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Few injuries can be as difficult to recover from as a burn injury. Depending on the severity of the burn, a victim may have to deal with months or years of recovery, risk of infection, loss of limbs and extremities, loss of sensation, permanent scarring, and more. Unfortunately, as the Columbia burn injury lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, know, far too many people face these often debilitating consequences as a result of another person’s negligence.

Whether a victim sustains burn injuries in a car accident, industrial accident, fire, or another situation, if it is considered to be the fault of another party, that party can be held legally and financially liable for the undue suffering the victim has experienced. For many victims, holding the party responsible for causing the burns accountable is critical, as it provides them with much-needed financial compensation and justice. To learn more about how we can help you find justice and closure after a burn injury, contact us today at (803) 350-9230 or fill out an online contact form.

Do I Need a Burn Injury Lawyer?

If you’re dealing with the effects of a burn injury, you are well aware of the medical expenses associated with your treatment. Bills related to hospital stays, medication, and ongoing rehabilitative treatment quickly add up. In addition to these expenses, a burn injury often restricts mobility which can prevent victims from being able to return to work for days, weeks, or even months. Lost wages can add to the financial strain of medical bills and place serious pressure on Columbia families.

Securing the compensation that you need from the responsible parties can make an enormous difference in your life when you are recovering from an injury. Having an experienced burn injury lawyer by your side is the best way to do so. If you have been hurt, it is possible to file an injury claim alone. However, without the help of a lawyer, you are likely to recover less money than you would otherwise. A skilled attorney will be an advocate for your rights, so that you may recover the maximum amount possible as quickly as possible.

Why Hire Goings Law Firm, LLC to Handle My Case?

The team at Goings Law Firm, LLC has been standing with Columbia injury victims for years. Our experience has allowed us to work on a variety of cases, and our motivation to provide support for members of our community remains constant. We understand the serious stress that families are under when someone suffers from serious injuries. For this reason, we strive not only to provide excellent legal support but to be a compassionate resource for injury victims.

As lawyers, we want to help guide people onto the path toward recovery by making sure they are able to recover the resources they need. Because burn injuries can cause so much financial strife, many victims are concerned that they can’t afford a lawyer. At Goings Law Firm, LLC we work on a contingency basis, which means that unless we win, we don’t accept payment. That means you can hire our firm risk-free, and enjoy the highest quality legal representation without having to pay anything out-of-pocket.

Causes and Types of Burn Injuries

Unfortunately, burns can happen in a variety of circumstances. Though many burns heal on their own, some require medical attention and extensive treatment. The following are four common types of burns:

  • Chemical Burns – When the skin comes in contact with a substance that is either extremely acidic or alkaline, a chemical burn can result. These burns can cause serious tissue damage.
  • Thermal Burns – A heat source is typically present for thermal burns. An open flame, hot surface, or scalding water can all cause serious injuries to the skin and underlying tissue.
  • Electrical Burns – These accidents often happen in a workplace that uses dangerous machinery. Electrical burns can also occur when handling a defective product.
  • Friction Burns – These burns occur when the skin is rubbed or pulled against a surface. A more minor example of a friction burn is a carpet burn.

In addition to the different types of burns, there are also different categorizations which denote a burn’s severity. These categorizations are classified as such:

  • First Degree – The mildest burns are first degree burns. They affect the top layer of skin and typically heal on their own within a week.
  • Second Degree – Second-degree burns affect the top layer of skin called the epidermis and the layer directly beneath it called the dermis. Some symptoms may include acute pain and blistering. It’s best to consult with a doctor if you think that you have a second-degree burn
  • Third Degree – Third-degree burns are serious. Seek medical attention. Third-degree burns affect the skin and the tissue beneath it.

Very rarely, victims may experience fourth, fifth, and even sixth degree burns.

Though burns can be the result of numerous different accidents and situations, there are several common circumstances in which another person is likely responsible for the burn, including:

When you or a loved one suffers from a burn injury due to these or other situations in which another person was negligent, considering filing a personal injury claim to pursue the justice and compensation you need.

Speak with a Burn Injury Lawyer in Columbia

If you have suffered burn injuries because of another person’s recklessness or negligence, a lawyer from the Goings Law Firm, LLC, might be able to help you pursue the justice you are seeking. We have many years of experience helping victims of these types of injuries get the financial compensation they deserve and may be able to do the same for you. Call us at (803) 350-9230 to learn more about what we can do for you.

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