Lakeland Burn Injury Lawyers
Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
Burn injuries are incredibly painful, traumatic, and physically and emotionally scarring. Victims of severe burns will require immediate emergency medical attention, as well as ongoing treatment and care. All too often, these victims sustain these injuries through no fault of their own but due to the negligent or wrongful actions of another person or party.
If you suffered serious burn injuries in a motor vehicle accident, as a result of unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, or in any way caused by someone else’s negligent actions, reach out to the personal injury team at Dismuke Law. Our Lakeland burn injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured victims across Central Florida, including in Tampa, Sebring, and the surrounding areas. We understand what you are going through, as well as the challenges that lay ahead—and we are prepared to fight tirelessly for the maximum compensation you are owed.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burns are categorized according to severity; first-degree burns are the mildest type of burn injury, second-degree burns are considered moderate to severe injuries, and third-degree burns are very serious. Both second- and third-degree burns necessitate medical attention, as they affect both the upper and lower layers of skin (epidermis and dermis, respectively). Some third-degree burns can also affect the surrounding tissue and bone, and both second- and third-degree burns can lead to life-threatening infections if left untreated.
In addition to the different categories of burns, there are several different types of burn injuries. These include:
- Thermal Burns: Caused by contact with hot substances/items
- Chemical Burns: Caused by contact with an irritant, such as an acidic substance
- Electrical Burns: Caused by contact with live electrical currents
- Radiation Burns: Caused by exposure to x-rays, radiotherapy, and other radiation
- Friction Burns: Technically an abrasion, caused by forceful opposing movement between the skin and a stationary object (such as asphalt or carpet)
Regardless of the type of burn injury you have sustained, it is important that you seek medical attention right away. Serious burns can lead to significant scarring and, potentially, infection without proper treatment.
Common Causes of Burns
The most common type of burn is a thermal burn, which occurs when a person’s skin comes into contact with a hot material or substance, such as flames or spilled liquids. These types of burn injuries can arise from all types of accidents, including motor vehicle accidents in which cars erupt into flames due to poorly positioned and/or defective fuel tanks.
Other types of burn injuries can also arise from a variety of accidents and incidents; a motorcyclist may be hit by a distracted driver, causing him to suffer severe “road rash,” a type of friction burn. A motorist may be involved in a truck accident with a tanker truck that was transporting hazardous materials, causing the motorist to sustain serious chemical burns. In any case, when burn injuries result from another person or party’s negligence, victims are entitled to seek financial compensation for their losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
How We Can Help
At Dismuke Law, we have extensive experience handling catastrophic injury claims on behalf of burn victims. We understand the severe nature of these types of cases, as well as the full, lifetime cost of your injuries. Out Lakeland burn injury attorneys are prepared to aggressively advocate for you and your recovery, working to obtain the maximum possible settlement or verdict you are owed. Led by Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Law Attorney, David C. Dismuke, our team offers compassionate, client-focused representation as we help you navigate the legal process and work toward a better future.
Dave and his staff worked hard for me and always did what was in my best interest.- Rena S.
Dismuke Law is who I will use for the rest of my life. Definitely worth the phone call!- Shawn B.
Dismuke Law is the first place we would call. They did not disappoint!- Daniel R.
Dismuke Law delivered the results I was hoping for.- Jessie S.
I would highly recommend Dismuke Law to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer.- Courtney A.
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