Burn Injury Attorneys in Niagara Falls, New York
Legal Representation for Those Suffering from Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are traumatizing and severe. These can result from industrial explosions, home fires, chemical fires, apartment fires, commercial fires, hotel fires, electrical burns, power line burns, explosions, motor vehicle accidents that result in gas tank explosions, scalding burns, thermal burns and propane tank explosions.
According to a recent survey, over 500,000 burn injuries occur each year requiring treatment. There are FOUR different degrees of burn injuries one can sustain in an accident.
Various Types of Burn Injuries
A First-Degree burn is the least significant burn which is often limited to the epidermis. This type of burn takes approximately a week or less to heal.
A Second-Degree burn involves not only the entire epidermis or outer layer of skin but affects the underlying dermis. Any partial-thickness second-degree burn will heal in 2 to 3 weeks without grafting with minimal scarring. A full-thickness second-degree burn will most likely need excision and skin grafting to heal.
A Third-Degree burn is when all of the layers of the skin have been destroyed. This extends into the subcutaneous tissue. These injuries can take months to heal leaving scarring.
A Fourth-Degree burn is a full-thickness burn that extends into the muscle and bone. Again, these injuries can take many months to heal resulting in scarring. As with third-degree burns, grafting is necessary.
Trust Us to Represent You in Your Personal Injury Case for a Burn Injury
Having experienced personal injury attorneys handling your claim will improve the likelihood of a recovery for your severe injuries and the future medical expenses and lost earnings along with the pain and suffering that you experienced.
At VViola, Cummings & Lindsay LLP, our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience in litigating burn cases. If you qualify, we will assist you in obtaining medical treatment and pursue the negligent party to ensure you receive full compensation for your injuries whether by settlement or trial. Our personal injury lawyers have extensive trial experience handling burn injury cases for our clients and for clients referred to us from other firms.