Georgia Burn Injury Attorneys
When people think of burns, they often think of the immediate effects, like excruciating pain. However, the devastation of a burn injury may not be restricted to the body. 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. Many victims 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. 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. Call us at (404) 995-3955 or toll-free (866) 249-5513 for a free case review.
Burn injuries can occur anywhere – at home, in the workplace, on a public property, etc. – and are commonly caused by the following:
- Car accidents
- Structural and household fires
- Electrical fires
- Hot liquid and steam
- Hot metal, glass, or other objects that conduct heat
- Exposure to chemicals such as acids, lye, and gasoline
- Sunlight or ultraviolet light
- Gas explosions
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your burn incident, the following parties may be held liable for your damages:
- The negligent and/or reckless driver of the vehicle that hit you;
- The manufacturer of a dangerous and/or defective product;
- A property owner who did not address dangerous conditions on his or her premises; or
- Any individual who caused your burn injury through negligence – or failure to act with reasonable care.
Proving liability, however, can be difficult. Please contact the Grant Law Office as soon as you can for immediate legal assistance. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
The burn classification system of "degrees" is based on the extent to which a burn damages the skin.
- 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.
For 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, smoke inhalation treatment, and closely monitored nutrient and fluid intake. 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.
Recovery times vary with the location and the severity of the burn injury. More serious burns often require highly skilled and specialized medical treatment that can take months, even years to finish. Unfortunately, not all victims heal fully – some are left with long-term, if not lifelong, debilitation and disability.
The general rule of thumb for personal injury claims is this: the worse your injuries and other losses, the more damages you can receive. Below is a list of damages that you could be entitled to recover in your case:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past lost wages and future loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
It can be difficult to handle the complex legal procedures pertaining to a lawsuit, especially when you’re recovering from a painful and debilitating burn injury. However, an Atlanta accident lawyer who has experience in these matters can handle your case in your stead and help you get the full and fair compensation you deserve for your losses. Do not forego getting professional legal representation – or you may regret it!
Contact Grant Law Office at (404) 995-3955 or toll-free (866) 249-5513 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.
Contact us today for a free and comprehensive case evaluation.
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