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When a car accident results in a serious burns

At the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid in Illinois, we represent numerous people who have received injuries as the result of a car crash. Should you become the victim of a fiery crash, the burns you receive could result not only in enormous pain, but also in months, if not years, of surgeries and skin grafts to attempt to minimize the scarring.

One of the dangers inherent in a fiery car crash is that you will likely suffer four distinct types of burns. The American Burn Association lists these as follows:

  1. Electrical burns if any part of your body touches one of your car’s electrical wires or the downed wires of a power pole
  2. Chemical burns if any part of your body touches one of your car’s caustic liquids such as antifreeze, transmission fluid, etc.
  3. Scald burns if any part of your body touches one of your car’s hot liquids such as gasoline
  4. Thermal burns if any part of your body comes into contact with the fire’s flames themselves or one of your car’s exceedingly hot interior surfaces

Degrees of seriousness

As you might expect, not all burns cause the same amount of damage to your skin and tissues. For example, you likely have already suffered one or more first- or second-degree burns from staying out in the sun too long in the summer without wearing proper sunscreen. While first- and second-degree burns may blister your skin, causing you to peel, they do not invade the tissues below your skin.

Third- and fourth-degree burns do, and unfortunately, these are the degrees of burns you likely will suffer in a fiery car crash. Third-degree burns not only scorch your skin, but also scorch your underlying nerves, tendons, muscles and other tissues. Fourth-degree burns go deeper yet, scorching your bones. Both third- and fourth-degree burns are life-threatening, and you must receive immediate medical intervention and treatment to save your life.

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  • "Committed To My Cause"

    I was struck by a car while cycling and severely, almost fatally injured. A team of excellent medical professionals performed complicated and extensive surgical and medical procedures as part of a successful effort to restore my health....-Jeff D.

  • "Could not have made a better choice"

    We found Mark [Mathys] through the web after an auto accident in October 2011. While selecting someone you don't know to represent you can be a gamble, we could not have made a better choice....- Dave

  • "Very satisfied"

    Mark [Mathys] is very professional. He responds almost immediately, via email, to any question, comment or concern I have and if he is not able to respond right away, he will let me know. I have been very satisfied with Mark so far and I am happy to be his client.-Jennifer

  • "Easy to talk to"

    Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid were very professional and easy to talk to. Prior to working with them, my wife and I had no real experience with the legal system beyond a house closing, yet Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid explained the whole process to us very well. I knew that whenever I had a concern about our case or the legal system in general I could call their office or send an email and receive answers the same day...-Larry

  • "Provided very wise advice"

    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.- Tyler D.

  • "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.- Karen K.

  • "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends.-Dan H.

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