Newnan Burn Injury Attorney
Severe burns are some of the worst types of injuries an accident victim can suffer. If you have been seriously burned because of someone else’s negligence, Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. can help. Contact our Newnan burn injury attorneys at our office in Coweta County, Georgia today and schedule a free consultation.
Why Choose Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C.?
Our personal injury lawyers in Coweta County work hard to recover maximum compensation for burn injury victims. People choose our firm to represent them for a variety of reasons.
- We give dedicated personal attention to each of our clients, ensuring that their legal needs are met.
- Our team of Newnan personal injury attorneys have more than 100 combined years of experience working and living in the community we serve, we are committed to providing the exemplary representation our clients deserve.
- We operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay us no legal fees until we secure compensation for you.
Why You Need a Burn Injury Lawyer
Victims of serious burn injuries often need ongoing medical treatment and extended time away from work. Our experienced burn injury attorneys can pursue compensation for your injuries, dealing directly with insurance companies on your behalf, while you focus on recovering. Our legal team can:
- Gather and secure evidence.
- Retain accident investigators, safety inspectors, electricians, or other professionals to help establish the cause of your injuries and determine liability.
- Review medical records and treating physician reports.
- Work with medical professionals to assess the full extent of your losses.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are classified according to the severity of damage:
- First-degree burn: This is a minor injury affecting only the epidermis (outer layer of skin). It may cause pain and redness.
- Second-degree burn: The damage with this type of burn affects both the epidermis and the dermis (second layer of skin). Second-degree burns can cause swelling, severe pain, blisters, red, white, or splotchy skin, and scarring.
- Third-degree burn: With burns of this severity, the damage extends through the epidermis and the dermis to the layer of fat beneath the skin. Third-degree burns can destroy nerves and cause numbness. Affected areas may be black, brown, or white, and the skin may appear leathery.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries
According to the American Burn Association (ABA), patients admitted to burn centers from 2005 to 2014 suffered burn injuries from the following causes in the following proportions:
- Fire or flame (43%)
- Scalding (34%)
- Contact with hot objects (9%)
- Electrical (4%)
- Chemical (3%)
- Other (7%)
Burn Injury Statistics
ABA reports that:
- 486,000 burn injuries received medical treatment in 2016.
- 2,745 people died from residential fires and 310 died from vehicle crash fires in 2016.
- One civilian fire death occurs every two hours and 41 minutes in the U.S.
- The survival rate for burn injuries is 96.8%.
- 68% of burn injuries are sustained by males and 32% are sustained by females.
Damages You Can Claim
If you have suffered serious burn injuries because of someone else’s negligence or a defective product, you may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries. Damages you may be entitled to claim include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Settlement amounts are calculated with tangible and intangible evidence, including pain and suffering and the emotional and physical pain associated with scarring.
Contact Our Firm Today.
If you have been badly burned because of someone else’s negligence, call us as soon as possible. Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C will aggressively pursue a claim for compensation on your behalf, while you focus on recovering from your injuries.