Miami Burn Injury Attorney
Burns are some of the most debilitating injuries to receive and recover from, which is why you should seek the advice of a Miami burn injury attorney at Lipcon & Lipcon, P.A. as soon as you are able. While a broken bone may one day heal, a severe burn will leave the victim with a lasting scar and ongoing medical treatment which will last for the rest of the victim’s life. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident resulting in burn injuries, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Rate of Burn Injuries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that over 1 million people are injured by burns each year. Out of this number, approximately 20,000 cases involve severe burns which cover at least 25% of the body surface and require extensive medical treatment. Burn injuries can be caused by the following:
Victims of burn accidents, unfortunately, have to live with the scarring of burns for the rest of their lives and must sustain ongoing treatment and surgery, in addition to the emotional trauma of the accident. For this reason, it is important to retain the services of a Miami personal injury lawyer who has experience representing burn victims and can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burns are classified into three types: first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree burns.
First-degree burns only involve the top layer of skin and are typically treated with at-home remedies and do not typically require medical treatment. Most first degree burns are slight burns such as sunburns, or burns resulting from cooking oil.
Second-degree burns are more serious and involve the top two layers of skin. Second-degree burns could potentially lead to the loss of some skin, and typically require medical treatment to prevent further complications from arising. Second-degree burns can lead to blisters, leaking fluid, and a deep reddening of the skin.
Third-degree burns are the most serious types of burns and often penetrate all skin layers. If a victim has third-degree burns, they must receive immediate medical care to prevent future damage from occurring. The skin may appear charred after a third-degree burn, and may contain patches that are white, black, or brown.
Florida Personal Injury Claims
The victim of an accident which results in a burn injury is entitled to bring a claim for damages against the responsible party. A claim may include the medical expenses and ongoing treatment, in addition to the pain and suffering the victim has undergone through the impact of the injury. Burn injuries will follow the victim for the rest of their life, and our Miami burn injury attorneys believe victims should not be forced to cover the financial aspect of the injuries while going through the recovery process.
Lipcon & Lipcon, P.A. | Burn Injury Lawyers in Miami, FL
If you or a loved one have been involved in a severe accident which led to burn injuries, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of Lipcon & Lipcon, P.A. Our lawyers have over 60 years of combined experience in assisting clients with their injury claims after devastating accidents. Your injuries should be your priority after an accident occurs, and not the financial burden of the accident. Let our attorneys handle the paperwork for the accident while you focus on your recovery. Call our Miami office today at 305-670-6144 to schedule your free case evaluation.