Bronx Fires, Burns & Smoke Inhalation Attorneys
Burns are severe injuries that take weeks, even months, to heal. Burns can affect the victim’s ability to move and his or her appearance and dexterity. As dangerous and painful as burn injuries can be, the more destructive part of a fire can be the inhalation of smoke. Since symptoms of smoke inhalation are not apparent, the majority of fire-related deaths are caused by smoke inhalation. Our law firm recovered $975,000 out of a $1 million insurance policy for victims of smoke inhalation.
If you or a loved one was burned or suffered injuries as a result of smoke inhalation from a fire that was caused by another person’s negligence, the burn injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm are here to help you. We will fight hard to get you the just compensation that you deserve for the fire-related injuries you have suffered.
Cause of Fire-Related Injuries
Fires can occur almost anywhere. While some fires are accidentally caused by daily activities, such as cooking or smoking, some cases of fires are caused by negligent actions of the responsible party.
Regardless of the cause of the fire, burn and smoke inhalation injuries are painful and difficult to totally treat. If your injuries were caused by another individual’s negligent actions, you need to contact a Bronx burn injury attorney who has the requisite knowledge and experience to help you get the compensation you need.
Symptoms and Medical Complications
Burn and smoke inhalation injuries can damage the body through lack of oxygen as well as chemical exposure from the smoke. Although burns are visually apparent on the skin, smoke inhalation symptoms are usually not visible and often vary depending on the individual and the severity of the fire. Common symptoms of smoke inhalation include:
- Shortness of breath
- Color changes in the skin
- Soot in the nostrils and throat
- Hoarseness when speaking
- Psychological changes
- Fatigue and dizziness
Unfortunately, the majority of injuries associated with smoke inhalation go unnoticed unless the victim seeks medical attention following the fire. If you were involved in a fire, the Bronx fires, burns & smoke inhalation attorneys at The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm will advise you to immediately seek medical attention, regardless of whether you see any visible symptoms of smoke inhalation.
If you or a loved one has been burned in an accident, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida.
If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
Other phone numbers for us include:
1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, or 1-800-LAS-LEYES.
Please visit us at www.Work4YouLaw.com.
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