A burn to any part of the body can be one of the most painful physical and psychological injury one can sustain.
Those who suffer from such injuries can face a lifetime of serious healthcare challenges that will require significant financial resources to treat the burn injury.
A burn injury can be one of the most devastating injuries a person can sustain, both physically and emotionally.
If you or someone close to you has suffered a burn injury due to someone else's negligence, call us today for a free consultation and case evaluation with an experienced burn injury attorney at Foster Law Offices.
* Burn Injury Attorney - The Foster Advantage
A burn injury case is complex and requires someone with hands-on experience in handling the medical and legal complexities invovled. A good burn injury attorney must have an extensive network of experts to explain the client's experience and damages incurred as a result of the burn injury.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a burn injury, there is no need for us to explain the effects such an injury has on the life of a burn victim. Put simply, a burn injury is a tragedy.
However, by choosing an attorney inexperienced in a burn injury case, the tragedy can be compounded by the attorney's inability to provide the burn victim with the compensation he or she will require over their lifetime. That is why experience level is critical in hiring a burn injury attorney for your case.
A burn injury attorney at Foster Law Offices can assist you no matter where you are in the state of Washington . We routinely make home and hospital visits to best accommodate your needs.
We truly go the extra mile for our clients and we believe our experience, past case results, and personal attention separate us from other law firms.
* Burn Injury Lawyer - A Unique Understanding
At Foster Law Offices, we maintain a unique understanding of the medical and psychological rehabilitation following a burn injury.
More importantly, we maintain the resources and experience necessary to prosecute a burn injury case through trial, if necessary.
We ensure our clients receive the top medical care. We also associate with leading cosmetic surgeons and other experts from throughout the United States who deliver expert opinions on burn injuries and the ramifications of a burn victim's past medical experience and future medical needs.
We aggressively prosecute a burn injury case against the at-fault party or insurance company, while carefully explaining each step involved with the case with compassionate understanding of the burn victim's situation and recovery.
This ensures that the victim will receive the maximum compensation available under Washington law and have a trusted confidante in this difficult time.
* Burn Injury - Types of Burn Injury Cases
At Foster Law Offices, we represent a wide variety of burn injuries
including, but not limited to:
First Degree Burns
First-degree burns are red and very sensitive to touch, and the skin will appear blanched when light pressure is applied. First-degree burns involve minimal tissue damage and they involve the epidermis (skin surface). These burns affect the outer-layer of skin causing pain, redness and swelling. Sunburn is a good example of a first-degree burn.
Second Degree Burns
Second-degree burns affect both the outer-layer (epidermis) and the under lying layer of skin (dermis) causing redness, pain, swelling and blisters. These burns often affect sweat glands, and hair follicles. If a deep second-degree burn is not properly treated, swelling and decreased blood flow in the tissue can result in the burn becoming a third-degree burn.
Third Degree Burns
Third-degree burns affect the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis, causing charring of skin or a translucent white color, with coagulated vessels visible just below the skin surface. These burn areas may be numb, but the person may complain of pain. This pain is usually because of second-degree burns. Healing from third-degree burns is very slow due the skin tissue and structures being destroyed. Third-degree burns usually result in extensive scarring.
Fire has been associated with 3 different types of inhalation injuries. More than a hundred known toxic substances are present in fire smoke. When inhalation injuries are combined with external burns the chance of death can increase significantly.
1.) Damage from Heat Inhalation: True lung burn occurs only if you directly breathe in a hot air/flame source, or have high pressure force the heat into you. In most cases, thermal injury is confined to the upper airways, because the trachea usually shields the lung from thermal loads. However, secondary airway involvement can occur after inhalation of steam as it has a greater thermal capacity than dry air. When hot air enters the nose, damage to the mucous membranes can readily transpire as the upper airway acts as a cooling chamber.
2.) Damage from Systemic Toxins: Systemic Toxins affect our ability to absorb oxygen. If someone is found unconscious or acting confused in the surroundings of an enclosed fire, systemic toxins could be a possible cause. Toxin poisoning can cause permanent damage to organs including the brain. Carbon Monoxide poisoning can appear symptomless up until the point where the victim falls into a coma.
3.) Damage from Smoke Inhalation: Smoke intoxication is frequently hidden by more visible injuries such as burns as a result of fire. In a disaster situation can lead to not receiving the medical attention needed, due to the rescue teams taking care of the more apparent patients. Patients that appear apparently unharmed can collapse due to major smoke inhalation, 60% to 80% of fatalities resulting from burn injuries can be attributed to smoke inhalation.
* Contact a Burn Injury Lawyer at Foster Law Offices
If your life has been affected by such an injury, an experienced burn injury attorney from our office will fight to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Medical treatment can be extremely expensive and unless an attorney is highly experienced with these burn injury cases, they might not understand all the medical costs involved. This is why you need an experienced burn injury lawyer for your case.
Call a highly experienced Washington burn injury attorney today and let us help you like we've helped others that have been in a situation similar to yours.
* Washington Burn Injury Attorney - Contact Information
To discuss you or your loved one's burn injury case, please contact Foster Law Offices to schedule a free consultation. We encourage you to discuss your case with an experienced burn injury attorney.
We offer free in-home or office appointments. Consultations are always free, there are no up-front fees, and you pay only if we win your case.