Scars or Burns
Scars and Burn Injury Lawyer
Drivers, passengers burned during a car wreck, or other accident victims who have suffered a facial burn injury may be eligible for compensation. Scars that are left after a accident are constant reminders of the traumatic event. In addition to the physical discomfort and extensive treatments, visible scars can have a long lasting emotional and psychological impact on both children and adults.
When scarring happens to the skin of body parts that are difficult to hide, it makes the emotional impact more extreme. Accident victims who suffer from low self-esteem and depression often have visible scars on the face, neck, arms and hands.
Degree of Burn Injury
A burn injury will vary by based upon the severity of damage to the skin and underlying areas:
First degree burns: A first-degree burn is also called a “superficial burn” or wound. It’s an injury that affects the first layer of your skin. First-degree burns are one of the mildest forms of skin injuries, but can still be very painful. A first degree skin burn that covers a larger part of the body will be more painful than a burn which covers a small area. First degree burns on the body can heal quicker than other burn injures, typically in 3-6 days. However, first-degree burns that are caused by a form of electricity may affect more than the top layer of skin that can be seen with the naked eye.
Second degree burns: In second degree burns, there is blistering of the skin which leads to the presence of white fluids within the blisters themselves, and on the exposed secondary skin. There is a greater deal of pain involved with second degree burns due to the fact that two layers of skin have been compromised. More medical attention is required for second-degree burns, especially if they cover a larger area of skin. Second degree burns can heal in 2-3 weeks, but may take longer. An accident victim who has experienced this type of burn can also expect scarring to occur.
Third degree burns: Because nerves are damaged, pain is not felt. This painless characteristic of a third degree burn make them incredibly dangerous as they can lead to shock and ultimately death. A third degree burn injury will reach the reticular dermis, which is the deepest layer of skin. All layers of skin are likely to have been damaged in this type of burn, as well as muscles, tendons, ligaments and possibly even some organs. Third-degree burns are susceptible to many complications and is by far the most severe and deepest burn injury. All of the skin cells to die and deep layers of tissue, muscle, and possibly organs may be impacted; requiring many weeks or many months to recover. Severe scarring and deformities are expected in this type of burn, as is an extensive amount of emergency medical treatment, and long-term painful skin grafts.
Action Law burn injury attorneys want to hear about the accident that caused your injuries — and we want to help you obtain compensation for medical treatment, pain, suffering, and other losses that were experienced due to the negligence of another party.
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Our personal injury lawyers have helped thousands of clients who have faced disfigurement and surgery because of the burns and scars left by accident injuries. We care about our clients and it shows in our concern and determination to help.
- An apartment complex did not have sufficient hot water heater capacity, so they increased the temperature. A small child suffered painful, disfiguring injuries from hot water scalding.
- A spa did not test the heat and chemicals they were using. What should have been a pleasant pedicure turned into a second-degree chemical burn injury to the customer.
- Gas leaked from a defective stove. The explosion caused serious burn injuries to family members.
- After a car accident, the victim had serious burn injuries on the face and chest. The injuries were caused by the car’s air bag.
- A dog bite attack left a little girl with scars on her face and neck.
Chemical burns, burns from fires and explosions, and road rash from a motorcycle accident all require extensive, painful medical treatment including skin grafts and plastic surgery. Our law firm will investigate the accident, identify all liable parties and fight for fair compensation for your injuries.
When you are dealing with the pain and medical treatment of burn injuries and disfiguring scars, please know that you can hand over your legal concerns to the personal injury attorneys at Action Law Offices.
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