The American Burn Association reported 486,000 burn injuries requiring medical treatment around the U.S. in 2016. There were 40,000 burn-related hospitalizations the same year. In Alpharetta, the majority of burn injuries and deaths are preventable. If someone else’s negligence created the condition that burned you, you might be able to sue the individual for damages. Kaufman Law, P.C. can take care of your case from beginning to end, giving you your best chance of success.
Alpharetta Burn Injury Attorneys
Severe burns can be catastrophic injuries, resulting in permanent damage such as scarring, disfigurement, amputation, and disability. Kaufman Law, P.C. has helped burn survivors recover for their past and future medical expenses, including the costs of hospital stays, surgeries, skin grafts, and rehabilitative therapies. We’ve also garnered compensation for lost wages and earning capacity, property damage, physical pain, emotional suffering, and psychological trauma. We are your source for burn injury representation in Alpharetta.
Types of Burn Injuries
Car accidents, unsafe workplaces, defective products, and negligent property owners can all result in serious burn injuries to victims. Understanding what caused your burn and whether negligence played a role is a major step toward recovering damages. The legal team at Kaufman Law, P.C. can investigate your incident and help you understand who might be liable. Your case could involve one of four main types of burns:
- Thermal burns. Thermal burns stem from contact with flames, steam, scalding liquids, or very hot objects. Thermal burns can destroy the skin cells in the first and deeper layers of the tissues, causing first- to third-degree burns. Depending on the severity of a thermal burn, symptoms can include pain, redness, swelling, and blistering.
- Electrical burns. Contact with electric current, such as with a live power line, can cause electrical burns. Electrical burns can happen in just seconds, as electricity passes through the body. Electrical burns can be fatal or cause serious internal damage. The damage can be worse than thermal burns.
- Chemical burns. Acid or base chemicals can burn the flesh and cause serious injuries. Chemical burns, or caustic burns, can have reactions with the skin and body such as killing skin cells, causing blisters, and damaging internal organs if ingested. Chemical burns require immediate medical attention, as damage can continue to worsen until treated.
- Radiation burns. Exposure to radiation, such as thermal radiation or ultraviolet light, can damage the flesh. Radiation burns often cause pain and redness to the affected skin. Radiation burns can cause delayed reactions – sometimes even months or years after radiation treatment.
No matter what type of burn caused your injuries, talk to our lawyers to find out if you have grounds to file a lawsuit against one or more parties. Some people never recover from their burn injuries and pass away from shock, organ failure, or infection. If your loved one passed away in a building fire or other burn-related incident, our team can help you file a wrongful death claim in Alpharetta. Contact us to learn more about your burn injury claim, or call (404) 355-4000 to request a free consultation.