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Ohio and Kentucky Burn Injury Attorneys
Even a seemingly minor burn injury can result in intense pain and suffering and require extensive medical treatment. In fact, burn injuries are typically some of the most agonizing injuries a person can experience. That is just one of the reasons it is crucial that those who suffer burn injuries due to someone else’s negligence obtain help from a qualified and experienced Kentucky burn injury lawyer.
At The Lawrence Firm, PSC, we regularly handle burn injury lawsuits for clients across northern Kentucky and southwest Ohio. We have the experience, skill and resources it takes to handle complex burn injury cases that often involve life-changing injuries and even wrongful death. If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries due to the careless or negligent actions of another, you have the right to seek justice and pursue compensation for your losses. Our law firm wants to help you do just that. Contact The Lawrence Firm today online or by telephone at (800) 698-4054 to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Kentucky or Ohio burn injury attorney.
What Causes a Burn Injury?
There are a number of ways someone might receive a severe burn injury. The most common are generally due to building fires, structural fires, household accidents, construction accidents, car accidents, and chemical spills. People can receive varying degrees and types of burns, depending on the facts of the accident. Take electrical burns, for example. Electrical burns happen when a person’s skin comes into direct contact with electrical wiring and power lines. Other types of burns injuries include:
- Thermal burns, often from touching hot surfaces
- Chemical burns, often occurring after exposure to strong acids or bases
- Cold burns, such as frostbite
- Radiation burns, often occuring from physician malpractice when administering radiation therapy to fight certain illnesses
- Friction burns, such as road rash after a car accident or motorcycle accidents
What are the Degrees of Burn Injuries?
Depending on the type of burn and the extent of the damage done, burn injuries may be categorized into different degrees. These are first, second, third, and fourth-degree burns. Characteristics of each degree include:
- First-degree burns only damage the skin’s outer layer, the epidermis. These are the most minor degree of burns and symptoms typically include redness and mild to moderate pain.
- Second-degree burns damage both the epidermis and the layer underneath, the dermis. Second-degree burn injuries are extremely painful, and a victim will notice redness, swelling, and white, splotchy skin. Blisters may also develop.
- Third-degree burns are serious injuries that can damage all three layers of skin, the epidermis, dermis, and the hypodermis, which is the bottom-most fatty layer of skin. Third-degree burns may appear white, brown, or black and are often described as looking “leathery.”
- Fourth-degree burns are the most severe burns a person can receive. This type of burn breaches all layers of skin, blood vessels, and nerve endings and can often burn all the way through to expose bare bone or muscle. Fortunately, because of the nerve damage, burn victims often cannot feel the excruciating pain the type of injury might otherwise cause. Unfortunately, however, this degree of burn will require extensive treatment for surviving victims and will more than likely result in permanent disfigurement.
The Consequences Of Burn Injuries
Of all personal injuries, burn injuries are typically among the most painful and difficult to treat. Burn injury victims may require multiple surgeries, skin grafts, expensive medication to manage pain and prevent infection, rehabilitation, and various other types of medical treatment and expenses for years to come.
That’s why, when handling burn injury lawsuits, our dedicated attorneys at The Lawrence Firm work hard to assess the hardships our clients face today and far into the future. We must take into account all ongoing medical treatment our clients will need to recover from their injuries and lead fulfilling lives.
In addition to outrageous medical expenses, a burn injury can also affect a person in other unexpected ways. For example, after suffering a burn injury, a person may be severely limited when it comes to the types of clothing he or she may wear, or be unable to go outside in certain types of weather. Burn injuries also often result in scarring and disfigurement, profoundly affecting the victim’s self-image and emotional well-being.
A Kentucky burn injury lawyer from The Lawrence Firm will take all these factors and more into account when representing clients in burn injury cases. Rest assured, we will leave no stone unturned as we help you seek maximum compensation for your losses.
Can I File a Burn Injury Lawsuit?
Under Ohio and Kentucky personal injury law, a victim (or his or her family, in cases of wrongful death in Kentucky) may file a burn injury claim to seek financial compensation for the losses and damages experienced as a result of the injury. However, in order for a successful burn injury lawsuit to take place, it must be proven that the injuries occurred due to someone else’s negligence. An experienced attorney at The Lawrence Firm will work hard to prove negligence and ensure you receive fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, physical trauma, and more, whether through a settlement with the insurance company or at trial.
To learn if you have a valid burn injury case and are entitled to financial compensation, call our burn injury attorneys today for a free case evaluation. You can reach our Covington, KY law office at (859) 578-9130 or our Cincinnati, OH law office at (513) 651-4130.
Burn Injury Compensation
As we mentioned before, depending on the extent of the injury, burn victims can rack up serious medical debt over the course of their life. That is why filing a claim against the responsible party for damages is so important. A civil lawsuit for a burn injury can help the victim obtain compensation for:
- Medical expenses, including any past and future treatment
- Ambulance fees, hospital stays, surgery costs, medical equipment, prescriptions, physical therapy, etc.
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Property damage
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disfigurement and/or disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Additional out-of-pocket expenses
Contact an Experienced Burn Injury Attorney in Covington, KY and Cincinnati, OH
If you or a loved one has suffered serious burns caused by another’s negligence, our Covington injury lawyers from The Lawrence Firm are here to protect your rights and guide you through the legal process of your burn injury case. Once an attorney-client relationship is established, your burn injury attorney will get straight to work building your case. We will obtain witness testimonies, expert testimony, medical records, and further evidence supporting your claim. We will then negotiate with insurers to achieve maximum compensation on your behalf. If unable to reach a fair settlement, we are more than ready to take your case to trial and fight for you. This is just a glimpse of what you can expect when we take your case.
Contact the Kentucky and Ohio personal injury lawyers at The Lawrence Firm today online or by telephone at (800) 698-4054 toll-free to arrange a free consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer from our firm. Allow us to show you what we are able to achieve for you.
You Pay No Fees Unless We Win!
We are happy to offer a free consultation to evaluate your case. If you hire us as your legal counsel, we will represent you on a contingency-fee basis. You will pay no attorneys’ fees unless we recover financial damages.