Charleston Burn Injury Lawyer
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Sanders Law Firm, LLC 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 the few attorneys in South Carolina with an engineering degree. His engineering background includes thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubble, T.O. Sanders understands burn injuries, how they occur, and what can be done to establish liability.
Common Types of Burn Injuries
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 the 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 shoot flaming gas, causing catastrophic burns to those nearby.
The significant effects of burn injuries can include:
- Nerve damage
- Loss of motor function
- Emotional trauma
Unfortunately, burn injuries are often considered catastrophic because they result in ongoing medical care and permanently impact the quality of life of the victim. It takes vigilant, knowledgeable counsel in these cases to ensure the injury claim takes these long-term considerations into account and pursues the maximum relief these plaintiffs deserve.
Our Approach to Burn Injury Claims
Each year, millions of people are burned. Of those burned, thousands die. Specialized treatment and long-term care are usually required. Sanders Law Firm, LLC can help collect the evidence and consult with any needed medical experts to substantiate wrongdoing in these cases. Often in these cases, there are businesses that want to mitigate their exposure and marginalize the claims of the injured. Our dedicated Charleston burn injury lawyer is ready to combat these efforts and ensure that the facts are clearly and compellingly asserted before the law.
We're ready to partner with you during this critical time. Contact us today to request a personal case evaluation.