Accidents Causing Burn Injuries in Delaware
While many people focus on the physical effects of most injuries, it is also important to keep in mind the multitude of emotional consequences that can result from certain injuries. Burn injuries not only involve immense physical pain for victims, but they also include some intense and long-lasting psychological trauma.
People who have suffered severe burns can end up with their faces or other parts of their bodies being completely deformed. The pain of the event that caused these injuries is often profound.
Did you or your loved one suffer serious burn injuries in an accident caused by another party’s negligence in Delaware? You will want to contact Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP as soon as possible.
Types of Burn Injuries in Delaware
People suffer burn injuries most frequently as the result of fires or explosions. The situations in which these fires or explosions can occur may vary, but some of the most common occurrences include, but are not limited to:
- Car accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Public places with inadequate fire escapes
- Residential fires
There are four types of burn injuries. The severity of the burns can vary depending on factors relating to accidents, but the four kinds include:
- Thermal Burns — Burns caused by external heat sources, such as hot liquids, fire, or heated metals.
- Chemical Burns — Burns caused by strong acids, alkalies, or chemical solvents.
- Radiation Burns — Burns caused by exposure to ultraviolet rays (such as sunburn) or other radiation sources.
- Electrical Burns — Burns from an electrical current.
As the Mayo Clinic notes, burn injuries are typically classified into one of three degrees:
- First-Degree Burn — A minor burn affecting only the epidermis, or the outer layer of a person’s skin. Can result in redness and mild pain, but victims typically recover within a matter of days.
- Second-Degree Burn — A burn affecting not only the epidermis, but also the dermis, or the second layer of skin. Blisters are a typical result and pain can be much more severe. Scaring is also possible in more severe cases.
- Third-Degree Burn — A burn that reaches all the way to the layer of fat beneath the skin. Third-degree burns can destroy nerves and skin can turn black, brown, or white.
In addition to the staggering medical bills that victims off face just for initial treatment, most burn injuries also require several months or years of follow-up treatment. Some burn injuries can also affect a person’s ability to work or perform basic household tasks.
Find a Burn Injury Lawyer in Delaware
If you or your loved one suffered severe burn injuries as the result of another party’s negligence in Delaware, it is in your best interest to quickly retain legal counsel. Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP can fight to get you all of the compensation you need and deserve.
Our attorneys can provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case during a free consultation as soon as you call (302) 295-5050 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation.