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Burn Injuries

Have you or a loved one suffered from a burn injury? If you are having trouble locating an aggressive burn injury attorney in Central Florida or anywhere else in the state of Florida, you are not alone. Burn injuries are now at epidemic levels in Florida. Doctors and experienced personal injury lawyers understand how devastating burn injuries can be, especially to child burn victims. In fact, a large percentage of Florida burn accident victims are children. Nothing is more heartbreaking. Burn injuries are so devastating because they damage the skin. Burn injuries are extremely painful and debilitating. Your skin is the largest organ in your body. The skin contains billions of neuron receptors that tell our brain if you are cold, hot, or injured. Burns of the second and third degree destroy your skin’s neuron receptors. Without them, your skin is essentially “blind.” We will cover the different types of burns here that may befall you or your family.

Serious Second or Third Degree Burn Injuries

When the skin is burned severely, either a second-degree burn injury or a third-degree burn injury, the deeper layers of the skin are damaged.  These injuries are not minor and result in disfigurement, chronic infections, and sometimes long after the incident that caused the burn, death. Infections occur easily in burn victims because the protective layer of skin is not there to shield the body from infection. Death often occurs due to infection of the blood, otherwise known as sepsis syndrome.

Burn injuries are caused most often by:

  • automobile accidents
  • fires in structures
  • electrocution or electrical burns
  • gas water heaters in garages
  • fireworks
  • thermal burns
  • chemical burns

Thermal Burn Injuries

Thermal burn injuries occur when there is exposure to, or contact with, steam, flames, flash, and hot surfaces or hot liquids with a temperature above 115 degrees. Thermal burn injuries are the most common burn injuries involving children, usually occurring while cooking on hot stoves.

Automobile Fires and Burn Injuries

Automobile fires may result from even a fairly minor auto accident. Often, the passenger or driver is entrapped in the car or truck after a crash when a fire starts. You need an Orlando Florida burn injury attorney if you or a loved one is the victim of a burn injury resulting from a car crash.

Electrical Burn Injuries

Electrical burn injuries are caused by exposure to high-voltage electricity. The burn injuries happen when electricity current flows through the body, causing a painful exit wound. Electric shock may also cause the heart to stop beating and result in immediate death. You need an Orlando Florida burn injury attorney if you or a loved one is the victim of an electrical burn injury.

Chemical Burn Injuries

Chemical burn injuries are caused by skin contact with acids or strong bases such as alkaloids. Often strong chemicals are used in laboratories and place on-the-job workers at risk. Very strong chemicals will dissolve skin at contact and are difficult to wash away at contact exposure. Please seek medical attention if you or a loved one is the victim of a chemical burn injury.

House and Building Fires Causing Burn Injuries

Fires are a common cause of burn injuries and fire deaths. Heating and electrical equipment can malfunction, causing a fire with little or no warning.  These injuries often involve claims for product liability if a defective device causes a fire. Consulting with an Orlando Florida burn injury attorney can bring you greater peace of mind if you or a loved one is the victim of a fire-related burn injury.

Consequences of Serious Burn Injuries

When skin is severely burned, scar tissue forms and the victim may suffer from loss of the sense of touch; loss of the ability to perspire (sweat); loss of elasticity of the skin, loss of the ability of the skin to repair itself after a cut or abrasion, and a high risk of infection that can lead to death.  This burn scar tissue loses many normal characteristics because of the severe scarring.  You need an Orlando Florida burn injury attorney if you or a loved one suffers any of these horrible burn injury consequences.

Do You Have a Burn Injury Case?

You should always seek advice from an experienced Florida burn injury lawyer because burns can be and often are devastating, life-altering, debilitating, and even result in death.  Do not wait to contact the burn injury lawyers at The Martindale Law Group in Orlando, Florida, so that they can begin working to protect your rights immediately. Don’t delay; time is of the essence.  Evidence can be lost and memories always fade. The time is now.

The Martindale Law Group

Our personal injury and litigation attorneys help accident victims file claims to recover damages for many types of clients. Some that we specialize in are auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death, aircraft accidents, boating accidents, sexual abuse, and brain and spinal cord injuries. Additionally, we provide legal services to the residents of Florida who receive unfair treatment from their insurance companies. It does not matter whether an insurance claim has been denied, delayed, or mishandled. We help our clients obtain the insurance coverage they need to repair their property. Whether an injury by an auto accident, slip-and-fall, or some other incident due to the negligence of others, contact us today. We are more than happy to discuss your case, call now for a free case evaluation.