Georgia Burn and Explosion Injury Lawyers
One of the most painful catastrophic injuries a person can suffer is a burn from a fire, explosion, hot liquid, chemical or friction. In most cases, a burn requires immediate medical treatment. Depending on the severity, the burn may require a life-saving operation, reconstructive surgery and extensive and costly rehabilitation and medication. If the burn injury resulted from a car, truck or motorcycle accident, medical error or defective product, you may be entitled to compensation to help pay for your medical treatment and other damages.
At Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., our personal injury lawyers are committed to helping those who suffer burns that are caused by the negligent or reckless acts of another person, professional or corporation. We know the physical, emotional and financial impact of burn injuries on victims and their families, and we work hard to make sure they are fully compensated for the economic and non-economic harm they have endured.
If you or a family member has suffered a catastrophic injury such as a severe burn, call us today at (866) 354-3544 or use our online form to receive a free consultation at one of our Northeast Georgia offices in Athens or Lake Oconee.
Living with Burn Injuries
The American Burn Association estimates that 450,000 Americans each year suffer burn injuries that require medical treatment. Another 3,500 people die from burns that are commonly caused by motor vehicle accidents, aviation crashes, electrocution, chemicals and liquids. In many cases, a person in a fire or explosion dies or suffers lung damage from smoke inhalation (or carbon monoxide poisoning).
At Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., we have observed a large number of burn injuries from defective fuel line fires in automobiles or explosions from propane gas tanks that were either defectively manufactured or negligently handled.
Burn injuries are classified by degree. A first-degree burn generally results in minimal injury and only impacts the skin’s outer layer (epidermis). A second-degree burn goes to the skin’s second layer (dermis) and can cause scarring. A third-degree burn is more serious, reaching the subcutaneous tissue and causing nerve damage. A fourth-degree burn can be deadly, reaching the nerves, muscle and bones.
A victim of a burn injury may suffer scarring, bacterial infections, blood poisoning (sepsis), hypothermia and breathing problems. A person with a burn injury may also endure psychological damage, including anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In many cases, a brief fire or explosion may change the victim’s life forever.
We’re Here To Help You
A burn injury case can be complex. You need to determine how the accident occurred that caused the injury, and then, you have to determine how much the injury has impacted your ability to work or and enjoy life’s everyday activities. That’s why it is important to work with an experienced Georgia burn injury lawyer who can thoroughly investigate and analyze your case.
At Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., our team of highly talented attorneys and staff members will be at your disposal to develop your case. We use cutting-edge technology, and we work with fire and explosion experts, medical professionals and life-care planners who can help us to determine the cause and effect of your burn injury.
Our personal injury clients prefer settlements, which are timely and cost efficient, but we are always prepared to take a case to trial if needed to ensure our clients receive a full and fair recovery for their damages.
If you have suffered severe burns or smoke poisoning as the result of another’s carelessness, then you may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain and emotional suffering. In some cases, you may be eligible to recover punitive damages as well.
In addition, we know that many Georgia burn injury victims need immediate medical assistance. If you cannot afford treatment, we work with you to find the best options available, including Medicaid and Medicare, and we work with you on reimbursing those sources.
Contact Our Georgia Burn and Explosion Injury Attorneys Today
Since 1984, the law firm of Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., has assisted victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits from across Georgia in the cities of Atlanta, Albany, Augusta, Macon, Columbus, Brunswick and Savannah, as well as Athens, Greensboro, Eatonton, Winder, Commerce, Covington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Elberton, Hartwell, Homer, Lexington, Crawford, Gainesville, Milledgeville, Winterville, Hull, Danielsville, Comer, Colbert, Watkinsville and Bogart and surrounding Northeast Georgia communities in Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Banks, Franklin, Hall, Habersham, Stephens, Jasper, Jones, Baldwin, Hart, Elbert, Greene, Putnam, Columbia, Richmond, Newton, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Walton and Oglethorpe counties. Our lawyers have also been involved in significant, complex nationwide litigation, and we have represented clients and tried cases in many other states across the country.
Our Georgia burn injury attorneys are innovative counselors and aggressive advocates who have been recognized by Super Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America, among others, for the quality of their legal skill and professional service.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a burn or explosion injury due to the negligence or recklessness of another, call us today at (866) 354-3544 or use our online form to learn how we can help you and to receive a free consultation. We won’t simply refer your case to another law firm. We will listen to you, answer your questions and work with you to map out a path to legal relief.