Burn Injury Lawyer Tampa, Florida
Although injuries from accidents vary immensely, some of the most common, as well as deadly, are burn injuries. Although the severity of burns vary in and of themselves, there is little disputing that they are all serious in nature and account for some of the most traumatizing injuries. In addition, they also tend to be very costly because they require specialized and usually more extensively medical attention.
In general, burn injuries are assessed by on two spectrums of criteria. The first is the amount of surface area on the body that is affected by the burn. Obviously, the more skin that is burned, the more treatment is necessary to cover all of the exposed body. The second measure is the deepness of the burn, which is often the key factor in determining medical costs. When a burn is severely deep, it is much more likely to leave permanent damages and scars on tissue that does not easily heal from being burned, such as muscle, bone, or inner organs. Deeper burns also increase the risk for complications from infection or imbalances of bodily fluids, which must be treated immediately after a burn is inflicted to minimize said risk.
Burns are generally inflicted by exposure to fire, but this is not always the case. Sometimes potent and dangerous chemicals can leave burn-like damage to the skin or eyes, the latter of which can cause even more severe damage. Steam and scalding are also common culprits of burn injuries, as well as electricity inflicting a part of the body. There is even a certain kind of burn that can be inflicted from breathing in smoke, chemicals, or very hot air, which is not uncommon in the event of a building fire.
Burn injuries should be noted and treated as soon as possible to reduce the risk of long-term problems. However, even after being initially treated, the effects of burns can last for a long time, as well as medical treatment. If you or someone you know suffers a burn due to the negligence or maliciousness of someone else, then it is treated as a serious offense and compensation for these injuries is available. At the Franco Law Firm, we believe that everyone who suffers in this way should be compensated and see justice so that they can heal both physically and financially. To learn more about how we can serve as your premier burn injury lawyer, please call us at (813) 872-0929.