The trucker, trucking company, or other party that caused your truck wreck owed you a duty of care. They had a duty to use reasonable care to keep you safe, and they failed to do that. That failure led to your physically painful, emotionally devastating, and financially expensive burn injuries.
How Did This Happen?
Any vehicle crash can result in a fire or an explosion. However, trucks present unique risks. A fire or an explosion could result from a truck collision because of:
- The truck’s large fuel tank.
- The toxic or flammable cargo that the truck is carrying.
- A problem with the truck’s electrical system.
A fire or an explosion that results from a truck wreck could result in different degrees of burn injuries. First-degree burns are the least serious type of burn and may heal without medical intervention. Second-degree burns may cause blistering and pain through two levels of skin; medical intervention may be able to allow faster and better healing. Third-degree burns can result in scarring, dead tissue, and nerve damage. They require extensive medical treatment and may require surgery. In some cases, third-degree burns can be fatal.
Living With a Burn Injury Following a Truck Accident
Every burn injury is unique. A burn injury recovery depends on the severity of the burn, how much skin was burned, and the location of the burn. Serious burns may require:
- Extensive hospitalization.
- Skin grafts.
- Pain medication.
- Antibiotics to prevent infection.
- Other medical treatment.
You may be unable to work during treatment, and you may be left with permanent scarring or disfigurement as a result of your injuries.
Protecting Your Recovery After a Truck Accident Burn Injury
You deserve to make a fair recovery for your past, current, and future damages after any type of truck accident injury. This includes your medical expenses, your lost income, your physical pain, your emotional suffering, and any other damages that you’ve incurred as a result of your burn injuries.
To find out who may be responsible for paying your damages and about how to secure your recovery you need to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney, please contact us online or call us directly at 800.800.5678 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.