Burn Injury Litigation
Burn injuries are some of the most painful injuries you can sustain. These catastrophic injuries affect a wide range of systems in the damaged area, including the skin, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and bone. In many instances, the disfigurement commonly associated with burn injuries can result in psychological and emotional scarring that affects the victim for years.
Proudly Serving Burn Injury Victims
If you have recently suffered a burn injury, you are most likely facing serious financial hardships. The extensive medical treatment and extended recovery period can make it difficult for you and your family to pay your bills, especially if you have to miss work while you heal. It is important to have an experienced burn injury lawyer on your side to make sure your rights are protected.
When your burn injury is caused by the negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. The best way to learn about your rights is to speak with one of our brain injury lawyers at the Hornbuckle Firm. Please call (425) 679-0742 today to schedule your free consultation with one of our Bellevue burn injury attorneys.
Types of Burn Injuries
There are three different types of burn injuries, and they are classified according to the extent of tissue damage and depth of the burn:
- First Degree Burns – First degree burns are relatively mild and only affect the surface of your skin. In most instances, tissue damage will be minor. First degree burns often result in redness, swelling, and mild-to-moderate pain.
- Second Degree Burns – With a second degree burn, both the surface skin and underlying dermal layer are damaged. These injuries can be very painful. Common symptoms include swelling, redness, blistering of the skin, and infection. In many instances, a skin graft is required in order to completely heal. Failure to treat the condition can cause the burn to increase in severity.
- Third Degree Burns – These are the most serious category of burn injury. Third degree burns affect all layers of your skin and in many cases, the underlying bone and connective tissue sustain extensive damage. Since nerve endings are often destroyed by these burn injuries, you may not experience as much pain as is commonly associated with a second degree burn. Recovery time after a third degree burn is very long, and victims often experience significant disfigurement which requires reconstructive surgery.
Our Burn Injury Lawyers at The Hornbuckle Firm Can Help
For more than 35 years, the attorneys at the Hornbuckle Firm have been helping burn injury victims in the Seattle and Bellevue areas recover the compensation they deserve. Our lawyers understand the complex issues associated with these claims, and we will assess all aspects of your injury in order to accurately calculate your damages. We not only consider your current expenses; we also evaluate future medical costs, lost wages while you recover, pain and suffering, and emotional scarring. This comprehensive assessment of your damages will help you maximize the value of your compensation.
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If you have suffered a burn injury caused by the negligence of another, please call (425) 679-0742 today to schedule your free consultation. We serve clients in Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue, Washington, and we accept cases from all states across the country.
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