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Cedar Rapids Flame Burn Lawyer
Flame burns are easily avoided with the use of basic safety precautions. However, sometimes moments of carelessness or negligence may result in an exposed flame that poses a threat to all who are nearby. These fires have the potential to cause painful and very serious injuries to anyone in the surrounding area. Sometimes, these injuries can be severe enough to cost someone’s life.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a flame burn caused by a defective product or an individual’s negligence, then you may have the right to receive compensation for your losses. The Cedar Rapids flame burn lawyers at Leehey Olson Law, P.C., can help you determine who is responsible for your injury and take the proper legal action. Call (319) 294-4424 to schedule a free consultation.
Flame Burn Injuries
Flame burns have the potential to be very severe, depending on the length of exposure to the flame and the fire’s strength. Burn injuries are typically classified according to “degrees,” and are defined in the following manner:
- First Degree Burns: Burn on the outer skin layer only; not life-threatening and victims see only minor damage
- Second Degree Burns: Burn that reaches to lower layers of the skin; can harm sweat glands and hair follicles and leave the victim with minor scarring
- Third Degree Burns: Burn that chars all layers of the skin and the blood vessels below; results in serious scarring and, if extensive enough, can be life-threatening
These injuries have the potential to render an individual permanently disfigured or handicapped. In the most severe cases, victims run the risk of losing their lives.
Causes of Flame Burns
Flame burns are caused by open fires, which may result from any of the following:
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Fireworks accidents
- Accidents in the kitchen
- Car accidents
- Defective products
- Failure to watch open flames in candles or cigarettes
Sometimes, flame burns are the result of someone else’s negligence. Manufacturing defects or carelessness when cooking are examples of negligence that may result in burn injuries.
If you have suffered a flame burn injury, then you may have the right to claim damages. Contact a Cedar Rapids flame burn lawyer from Leehey Olson Law, P.C., today at (319) 294-4424 to discuss your legal options.