Helping You Recover After a Burn Injury
The effects of a burn injury can be multi-faceted. Not only are burn injures extremely painful, they also run the risk of becoming dangerously infected. What’s worse, injury victims are often left with disfiguring scars that are constant reminders of the accident that caused them.
At Westmoreland Patterson Moseley & Hinson L.L.P., we help burn injury victims seek the compensation they need to recover physically and financially after an accident. We are especially sensitive to the fact that burn injuries are traumatic injuries that have physical as well as emotional effects.
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, contact our Atlanta-area law firms in Albany, Macon, and Warner Robins. Call us toll free at 1-800-688-1651 to schedule a free initial consultation.
The Anatomy of a Burn Injury
Burn injuries are categorized by degree. A first-degree burn affects the top layer (epidermis) of the skin. A second-degree burn affects the epidermis, as well as deeper layers of skin (dermis). A third-degree burn destroys the epidermis and dermis, and can also damage underlying tissues, nerves, and bone.
Skin burns are extremely painful because they damage nerves. In third-degree burns, victims may actually feel less pain because nerves are completely destroyed. Since the skin is the body’s natural barrier to germs and disease, injury victims are at risk for suffering serious infections.
Burn injury victims often require extensive medical care. Many require skin grafting to replace the skin tissue. Some may require therapy to deal with the emotional effects of the injury.
Our law firm will help you get the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries, current and long-term medical costs, lost wages, and other damages caused by your accident. We have more than 200 years of combined experience representing people just like you dealing with life-changing injuries.
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If you have suffered a burn injury in a car accident, truck accident, chemical explosion, or another accident, contact a burn injury lawyer to discuss your legal options. We offer a free consultation and accept injury cases on a contingency-fee basis.
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Thomas Hinson is the contributing attorney to this content.