Phoenix Burn Injury Attorneys
Did You Suffer A Serious Injury?
According to the American Burn Association, approximately 450,000 people in the United Sates are taken to the hospital to receive treatment for burn injuries every year, and 3,400 people die as a result of those injuries. Nearly three quarters of those fatalities were the result of residential fires, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists burns and fires as the third leading cause of death in American homes. Even a moderate burn can lead to permanent disfigurement and severe pain, and injured victims deserve the chance to fight for the compensation they need to recover.
Call us at (602) 428-7104 to speak with one of our Phoenix burn injury attorneys today.
Our Phoenix burn injury attorneys at MayesTelles PLLC have more than 50 years of collective legal experience, and have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of injured victims throughout Arizona. If you were seriously burned because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, contact us today to discuss your case. Our attorneys will work with you to create a plan of action that will best suit your needs and help you secure the compensation you deserve.
How Seriously Were You Burned?
Burns can be caused by a variety of sources, including anything from a cloud of steam to a burning building. No matter the cause. All burns are classified using the same four levels of severity:
- First-Degree Burn: The least severe classification of a burn injury. This type of burn affects the outer layer of skin (the epidermis), and can cause pain, redness, and swelling around the injury. A first-degree burn will generally heal in about a week with proper first-aid and care.
- Second-Degree Burn: A moderately serious classification of a burn injury. This type of burn affects the first and second layer of skin (the dermis), and can cause pain, red and white splotchy skin, and swelling around the injury. A second-degree burn may also appear moist or wet and can blister, which may result in scarring.
- Third-Degree Burn: A severe classification of a burn injury. This type of burn affects both layers of skin, the layer of fat underneath, and the nerves around the injured area, and can cause severe pain, and leathery, waxy, wet, or black skin around the injury. Many third-degree burns are caused by large fires, so injured victims may also be suffering from smoke inhalation.
- Fourth-Degree Burn: The most severe classification of a burn injury. This type of burn affects both layers of skin, the layer of fat underneath, muscles, tendons, and bone. The injured area frequently appears charred or black, and often needs to be amputated in order to prevent the spread of infection.
How Else Can A Serious Burn Affect Me?
In addition to the injury itself, serious burns can also come with potentially life-threatening complications including:
- Hypothermia: Burns that damage a significant percentage of your skin severely limits your body’s ability to properly regulate your internal temperature.
- Scarring: Scar tissue may form as your burn injury heals, and that new tissue can result in the permanent destruction of sweat glands, inhibit your ability to move the affected area, and potentially pull your joints out of their intended position.
- Infection: Infection poses a risk to burn injury victims, no matter the severity of the burn. Without proper care and treatment, it could easily lead to sepsis and put you at risk of suffering from organ failure or going into shock.
Hire An Experienced Lawyer Today
You deserve the chance to file a lawsuit to secure the compensation you need if your burn injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Our Phoenix burn injury lawyers at MayesTelles PLLC have spent their careers passionately representing clients throughout Arizona. Give us a call at (602) 428-7104 to speak with one of our lawyers, or fill out our online form to request a free case evaluation.