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Get The Legal Counsel You Need After A Burn Injury

Burns can cause severe pain and suffering, and leave permanent scars and disfigurement. In addition to physical pain, financial strain can also result. Many burn victims are forced to miss work while treating their injuries. Lost wages and large medical bills can make it hard to make ends meet. If you’ve been injured by a burn-causing accident, there is help. Our Billings lawyers understand the challenges you face.

At Towe, Ball, Mackey, Sommerfeld & Turner, PLLP, our legal team helps clients throughout eastern Montana recover the compensation they need to pay for medical treatments, pay their bills and support their families.

Obtaining Compensation For All Types Of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can result from many types of accidents, car and truck accidents, oil field accidents and medical malpractice. There are various ways that a burn can result from an accident. The types of burns we commonly see after accidents include:

  • Heat or thermal burns: These are the most common types of burns. They result from contact between skin and a flame, hot object, steam or hot liquid.
  • Electrical burns: This type of burn is caused by contact with a source that has electricity running through it — like an electrical cord or appliance — or by lightning.
  • Chemical burns: When certain chemicals — in solid, gas or liquid form — come into contact with skin, they cause a burn. Burn-causing chemicals exist in household and industrial settings.
  • Friction burn: These burns occur when skin is scraped across a hard surface. Typically, both an abrasion and a heat burn will occur. An example of a friction burn is road rash, a common injury in motorcycle accidents.

If you have suffered a burn injury, including those caused by a fire, an explosion or by a chemical burn, we can help.

Burns are classified by degrees. A first-degree burn affects the first layer of skin. A second-degree burn injures the skin from the second to deeper layers. Third-degree burns, which always require medical attention, occur when all layers of skin and the tissue beneath the skin are burned. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about burn injuries and have helped clients with all types and degrees of injuries get thorough compensation for their injuries.

Let An Experienced Lawyer Fight For Your Recovery

A burn injury can upend your life as you have known it. You need caring, effective legal counsel. At Towe, Ball, Mackey, Sommerfeld & Turner, PLLP, insurance companies know we are serious about getting our clients the compensation they deserve.

Our attorneys are experienced and skilled litigators. We have taken cases all the way to the Montana Supreme Court. We approach every case as if trial were inevitable and prepare our clients’ cases accordingly. Because insurance companies know our attorneys are ready to go to trial, they often come to the bargaining table with larger compensation offers that make the time and costs of litigation unnecessary.

If you experienced burn injuries after an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages and medical costs. Reach out to the Billings burn injury attorneys at Towe, Ball, Mackey, Sommerfeld & Turner, PLLP, today for a free initial consultation. Email us or call our law office at 406-534-0288 or toll-free at 800-838-3083.