Have you or a loved one suffered serious burn injuries due to negligence?
If you or a loved one have suffered serious burns as a result of negligence or malpractice, please contact Munley Law today to speak with a burn injury attorney or call us at 855-866-5529. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Munley Law can help.
Quick Facts About Burn Injuries
In the United States, approximately 2.4 million burn injuries are reported every year; of these, approximately 1.1 million burn injuries require medical attention.
Of these, approximately 4,500 are fatal.
Additionally, approximately 10,000 people in the United States die of burn-related infections; pneumonia is the most common infection among hospitalized burn victims.
The majority of serious burn injuries are caused by scalding water or flammable fabrics.
Burn injuries are second to motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of accident death in the United States.
Types of Burn Injuries
There are four main types of burns:
• Thermal burns – caused by contact with fire, steam, hot liquids, or other sources of extreme heat
• Light burns – caused by sunlight or ultraviolet light
• Chemical burns – caused by an acid, alkali, or chemical explosion
• Radiation burns – caused by contact with nuclear radiation
There are three categories of burn severity:
• First-degree burns – only the top layer of skin is damaged. First-degree burns are characterized by redness, minor inflammation. These burns cause minimal damage, and usually heal within a week. They can often be treated with aloe vera gel and cool water – not with ice!
• Second-degree burns – damage goes beyond the top layer of skin. Second-degree burns are characterized by extremely red, blistered skin. These burns may take weeks to heal, and should be properly bandaged.
• Third-degree burns – The worst type of burn, damage extends through all layers of skin and can affect organs and bones. Third-degree burns are characterized by a white or black dry wound, and charring. Third degree burns can cause permanent nerve damage, hypothermia, and even death, so seek emergency medical treatment immediately.
Burn Injury Treatment & Compensation
Burns are one of the most expensive and traumatic injuries to treat. Even first and second degree burns can become infected and require medical treatment. Third degree burns can take years of treatment in order to heal, and usually have a significant impact on the victim’s quality of life and ability to work. Extensive burns can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for treatment, repeat admission, and rehabilitation. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, you may be compensated for medical costs, pain and suffering, as well as for lost wages and the impact on your quality of life.
If you have been the victim of a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you will need an experienced attorney to protect your rights. The personal injury lawyers at Munley Law will fight to recover the damages you are owed for your burn-related trauma. We work on a contingency-fee basis, so we do not collect a fee unless we win for you.
You Need A Top Burn Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been seriously burned, you may be legally entitled to damages for your personal injury. Call us today for a FREE case evaluation and consultation at 844-512-8885. At Munley Law, we work as a team, so you will have the benefit of having several lawyers working on your case. We are among the best law firms in the nation and we have been named as the Best Lawyers in America by our peers. We have had many of the leading settlement and verdicts in the country, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you.