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Cedar Rapids Burn Injuries Lawyers
When considering the hazards presented by an automobile crash, it is easy to forget some of the most devastating effects simply because they are less frequently encountered. The gasoline, oil, fluids, and upholstery create a highly flammable danger zone that can easily be set off by a forceful impact. A single spark can trigger an eruption of flames and an explosion that can leave an accident victim with intensely painful burns.
The medical care that is required to treat burn injuries is likely to exceed the coverage limits on the insurance policies involved, so to help ensure that you do not have to shoulder the burden of staggering medical bills on your own, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit. Contact the Cedar Rapids burn injury lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 to learn more about your legal options.
Harmful Effects of Burn Injuries
Severe burns can result from mere seconds of intense exposure to heat. It is easy to understand then, how quickly damage can be inflicted when an individual is trapped inside a burning car and his or her skin comes into direct contact with searing metal or flames. These injuries can have a number of harmful effects, including or leading to the following:
- Painful Skin Graft Surgeries
- Loss of Sensation
- Permanent Disfigurement
- Emotional Trauma
- Infections (which may prove fatal or require amputation of a limb)
We understand that you will likely need financial resources over and above those available through insurance benefits to contend with the high cost of your medical care and other issues with which you may be facing as a result of your burn injuries. Contact a Cedar Rapids burn injury lawyer from Leehey Olson Law, P.C., today at (319) 294-4424 to schedule a free consultation.