and rescue services to La Vista residents since 2014. When fires or explosions occur, Papillion and La Vista residents can suffer serious burn injuries.
If you or your loved one has been severely burned in a Papillion-La Vista accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have a claim for compensation. At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim. Head attorney Jason Bottlinger has over 15 years of legal experience and fights fiercely for every client. Our firm is known for honesty, integrity, and a Midwest work ethic. We offer years of experience, diligence, and compassion.
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Burns are classified into three degrees, according to the severity of the injury.
- First-degree: Superficial or first-degree burns involve damage only to the epidermis – the outer layer of skin. The burn site is red and painful but not blistered.
- Second-degree: Partial thickness or second-degree burns occur when the damage affects the epidermis and part of the dermis – the deeper layer of skin. The burn site is red and blistered. It may also be painful and swollen.
- Third-degree: Full-thickness or third-degree burns are the most serious. The damage destroys the epidermis and the dermis. Symptoms include a white or charred appearance and loss of feeling because of destroyed nerve endings. When damage affects underlying muscles, tendons, and bones, burn injuries are referred to as fourth degree. Third- and fourth-degree burns require specialized medical treatment and rehabilitation.
Burn injuries can be caused by fire and flames, scalding, contact with hot surfaces, electricity, and chemicals. Types of incidents that can cause severe burns include:
- Traffic crashes: Burn injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions require special care because they are usually severe and associated with other injuries. When a fuel tank ruptures or a gas leak develops after a crash, a spark can start a fire in the vehicle, injuring occupants.
- Building fires: Many residential fires are caused by heating equipment and electrical problems. In 2015-2019, wiring, lighting, cords, plugs, or other electrical or lighting equipment were involved in an estimated 32,620 home fires in the U.S., as reported by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
- Defective products: Certain types of consumer products can start fires or cause serious burns when they malfunction. These products include kitchen appliances, portable heaters, electric blankets, vaping devices, batteries, and battery-powered devices.
- Gas explosions: Natural gas, propane, butane, and methane are commonly used for heating. Gas explosions can occur when equipment is defective or improperly installed and when gas lines are damaged.
Damages can be extensive in burn injury cases. Victims may require skin grafting, cosmetic reconstruction, complex wound care, pain medications, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. It is important to speak to an experienced Papillion-La Vista burn injury attorney as soon as possible.
We have a history of success for our clients at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. Our Papillion-La Vista personal injury lawyer is personally committed to every client and believes hard work and honesty go a long way. 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.
If you have suffered severe burn injuries in an accident that was not your fault, contact us at (402) 505-8234, and let’s see how we can help.
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