Serious burns are among the most painful and debilitating injuries an accident victim could sustain. If you or your loved one has suffered burn injuries through someone else’s negligence, contact Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC today. Our experienced Duluth burn injury lawyers can assist you with a personal injury claim for compensation.
Why Choose Our Firm?
- We are well-versed in all matters of personal injury and have staff certified in medical coding, billing, counseling, and assistance.
- We are client-focused, dedicated to providing service for all your needs, and will even visit you in your home or the hospital if necessary.
- We have a successful track record, recovering millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Burn Injury Statistics
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports:
- Every year in the U.S. 1.1 million burn injuries requiring medical attention occur.
- Approximately 50,000 of these injuries require hospitalization.
- 20,000 are major burns involving at least a quarter of the total body surface.
- Approximately 4,500 of these badly burned people die.
- Up to 10,000 people die of burn-related infections in the U.S. every year.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are classified in degrees according to severity:
- First-degree burns: These are relatively mild injuries, compared to second and third-degree burns. First-degree burns cause pain and redness of the outer layer of skin (epidermis).
- Second-degree burns: Affecting both the epidermis and layer of skin underneath (dermis), second-degree burns cause pain, redness, blistering, and swelling.
- Third-degree burns: These serious burn injuries affect the epidermis, the dermis, and the tissues underneath. Third-degree burns can cause white, blackened, or charred skin and numbness.
Burn injuries can have serious consequences on a victim’s health, a Duluth burn injury attorney can help you recover damages for your injuries and hold the negligent party responsible.
Causes of Burn Injuries
The American Burn Association has published data regarding admissions to burn centers during a recent 10-year period. Causes of the burn injuries that resulted in these hospital admissions were:
- Fire or flame – 43%
- Scalding – 34%
- Contact with a hot object – 9%
- Electrical contact – 4%
- Chemical contact – 3%
- Other – 7%
Who Is Liable?
To establish liability and recover compensation for burn injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one, you must first establish negligence. This means proving that:
- The responsible party had a duty to you to exercise reasonable care.
- The responsible party breached that duty of care.
- The breach of duty was the cause of your burn injuries.
A Duluth burn injury attorney can help you determine who is liable for your injuries.
Why You Need a Lawyer in Duluth
Serious burns may require extensive medical treatment, including surgeries, skin grafts, and rehabilitation, all of which can take a great deal of time away from work. It is important to pursue full compensation for your injuries to provide the financial resources for your recovery. Burn injury claims are complex and challenging and require thorough investigations, as well as the testimony of expert witnesses. Our experienced Duluth personal injury attorneys can:
- Investigate your accident or injury
- Secure and preserve evidence
- Establish negligence and liability
- Construct a compelling case based on the facts
- Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf
- Fight for your rights in court, if necessary
Contact Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC Today
At Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC in Duluth, Georgia we are here for you after serious burn injuries. Our legal team can help you navigate the road to restoration, from start to finish. Our burn injury lawyers in Duluth are always available to you and will keep you updated on the status of your case. Call us as soon as possible if you have suffered personal injuries caused by the negligence of another.