How Can I Sue For A Second-Degree Burn-In Charlotte?
There are varying levels a burns that a person can sustain, and each affects the body differently. If you or a loved one have sustained a second-degree burn that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, you may be able to recover compensation for any damages you have incurred. Let Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC get to work on your case today. Our Charlotte burn injury lawyer will investigate your claim and work to secure any compensation you are entitled to.
Understanding second-degree burns
Burn severity is classified based on “degrees,” with a first-degree burn being the least serious type possible and a fourth-degree burn is the most serious, and often life-threatening type of burn.
According to WebMD, second-degree burns can be classified in a few ways. First, this type of burn is classified as damage occurring to the outer layer of the skin as well as the dermis (the layer underneath the outer skin layer). Typically, skin that has sustained a second-degree burn will be bright red, swollen, and will look shiny and wet. There will often be blisters in these cases and the burn will hurt to touch. There are two levels of second-degree burns:
- A superficial second-degree burn only affects a part of the dermis and will likely not leave any scarring.
- A deep partial-thickness burn is more severe and can leave scars or a permanent change in the color of the skin affected.
Can you recover compensation for a second-degree burn?
Anytime a person sustains a burn injury that was caused by somebody else’s careless or negligent actions, they could be entitled to recover compensation. A second-degree burn, regardless of the severity, should be treated by a medical professional. This can lead to costly medical bills and time away from work for the victim. Expenses from a second-degree burn can quickly rise to thousands of dollars.
We also need to consider the fact that more severe second-degree burns can lead to scarring and discoloration of the skin, which is a form of disfigurement. A disfiguring injury can often lead to significant pain and suffering for a burn victim, particularly if the burn disfigurement is in a visible area. Not only will a victim see a continual reminder of the injury, but they may face a lower quality of life due to the disfigurement.
Let us help secure the compensation you deserve
If you or somebody you care about has sustained a second-degree burn that was caused by another person’s negligent actions, you may be entitled to compensation. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we are ready to help investigate your case and work to secure any compensation you are entitled to. For a burn case, this often includes:
- Coverage of your burn injury medical care
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages in cases of gross negligence