Little Rock Burn Injury Lawyer
A severe burn injury can be one of the most painful and traumatic injuries that a human can experience in their life. Victims of burn injuries must often endure skin grafts and other reconstructive surgery after their accident. Long after the wounds heal, victims still may have extensive scarring. Additionally, there also comes significant emotional pain and suffering as a result of one of these injuries. The experienced Little Rock burn injury attorneys at the Law Office of Thomas G. Buchanan understand that these are trying circumstances and are here to help. With the aid of our aggressive litigators, we can pursue financial compensation for you after your injury.
Burn Types and Data
According to the Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation, there are an estimated 2.4 million burn injuries experienced each year. Within these injuries, 650,000 people will need medical treatment with about 75,000 requiring hospitalization. Among burn victims who are hospitalized, 20,000 of them incur a burn injury that impacts 25% or more of their body surface.
Classically, burn injuries have been categorized to enable non-medical professionals to understand the extent of a burn more readily.
First degree burns are the most superficial of any burn type and generally only impact the outermost layer of the skin, or epidermis. Common sources for these burns are radiation from the sun, tanning beds, or mild scalds from hot liquids.
Second degree burns penetrate deeper into the skin, or dermis, and are immensely painful as they cause extensive trauma to nerve endings. If left untreated, these burns have the potential to become worse and can quickly become third degree burns. These injuries are also accompanied by outlying first degree burns and blistering.
Third degree burns, or full thickness burns, penetrate the entire layer of skin and impact the underlying connective tissue and bone. The extreme nature of a third degree burn causes complete destruction of local nerves, which causes the victim to lose the ability to feel pain in the affected area.
A burn injury can come from many different sources. The source of injury can range from an incredibly hot flame to an extremely cold substance (such as dry ice). Toxic fumes, chemicals, smoke, or radiation can all cause a burn injury. If the negligence of another person or party was the causation for your injury, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Little Rock burn injury attorneys at our law office today.
Courageous Litigation for Maximized Recoveries
Over the past decade our top law firm has helped victims seek recoveries for burn injury accidents. Our law firm regularly accepts tough, challenging, and high-stakes cases that others simply turn down or shy away from. In our time serving the greater Arkansas area, the experienced Little Rock burn injury attorneys at the Law Office of Thomas G. Buchanan have consistently averaged a recovery figure of over half a million dollars. This fact alone helps illustrate the tenacity and integrity that our burn injury attorneys carry with them into the courtroom — for every client, every day.
Serious injuries demand serious litigation. The pain and suffering after one of these injuries can last a lifetime; victims will need a total compensation figure that will continue to provide for them, long after their accident took place. Contact the experienced Little Rock burn injury attorneys at our law firm today. With our unparalleled legal expertise, we can help you towards a maximum recovery for your injury or loss. Our law office can be reached at 501.296.9820. Alternatively, you can contact us via e-mail and we will respond to you in a timely manner.
Don’t let this injury dictate how you live your life; our courageous, caring, and committed attorneys are here for you in this hard time. Please call or contact us today.