Each year, more than 500,000 people in the United States seek medical care for injuries due to burns. Unfortunately, burn injuries are very common because there are several potential causes, including:
- Car accidents
- Dangerous chemicals
- Extremely hot liquids
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Poorly designed and dangerous products
- Many more
A serious burn injury has horrible and lasting physical and psychological consequences. If a burn injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need and deserve compensation for what you have suffered and continue to suffer. The Arizona burn injury lawyers at Snyder & Wenner have seen the trauma and devastation burn injuries can cause to victims. The pain does not end with the burn injury accident. It continues through skin grafts, infections, scarring, and plastic surgery. We admire your courage and endurance—and we want to help if we can.
What Types of Burn Injuries Are There?
Most people know that burn injuries are categorized by their severity:
- First-degree burns include minor burns that result in soreness and visual marking on the outer layer of the skin.
- Second-degree burns result in redness and blisters in the first and second layers of the skin, which cause additional damage.
- Third-degree burns cause damage to all three layers of the skin and the underlying tissue. These burns are the most serious and devastating of the three levels.
What Types of Injuries Do Burns Cause?
In addition to the severe trauma to the skin, burns also lead to infection, fever, tissue damage, organ failure, poor blood circulation, and other significant problems. Effects to the skin may be obvious, but what is not as commonly known is that burn injuries can also result in significant nerve injury that will permanently affect your life.
What Type of Treatment Is Available for Burn Injuries?
Severe burn injuries are typically permanent. The disfigurement can lead to significant emotional distress and depression. The pain can be overwhelming. Rehabilitation is usually lengthy and often does not result in significant improvement.
Depending on the severity of the burn, a skin graft may be necessary to allow the burn to heal as well as it can. The surgeon will take a piece of skin from another portion of your body and place is over the damaged skin. While this does not fully fix the problem, it sometimes can provide relief of the pain and disfigurement.
What Makes Our Burn Injury Lawyers Different?
We take a limited number of cases so that we can serve our clients well.
For more than 25 years, we have dedicated our law practice to victims of serious personal injury and to the families of wrongful death victims. We take only the most serious cases because our attorneys want every client to have the attention necessary to present an effective case to a jury. Even if it is not necessary to take your case to trial, our complete trial preparation will strengthen our position in settlement negotiations.
Our law firm will thoroughly investigate the accident that caused your burn injury. We have a network of experts who are able to investigate chemical fires, explosions, electrocution accidents, propane explosions, fires, and industrial accidents to determine what happened. If it was a defective product, a failure to follow OSHA guidelines, inattention by a truck driver, or some other cause, we are confident in our investigative experts.
As we bring together the details of what happened, we will also consult with medical experts about the extent of your burn injury and what treatment you will need in the future. You should be compensated for your pain and suffering, your medical expenses, and your current and future economic losses.
Review our verdicts and settlements. We leave nothing to chance when we take a case to trial. We test every argument and every presentation prior to trial in order to be able to answer the questions jurors are likely to have.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious burn injury, do not delay in contacting us online or calling us at 602-224-0005 for a free consultation. We represent seriously injured people in Arizona and throughout the country. The Phoenix burn injury attorneys at Snyder & Wenner have the expertise and skills necessary to hold accountable those who caused your injury. The pain from a burn injury may eventually go away, but the scarring—internal and external—are forever. Call us today for a free consultation to find out how we can help you try to recover from your life-altering burn injury.