Burn injuries are extremely painful and can be very traumatic events to endure. The damage caused by a burn injury impacts numerous systems in your body, including your skin, nerves, blood vessels, muscles, and bones. It's also common for these catastrophic injuries to result in severe disfigurement, which can lead to emotional and psychological trauma that takes years to recover from.
In addition to the extreme physical and psychological damage caused by burn injuries, you will most likely face financial burdens that can be crippling for your family. Medical treatment can be very costly, and you may be forced to miss work for a long time while you recover. Fortunately, you don't have to go through this difficult time alone. Wilson Law, P.A. is here to help.
If your burn injury was caused by the negligence of another, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your damages. You can learn about your rights and options by speaking with Kimberly Wilson White in person. Please call 919-890-0180 today to schedule your free consultation at our Raleigh personal injury office.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are classified based on the depth of the burn and severity of tissue damage. There are three different classifications:
- First Degree Burns -- These are the mildest type of burn injury. Only the surface of your skin is affected, and tissue damage is often minimal. Common symptoms include swelling, redness, and mild to moderate pain.
- Second Degree Burns -- These burn injuries affect the surface and dermal layers of your skin, and they are considerably more painful than first degree burns. Symptoms such as blistering, redness, swelling, and infection are common, and severe second degree burns may require a skin graft as part of treatment.
- Third Degree Burns -- These are the most severe type of burn injury you can experience. All layers of your skin are damaged, and the most serious third degree burns can also impact your bone and connective tissue. The pain is less severe than with second degree burns since nerve endings are destroyed, but the recovery from these injuries takes a very long time. Reconstructive surgery is often necessary due to the extensive disfigurement associated with third degree burns.
Experienced Raleigh Burn Injury Lawyers
Wilson Law, P.A. has a strong track record of success with burn injury cases. Kimberly Wilson White has more than 15 years of experience handling these cases, and she understands the failure to warn laws that impact many burn injury claims in North Carolina. In one notable burn injury case, she represented children who were horrifically injured in a restaurant fire and successfully resolved their claim.
Burn injuries usually involve a defective product or an unsafe property. As a result, they often fall under product liability or premises liability law. For premises liability cases, the property owner must be aware of the hazard before they can be held liable for your damages. Kimberly Wilson White can help you navigate the premises liability and product liability laws which impact your case.
In addition, our attorneys work with a team of experts to identify future damages such as plastic surgery to restore your appearance. These experts help our lawyers assess the totality of your injury so that your compensation adequately covers the full extent of your damages.
Please contact Wilson Law, P.A. using the form or call 919-890-0180 today to schedule your free burn injury consultation. We serve clients in all North Carolina areas, including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.