Denver Burn Injury Lawyers
Helping You Fight for a Fair Recovery
Severe burns are some of the most physically painful and emotionally traumatic injuries a person can endure. Burn injuries often result in disfigurement and scarring, adding another layer of distress to the recovery process. Sadly, many people suffer serious burn injuries through no fault of their own but due to the negligence or misconduct of another person or party. When this is the case, victims have the right to take legal action and seek compensation for their losses.
If you suffered severe burns in an accident or after using a defective product, Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C. can help. With over a century of combined legal experience, our Denver burn injury lawyers understand the unique challenges you face, as well as the difficult road to recovery that lays ahead. We will work tirelessly in our efforts to recover the rightful compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses so that you can focus on healing and moving forward with your life.
Get in touch with us today at (303) 622-5858 to schedule a free and confidential consultation with a member of our legal team.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are categorized by both type and degree. While some burns are relatively minor and can be effectively treated at home with over-the-counter medications and topical ointments, others are extremely serious and, in the worst cases, life-threatening. If left untreated, severe burns can lead to infections and other complications. Such burns typically required extensive medical treatment, surgeries, skin-grafting, and ongoing care.
The different types of burn injuries include:
- Thermal Burns: These are the most common types of burns; they are caused by contact with hot surfaces and items, such as boiling liquids, fire, and steam.
- Electrical Burns: Electrical burns are caused by contact between the skin and an electrical current; electrical burns typically accompany electrocution.
- Chemical Burns: When skin comes into contact with harsh chemical substances, such as acids or detergents, an individual can suffer chemical burns.
- Radiation Burns: Radiation burns are caused by exposure to harsh radiation, including x-rays and some cancer treatments; sunburns are also a type of radiation burn.
Additionally, though neither are technically burn injuries, friction burns (“road rash”) and cold burns (“frostbite”) have similar effects as burns and are often treated through similar methods.
Additionally, burn injuries are classified according to the following degrees:
- First-Degree Burns: The least serious type of burn injury, a first-degree burn is generally mild and may result in localized pain, redness, and some scarring. First-degree burns are usually treatable with at-home methods.
- Second-Degree Burns: Considered to be moderate in severity, second-degree burns often result in pain, redness, swelling, blistering, and scarring. Second-degree burns affect both the upper and lower layer of skin and often require medical attention.
- Third-Degree Burns: The most serious type of burn injury, a third-degree burn affects both layers of skin, as well as underlying tissue and surrounding bone. Third-degree burns constitute a medical emergency, and victims should seek immediate emergency attention.
At Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C., we represent victims of all types of burn injuries. Our Denver burn injury lawyers are prepared to investigate your case in order to evaluate the full extent of your injuries and the effects they have had on your life. We also work to determine who is liable and fight to hold them accountable for the pain and suffering you have endured.
Proving Fault in Burn Injury Cases
Like other catastrophic injury claims, burn injury claims rely on establishing and proving liability. In other words, in order to recover compensation for your damages, you need to show that someone else was at fault for your injuries.
This may be the case if your burn injuries resulted from a defective product or an accident or incident stemming from someone else’s negligence. This includes home fires caused by poor maintenance or dangerous property conditions. At Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C., we have extensive experience holding negligent individuals, property owners, product manufacturers, and other entities accountable for the harm they cause. Over our decades in practice, we have successfully secured more than $250 million for our clients, and we are ready to fight for you.
Contact Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C. Today
We know that moving forward after a devastating accident is not easy. At Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C., our goal is to help you get the critical compensation you need so that you can obtain proper medical treatment for your burn injuries without having to worry about paying for massive medical bills and keeping up with your daily expenses while you are out of work. By filing a personal injury claim, we can not only help you fight for fair compensation, but we can also work to hold negligent parties accountable and help prevent future accidents from causing harm to others.
Our Denver burn injury lawyers are ready to listen to your story and share how they can help. We offer free initial consultations and can meet you in the hospital or at your home if necessary. We also provide most of our personal injury services on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation for you.