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Georgia Burn Victim Attorney

If you or a relative, friend, or loved one has suffered a serious burn injury, whether, from a defective product, unsafe property, or carelessness of another, the attorneys in our firm have a very extensive background in handling burn-related cases throughout Georgia and the United States. In fact, there are few lawyers anywhere who have handled the number of burn-related cases we have managed in the last decade. This experience gives our firm a unique perspective and understanding. We have spent a lot of time with our clients and have come to understand what they go through and their short and long-term concerns. We understand the necessary care and treatment for burn victims and have worked with some of the finest burn doctors and treatment centers in the country. Our firm specializes in the following types of burn injury cases:

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Burn Injuries
  • Home or Workplace Explosions and Fires
  • Chemical Burn Injuries
  • Electrical Fire Burn Injuries
  • Product Liability Burn Injuries
  • Premises Liability Burn Injuries

We take all personal injury cases on what’s called a contingency basis, meaning there is no cost to you if we accept your case, and no fee due from you unless we win. We are ready to discuss the specifics of your situation and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

Justice For You

That is our goal. Justice for you and your family. For decades we have fought for people just like you and have consistently succeeded. We know that money won’t restore your life, but it can go a long way toward relieving your concerns about future care and treatment needs. We have recovered millions of dollars to help burn victims, as well as helping them to obtain services and access to programs. We’ll fight just as hard for you.

The Sad Statistics

More than a million people are hospitalized every year in the U.S. due to skin burn injuries from motor vehicle mishaps, chemical fires, workplace accidents, and fatal house fires. Ten thousand of those patients eventually die from burn-related infections.

Severe burn injuries of the first- and second-degree are types which result in the most excruciating pain a human being can feel. Loss of skin due to extensive burns and trauma can potentially eliminate functions of vital organs.

The mental and physical burdens of recovering from such a terrible, life-changing burn injury can also easily become financial. Our burn-injury clients typically need long-term hospitalization and months, if not years, of continued treatment and therapy to treat emotional problems related to this crisis. This means mounting doctor bills, the total of which can incur quickly.

Just like you would go to a special doctor to treat burns, you should have a special lawyer to handle your burn-related legal case. We have been fighting for justice for burn victims for several decades.

Contact our Burn Injury Attorneys

Obtaining justice for your product, accident, or negligence-related burn injury demands immediate attention and is a matter of utmost importance to us. Please don’t delay in contacting our Georgia personal injury attorneys, so we can hear the details of your injury and unique legal situation.

We can help you as we’ve helped so many others throughout Georgia, the Southeast, and the country at large for more than two decades. Call locally or toll-free, fax, or e-mail us to schedule your free initial consultation. We maximize results, one client at a time.

Fighting for the Rights of Burn Injury Victims

Of all the injuries that could occur, perhaps the most painful in general are burn injuries.  No one who hasn’t suffered through this sort of experience can completely understand what it’s like to deal with the extreme pain and suffering that always results from severe burns, and for many people life is never the same.

This is especially true if someone suffers serious burn injuries as a result of the negligence or recklessness of someone else.  The victims of these situations are often left to attempt to pick up the pieces by way of ongoing and sometimes excruciating physical rehabilitation and surgery and attempting to regain their costs for medical bills and lost income. 

Below is a brief overview of the legal issues surrounding burn injuries.

Burn Injuries in General

Burn injuries occur in the United States at an alarming rate.  More than 2 million burn injuries are reported every year, and more than 600,000 of those burn injuries are treated at some level by medical professionals.  Additionally, more than 75,000 burn injuries required a stay in the hospital for intensive treatment.

Types of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are categorized in terms of degrees, and below is a brief explanation of each degree associated with the particular burn injury:

  • First Degree Burns – First degree burns are the least severe relative to the other classifications, and often feature redness of the skin and the tendency for the affected area to blanch when it’s touched.  These injuries involve sometimes-severe pain but minimal long-term tissue damage, and examples of first degree burns include sunburns and burns from overexposure to tanning lamps. 
  • Second Degree Burns – Second degree burns attack the person’s skin on more than one level, damaging both the outer layer of the skin, known as the epidermis, and the inner layer, which is known as the dermis.  The symptoms associated with second degree burns include swelling, redness and blisters, and if the burn is not treated promptly and/or properly, it could develop into a third degree burn.
  • Third Degree Burns – Third degree burns are the most severe classification of burn injuries, and these burns involve a complete burning and/or charring of the skin tissue on every level.  While most burn victims experience numbness in the areas where the burns are this severe, extreme pain is also associated with these injuries because of the second degree burns that tend to surround them.  Many times, a person who suffers from third degree burns must undergo extensive medical treatment that can include skin and/or tissue grafts to replace the area that’s been burned beyond the possibility of recovery.

Inhalation

One of the most overlooked injuries that occurs from fires involves inhalation of the smoke and fumes that are always part of a fire.  It’s estimated that there are more than 100 different toxins and irritants present in any typical fire’s smoke and flames, and inhaling these substances for any period of time can cause extreme damage.  These specific inhalation injuries can be diagnosed as:

  • Heat inhalation – While this is somewhat rare, inhaling gases that are too hot can lead to damage to the trachea.
  • Inhalation of toxins – Toxins are just what they sound like – substances that are toxic to humans.  If too many or too much of them are inhaled, it can lead to long-term damage of the lungs and even the heart or brain depending on the circumstances.
  • Smoke inhalation – Many people caught in a fire are killed because of smoke inhalation.  This is because the smoke can cause them to pass out, and when trapped inside a burning room the unconscious person can actually suffocate before being burned to death. 

How to Deal with Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are not always immediately severe, so if you’ve been burned or even exposed to fire for a long period of time, you need to assume that you need medical attention even if you don’t feel as though you do.  As mentioned above, some second degree burns can advance themselves into third degree burns if not treated promptly, which means that if you feel pain of any sort from a burn, have it examined by a doctor.

Depending on the location on your body and the severity of the burns involved, you could also face situations where extensive physical rehabilitation is necessary in order to regain the use of certain parts of your body.  This is sometimes necessary because severe burns can not only destroy skin tissue, but also nerve endings in that area of the body.  If nerve endings are burned and charred beyond the possibility of rejuvenation, that area of the body may never be viable again for the burn injury victim.

Finally, if you or someone you love has been burned, contact the burn injury lawyers in our firm as soon as possible to schedule a free initial consultation.  You need to obtain an understanding of your legal rights and options, so get that process started today.

Summary

Millions of people suffer burn injuries in the United States every year, and tens of thousands require hospital stays.  There are different degrees of burns – first, second, and third – that define the severity of them, and inhalation is also a common burn injury.  If you’ve suffered a burn, get medical attention and contact our office as soon as possible.