Car fires in Wisconsin and other states are one of the most common causes of burn injuries.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that there were 164,000 highway vehicle fires, resulting in 300 deaths and 925 injuries in 2013, with a cost of $1.1 billion in direct property damage.
In a study of the U.S. highway vehicle fire problem entitled U.S. Vehicle Fire Trends and Patterns, NFPA found that, during a four year period:
At Gruber Law Offices, LLC, we help people who have suffered burn injuries in traffic accidents. An experienced Milwaukee burn injury lawyer with our firm can explain your legal options, protect your rights, and aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.
There are no costs for our services unless we win your case.
In its study of vehicle fire patterns and trends, NFPA isolated the following causes of automobile fires and deaths:
Automobiles contain flammable materials including gasoline and oil. When a leak occurs from a ruptured fuel line a fire can ignite quickly. Short circuited electrical devices, hot exhaust systems, and air bag detonators can ignite flammable materials, causing deadly vehicle fires and injuries to vehicle occupants.
Burn injuries can cause blistering, swelling, scarring, and in the most serious cases, shock and death. Serious burns can require skin grafting and cause permanent disfigurement.
Thanks to modern medicine there is a high survival rate for burn victims. As reported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there is still a high survival rate when victims suffer burns covering more than half of their bodies, though frequently with permanent impairment and scars. The medical bills for burn victims can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
If you have suffered serious burn injuries in an accident, your best course of action is to consult with a knowledgeable Milwaukee burn injury lawyer.
At Gruber Law Offices, LLC, our goal is to take stress off your shoulders, protect your rights, and aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.
If someone else was at fault for the accident that caused your burn injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Our firm has 16 attorneys, 80 support staff, and the knowledge and experience to fight even the most powerful insurance companies. Our attorneys have numerous prestigious awards, affiliations and memberships. These designations include the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, where membership is limited only to lawyers who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards, and settlements. In addition, our lawyers are honored in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America- 40 under 40, Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Wisconsin Leaders in the Law, as well as many others. We help burn victims in Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin, including Kenosha, Madison, Racine, and Waukesha.
Whether our lawyers are skillfully negotiating on your behalf or fighting for your rights in court, you can have confidence that your case is in good hands with our firm. Contact us to schedule a consultation. We are happy to meet with you in our offices, at the hospital, or in your home.