Every year, millions of people suffer from burn injuries across the United States. They can happen in a wide variety of ways, including not only fires but also chemicals, hot liquids, radiation, and electricity. Burn injuries can range from a minimal flinch due to accidentally touching a hot curling iron to life-threatening damage all over your body due to someone else’s negligence.
When you or a loved one are considering filing a lawsuit for third-degree burns, contacting the empathetic and experienced attorneys at OnderLaw is one of the best things you can do. We will be on your side every step of the way forward.
Understanding the Degrees of Burns
There are three primary types of burns:
First-degree burns are the least severe because they impact only the outer layer of your skin. They are considered superficial burns. Scarring does not usually result from these types of burns. They can take a few days, weeks, or months to completely heal.
Second-degree burns are more severe than first-degree burns and go deeper in the skin. They can affect tissue and muscles and are known as partial thickness burns. Second-degree burns can take a long time to heal, and scarring often occurs.
Third-degree burns are more significant than the first two because they impact the deeper layers of tissue containing blood vessels and muscle fibers. They are considered to be full-thickness burns. Third-degree burns can cause significant damage, pain, scarring, and disfigurement.
Severe burn injuries can be traumatic to experience and can require extensive and specialized treatment. The effects can be physical and mental. Injured individuals can suffer various losses, including:
- Repeating infections
- Loss of physical abilities or limbs
Their families are also affected. A lawsuit can hold negligent parties accountable for your pain. Our supportive legal team will help you seek justice and hold the at-fault parties responsible for your damages.
What Recovery Can Look Like
When you or a loved one suffers injuries due to third-degree burns, you may be able to file a lawsuit. When you schedule a consultation with a compassionate lawyer at OnderLaw, we can advise you about your options and what legal remedies might exist for you.
The facts matter when it comes to determining the outcome of your case:
- What parties could be held responsible?
- How and where did the burn happen?
- What is the impact of the burn on your body, possessions, lifestyle, and family?
Our legal professionals are trained to ask the important questions so that we can lift the burden off your shoulders and faithfully handle your lawsuit while you heal.
Sometimes, settlement is the best option, and other times, it is better to appear before a judge and jury. Insurance companies do not want to pay you the full amount you deserve. They often provide inadequate settlement offers or will completely refuse coverage. It is highly discouraged to settle or deal with insurance companies without consulting an attorney.
No matter who your claim is in front of, having clear and convincing evidence to show the other party is responsible for your losses can make all the difference. At OnderLaw, we can help you seek comprehensive compensation for damages like:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Lost wages and future income
- Changes to your home to accommodate your new injuries
We will not rest until you get the justice you deserve for the pain you should have never had to experience.
Contact a Burn Injury Attorney to Get Started on Your Claim
Legal issues can feel daunting. At OnderLaw, we are on your side and by your side every step of the way. We have the experience required to help you build a strong case. Contact us as soon as possible to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our trusted burn injury lawyers.