Burn Injury Lawyer

Burn injuries create more than just physical pain – they can also create financial burdens, psychological trauma, and emotional suffering. If you or a loved one has been suffering from a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, don’t hesitate to seek full compensation with the help of a skilled personal injury lawyer.

Types of Burn Injuries
The 2012 report from the American Burn Association states that 450,000 burn injuries are being treated in the United States, and the fire-related deaths pile up to 3,400 each year.

The injuries vary in degree of damage:

First degree burns are those that affect only the outer layer of the skin, also known as the epidermis. They usually appear dry and can heal in 3 to 5 days. Hospitalization may not be necessary for these burns, except when the victim needs pain control or medical care for related health issues.

Second degree burns fully damage the epidermis and pervade through to the second layer, the dermis. It can appear dry or wet, and may need skin grafting to aid in the healing.

Third degree burns destroy all skin layers, and because of this, the victim can feel no pain. However, this type of burn takes months to heal and will most likely need grafting.

Fourth degree burns are the most serious. The skin is fully destroyed and the damage extends to the muscles, blood vessels, ligaments, and even bones. This type of burn definitely needs urgent professional care.

Causes of Burn Injuries
The most obvious cause of burns is extreme heat – when the skin comes in contact with fire or hot objects. However, electrical sources, chemicals, radiation, and even friction cause many other burns. These causes should not be overlooked. Electrical injuries, for example, contribute around 1,000 deaths in the US, according to a study.

Out of the burn admissions recorded by the American Burn Association, 69% of the incidents happened at home, 9% at work, 7% on the streets, and even some 5% during recreational activities.

Many burn injuries are a result of negligence. Whether it’s a minor fault in a building’s wiring or a major fire due to an accident, you need to know that you can be compensated for your injuries and losses. This can help greatly in the physical, financial, and emotional process of recovery.

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Car Accident Attorney

Have you been injured in a car wreck in Nevada? Were you injured in the crash? What you need is an experienced lawyer to help you recover damages. Consulting with an expert car accident attorney as soon as possible after a car crash could be the wisest decision you make.

At The West Seegmiller Attorneys we have close to 30 years of experience settling millions of dollars worth of car crash claims. In fact, our firm is proud to be a member of the exclusive Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums for its high-ranking settlements obtained over the years. Whether you have fractures and cuts or more serious spinal cord and head injuries, The West Seegmiller Attorneys’s expert legal team is here to help guide you through the legal process.

Our Las Vegas auto accident lawyers will evaluate your case to determine if you are eligible for compensation for your losses. We have an extensive understanding of the laws regarding auto accidents and have experience working with insurance companies. Insurance companies will always look out for their interests first, but our law firm will always put your interests first.

Every day there are people who are injured in car crashes on our roads and freeways, but too often injured victims are reluctant to contact an attorney because they believe that insurance companies will just pay their bills. However, it’s not so easy to settle a claim with an insurance company on your own. National media outlets have documented aggressive, tactics some major insurance companies use to settle even the smallest claims. If you’ve suffered a serious injury in a traffic accident and try to negotiate a settlement by yourself, you may be making a critical mistake.

The expert lawyers at The West Seegmiller Attorneys are able to research other cases to determine what a fair and just settlement should be for each particular type of injury. We’ve successfully handled thousands of auto injury claims and we will work to obtain the highest value for each and every case. In order to determine the value of a particular car accident case an attorney will make estimates based on several factors.

  • Future medical costs
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other accident related expenses

Nevada freeways and roads are some of the busiest and most congested in the world. With the millions of cars on the road, it’s no wonder moving vehicle accidents are a daily occurrence. According the National Transportation Safety Board, traffic accidents are the leading cause of death in America. Over 6,000,000 motor vehicle accidents happen each year, causing 40,000 deaths and 3,000,000 injuries.

While there are many reasons for these accidents, a significant number are caused by someone’s negligence. Negligence often can be hard to prove, and at times the obvious offender may not be the responsible party. If you have been injured in a car crash, an SUV rollover, a van rollover, or any type of motor vehicle accident, consulting an experienced Las Vegas, Nevada car accident attorney, who can expertly evaluate the causes of your accident and legally establish responsibility, can result in the highest compensation award for your injuries allowed under the law. the West Seegmiller Attorneys will fight hard for you.

Nevada freeways and roads are some of the busiest and most congested in the world. There are millions of cars navigating our roadways every day. In fact, there were some 426,228 traffic accidents in Nevada including 2,805 fatalities in 2009, according to the latest statistics compiled by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. Nationwide, traffic accidents are the leading cause of death with more than 6 million crashes every year including 40 thousand deaths and 3 million injuries, according the National Transportation Safety Board.

There are many reasons that someone gets into a traffic accidents. Distracted drivers are the number one reason motorists get into car accidents. Other factors contributing to car accidents include drunk or drugged driving, speeding, road conditions, inexperience, not obeying traffic signals, inexperience, tailgating, road design and debris as well as simply driving recklessly.

Drivers are expected to exercise “reasonable care under the circumstances” when they are on roads and freeways. When they fail to do this they can be considered negligent and may be required to pay for damages caused by their acts including property damage and injuries to victims. However, the victim has the burden to prove that the other driver’s actions were negligent.

Drivers who are reckless and disregard traffic laws or drive in any unsafe manner can be found negligent and liable for the injuries inflicted onto another driver if there is an accident. Negligence, however, can be difficult to prove if there is an accident. That’s why it’s so important to contact an attorney who knows the steps necessary to prove who is at fault after a car accident.

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Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Have you or someone in your family sustained injuries from a bike accident? You deserve compensation – get the help of a skilled personal injury lawyer from West Seegmiller Attorneys.

Bicycle accidents do not seem to rouse serious concern from a statistical point of view. Bicyclist deaths contributed to only 2 percent of traffic fatalities and 2 percent of traffic injuries in the latest findings of the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration.

However, these are just statistics. If you have sustained injuries from a bike accident, it can be devastating. Not only are you burdened with medical expenses, but you may also need to prove who’s responsible for the accident. And in cases like this, people can be quick to judge you as a bicyclist. You need a skilled and experienced lawyer to handle your case andensure that you are compensated fairly.

Bike Accident Causes
The top cause of bike accidents is collision with vehicles. According to Bicycling Magazine, the five most common bike-car collisions are:

  • Left-cross – When a car makes a left turn without seeing an approaching bicycle
  • Right hook – When a car passes a traveling bicycle on the right side of the road, then makes a right turn, crossing the bike’s path
  • “Dooring” – When a bicycle passes by a car parked on the side of the road, just as the car door opens towards the bike
  • Parking lot exit – When a car exits a parking area just as a bicycle is passing by the exit
  • Overtaking – When a car hits a bicycle from behind

Aside from vehicular collisions, road hazards are also a threat to bicyclists. Potholes, sewer grates, and rail tracks are just some of the common road objects that can sway a relatively unstable vehicle like a bike. In such cases, the government may be held liable if they could have done something to eliminate the risk in the first place.

Claiming Compensation for a Bicycle Accident
Though bicycles are considered relatively safe, a bike accident can lead to catastrophic results, such as a serious injury or even the death of a loved one. You deserve to be compensated financially and emotionally for the medical treatment, loss of opportunities, and even emotional pain that you are going through.

However, it can be difficult to pinpoint where the responsibility lies. A skilled attorney can help you prove someone else’s liability and claim the compensation you deserve. Aside from providing you with legal support, a good lawyer can also help you obtain the medical and even logistical care needed for your injuries.

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