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