Burn Injury Lawyers
The leading law firm of Alonso Krangle LLP is investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of burn injury victims. Each year in the U.S. alone, approximately 2.4 million burn injuries are reported. Of these, 650,000 burn injuries require medical intervention, while another 75,000 result in hospitalization. Burn injuries are almost always life-changing, leaving victims in need of extensive medical care, possibly involving reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation. Many times, a catastrophic burn injury is the result of a negligent act on the part of another party or a defective product. Alonso Krangle is currently offering free burn injury lawsuit consultations to victims of:
- Building Fires
- Chemical Spills
- Industrial Accidents
- Defective Products
- Car Accidents
- Electrical Accidents
- Radiation Burns from Medical Equipment
- Flammable Liquids
The burn injury lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP understand the difficult road accident victims and their families face as they struggle to recover. If you or a loved one sustained a serious burn injury because of a faulty product or a negligent accident, your family deserves compensation from those responsible. To learn more about the legal options available to you, please contact the burn injury lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP today.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can be physically and emotionally devastating. A severe burn affects not only the skin, but muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and bone. Burns can also be extremely disfiguring, and require victims to undergo multiple and painful surgical procedures. The damage caused by a burn injury is often dependent on the type injury a burn victim has suffered. Typical burn injuries include:
- Radiation Burns: Tanning beds and overexposure to x-rays or medical radiation therapy can all cause severe radiation burns.
- Thermal Burns: Thermal burns may be caused by exposure to flame, steam, hot metals, hot oil or grease, scalding liquids, fireworks, space heaters, electrical malfunctions, or improperly stored flammable liquids.
- Inhalation Burns: An inhalation burn can occur when an individual is trapped in an enclosed space for some time with toxic gas or fumes produced by a fire, a leak, chemicals etc. Victims of inhalation burns may suffer inflammation of the eyes, nose, mouth may be visible, as well as lung irritation.
- Electrical Burns: Electrical burns from high voltage wires, damaged electrical cords, and electrical outlets can result in severe internal injuries.
- Chemical Burns: Chemical burns often result from industrial accidents, but can also be caused by chemicals in cleaning products, battery fluid, pool chemicals, and drain cleaners.
Severity of Burn Injuries
Several factors are used to determine the severity of a burn injury, including the patients age, size and depth of burn, and the location of the burn. Burns are classified by depth and may be designated:
- First Degree Burns: A burn injury that damages only the outer layer of skin, or epidermis, such as typical sunburn. Most first degree burns heal within a week, and rarely require hospitalization.
- Second Degree Burns: A burn injury that involves the entire epidermis, the top layer of the skin, and some portion of the dermis, the second layer of the skin. Blistering can occur with a second degree burn, or it may peel. Often, skin grafts are used to treat second degree burns.
- Third Degree Burns: A burn injury that destroys the epidermis and dermis. Most third degree burns are best treated with removal of dead tissue, immediate skin grafting, and long-term use of compression garments to minimize scarring.
Learn more about Filing a Burn Injury Lawsuit
If you or someone you love had your life changed forever by a burn injury that was caused by another’s negligence or a defective product, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against those responsible. To learn more about the legal options available to you, please contact the burn injury lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP by filling out our online form or calling us.