Burn Injury Attorney in Columbia, SC
If you or a loved one were seriously injured with a burn injury, you need to have someone working on the case immediately. The Columbia Burn Injury Lawyers at the Strom Law Firm can ensure that your personal injury claim is timely initiated, preserved, and filed to seek the compensation you deserve.
The American Burn Association states that over 486,000 Americans suffered from burn injuries in 2015. Forty-thousand burn injuries are known to have required hospitalization. Learn more about burn injury law from our experienced personal injury attorneys.
Types of Columbia Burn Injuries
Burn injuries result from many different accidents and incidents. Examples of the more likely burn injuries are burns caused by steam, matches, boiling water and electrical appliances, and chemical burns. These are often catastrophic injuries Other frequent causes of Columbia burns include:
- Car accidents
- Truck Incident
- Motorcycle Crash
- Steam and hot liquid
- Electrical burns, from outlets or lightning strike
- Grabbing heated objects, such as hair straighteners or griddles
- Playing with matches
- Kitchen incidents
- Dangerous products causing chemical burns
The severity of Columbia Burn Injuries
The four primary categories of burn injuries:
- First-degree burn: Affecting the outer layer of skin, known as the epidermis. A first-degree burn is often red in color and moist. A first-degree burn is generally better within about a week or so.
- Superficial second-degree burns: breaches the epidermal layer of skin and reaches to the next layer, called the dermis. A second-degree burn may appear pink in color. A “superficial second-degree burn” generally heals on its own, usually within two weeks.
- Second-degree burns: These are different from the above-described burns. The tissue damage goes deeper into the layer of skin known as the dermis. Second-degree burns like this will be of white color and dry. These can take three or four weeks to get better.
- Third-degree burns: Everyone has heard of a third-degree burn. These are the highest severity of classification for a burn. A third-degree burn happens when the epidermal (outermost layer) and the dermal layers of skin are both destroyed by the burn and the damage extends subcutaneously. Third-degree burns will have significant texture to them, will be charred, and many times have a leather-ish appearance. Third-degree burns are incredibly serious and many times will result in skin grafting or additional reconstructive techniques.
Are you looking for legal representation? Contact the Columbia Burn Injury Lawyers at Strom Law Firm by calling 803-252-4800 for your free case evaluation.
Columbia Burn Injury Attorneys
If you suffer a burn injury caused by a defective device, unsafe work conditions, or a child being left unsupervised with a dangerous product, a lawsuit may be needed to recover compensation for a victim’s damages. While they may seem minor, burns of any severity are serious. A scar from a burn can last a lifetime and can sometimes affect the victim by creating a perpetual sensation of intense pain. The damage can also cause a significant amount of mental anguish and distress. The law exists to make burn victims and other victims as close as possible to being whole again.
If you suffered burns in an accident or any other way in Columbia, Richland County, or anywhere else across South Carolina, contact us. We offer free case evaluations and we do not collect a fee unless we recover for you. Contact our burn injury lawyers at 803-252-4800 or online and find out if we are able to help you.
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