Burns are among the most painful injuries you can suffer and can have a devastating impact on many aspects of your life. Survivors of burn injuries often experience months or even years of physical and emotional pain. Medical treatments needed to recover from burn injuries frequently leave survivors with staggering medical bills. If your burn injuries prevent you from working, you might be experiencing even greater financial difficulties.

Whether you or your loved one suffered debilitating injuries of this nature, a compassionate Orlando burn injury lawyer understands how challenging your situation may be. Our catastrophic injury attorneys are dedicated to helping burn survivors and their families recover compensation that they can use to help rebuild their lives.

Understanding Burn Injuries

The impact of a burn injury can be long-lasting and life-threatening. It can result in chronic pain, permanent scarring, infection, and even amputation. According to the American Burn Association, close to 500,000 people go to the emergency room each year due to burn injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury due to the carelessness of another, you could be entitled to compensation.

Various Degrees of Burn Injuries

In addition to being more painful than many other types of injuries, burns also tend to be more medically complicated. Depending on the severity, burn injuries can penetrate the layers of a person’s skin and damage or destroy underlying nerves, muscles, blood vessels, bones, and even organs. Even with the best medical treatment, the effects of some burn injuries can last forever.

Doctors generally classify injuries according to their severity:

  • First-degree burns – Generally superficial wounds to the first layer of skin that heal entirely on their own without medical treatment
  • Second-degree burns – More painful wounds that damage the first two layers of skin and can cause permanent scarring
  • Third-degree burns – Damages all layers of skin, destroys underlying tissue, and requires painful skin grafting surgery
  • Fourth-degree burns – Extend past the skin and into the muscles and bones

Unfortunately, many severe burn injuries are fatal. Our Orlando lawyers have over 30 years of combined experience compassionately and sensitively handling wrongful death cases and could help the surviving loved ones of a burn victim recover some of their losses.

Different Sources of Burn Injuries

Burns can result from many different sources. Our team of dedicated Orlando attorneys has extensive experience investigating burn injuries. We have assisted many people who have suffered injuries due to a wide variety of burn sources.

We spent years representing insurance companies and large corporations, so we know how they work. We can use that experience and inside knowledge to benefit survivors of burn injuries. We are not afraid to confront large insurance companies on behalf of our clients.

Thermal Burns

Thermal burns occur from heat sources and often result from the flames of a building fire or car accident. Though they can also be caused by flash heat from explosions involving flammable liquids, such as gasoline, propane, or natural gas. Contact with scalding liquids can also cause deep thermal burns, such as water, coffee, grease, oil, or soup.

Chemical Burns

Chemical burns frequently occur in industrial accidents due to spilled alkali or acidic substances. These burns can also happen when people inhale toxic fumes or smoke during a chemical fire or explosion.

Electrical Burns

Electrical burns also frequently happen in industrial accidents. These types of burns occur when a person touches faulty electrical cords, outlets, or downed wires. They often cause severe internal organ trauma in addition to surface injuries on a person’s skin.

Radiation Burns

Radiation burns can occur in hospitals from X-rays or radiation therapy used to treat cancer. They can also result from sunburns due to overexposure to the sun or a tanning bed.

Recoverable Damages in Burn Injury Claims

The Orlando burn injury attorneys at our firm are prepared to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. Depending on the severity of the injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for the following damages:

  • Cost of past and future medical care and rehabilitation.
  • Past and the future lost wages.
  • Loss of earning capacity.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Mental anguish.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Inconvenience.

If the party responsible for the burn injury acted in a reckless or intentional manner, you may be entitled to receive punitive damages in addition to the damages listed above.

Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience handling burn injury cases and can advise you of your legal rights, what courses of action they recommend, and a strategy to resolve your case favorably. If the case cannot be resolved out of Court, our team may file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent your interests at trial.

Mistakes to Avoid Making during Your Case

You likely have not been involved in a burn accident before and, therefore, haven’t had to go through a case. There are so many things about litigation that you probably don’t know yet. We strongly advise you hire one of our Orlando burn injury attorneys right away so that you make the most of your one chance at full compensation. You could also avoid making some big mistakes with a lawyer by your side.

A very common mistake that people make because they didn’t talk to a lawyer yet is giving the insurance company a recorded statement about their burn injury. The insurance is going to be looking for any way to avoid having to give you compensation. They use a recorded statement as a tool to get you to implicate yourself and thereby rid themselves of the responsibility to compensate you fairly.

Reach out to a Skilled Orlando Burn Injury Attorney

With the help of a skilled Orlando burn injury lawyer, you could take charge of your future. Our attorneys have the track record and the skill to help your family through this difficult time. We will stay by your side and advise you on your legal options, help you during the investigation and negotiations, and fight on your behalf in court if necessary. Call today to arrange a free consultation with a professional.

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