If you suffer from a catastrophic burn injury, your life is likely overwhelmed with costly medical treatment. Here, we look at the financial burden you face.

The Heavy Financial Burdens Created by Catastrophic Burns

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You were on your way home from work and, in true Seattle fashion, it was raining. Living in the Pacific Northwest for your entire life, you are used to driving in less than perfect weather conditions. On this day, however, it seemed as though the heavens opened and poured a season’s worth of rain down on you.

As usual, traffic was a nightmare on I-405. Behind you, you noticed a tractor-trailer slam on its brakes when a car pulled out in front of it. The back trailer began to turn sideways, rolling the massive vehicle over on its side. The problem is, it was still moving towards you. With bumper-to-bumper traffic all around, there wasn’t anything you could do to prevent the truck from crashing into you. The next thing you remember was waking up in a hospital, covered in bandages.

The High Costs of Catastrophic Burns

The doctor said you experienced second- and third-degree burns over a majority of your body. The look in his eyes told you just how serious this was. Healing from these burns requires lots of time, treatment, and money. Here, we take a look at some of the medical treatments you can expect to pay for:

  • Doctor’s visits
  • Oral and topical medication
  • Bandage treatments
  • Surgery, such as skin grafts and scar management
  • Time away from work
  • Psychological treatment for depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, if needed

Call an Attorney for Help

A lifetime of medical treatment adds up quickly. If your burns leave you unable to work, you may wonder how you’re going to put food on the table, let alone pay for medical bills.

The Andrew Kim Law Firm can help. Our legal team has helped many victims of burn accidents in the Seattle area receive the compensation they need and deserve. Contact us today to find out if we can do the same for you.

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