Burn Injury Lawyers

Burn Injury Lawyers

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Burn Injury Lawyers - Serving Sarasota, Bradenton, Punta Gorda, Tallahassee
Surprisingly, fire and burn injury are the fifth leading cause of accidental death in the United States. According to the American Burn Association (ABA), approximately 500,000 burn victims per year will receive medical treatment. Of that number, 4,000 victims will die from the injuries sustained from fire or burns.

The Burn Survivor Resource Center states that burns are one of the most expensive catastrophic injuries to treat. They estimate that a burn injury of 30% of the total body area can cost as much as $200,000 in “initial” hospitalization costs and physician fees. For more extensive burns, there are more significant costs which will include repeat admission for reconstruction surgery and for rehabilitation. It is not uncommon for a serious burn injury victim to spend up to a year, sometimes more, in the hospital.

While fire is the most common cause of burn injuries, they can also be caused by scalding, chemical spills or electrical accidents. Regardless of the cause, burn injuries all have one thing in common, pain. Failure of landlords to install or maintain smoke detectors, lack of compliance with fire codes or faulty electrical wiring are all examples of negligence that can increase the risk of burn injury.

For 25 years the trial lawyers lawyers of Lutz, Bobo & Telfair, P.A. have proudly served injury victims throughout Southwest Florida, with compassion and the highest ethical standards possible. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another, our burn lawyers are here to help YOU. For a no cost case review of your claim, call our lawyers today or send us an email.

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Burn Injury Types

First-degree Burns – First-degree burns are red and very sensitive to touch, and the skin will appear blanched when light pressure is applied. First-degree burns involve minimal tissue damage and they involve the epidermis (skin surface). These burns affect the outer-layer of skin causing pain, redness and swelling. Sunburn is a good example of a first-degree burn.

Second-degree Burns – Second-degree burns affect both the outer-layer (epidermis) and the under lying layer of skin (dermis) causing redness, pain, swelling and blisters. These burns often affect sweat glands, and hair follicles. If a deep second-degree burn is not properly treated, swelling and decreased blood flow in the tissue can result in the burn becoming a third-degree burn.

Third-degree Burns – Third-degree burns affect the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis, causing charring of skin or a translucent white color, with coagulated vessels visible just below the skin surface. These burn areas may be numb, but the person may complain of pain. This pain is usually because of second-degree burns. Healing from third-degree burns is very slow due the skin tissue and structures being destroyed. Third-degree burns usually result in extensive scarring.

Inhalation Injuries – Fire has been associated with 3 different types of inhalation injuries. More than a hundred known toxic substances are present in fire smoke. When inhalation injuries are combined with external burns the chance of death can increase significantly. The three types of inhalation injuries are: Damage from heat inhalation, damage from toxin inhalation, and damage from smoke inhalation.

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Sarasota Office:

2 North Tamiami Trail, 5th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236

Toll Free: (866) 802-8182
Local: (941) 951-1800
Fax: (941) 366-1603

Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:15 PM

Saturday & Sunday Closed

Tallahassee Office:

2155 Delta Blvd, Suite 210-B
Tallahassee, Florida 32303

Toll Free: (877) 521-0890
Local: (850) 521-0890
Fax: (850) 521-0891

Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:15 PM

Saturday & Sunday Closed

Bradenton Office:

2401 Manatee Ave W.
Bradenton, FL 34205

Toll Free: (866) 802-8182
Local: (941) 748-8778
Fax: (941) 366-1603

Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:15 PM

Saturday & Sunday Closed

Punta Gorda Office:

122 Nesbit Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Toll Free: (866) 802-8182
Local: (941) 655-6910
Fax: (941) 366-1603

Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:15 PM

Saturday & Sunday Closed