Truck Accidents Can Cause Severe Burns

If you have been injured in a truck accident, your last memory regarding the crash may have been of the semi-truck heading straight for you vehicle.  The next thing you knew, you woke up in the hospital with severe burn injuries.  Large truck accidents often lead to severe burns, as fires frequently erupt in these types of collisions.

A burn is one of the most painful types of injuries that you can suffer.  The recovery is both painful and extremely difficult, not to mention long.  Burn victims are frequently placed into induced comas and hospitalized for weeks, even months.  Some people who have suffered deep second- or third-degree burns will need to be treated at burn centers.

The burn itself isn’t the only issue that victims face.  There are many complications associated with burn injuries, which is one reason the mortality rate is so high among burn patients.  Below is a list of burn complications:

Dehydration – when the body is burned, fluid seeps from the blood to the burn tissues.

Chemical imbalance – extensive burns can lead to chemical imbalances in the body.

Infection – this complication is one of the most deadly, as infection can spread throughout the bloodstream.

Eschars – these are thick, crusty surfaces caused by third-degree burns that can impair breathing and cut off blood supply to healthy tissues.

Shock – if the body becomes dehydrated, it can lead to shock.

If you or someone you love has been seriously burned in a truck accident in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura or other area in California, you need to contact Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385.  Our Los Angeles accident attorneys have successfully resolved over 12,000 injury cases throughout California.  We will help you and your family recover the compensation that you deserve.
Peter Steinberg, Esq.
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