Chattanooga Burn Injury Attorney

Burn injuries are one of the most excruciatingly painful and agonizing types of personal injury, as well as one of the most dangerous. An aggressive infection, even in a minor burn, can affect other parts of the body and even lead to amputation. According to the American Burn Association (ABA), there are approximately 3,500 deaths from burn injuries annually in the United States. In addition, approximately 45,000 people are hospitalized for burn injuries every year. If this type of injury has occurred to you or a loved one because of another individual or businesses negligence, a Chattanooga burn injury lawyer may be able to assist in recovering compensation on your behalf. To learn more or begin the claims process, call an accident lawyer with our firm today.

Burn Injury Information

Burn injuries can occur at home, at work, on the street, at a store, and other locations. Furthermore, as represented by the below chart, burn injuries can range from mild to severe and be caused by a variety of substances in a variety of situations.

Causes Types Degrees
  • House fire
  • Wildfire
  • Cooking fire
  • Electric shock
  • Industrial explosion
  • Contact with noxious chemicals
  • Workplace fire explosion
  • Excessive exposure to radiation
  • Excessive heat exposure
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Contact with hot liquids
  • Fire
  • Flame
  • Chemical
  • Electrical
  • Radiation
  • Scalding
  • 1st degree burns damage the top layer of skin, or epidermislayer
  • 2nd degree burns damage the second layer of skin, or dermis layer
  • 3rd degree burns damage the third layer of skin, or subcutaneous

Dangers of a Burn Injury

The effects of a burn injury in Tennessee can be unpredictable. Even exposing the sensitive layers of the skin to air can create further injury or illness. An aggressive infection, even in a minor burn, can affect other parts of the body and even lead to amputation. Severe burns can cause major blood loss or even affect the body’s internal functions, such as regulating body temperature or even disrupting internal organ function. Severe burns also cause scarring or oftentimes require expensive skin grafting surgeries. Burn injury victims suffer from their injury long after the incident occurs making it important they consult with a Chattanooga burn injury attorney as soon as possible.

Consulting a Chattanooga Burn Injury Lawyer

Suffering a burn injury in Tennessee can be devastating, both for the victim and their family. Long-term medical costs lost wages, and pain and suffering can become very overwhelming. The recovery process can be made less burdensome however by ensuring that those responsible for your burn injury compensate you for your losses. Proving liability in burn injury cases can be challenging. However, a Chattanooga catastrophic injury attorney with experience in this type of litigation will know the types of evidence, arguments, and resources to utilize to build a strong case on your behalf.

The knowledgeable Chattanooga burn injury lawyers at Massey & Associates, PC, understand that burn injury victims have a long and painful recovery process ahead of them, and we believe that financial stability is an essential factor in making that process less difficult. To learn more about how we can help you and your family during such a difficult time, call us at (423) 697-4529.