What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Jacksonville Burn Injuries Attorney

Explosions and fires are a serious risk in a major car accident. When a car engine is sufficiently damaged, highly flammable fluids can leak onto heated parts, or sparks can fly into the gas tank. The results can be a catastrophe for passengers and any bystanders in the area.

At the offices of Jacksonville burn injury lawyer Don Guthrie, PA, we care about people who have been badly burned in car accidents. We know that recovery from severe burns is a slow and very painful process, and we want to help burn victims in any way we can. Call our offices at 904-296-1088 to learn about the legal services we offer to car accident victims.

Burn Injury Treatments and Complications

Anyone who has suffered a burn injury in a car accident needs immediate medical treatment. This is especially true for third and fourth degree burns, which damage layers of tissue beneath the skin, such as muscles, ligaments, and even bones. Although first and second degree burns only affect the outer layers of skin, they can still be very painful.

Burn injuries from car accidents are usually severe and cover a large area of the body. When this occurs, the patient is in danger of many potential medical complications. Patients may go into shock or experience respiratory problems, especially if their lungs or chests have been hurt. Hospital workers will take many steps to protect the patient’s health, including:

  • Ensuring that the patient can breathe well
  • Keeping the injured area clean and bandaged
  • Managing the patient’s pain levels
  • Monitoring the patient for signs of infection
  • Providing the patient with adequate fluids and oxygen

These procedures can all be very costly, especially if the patient is hospitalized for a long period of time. If you or a loved one has suffered a severe burn in a car accident, a Jacksonville burn injury lawyer can help you receive the insurance compensation you need.

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment with Jacksonville burn injury attorney Don Guthrie, PA, contact our offices at 904-296-1088.

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