Most of our readers in the Atlanta area are probably used to seeing the aftermath of car accidents on the side of the road. After all, the Atlanta metro area is a huge traffic hub in the southeastern United States, so traffic levels are always high and, as a result, accidents are bound to happen. Although most car accidents are so-called “fender benders,” the reality is that sometimes, these crashes leave those involved facing life-altering injuries. Burn injuries, in particular, can be catastrophic for anyone.
Serious burn injuries may require intensive medical treatment for weeks or even months after the accident that caused them. Car accident victims who suffer from burn injuries may even need to go to specialized burn centers to receive expert levels of medical care. There may be a need for a multitude of medications or topical skin treatments, and even surgery—or multiple surgeries—may be required.
However, even after the burn injuries are treated, in all likelihood, these injured victims will also have scars for life from the effects of the injuries. With all of the pain, time and financial resources involved in treatment for burn injuries, it is easy to see how these types of injuries could be described as “catastrophic.”
Taking legal action
If your burn injuries were caused by a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to take legal action to attempt to recover financial compensation to cover your costs associated with the accident. Every case is different, so it is important to have the facts of your case analyzed to see if you have a potential claim.