Burns are one of the most painful, excruciating types of injury. Victims of burn injuries often have to deal with extensive hospitalization, severe pain and suffering, permanent disfigurement of large parts of their bodies, reconstruction surgery, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more. Patients who suffer serious burns are often victims of another party’s negligence. Burns happen in department stores, from defective products, and during motor vehicle collisions. Quite often, Jacksonville burn victims deserve financial compensation for their considerable pain and suffering, possible disfigurement, medical bills, and lost quality of life. Call a Jacksonville burn injury attorney today to discover how we can assist you in securing the financial compensation that can help take some of the pain away from your terrible burn accident.
We Assist Clients Who Have Suffered Any Type of Burn Injury
There are five main categories of burns: chemical, heat, inhalation, electrical, and radiation. Radiation burns are caused by some types of light bulbs when they suffer a catastrophic explosion, causing short-wave radiation. Radiation burns are also caused by some types of cancer treatment, the sun, and tanning beds. Heat burns, which are the most common types of burns, are caused by heat exposure, such as touching a hot stove, being splashed by hot oil from a pan, or getting hit by a Roman candle firework. Heat burns are caused by fire, hot liquid or gas, or by coming into contact with a hot object. Electrical burns, which come from an injury that also poses the immediate danger of cardiac arrest and other long-term damages, are caused by electrical shock. Dangerous electrical hazards include faulty wiring, defective home products, and down power lines. A chemical burn, like a radiation burn, is not caused by something that is physically “hot.” Chemical burns are caused by strong acids or bases that eat through skin, muscle, and other tissue, sometimes even after the body part is quickly washed with water. An inhalation burn affects the airways of the victim, burning the throat and lungs via hot fumes, steam, or smoke.
How Severe Was Your Burn?
Burns range from first degree to fourth degree. Third-degree burns require medical treatment in an emergency room, while many third degree, and all fourth degree, burns require hospitalization. To be sure, 40,000 Americans are hospitalized for their third and fourth-degree burn injuries each year, according to the American Burn Association. Their treatment stay varies from a few days to weeks or even months, as burns that cover a large percentage of the body can take considerable time to heal. Later reconstruction surgeries are often necessary when large areas of the body have been damaged. These costs can quickly bring even an upper-middle-class family to the point of bankruptcy, even if the burn injury was moderate. According to healthcare.gov, the average three-day hospital stay costs $30,000.
Contact a Proven Burn Injury Attorney Today
Do not hesitate to contact the burn attorneys at Walker Morgan, LLC at 803-359-6194 today for immediate assistance in securing financial compensation for your injuries. We will advocate aggressively on your behalf to help you recover the compensation that you deserve.
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