Burns are classified into four categories: first degree burns, second degree burns and third degree burns. First degree burns are the least severe type of burn as they only affect the outer layer of skin. They often cause redness and swelling, and may peel as they are healing. Second degree burns affect two layers of skin (the epidermis and the dermis) and often result in blisters. Third degree burns affect three layers of skin (the epidermis, the dermis and the hypodermis), cause charring and often result in considerable scarring of the affected area.
In addition to burns, inhalation injuries can also be catastrophic for people involved in fires. During a fire, there are over a hundred toxic substances present in the smoke. Victims can sustain lung damage through heat and smoke inhalation; they also may suffer from permanent organ damage due to systemic toxin inhalation. Inhalation injuries should be taken very seriously as they can result in death.
When burn injuries occur as the result of someone else’s negligence, whether it is an individual or a corporation, victims have legal recourse. Victims may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, loss of companionship, loss of income, and pain and suffering. If a burn injury victim dies as a result of their injuries, surviving family members may be able to purse a wrongful death lawsuit. An experienced attorney can make sure you know your rights and help you choose the best course of action for your particular situation.
Contact a Florida Burn Injury Attorney
The law offices of Snyder and Gonzalez have over 28 years of experience as attorneys in North Dade. Over the years, we have developed a solid reputation as trustworthy and credible attorneys with a commitment to personal service. We know the tremendous amount of stress burn injury victims and their families face and will fight to get our clients the maximum compensation they are entitled to under the law. Getting the best results for our clients often requires creative thinking and skillful communication. With diverse backgrounds in business, finance, insurance and various legal organizations, our attorneys are able to view a case from multiple angles to find the best legal strategy for our clients.
Call 305-919-9797 to speak with an experienced Florida burn injury attorney today.
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