Georgia Burn Injury Attorneys
Legal Representation After Serious Burn Injuries
When people think of burn injuries, they often think of the immediate effects, particularly the excruciating pain that can result from even the most minor burns. However, the devastation of a burn injury may not be restricted to the body alone. Many victims face long-term consequences in the form of mental trauma, emotional suffering, and financial stress. Extended hospital stays, expensive surgeries, and long periods of recovery and rehabilitation are not uncommon, especially for those who suffer serious burns. Many even face hardship in their professional and social lives.
If you have suffered burn injuries due to the negligent actions of another party, you have the right to seek compensation for all related damages. At Grant Law Office, our experienced Atlanta personal injury attorneys have won six- and seven-figure settlements for countless clients. Get a dependable legal team with a proven track record on your side and contact us today. Call us at (866) 249-5513 or (404) 995-3955 for a free case review.
What are the Different Degrees of Burns?
The burn classification system of "degrees" is based on the extent to which a burn damages the skin. The degrees increase according to how many layers of skin a burn has damaged and/or destroyed.
- First-Degree Burns: These burns are considered superficial and affect only the epidermis, or the topmost layer of the skin. The affected area usually turns red and becomes painful and dry, but does not develop blisters.
- Second-Degree Burns: Two layers of the skin, the epidermis and the dermis, are damaged. Blisters usually develop on affected areas. Skin grafts may be required.
- Third-Degree Burns: Both layers of skin of destroyed and underlying nerves, bones, and muscles may be damaged. Skin grafts and long-term care are often necessary for treatment.
What is the Healing Process Like for Burn Injuries?
For more minor injuries, some basic first aid treatment along with the passage of time is enough. Serious burns, on the other hand, will require laborious procedures for the prevention of pain and infection. This includes skin grafts, custom pressure garments, rehabilitation sessions and therapy, and other treatments to prevent or remedy scarring. The deepest burns can damage or destroy nerve tissue, causing the victim to suffer impediments to his or her mobility. Permanent deformities may cause a victim to seek mental health counseling and cosmetic aide. All in all, the costs of these treatments can amount to exorbitant levels, which many cannot afford without significant financial assistance.
What are the Common Causes of Burn Injuries?
Burn injuries can be caused by many different accidents. As such, our law firm knows how to handle a wide variety of burn injury cases, including the following:
- Car accidents
- Structural fires
- Chemical exposure
- Electrical fires
- Thermal burns
Each of these lead to severe burns in different ways and are caused by different negligent people or organizations.
Why You Need a Compassionate Georgia Burn Injury Lawyer
The recovery process following a burn trauma can be difficult to deal with, especially if you have no help. Please contact an Atlanta burn injury attorney at Grant Law Office at (404) 995-3955 for answers to your burn accident questions. We are available to evaluate your case, lead you in the right direction, and help you get the compensation you need from the person or party responsible for your injury.