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In the United States, approximately 100,000 people are hospitalized due to burn injuries each year. Burn injuries are among the most painful and traumatizing injuries a person can sustain. Treatments for burn injuries usually include extensive hospitalization, often in intensive care or specialized burn units. Skin grafts and/or multiple surgeries may also be required.

Both the burns and the following treatments can leave burn victims badly scarred or disfigured. Due to this, burn injuries are often accompanied by severe emotional trauma. Burn injuries commonly occur in structural fires, outdoor fires, chemical accidents, and motor vehicle explosions.

Types of Burns
  • First degree - Damage to the out layer of skin causing pain, redness, and swelling.
  • Second degree - Damage to both outer layer of skin and underlying tissue layers causing pain, swelling, redness, and blistering.
  • Third degree - Damage extends deeper into tissue causing extensive tissue destruction. The victim’s skin may feel numb.
  • Inhalation injuries - Damage to lungs and respiratory system caused by heat inhalation, systemic toxins, or smoke inhalation.

What Should I Do If I’ve Suffered Burn Injuries?

If you have been injured in a burn accident, the attorneys at Gentry & Ashton Law are ready to help you. We recommend you take the following steps:
  • SEEK OUT IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION: Burns are among the most painful and traumatizing injuries a person can suffer from. It is extremely important to immediately seek medical attention in order to prevent the injuries from worsening.
  • DOCUMENT THE SCENE: If possible, document any witnesses and obtain their names and contact information. Take pictures of the site where the accident occurred. If you are unable to do these things due to your injury, ask a friend or family member to do so.
  • CONSULT AN ATTORNEY: Once you have seen the doctor, your next step is to call a burn accident attorney. We can help you determine what your next actions will be.
Though the road is a long one, most burn victims do make a full recovery. Some permanent nerve damage and scarring may remain, but the overall health and well-being of the victim is often promising. If you have been burned in a fire, explosion or accident caused by someone else's carelessness.

If you have suffered from a burn accident, you need a dedicated attorney by your side. An experienced burn injury attorney can get you the help you need. At Gentry & Ashton Law, we have handled numerous burn accident cases and we have the knowledge and experience necessary to help navigate this difficult time for you and your loved ones.  Contact us today at (714) 541-4161 or fill out our Case Evaluation Form to schedule your FREE consultation and case evaluation.