Burns can cause serious damage and may leave a victim with devastating scars, both physically and psychologically. Individuals who suffer severe burn injuries often face extended hospital stays, surgeries, and hefty medical bills. If you feel that your burn injury was caused by the carelessness of another, you may be entitled to compensation. Discuss your case with a Phoenix burn injury attorney at Torgenson Law. Call (602) 759-0012 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation today.
A burn injury occurs when there is damage to the body’s tissues, most commonly caused by heat. Alternatively, the skin can be burned when exposed to chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. There are three types of burn injuries, varying in severity:
First-degree burns: Damage only to the outer layer of skin.
Second-degree burns: Damage to the outer layer and the layer underneath.
Third-degree burns: The worst type, which is caused by damage or complete destruction to the deepest layer of skin and a significant amount of tissue underneath.
Burns can cause swelling, blistering, scarring and, in serious cases, shock and even death. They can also lead to infection since the skin’s protective barrier is damaged. Treatment for a burn injury depends on the cause, its severity, and how much of the body it covers. More serious burns may require skin graft surgeries to replace the skin. Depending on the degree, a burn injury can cause significant pain, life changes, and financial and emotional strain. If the wound was caused by negligence, there is no reason for the victim to have to endure their losses without being compensated.
There are numerous ways that a person can be burned; including the following scenarios, of which are commonly caused by the negligence of another:
Burn injuries can cause significant scarring and disfigurement, infection, respiratory problems, and emotional or psychological damage. While you focus on recovering, a personal injury lawyer and their legal team can investigate every aspect of the incident which caused your injury, in order to determine whether someone can be held legally responsible. After identifying potentially liable parties, your attorney will work to recover your current and future medical costs, lost wages and earning capacity, and other damages. It may also be possible to collect damages for your pain and suffering. Enlisting the assistance of an attorney who understands how to present these cases, will guarantee a maximum recovery.
To obtain the proper amount of compensation for your burn injury, seek legal aid from a Phoenix burn injury lawyer at Torgenson Law. We offer free case evaluations, call (602) 759-0012 or get in touch with us online.