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Denver Burn Injury Lawyer

Denver serious burn injury lawyer

Denver Burn Injury Attorney Serving Colorado

Serious burns can occur in a variety of situations. A vehicle may catch on fire following a car accident, causing burns for occupants who are unable to escape in time. Fires may occur at locations such as retail stores or amusement parks, and people may suffer burn injuries if they cannot locate a fire exit or leave a building safely. These injuries can be incredibly painful, and in some cases, they can be life-threatening. Depending on the severity of a burn, extensive medical treatment may be needed, and a person may experience scarring and disfigurement that can contribute to ongoing emotional trauma.

At The Gold Law Firm, we understand the ways that burns and other catastrophic injuries can affect a person and their family. We can help victims determine their options as they address the financial effects of an injury and the other ways their lives have been impacted. We can identify the parties who were responsible for an injury and help a victim take steps to hold them liable for the harm they have caused. We can determine what types of insurance coverage are available and address any attempts by insurance companies to minimize the amount of a person's claim. We can also pursue personal injury lawsuits when necessary, and we will fight to help victims recover compensation for their medical expenses, the income they have lost, and the pain, suffering, and emotional trauma they have experienced.

Addressing Different Types of Burn Injuries

There are multiple potential causes of severe burns. While fires and high heat are the most common cause, burns can also be caused by electrocutions due to faulty wiring in a building or defects in products such as appliances. Chemical burns may also be caused due to exposure to toxic substances, such as hazardous materials that spilled onto the road in a truck accident.

The severity of burns will depend on their degree:

  • First-degree burns, the mildest type of burn, will affect the outermost layer of the skin. These burns may cause pain and redness, but they will usually heal within a few days. In most cases, they will not result in long-term damage or scarring.
  • Second-degree burns affect both the top layer of the skin and the layers beneath. These burns are more likely to lead to serious pain, swelling, and blistering. A superficial second-degree burn usually will not result in long-term damage. However, a deep partial thickness burn may cause damage to multiple layers of the skin, and it can result in permanent scars. These burns may also lead to infections.
  • Third-degree burns will extend through all layers of the skin and the underlying fat cells, and they may completely destroy tissue and damage nerve endings, hair follicles, and sweat glands. These burns will almost always cause permanent scarring, and skin grafts may be needed to replace damaged tissue. Due to the loss of blood and bodily fluids, these burns can be life-threatening if they are not treated immediately. Other complications may include pneumonia, organ failure, dangerously low blood pressure, and severe infections leading to sepsis.
  • Fourth-degree burns extend through all layers of skin and the tissues below, and they may result in damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments, or bones, leading to additional life-threatening complications.

Contact Our Denver County Burn Injury Attorneys

Severe burns can be incredibly harmful, and they may take months to fully heal. A person's quality of life may be drastically affected. Even if they make a full recovery, scars may serve as a permanent reminder of the trauma they experienced, leading to ongoing emotional or psychological issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Victims of burn injuries will need to determine how they can receive compensation that will fully address the ways they have been affected. Our lawyers can provide legal help and guidance during this difficult time, and we can work with victims to hold the parties who were responsible for their injuries liable for their damages. Contact us today by calling 303-694-4653 to arrange a complimentary consultation.

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