Mableton Burn Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered a burn injury while at work or on someone else’s property, like a business, in Mableton, GA, you may be entitled to sue for compensation. Whether you were burned by a faulty piece of equipment or a toxic substance, you should not have to foot the bill for medical costs you otherwise would not have incurred if you had not been burned.
You Need A Good Burn Injury Lawyer By Your Side, And We Can Help!
The American Burn Association reports that about 500,000 people seek medical treatment every year for injuries related to burns. About 40,000 of these injuries require hospitalization. If the burn is serious enough, the fallout from your injuries can be a lifelong ordeal – and the scar a permanent reminder.
You need a good burn lawyer to help you fight for compensation. Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC’s team of personal injury lawyers have decades of experience handling burn claims just like yours. And the best part is that you can have an initial consultation with us for free, with no obligation to retain.
Accidents Involving Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can occur in a number of different ways. What follows are some examples that could either be accidents or the result of someone’s negligence:
- Spilled hot foods or drinks, such as at a restaurant
- Hot household objects, such as irons, stoves and space heaters. (Children are commonly burned when hot items are left unattended.)
- House fires
- Car accidents, including burns suffered from deployed air bags
- Smoke inhalation
- Faulty electricity, leading to a fire
In some cases, such as the faulty electricity example, you may be able to sue for negligence if the fire occurred as the result of someone’s failure to properly maintain the equipment.
You may also be interested in speaking with a car accident lawyer if you incur a burn as a result of the airbag deploying or the accident itself. In this case, you should be able to include the medical treatment for your burn as part of your accident claim.
Types of Burns
There are three categories that burns fall into: first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree. The type of burn you suffer has a significant effect on your case and potential settlement.
With first-degree burns, only the outer layer of the skin is burned, like a sunburn. These kinds of burns can be treated with basic first aid and do not usually take long to heal. Second-degree burns go deeper into the skin, down to the dermis. The pain of a second-degree burn is worse, and this is when blisters appear that can eventually lead to scarring.
Third-degree burns are the most severe and extend beyond the outer and dermis layers of the skin to the fat layer beneath. With a third-degree burn, the skin will appear white or black, and nerve damage can occur, resulting in numbness. If an individual is subjected to a situation resulting in third-degree burns, then it is likely he or she has also suffering smoke inhalation or carbon monoxide poisoning as well.
With third-degree burns, you may require lengthy rehabilitation and multiple surgeries. The value of your claim depends on the severity and permanence of the scarring. If, for example, the scarring is severe enough to affect your career going forward, and if you have suffered severe pain and suffering, you may be entitled to a higher settlement amount.
With third-degree burns and sometimes even second-degree burns, you may suffer long-term complications that interfere with your ability to complete every day activities. For instance, burned skin leaves you vulnerable to developing infections later on, and scarring can affect everything from your mental state to your ability to get a job – especially if your job depends on your appearance, like modeling.
You may also suffer from breathing problems if your lungs were damaged from inhaling smoke, or chronic joint and bone pain and limitations. Many people do not realize that a burn can leave you permanently disabled, thereby limiting your ability to hold down a job.
Do not let a burn injury ruin your life, especially if it was the result of another’s negligence. Find out what Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC can do for you by giving our firm a call today.
You Need A Good Burn Lawyer, Like Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC By Your Side!
A burn injury can make every day activities impossible. You may not be able to exercise like you used to if you have breathing problems or limited movements. You may feel self-conscious seeing your scars in the mirror every day.
Let Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC help you feel whole again. Your initial consultation with us is free, and you are under no obligation to retain. Plus, we do not get paid unless you get paid, so you have absolutely nothing to lose in giving us a call. Fill out the form to the right or call us at (855) 329-7144 for a free and confidential consultation.