Miami Burn Injury Lawyer
Counsel From a Fort Lauderdale & Miami Injury Attorney
Burns are some of the most painful injuries the human body can sustain. Not only are they notoriously sensitive to treat, but they commonly leave lasting, visible scars that alter a victim's perception of themselves and how they function in society. This pain and frustration can be compounded if the victim knows that their injuries are due to someone else's negligence.
If you have suffered a serious burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be experiencing a wide range of negative effects and impacts on your health and wellbeing. When a burn injury is treated, the wound is highly sensitive and excruciating pain is difficult, if not impossible, to avoid. Furthermore, a disfiguring burn can be detrimental to one’s own self-image, causing constant emotional suffering.
Since 1970, Stabinski Law, has stood to represent countless victims of catastrophic injury. In that time, we've recovered $500 million in proceeds for clients who suffered undue physical, emotional, and financial distress. We know how these effects are particularly punctuated for burn victims and are well-versed in making the gravity of their injuries plain.
Health Effects of Burn Injuries
Burns caused by fire, electricity, chemicals, or other heated objects or environments have serious and sometimes even life-threatening effects. Often, other consequences of these injuries can emerge and persist, sometimes for the rest of a victim's life.
Common effect of burn injuries can include:
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Mobility issues
- Limb loss
- Emotional trauma
Burn Injury Severity & Appropriate Compensation
Burns are evaluated on a severity degree scale, ranging from one to six, regardless if they were caused by fire, electrocution, chemical exposure, or any other means. The higher the degree, the more damage caused and generally the more egregious the negligence that caused the accident must have been. When we are investigating your burn injury claim, we will need to use medical records to determine the exact severity level of your burn. In doing so, we can further strengthen your case to secure more compensation for you.
The six levels of burn degrees include:
- First: Temporary pain and mild blistering on skin.
- Second: Strong, lingering pain and whitening of skin; requires emergency care.
- Third: Chronic, debilitating pain and blackening of skin; requires lengthy hospitalization.
- Fourth: Excruciating pain and destruction of deep tissues, including muscles and bone, leading to loss of limb or mobility.
- Fifth and sixth: Not considered to be survivable.
Your Suffering Deserves Compensation
Often, burn victims become withdrawn and shy away from the idea of lengthy legal action and calling any further attention to their injury. Time and time again, Stabinski Law has made the process of seeking compensation as painless as possible for victims, doing the legal legwork while victims can focus on what matters most: recovery.
If you or a loved one's been burned due to another party's negligence, then you deserve consideration for restitution. Call us to schedule a free case evaluation today.
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