The Rights of Burn Victims in McDonough

The Rights of Burn Victims in McDonough

Burn injuries can range from mild to severe, and these can be some of the most painful and disfiguring injuries a person can sustain. Under Georgia law, people who sustain burn injuries in incidents that are the result of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness can usually recover compensation for their and other losses.

If you have sustained a burn injury in a preventable accident, it’s in your best interest to retain qualified legal counsel as soon as possible. Call us today to schedule a free case evaluation with a McDonough burn injury attorney. We can advise you of your rights.

Accidents that can Result in Burn Injuries

Any accident that involves fire, explosions, electrical currents, or exposure to toxic chemicals can result in severe burn injuries. Examples of accidents in which victims can suffer burn injuries include:

  • Car accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Accidents involving hazmat trucks
  • Accidents involving defective consumer products
  • Premises liability accidents

Burn Injury Treatment

The treatment a burn injury requires depends heavily on the severity of the injury itself. Some burns are superficial and can be treated with topical creams at home and perhaps anti-inflammatory or pain-relieving medication. That said, more severe burns can require extensive medical treatment, including treatment in a specialized burn unit, reconstructive surgery, and expensive, painful, and repeated skin graft procedures.

Unfortunately, even with the best treatment, severe burn injuries can result in significant long-term problems. These issues could include disfigurement, unsightly scarring, and even the loss of function of parts of your body. In addition, many burn injury victims experience significant non-economic losses, including physical and emotional pain and suffering, depression, anxiety, and loss of self-esteem. Fortunately,  these and other losses are compensable under Georgia law.

Seek Help from a McDonough Burn Injury Attorney

At Ben F. Windham, PC, we are dedicated to helping burn victims get the compensation to which they are entitled under Georgia law. Contact us online or call 833.236.9467 to schedule your free consultation with a burn injury lawyer in McDonough.