Phoenix Burn Attorney
Burn injuries are some of the most complex and painful injuries that a person can receive. Rate of recovery after a burn injury depends on different factors, including the region of body burned, age of the victim, type of burn received and degree of burn. A Lerner and Rowe burn attorney is experienced at helping burn injury victims and their families get the compensation they deserve to cover hospitalization, extensive emotional and mental counseling, long term medical care and ongoing reconstructive surgeries. An experienced burn attorney is necessary to help recoup these costs.
The American Burn Association National Burn Repository stated in a 2011 report that the most common place where burn injuries occur are in a victim’s home. The report also listed that the highest cause for burn injury hospitalization are fire / open flame injuries at 44%. Scalding injuries are the second highest cause for burn injury hospitalization at 33%. Males (70%) were listed as being more likely to suffer from a burn injury than females. Among the ages, young children and the elderly are also more susceptible to health complications resulting in accidental burn injury or smoke inhalation injuries.
Burn Attorneys of Phoenix
If you or a loved one have suffered a burn injury because of a negligent act of another, a burn attorney of Lerner and Rowe can help. Schedule a free consultation with a burn attorney by calling (602) 977-1900 today.
Burn Injury Types
- Fire/open flame: A burn injury caused by direct contact with a fire or flame from matches, lighters, barbecue ranges, fire pits, auto accidents, etc.
- Scalding: A burn injury caused by burns received from hot bath water, steam, a spilled hot beverage, etc.
- Contact: A burn injury caused by direct contact with cigarettes, heaters, stoves, irons, exhaust pipes, soldering equipment, ashes/coals and bedside lamps.
- Sub dermal: A burn injury caused by touching “live” objects like power lines and short circuiting appliances/electronics.
- Chemical: A burn injury caused by contact with a chemical or harmful fumes released by a chemical such as bleach, metal cleaners, drain cleaners, pool chemicals, battery fluid, and industrial strength acids, and bases found in manufacturing plants.
- Other: A burn injury from exposure to x-ray radiation, sun tanning bed ultraviolet light, fireworks, lightning strikes, and other accidents that expose people to hazardous materials and reactions.
Burn Injury Degree
The degree of burn injury is determined by the layers of skin (epidermis) affected. Lerner and Rowe burn attorneys for burn injuries are knowledgeable in regards to the different degree of burn injury and the long-term level of care and support burn victims can expect to face on their road to recovery. Our burn attorneys will fight to get monetary compensation from any negligent party to cover medical care / equipment, old and new hospitalization expenses, loss of wages, and overall pain and suffering for burn injury victims.
First Degree Burn Injury: The top layer of skin is damaged causing redness, pain and swelling. This type of burn injury is usually the result of sun burns, touching or holding a hot object and generally does not require medical attention.
Second Degree Burn Injury: Involves the top and second layer of skin causing swelling, redness, pain, blisters and heightened sensitivity and may need medical attention. Common causes of this type of burn injury include too much sun or quick contact with kerosene/gasoline lamps. Second degree burn injury victims usually have some scarring.
Third Degree Burn Injury: One of the most serious degree of burn injury that may result in skin contracture or amputation. This type of burn injury involves the top three layers of skin and can affect nerves, muscle and bones. At this degree of burn the victim’s injuries are so severe that they are admitted into a specialized hospital with a burn care center. Multiple skin grafting and reconstructive surgeries and physical therapy will be needed to help the victim heal and retain movement of their joints. Psychological support may also be requested as victims often suffer emotional and mental anguish from the traumatic events of the accident.
Fourth Degree Burn Injury: The most severe degree of burn that penetrates all layers of skin, tissue, muscle and bone that may result in amputation and possibly death. Those that suffer this type of burn injury are admitted into a specialized hospital for burn injury care. Throughout the lengthy recovery process that includes multiple therapy sessions and surgeries to help the burn injury victim retain movement of limbs and joints and recovery from mental anguish as a result of the traumatic events of the burn accident.
Burn Attorney for Burn Injury
When you or a loved one suffer the extreme pain and trauma of a burn injury the last thing you want to think about is hiring a burn attorney. However, the sooner you call a Lerner and Rowe burn attorney, the sooner we can take over dealing with insurance companies and negligent parties. Your burn attorney will take care of necessary paperwork in relation to the cost of the burn injury so you can start to heal.
Lerner and Rowe burn attorneys offer free initial consultations and case evaluations to burn injury victims. Call us at (602) 977-1900 or submit an online case evaluation form today. A burn attorney will meet at your home, business or visit you at the hospital if you are unable to make it into one of our five Arizona offices located in Phoenix, Arrowhead / Glendale, Scottsdale, Mesa and Bullhead City. Your burn attorney does not get paid unless you win.