Common Causes Of Explosions Or Fires
There are many different potential causes of both explosion and fire injuries, some of which include the following:
- Car or truck collisions;
- Demolition sites;
- Faulty appliances or electrical wiring;
- Brush or trash fires;
- Homemade explosives;
- Mining operations;
- Chemical reactions.
Of course, there are many other ways these accidents can occur and result in devastating and often life-changing injuries.
The Devastating Effects Of Burn Injuries
These burn injuries often require extensive medical treatment and, according to the American Burn Association (ABA), tens of thousands of people required extended hospitalization or stays in burn centers for long-term treatment of injuries. Such treatment can include skin grafts, infection control, surgeries, and much more.
Burns not only often cause extreme physical pain for victims but can result in scarring, disfigurement, and emotional issues. Burn victims often have their life significantly changed due to their injuries and may be left with permanent impairments or disabilities that keep them from working.
Common Blast Injuries
In addition to burn injuries, explosions can result in many other serious and life-changing injuries, including:
- Penetrating injuries and puncture wounds from debris and projectiles;
- Blunt trauma;
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Pulmonary damage;
- Eye and ear injuries;
- Internal hemorrhage;
All of these injuries generally require emergency trauma care and a lengthy term of treatment. Many blast victims never fully recover from their injuries.
Consult With An Experienced Portland Explosion And Fire Accident Attorney
Accidents involving explosions or fires can leave victims facing not only a painful and lengthy physical recovery process but also facing significant financial struggles due to medical bills, lost income, and more.
If your burn injuries occurred due to the negligence of another person or company, you deserve to recover for every dollar of your losses and the Johnston Law Firm will help protect your rights to full and just compensation. Explosion and fire accident lawyer Marc A. Johnston has been fighting for the rights of injured individuals throughout Oregon for more than a decade. With extensive trial experience, he will never hesitate to take you case all the way to the courtroom if necessary to ensure you obtain the full amount to cover your losses. Please call our office at 503-546-3167 for a free consultation today.
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