Burn Injury Attorneys in Georgia
Treatment for burn injuries may take several years and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Burn victims not only suffer immense physical pain, but also emotional distress from the actual burn and the disfigurement burns cause.
If you were burned on someone else’s property or in a post-crash vehicle fire you may be able to make a claim for personal injuries.
Burn injuries resulting from the negligence of a property owner are most often caused by:
- Gas leaks
- Exposed electrical wires
- Hot charcoal dumped in an area where others walk
- Scalding water
- Chemical burns
- Space heaters
- Overloaded electrical outlets
- House fires
Burn injuries resulting from Car Wrecks are often caused by:
- Fuel System Leaks
- Airbag Deployment
- Leaking Oil
- Design Flaws
- Gasoline Vapor being ignited
Burn Injuries Caused by Negligence
Burns are some of the most physically painful injuries someone can experience. They often result in severe permanent scarring and in the worst cases, infection or death.
Burns are typically classified by degree:
- First Degree Burns: First degree burns affect the outermost skin layer (the epidermis) and generally get better within a short amount of time. Sunburn is a good example.
- Second Degree (Partial Thickness): These burns involve the entire outer layer of skin and upper layers of the next layer of skin called the dermis. These burns often appear pink or red in color and will blanch when pressure is applied. They normally heal in 2-3 weeks without skin grafting.
- Second Degree (Full Thickness): Second degree full thickness burns result in destruction of the entire outer layer of skin and most of the dermis. They can be red or white in appearance and appear to be dry. These burns often require excision and skin grafting to heal.
- Third Degree Burn: These burns destroy all layers of the skin and extend into the subcutaneous tissue. They often appear black or white and are dry. Extensive medical care is needed for these burns. Even with exceptional medical care, scarring is almost always present.
- Fourth Degree Burn: Fourth degree burns extend through all layers of skin and into the fat, muscles, or bone. They often result in amputation, significant functional impairment, and sometimes death.
Trust Williams Elleby Burn Injury Attorneys to Fight for You
If you or a loved one have sustained a burn injury on someone else’s property due to their negligence, call Williams Elleby today. Our team can help you understand your legal options and determine whether you have a valid claim for damages. Your case deserves us.