Burn Injury Lawyer in Charleston, SC

Sanders Law Firm, LLC burn injury lawyer in Charleston, SC represents burn victims in both state and federal courts. With an engineering degree from Clemson University (1989) and with a law degree from the University of South Carolina (1992), Thomas O. ("T.O.") Sanders, IV is one of a select few attorneys in South Carolina with an engineering background. His engineering studies included thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubble, T.O. Sanders understands burn injuries and how they occur.

Thermal Burns: May be caused by exploding e-cigarettes, flame, steam, hot metals, hot oil or grease, hot liquids, fireworks, space heaters, electrical malfunctions or improperly stored flammable liquids such as gasoline.

Exploding e-cigarettes: Contain high-powered, lithium-ion batteries which are susceptible to exploding. Upon explosion, the cylindrical housing of the e-cigarette can act like a rifle barrel. Serious injuries to a user’s hands, mouth and face have resulted.

Gas Explosions: Can cause swift and severe thermal burns. Gas explosions may be caused by leaks combined with an ignition source. Gas explosions may be attributed to negligence, code violations, lack of information regarding handling of gas, defective gas containers, inadequate ventilation, improper installation of gas lines, un-odorized natural gas (odor must be added to natural gas because it cannot be smelled in its natural state). Plastic gas containers may explode if held near an open flame. A simple, wire mesh flame arrestor could make every gas can safe, although very few have them. Without a flame arrestor, a flame may travel into the gas can causing a bomb-like explosion. An exploding gas can shoots flaming gas, causing catastrophic burns to those nearby.

Effects of Burn Injuries: Excruciatingly painful! Skin, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, bones, body temperature, body fluids, dexterity and physical appearance may be affected. A severe burn injury may cause emotional and psychological damage. Injuries may last for years. Each year, millions of people are burned. Of those burned, thousands die. Specialized treatment and long-term care are usually required.

Managing the Burn Injury: Stop, drop and roll until the flame is out. If the skin is not burned, then assume lung damage has occurred (from smoke inhalation), and call 911 for help.

Preserving Evidence: Save the relevant evidence. Put the remains of the gas can into a plastic bag. Cover the scene with a tarp.

How we can help you: by working with medical experts and life care planners, we assess the value of your burn injury by determining your current and future medical costs along with any permanent impairment.

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Sanders Law Firm, LLCrepresents clients in the Charleston, South Carolina area, including Barnwell County, Beaufort County, Berkeley County, Charleston County, Clarendon County, Colleton County, Dorchester County and Georgetown County

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