Burn Injury Attorney

When an Everett accident results in an explosion or fire, burn injuries can be devastating

Everett injury lawyer Bill Coats has worked with many clients who suffered burn injuries in motor-vehicle collisions. Bill knows that burn victims often require skin grafts, skin replacement, physical therapy, and reconstructive surgery. Injured people can suffer secondary complications like infection and bone and joint problems. Burn injuries can destroy lives, careers, and quality of life.

Common types of burn injuries resulting from Everett accidents include:

  • First-Degree Burns - In a first-degree burn, only the outer layer of skin is damaged. These burns are red and painful, but normally heal within a few days.
  • Second-Degree Burns - Second-degree burns are classified as either partial thickness or full thickness. A partial thickness burn may have blisters, and usually involves damage to both the outer layer of skin known as the epidermis, and the upper layers of the dermis underneath.
  • Third-Degree Burns - Third-degree burns involve destruction of every layer of skin. According to medical experts, little or no pain is felt with this kind of burn. Scarring is likely to be severe.
  • Fourth-Degree Burns - A fourth-degree burn is a burn that’s so extensive it destroys the skin and damages the muscle and bone underneath. These burns are often fatal.

Throughout Bill Coats' 20 years of experience as an Everett personal injury attorney, he knows that burn injuries are commonly caused by collisions involving motor vehicles, including:

Everett Car Accidents

Everett Commercial Truck Accidents

Everett Drunk Driving Accidents

Everett Distracted Driving Accidents

Everett burn injury victims have resources available to help them move forward

After an accident, injured people and their attorneys need information as they prepare the insurance claim. Here we offer links to various organizations, including:

The Everett Police Department usually produces a traffic collision report after an injury crash. This report is a crucial piece of information needed to determine liability in a pedestrian collision. Contact us for help finding a report.

The Everett Fire & Rescue Department often will respond to the scene of an injury collision, and they also produce important reports that will support your insurance claim.

The Washington State Patrol is the repository for the state's collision records. The agency receives all Vehicle Collision Reports from law enforcement officers at the state, county, city, and town levels, along with civilians that report their own collisions. These reports are written for each vehicle collision resulting in injury or death of any person, or damage to property to $1000 or more. Go here to request a copy of a traffic collision report.

The region's major hospitals include:

These medical facilities will provide copies of your medical records and bills following treatment, which will be needed to fully support your claim. Bill Coats and his team will obtain copies of these reports as they work up your personal injury case.

When an accident results in serious injury, Everett attorney Bill Coats can help

When an injury is serious or a death occurs, contact Bill Coats to manage the financial recovery process by launching an insurance claim. Major injury or wrongful death claims are complicated and are hard to manage without legal help. Bill's years of experience enable him to efficiently and thoroughly manage your case to achieve the full settlement you are entitled to.

Since Bill Coats Law offers a no-cost consultation and works on a contingency basis, meaning that there are no up-front costs and all fees are paid when the claim is settled, there is no downside to contacting us immediately, to learn more about your rights and options.

It's a nightmare scenario, one that leaves scars much deeper than surface level: you're driving through Everett on a wintry, wet day and someone slams into you on I-5. Your car catches fire, and you're the victim of a very serious car accident. If you are reading this, you are probably experiencing the trauma of post car accident burn scar pain. Please know there is help available for you, in the form of compensation for your injuries as well as skilled massage therapists trained to work on car accident victims' burn scars in Everett.