Columbia Burn Injuries Attorneys

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.

What Clients are saying

100 stars! Mr. Goings and his staff did an amazing job in handling my case! They were with me every step of the way and made sure my case was handled with my best interest at heart! The process could not have been any easier. I am forever grateful to Mr. Goings and his team. South Carolina’s best attorney!

- Tiffany AL

Robert is the best attorney ever… you need legal representation. .. he is the one to go to.

- Jason D

After representing me after I fell down the stairs at work and injured my back, I would recommend the Goings Law Firm to handle any personal injury matter. Robert and Jessica made me feel like my case mattered to them and that my goals were their goals. They were tireless advocates for me yet they were also willing to be upfront and honest in their assessments of my options going forward. I never felt pressured to choose one course of action over the other. They treated my case like their own.

- Anonymous

Mr. Goings is an outstanding attorney. Dealing with a personal injury case can be frustrating and quite stressful. Mr. Goings and his office took care of my case with the upmost compassion and professionalism. They treated me like family. Mr. Goings is hard-working and determined to fight for his clients’ rights. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney.

- Anonymous

When I looked for an attorney for my bad car accident, I read the reviews for the Goings Law Firm. This firm had great reviews so I contacted them. Thankfully, Mr. Goings took my case and fully explained the process to me and he took the worry out of my mind. Before hiring him, I tried to settle my case with the insurance company on my own, but I was low balled- Mr. Goings and his office got me a lot more than I ever imagined. A big thanks to his office!

- Anonymous

The Goings Law Firm went above and beyond assisting me after a serious auto accident. Robert Goings and Katie Gould were thorough and kind explaining every step of the process to me, sometimes more than once. Robert was persistent and professional making sure that we received the highest allowable compensation from all parties. I could not have been more pleased with the overall outcome.

- Car Accident Client

It has been a great experience having you represent my family as Our Attorney. I have learned a lot, and have come to understand the importance of good counsel. You and your team are the best. You guys are officially our family Law Firm. Thanks Robert.

- Workers’ Comp Client

Words cannot adequately express my gratitude for Robert Goings, and his amazingly talented team at Goings Law Firm, LLC. Mr. Goings was always genuinely concerned about my health, and overall well-being, was instrumental in recommending the best medical treatment plan for my injury, and most importantly, he treated me as if I were family. Mr. Goings was extremely attentive to every detail regarding my case, and he executed professional results and recovery, well beyond my greatest expectation.

- Slip and Fall Client

Robert Goings was my lawyer when I was in a terrible car accident caused by a drunk driver. I would not be where I am today without Robert and his staff. He worked very hard for me and was with me from the beginning to the end. He stuck to his word and got me the compensation that I deserved. I really appreciate what Robert and his office has done for me.

- Personal Injury Client

Mr. Goings worked tirelessly to resolve my husband’s case, despite the fact my husband wasn’t always the best client, and we still ended up with the best possible outcome because, in my opinion, we had the best attorney. Robert Goings is a professional, caring, experienced attorney with an amazing paralegal, Katie, and a wonderful support staff. If you need legal representation, The Goings Law Firm is the only call you need to make.

- Personal Injury Client

Mr. Goings stood up for my Constitutional Rights. He is a not your typical lawyer and you can trust him like a friend. His staff is very friendly, accommodating, and helpful throughout the entire process.

- Anonymous

Mr. Goings welcomed me in as family, he kept in contact with me about my case all the way to the end.. He works very hard to get justice.. Him and his team is very polite and hard workers.. He deserve more then 5 stars if I had to do it all over again he would be the call.. If anyone is looking for a personal injury lawyer he would be the right person to call don’t hesitate to call.. I thank him and his staff so much for everything they have done for me.

- Personal Injury Client

Hands down one of the BEST attorneys in the state!! Robert Goings exceeded all of my expectations. He welcomed me and my daughter with open arms and he kept me informed every step of the way. I knew exactly what was going on in my case and I really like that about him. His entire staff was awesome and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney. I guarantee you, you will be very pleased with Mr. Goings. Honestly, he definitely deserves more than 5 stars!!

- Personal Injury Client

After being rear ended in a car accident, I needed help navigating the insurance settlement. Having never needed the services of an attorney, I was very anxious about the whole process. Robert Goings & his staff were excellent to work with; at no point did I question my decision or feel that we would achieve anything less than the best possible settlement. I would never hesitate to recommend him to family, friends or strangers!

- Car Accident Client

Goings Law Firm was very helpful and patient with me. Goings Law Firm educated me about the legal side of things and help me understand my case. I would recommend Goings Law Firm to anyone.

- Workers’ Comp Client

Mr. Goings was caring and professional during a very difficult time in my life. I was faced with the sudden loss of my mother in a car accident, and Robert took the time to talk to me and check up on me throughout the duration of the case. I applaud his sensitivity and willingness to go the extra mile. I would recommend his firm to anyone that wants the best legal representation in South Carolina!

- Personal Injury Client

Robert and his staff have gone above and beyond, they are absolutely amazing at what they do. I would definitely call his office again if the need should arise.

- Workers’ Comp Client

I highly recommend Robert Goings! He is absolutely incredible!!! I had suffered from a dog bite injury and Robert went above and beyond to have me taken care of. He is extremely personable, I never felt like a “client”. He and his staff treated me as well as my family with genuine kindness. I am blessed to have had him take such great care of me and my case.

- Dog Bite Client

He was very kind and knowledgeable. He gave me status updates in a timely matter. I was VERY pleased.

- Personal Injury Client