Georgia Burn Injury Lawyer
According to the American Burn Association, 1 million people suffer burn injuries in the United States each year – an estimated one-third of these victims were children.
At Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C., our Georgia burn injury attorneys help victims obtain fair compensation. With offices in Atlanta and Columbus, our personal injury attorneys have obtained billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn or electrical injury, contact a Georgia burn injury lawyer today.
Burns of any degree can be extremely painful, and in some cases they will require long periods of recovery and rehabilitation. Victims are saddled with extended hospital stays, costly surgeries, and ongoing medical treatment. When a burn injury occurs as the result of another person’s negligent or reckless actions, the victim is entitled to compensation.
Common Burn Injury Causes
A burn injury may be caused by heat, electricity, radiation, or chemicals. Most often, burns result from heat exposure (such as fire, steam, tar, or scalding liquids).
Burn and electrical injuries are commonly caused by workplace accidents and motor vehicle accidents. Whether you sustained your injuries at home or on the job, our Georgia burn injury lawyers can help. Schedule a free consultation today.
Types of Burn Injuries
Our Georgia burn injury attorneys represent victims of:
- Chemical burns resulting from contact with abrasive chemicals (such as acids, alkalis, etc.).
- Electrical burns resulting from contact with strong currents.
- Radiation burns caused by exposure to radiation or ultraviolet rays.
- Thermal burns caused by flames, hot metals, steam, or scalding liquids.
Burn injuries are classified depending on how deep and severely they penetrate the skin.
- First-degree burns (or superficial burns) affect only the epidermis (the top layer of the skin). The burn injury is red, painful, and dry but has no blistering.
- Second-degree burns (or partial thickness burns) damage both the epidermis and the dermis. Second-degree burns often do cause blistering and may require skin grafts.
- Third-degree burns (full thickness burns) destroy the two top layers of the skin and may damage the underlying nerves, bones, and muscles. Third-degree burns commonly require skin grafts and long-term rehabilitative care.
Burn Injury Lawsuits
Burn injury victims who have been injured as a result of the reckless or negligent actions of others have the right to file a personal injury claim and recover damages. Because burn injuries are among the most expensive injuries to treat, settlements and jury verdicts in these cases are often sizable.
If you have suffered a burn injury, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses – hospital, surgical, and ambulance bills
- Rehabilitation costs – physical therapy and future medical care
- Diminished earning capacity – compensation for future earnings lost due to the injury
- Lost income – payment for wages lost
Contact a Georgia burn injury lawyer today to discuss your legal options.
Contact Our Georgia Burn Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn or electrical injury, a personal injury lawsuit may be the best means of obtaining the compensation you deserve. At Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C., our Georgia burn injury lawyers provide victims with thorough and experienced representation. Contact our Atlanta or Columbus office today.