Scald Burn Injury Attorney
Scald burns are common and can be very serious in nature. Walker & Morgan, LLC’s South Carolina burn injury attorneys provide professional legal services and will advise you on every aspect of your case.
Definition of Scald Burns
Scald burns are thermal burns that occur when very hot liquids come into contact with or are splashed on the skin. Hot water, coffee, tea, soup, and steam are all hot enough to cause a serious scald burn injury. Liquid with a temperature of 140 degrees can cause a third degree burn within five seconds. Kirk Morgan and Billy Walker, our South Carolina burn injury attorneys, are experienced in dealing with cases involving severe scald burns.
Causes of Scald Burns
Scald burns are the most common burn injury to children under four years old. These injuries may occur when parents or caregivers are in a hurry or distracted and do not take appropriate preventive measures. Most scald burns occur in the kitchen, such as from microwave steam or hot liquids being pulled off a stove. A scald burn injury can also occur when a hot water heater is set too high by a landlord or another person. Hot water heaters should be set at 120 degrees maximum, but many hot waters heaters are set at 140 degrees or more.
If you or a loved one has received a scald burn due to someone else’s negligence, please contact our South Carolina burn injury attorneys.
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