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The Boca Raton Burn Injury Lawyers

burn-injuriesBurns are not just painful. They can also be disfiguring and, sometimes, require care that can last for months or even years. The recovery process often requires skin grafting and other delicate medical treatments. The costs can skyrocket quickly.

Types of burns

Minor burns usually do not cause enough damage to justify going to court. They equate to little more than mild sunburn and generally pose no major threat to your health or comfort. Most frequently, serious burn injuries result from automobile accidents and defective products.
Although you generally hear about only three types of burns, there are actually six. They are as follows:

  • First degree burns – often caused by hot water, first degree burns are mild. You can treat them at home and cause little damage besides being a little painful to touch.
  • Second degree burns – the key difference between first and second degree burns is that lower levels of skin are damaged by second degree burns. Usually, this is identifiable by the presence of blisters. These burns usually require a hospital visit and medical treatment.
  • Third degree burns – because damage occurs below the skin, destroying nerve endings, third degree burns are often less painful than second degree burns, even though they are far more severe. Third degree burns can cause the skin to turn entirely black or white, may force a victim into shock, and demand immediate hospitalization.
  • Fourth degree burns – it is uncommon for a victim to survive fourth degree burns. These burns destroy muscle and tendon, in addition to nerves and skin. Skin grafting is a medical necessity in these cases.
  • Fifth (and sixth) degree burns – almost no one survives fifth or sixth degree burns. They are generally identified after death, during autopsy. The burned limbs would require amputation if someone were to survive them, somehow.

Seeking justice

It doesn’t require devastating fourth, fifth, or sixth degree burns to file a lawsuit. If you or a loved one were burned because of the negligence of another party, you should contact us today. Schedule a free consultation with one of our burn injury lawyers by sending us a message on our website or calling 866-TRIALAW.