Are you suffering from a burn injury that someone else’s negligence has caused? Does it seem that your recovery will be costly, lengthy, and painful? You should not have to forge ahead on your own dollar and without the utmost comfort possible. If you have been badly burned and it was not your fault, contact our Charleston, West Virginia burn injury lawyers today for legal counsel backed by 150+ years of collective experience.
We offer contingency fees to our clients, which means we do not get paid unless you are handed a settlement through negotiations or courtroom litigation. If and when we do get paid, we only receive a percentage of your settlement amount so you never have to worry about paying us more than you get. When you pair up our contingency fee agreements with our free case evaluations, you can utilize our AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubble® team for nothing upfront and nothing out of pocket!
Causes of Burn Injuries
Although burn injuries are frequently severe when they occur, this does not make them infrequent. When people act negligently around hazardous areas or dangerous devices, or if they do not follow proper safety protocols, a burn injury can cause serious harm in a split second and without warning.
Accidents or incidents that may result in a burn injury include:
Individual sources of burn injuries include:
- Open flames
- Hot metal surfaces
- Frayed electrical wiring
- Toxic chemicals
Degrees of Severity for Burn Injuries
The worse your burn injury, the longer it will likely take for you to recover. The longer it takes to recover from a burn injury, if a full recovery is even possible, the costlier the medical treatments becomes. If you have been burned, understanding the severity of your injury can help you determine how much compensation you should pursue from the liable party.
Burn degree severities are:
- First-degree: Redding of skin with irritation; normally only requires first aid.
- Second-degree: Blistering of skin accompanied by lingering pain if not treated properly.
- Third-degree: Flesh whitens and pain is severe; requires immediate medical attention.
- Fourth-degree: Skin will blacken and nerves, muscle, and bone may be destroyed; full recovery is not guaranteed, even with emergency medical care.
- Fifth-and sixth-degree: Widespread or deep burns that are not considered to be survivable.
Why Get One Burn Injury Lawyer When You Can Get Nine?
At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, we make a point to work together as a team for each case that comes our way. By utilizing the know-how and knowledge of all nine of our Charleston, West Virginia burn accident attorneys, we are able to successfully approach each case from every angle, never missing a crucial bit of evidence to use to your advantage. Call us at 888.918.4761 today for a completely complimentary case evaluation to get you started in the right direction.