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D’Agostino and Associates Specializes in Burn Cases

Serious burns can be painful or fatal. Burn victims can experience extreme pain, nerve damage, and loss of function in burned areas. If you or a loved one is injured or killed as a result of a burn accident, you may have a case. Talk to your injury attorney to see if you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Burn Victims and Damages

Burn accidents usually stem from a vehicle accident, negligence, or exposure to fire, hot steam, defective products or hot liquids. The results can be physically and emotionally damaging and the pain and suffering can be great.

Classifications of Burns

Burns are classified in degrees. First-degree burns refer to burns across the outer layer of skin. The skin is red, painful, and dry; without blistering. An example of this type of burn is a mild sunburn. These burns are sometimes referred to as “superficial” burns, because they do not penetrate skin beyond the epidermis. Second-degree burns involve deeper layers of skin. Burn victims suffering from this type of injury may experience blistering and swelling.

Third-degree burns blacken and char the skin; but the damaged area can also appear to be white. This type of burn includes all layers of skin. As such, these burns can cause damage to the subcutaneous tissues. Fourth-degree burns are the most destructive. They occur when burns go to the deeper tissues beyond the skin. Damage to nerves, muscles, organs, and bones can occur. There is no feeling in the area due to nerve damage. Emergency Medical Professionals and other medical personnel will determine the extent of your burns.

Fighting for Your Rights

You may be entitled to compensation. D’Agostino & Associates can help. Contact us, or call us 24/7 at 1-888-245-2924 to schedule a free consultation.