A sudden burn injury can lead to debilitating pain and disfiguring scars. Although no one expects to experience a burn injury, it is estimated that approximately 500,000 people each year will be treated for one.
Victims of burn injuries will often deal with a painful rehabilitation process that could extend into years-long treatment. If you or a loved one suffered a burn injury due to another’s negligence, an experienced Palm Beach Gardens burn injury lawyer can help. You may be entitled to compensation for the cost of current and future medical expenses, wages lost as a result of the injury and the pain and suffering you endured.
Our Palm Beach Gardens burn injury lawyers can help you through the litigation process so that you can be sure you are receiving the compensation you deserve. We have obtained millions in verdicts and settlements, including a $1 million recovery on behalf a burn victim. Schedule a free consultation with a Palm Beach Gardens burn injury lawyer today.
Types of Burn Injuries
The amount of pain and scarring a burn injury can cause will depend on the type of burn a victim has suffered. Burns can lead to swelling, blistering, scarring and even death. The main types of burn injuries include:
- First degree – These are the most general types of burns and can cause minor pain and redness of the skin.
- Second degree – These burns can cause painful blisters and lead to some scars.
- Third degree – A third degree burn can damage and destroy deep layers of the skin and tissue underneath, which can cause scars and the shortening or hardening of muscles in the affected area.
- Fourth degree – The most serious burn degree can destroy the skin, muscle and bone. A fourth degree burn may lead to an amputation, functional impairment and possibly death.
Furthermore, in relation to a burn injury, victims may suffer inhalation injuries after breathing in toxic fumes. Some common signs of inhalation injuries include irritated sinuses, a scratchy throat, chest pain and more.
Treatment for a burn injury will depend on the type of burn, how deep it is and how much of the body was affected. It is imperative that victims of burn injuries receive medical aid as soon as possible.
If you or someone you love has suffered a debilitating burn injury, contact a Palm Beach Gardens burn injury lawyer for a free consultation. We may be able to help you obtain the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Though nothing can be done to reverse your injuries, you can hold those responsible for your injuries responsible for their actions.
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Common Causes of Burn Injuries
The American Burn Association notes that residential fires and vehicle crash fires lead to thousands of fatalities each year. Some of the most common causes of burn injuries include:
- Car fires
- House fires
- Contact with electrical wiring
- Defective products
The majority of burns in the U.S. are caused by exposure to a fire or flame, which could occur at home, after a motor vehicle accident or at work. Scalding injuries, which occur after coming into contact with hot water, spilled coffee and more, are the second most common cause of serious injuries.
If you have suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact a Palm Beach Gardens burn injury lawyer to schedule a free case review. We will review your case carefully to determine your legal options. If you have a valid case, it is our job to make sure you understand what is going on in your case, every step of the way. At Gordon & Doner, our legal team works for you.
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How an Attorney Can Help
Serious burns can lead to long-term or permanent scarring, which may require painful skin grafts in the future. Furthermore, many victims suffer psychological injuries as a result of the accident and corresponding burn injuries.
If you suffered a grave burn injury, a Palm Beach Gardens burn injury lawyer can thoroughly investigate your claim, hire experts to reconstruct the accident scene, and consult with expert witnesses about your incident and injuries. With our help, victims of these severe injuries can obtain compensation for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Home health care, if needed
- Lost wages
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium
- Mental anguish
Our lawyers can help you obtain the MAXIMUM amount of compensation you deserve in order to elevate your quality of life and future. We work on a contingency fee basis and do not get paid unless we obtain compensation for you.
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