Atlanta Burn Injury Lawyer
Burns are serious injuries that can leave victims with lifelong scars and pain that will not go away. Burn victims can end up submitting to costly medical treatments and spending an extended period of time receiving medical care. This can be incredibly frustrating if someone else caused their injuries.
Getting compensation after you suffer a burn can be difficult. In many cases, the individual who caused your injury may refuse to take responsibility for their actions. Fortunately, you do not have to force them to treat you fairly all by yourself.
Here at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, we have experience helping victims of first, second, and third-degree burns. We understand what you are going through. Our Atlanta burn injury lawyers can take on your case right away, increasing the odds that you will get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
Burns Can Have Many Causes
You can be badly burned in a number of ways. Our law team can provide you with the support you need if you suffered an injury for any reason, including:
- Car Fires
- Residential or Commercial Fires
- Chemical Spills
We can work with you to get the compensation you need regardless of the exact cause of your burn. We can also assist you no matter where your burn occurred.
The American Burn Association reported more than 400,000 burn injuries just in the year 2016. The vast majority of these burns occurred in the home, but a sizable percentage occurred at places of business, on the road, and at recreational facilities.
The Three Categories of Burns
Not all burns are the same. The medical community categorizes burns in three ways:
First Degree Burns
First degree burns are relatively minor. You usually only suffer damage to your skin’s outer layer with a first degree burn. You may think of sunburn when considering an example of this kind of injury.
Second Degree Burns
Individuals who experience second degree burns may suffer damage to a deeper layer of skin. In some cases, second degree burns cause blisters, severe pain, and scar formation.
Third Degree Burns
Third degree burns are the most serious burns a person can suffer according to the medical community. Victims of third degree burns can suffer nerve damage and severe destruction of their skin and fat layers. These burns usually leave behind extensive scarring.
Depending on your situation, your burn may leave you with infections, pain in your joints, breathing difficulties, and chronic pain that does not go away as you heal.
Getting Compensation for a Burn Injury in Atlanta
Burn victims may be entitled to damages if they were injured by someone else’s negligence. An Atlanta injury lawyer can help you secure compensation for your injuries. At PMHP Law, we believe in working tirelessly for our clients. We will begin working immediately by investigating your case.
We carry out investigations by gathering evidence that can include:
- Police Reports
- Fire Department Reports
- Photos of the Accident Scene
This evidence can allow us to prove that someone else caused your injuries. We must establish another party’s negligence in order to get the compensation you deserve.
We will also go over your medical records and dig into any costs associated with your current or future medical treatment. We strive to bring our clients maximum compensation for their injuries. This means we focus on finding out exactly how much you are owed.
You may be able to receive:
Economic damages are designed to cover your medical bills and any costs associated with rehabilitation after a burn. You may also receive damages for wages that you lost due to your injury.
Some burn victims are given non-economic damages to address any suffering or pain caused by their burn. Individuals who suffer disfigurement may be entitled to additional compensation.
In some cases, you may also be awarded punitive damages. Punitive damages are used by the court system to punish the individual who caused your burn for their actions.
You Are Not Alone after a Burn Injury
Burn injuries are common, but this does not make them less traumatic and painful. Our team of Atlanta burn injury lawyers can help you get justice after a burn. Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, can take charge of your case. We will dedicate our services to getting the compensation you need. Let us start our investigation today by calling (855)-329-7144 or filling out our online contact form.
Getting the advice you need is easy. Just contact us for a FREE consultation to learn more about your next steps if you have suffered from a burn.