Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers Discuss Catastrophic Burn Injuries in Georgia


April 30, 2015

Burns that are experienced by car accident victims after a fire breaks out at the scene can be devastating, especially since they often result in serious and disfiguring injuries and horrible pain. When a person involved in a car accident has sustained burns arising from the crash, it is imperative to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you think that your injuries are minor, failing to obtain treatment may have severe consequences, including chronic pain, infection, and permanent scarring.

Generally speaking, fires that erupt from vehicles occur more frequently than you think. According to the American Burn Association, several thousand people sustain burns each year across the United States arising from vehicle accidents, with hundreds succumbing to these types of injuries. Specifically, the main sources of vehicle related burns result from engines that become too hot, as well as fuel tanks that leak or are punctured and tires that overheat after becoming overly worn. As experienced Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys, we represent auto accident victims, including those who were seriously burned due to defective and poorly designed car parts, such as its engine, transmission, and brake systems. In other words, many car fires erupt as a result of faulty wiring and improperly designed fuel tanks that ignite during a collision.

A significant amount of friction and heat are caused when a car is struck by another vehicle or object. When sparks start flying as a result of the collision, it is not surprising that sometimes fires erupt. Cars contain numerous flammable liquids, as well as solids, including various interior parts of the vehicle (i.e. fabrics, etc.).

Many times the cause of burn injuries resulting from a vehicle accident can be extremely difficult to prove in a court of law, which is why it is important to work with a law firm that has the necessary skills and resources to handle catastrophic injury cases.

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Contact Montlick & Associates for your free consultation to learn how we can help you recover all the compensation you deserve. For more than 30 years, the Atlanta Auto Accident Lawyers at Montlick & Associates have worked hard for their clients as part of their goal to be the best personal injury law firm in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. We have been successfully representing those who sustain serious injuries in car, truck, motorcycle and bus accidents, including burn-related injuries, throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over thirty years, including but not limited to all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.

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Category: Auto Accidents

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