Miami Burn Injury Lawyers
Helping Victims Fight for Fair Compensation
All injuries are painful, but this is especially true of burn injuries. These injuries can happen suddenly and in a variety of different settings. Anytime you’re exposed to heat, fire, or certain chemicals, there is a chance that you could suffer from a burn injury.
If you have suffered a severe burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, your first priority should be your health. Seek medical attention first—then, contact the Miami burn injury attorneys at Amanda Demanda Law Group to learn how you can work to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Give us a call at (305) 998-6953 or contact us online to request a free consultation. Hablamos español.
What Are the Different Types of Burn Injuries?
Every injury is different. Burn injuries are especially unique, as there are different levels of burn severity that victims can experience. The consequences of a burn injury and the recovery process can vary depending on the type and severity of the injury.
Below, we have provided an overview of different burn injuries to help you and your family better understand what to expect after suffering this type of injury.
First-degree burn injuries are the least severe type of burn injury. They are called first-degree because they usually only affect the outermost layer of skin, called the epidermis.
These burns can still be considered severe if they affect the feet, hands, genitals and surrounding groin, or face. Regardless of where the burn occurs, it’s important to receive immediate medical attention after a burn injury.
First-degree burns are usually caused by contact with heated surfaces, liquids, and other substances.
Second-degree burns affect both the outer layer of skin as well as the “dermis,” or the layer underneath. With these types of injuries, the burn will reach the second layer of skin, which is why they are known as second-degree burns.
These types of burns are more severe than first-degree burns. You may experience pain, redness, swelling, and even blistering if you suffer a second-degree burn injury. Because the burns cause more damage, they can be more painful and lead to a longer recovery period.
Third-degree burn injuries affect the epidermis, dermis, and layers of tissue underneath. These injuries can permanently destroy hair follicles and sweat glands, as well as leave scarring and discoloration. A third-degree burn can result in white or blackened skin and numbing due to nerve damage.
These burns are more severe than both first- and second-degree burns. It will also take much longer to recover from a third-degree burn than it would to recover from a first- or second-degree burn.
Fourth-degree burns are the most serious type of burn injury that a person can sustain. These injuries are life-threatening and require emergency medical treatment. A fourth-degree burn will not only affect the outer layers of the skin, but also the muscles, tendons, and bones, leading to significant damage.
If you have experienced a fourth-degree burn, there is a good chance that you will never be able to return to the life you lived before your burn accident. This is all the more reason to aggressively pursue compensation for the damages you have suffered. We strongly recommend that you enlist the help of a skilled personal injury attorney, like those at Amanda Demanda Law Group.
How Our Burn Injury Attorneys Can Help
After a serious burn injury, the road to recovery can be long, painful, and emotionally challenging. You should not have to face the consequences of someone else’s negligence on your own, nor should you have to worry about negotiating with the insurance company or fighting for a fair settlement with everything else you are going through.
At Amanda Demanda Law Group, our attorneys are prepared to handle every legal detail of your case. From investigating the incident and identifying the underlying causes of your injury to holding the liable party accountable for the pain and suffering you have endured, our team is ready to fight for you and your recovery. We have the experience and resources to aggressively litigate your case, even if that means going to trial.
You only have four years from the date of your injury (in most cases) to file a personal injury lawsuit in Florida. Do not wait until it’s too late! Reach out to our Miami burn injury lawyers today to learn how we can help you fight for the full, fair compensation you are owed.
Don’t Wait to Seek Compensation for Your Burn Injury
There are many reasons to seek compensation in a personal injury case, but this is especially true for burn injury cases. Burns can leave physical, emotional, and financial scars that are almost impossible to handle alone. In most cases, burn victims’ families and loved ones are deeply affected as well, causing them to stop their day-to-day lives to assist the burn victim. Depending on the severity of the injury, this could continue for the rest of their lives.
It’s only fair that you and your family consult an experienced personal injury attorney and get help fighting for what you rightfully deserve. Don’t wait to contact burn injury lawyer Amanda Demanda and her team at Amanda Demanda Law Group. We are ready to stand with you and tirelessly seek the maximum compensation you deserve.
Call (305) 998-6953 or contact us online for a free consultation.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries
There are several different types of burns, each of which has different causes.
The different types of burns and their causes include:
- Thermal Burns: Thermal burns are caused by contact with hot items and substances.
- Chemical Burns: Chemical burns result from contact with harsh and abrasive chemicals.
- Electrical Burns: Electrical burns can occur due to contact with live electricity.
- Radiation Burns: Radiation burns are caused by exposure to various types of radiation.
Additionally, people may suffer skin damage, nerve injuries, and disfigurement due to friction burns, or “road rash,” and cold burns, or frostbite.
Friction burns are a combination of heat burns and abrasions (scraping), while cold burns occur due to prolonged exposure to extremely cold temperatures and/or items and substances.
More specifically, people often suffer burn injuries due to the following:
- Hot liquid spills
- Fires and explosions
- Contact with heated surfaces
- Exposure to solar radiation (sunburns)
- Use of harmful chemicals, acids, paint thinners, etc.
- Medical radiation, such as x-rays
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Defective products
- Violence and abuse
We can review the details of your case and assist you in seeking fair financial compensation for your damages.
If you believe that someone else was responsible for the incident that led to your burn injuries, we encourage you to reach out to our Miami burn injury lawyers right away.