South Carolina Burn Injury Attorneys
People suffer severe burn injuries from contact with flames, scalding liquids, electrical current, radiation and exposure to industrial chemicals. Serious burn injuries can cause intense pain and can leave disfiguring scars. Burn victims who inhale smoke may experience breathing difficulties. A burn injury survivor may require a lengthy stay in a hospital or specialized burn treatment center, need multiple surgeries and miss months of work or school.
At David Blackwell Law, our skilled and compassionate legal team in Indian Land and Lancaster have extensive experience helping burn injury victims seek compensation when another’s negligence caused the accident resulting in a burn. Our law firm concentrates on representing people for the right reasons and working to make our community a safer place to live. You should not be saddled with medical bills if someone else was responsible for your burn injury.
We seek to offer encouragement to our clients that there is a path forward after a serious injury, with the guidance of a caring attorney. We represent burn injury patients and their families in Lancaster, Indian Land, Heath Springs, Kershaw, Buford, Van Wyck, Fort Mill, and communities and throughout South Carolina. If you have a valid burn injury claim, we will fight to take care of you, no matter the expense to us. Call us for a free consultation to explore your legal options with a burn injury attorney. Contact attorney David Blackwell to find out how we may help.
South Carolina Burn Injury Statistics
South Carolina ranked fifth nationally in deaths from burn injuries and fires in the most recent year for which data is available, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
The state recorded 85 deaths, 263 hospitalizations and 263 emergency room visits due to fire, burns and smoke inhalation.
The cost of hospitalization and emergency room visits for treatment of non-fatal burn injuries in South Carolina is $22 million a year.
Nationwide, burn injuries are a leading cause of accidental death and injury, according to the American Burn Association.
Most of the serious burn injuries treated in burn centers occur in the home.