Experienced Minnesota Burn Injury Lawyers
Burn injuries are frequently associated with the most searing pain a person can experience. Recovering from these excruciating injuries itself is a feat. At Sand Law, LLC, in St. Paul and White Bear Lake, we know what you are facing if you or a loved one has suffered burns as a result of another’s negligence.
On the medical side, treatment of severe burns can be overwhelming. Multiple surgeries may be required. Disfigurement and scarring are common concerns that can add to the psychological trauma of a burn injury. The emotional and physical scars from a burn can run deep. On the legal side, you are likely facing insurance companies and other big business interests that will look for ways to minimize or deny your personal injury claim.
What is a burn injury?
A burn injury occurs when there is damage to your body’s tissues caused by, most commonly, heat; or when cause by skin exposure to chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. Burn are most commonly caused by hot liquids, steam, fires, and flammable liquids.
Burn do not have to only be on the outside of the body, they can also occur internally, most commonly with inhalation injuries, caused by breathing smoke.
There are three types of burns:
- First-degree burns: Which is damage only to the outer layer of skin.
- Second-degree burns: Which is damage to the outer layer and the layer underneath.
- Third-degree burns: Which are the worst, and are caused by damage or complete destruction to the deepest layer of skin and a significant amount of tissue underneath.
Depending on the degree, a burn injury can cause significant pain, life changes, and financial and emotional strain. If the burn was caused by negligence, there is no reason for the victim to have to endure the damages alone.
Degrees of Burns – Visual Explanation
Burns can cause swelling, blistering, scarring and, in serious cases, shock, and even death. They also can lead to infections because they damage your skin’s protective barrier. Treatment for burns depends on the cause of the burn, how deep it is, and how much of the body it covers. Antibiotic creams can prevent or treat infections. For more serious burns, treatment may be needed to clean the wound, replace the skin, and make sure the patient has enough fluids and nutrition.
Let Sand Law Guide You Through The Legal Challenges of Burn Cases
Our burn injury attorneys are driven to help accident victims and their families navigate the legal challenges they face to allow them to focus on their physical and emotional recovery. Recovering compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering and other appropriate damages may depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident, the insurance coverage of a negligent party or product liability issues. You need an attorney in your corner who knows how to uncover the facts. We will walk hand in hand with you to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
Burns injuries can occur in many types of accidents, including:
Contact an Experienced St. Paul Burn Injury Lawyer
Our lawyers have the resources, experience and knowledge to fight big business, insurance companies and manufacturers in court. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, call 651-291-SAND (651-291-7263) or send us an email. There is no fee unless we win. We have offices in downtown St, Paul and White Bear Lake. We frequently travel throughout the Interstate 35 corridor and represent clients throughout Minnesota.