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Highlands Ranch CO Burn Accident Lawyer

Residents of Highlands Ranch CO have experienced house fires, brush fires, wildfires, chemical burns, and more within recent years. Unfortunately, some of these accidents create victims struggling with severe burn injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries due to the negligence of another, contact an attorney as soon as possible to examine your legal options. You deserve compensation for costly hospital stays, specialized care, and/or long-term damages.

The personal injury attorneys serving Highlands Ranch at Carabin Shaw offer a free initial consultation to all victims seeking guidance from a legal professional. Learn more about what qualifies as a serious burn injury below, and contact us at 800-862-1260 with any additional questions you may have.

First-Degree Burns

First-degree burns do not usually warrant a claim, lawsuit or the help of a lawyer. These burns can be treated at home with over-the-counter painkillers, aloe vera or lotion, and/or a cold compress. First-degree burns are relatively common, with most individuals experiencing at least a few in their lifetime. These burns may be more severe if experienced by a child or an elderly individual.

Some commonly experienced first-degree burns include:

  • Mild sunburn
  • Grabbing the handle of a cooking pot
  • Touching a stove
  • Burn from a straightener or curling iron

First-degree burn symptoms:

  • Slight discoloration, red in color
  • Swelling or small blistering
  • Itching and peeling
  • Soreness for a few days
Second-Degree Burns

Minor second-degree burns are usually treated at home or with a quick visit to the hospital. Severe second-degree burns, however, can be much more costly and require a hospital stay, surgery, and even physical therapy.

Second-degree burns are considered serious, or dangerous, if they cover a large area of the body. They may also be serious if the burns occur on the victim’s face, hands, or major joints or impact someone with a compromised immune system.

Some commonly experienced second-degree burns include:

  • Contact with fire
  • Scalding injury like exposure to boiling water
  • Prolonged exposure to steam
  • Chemical burns
  • Exposure to hot oil or grease

Second-degree burn symptoms:

  • Acute skin sensitivity
  • Significant pain
  • Blistering
  • Skin may appear dark red or a brownish color

If you or a loved one recently experienced a serious second-degree burn due to the negligence or fault of another, you may have a case on your hands. Contact a trusted Highlands Ranch CO burn accident lawyer to learn more.

Third-Degree Burns

Third-degree burns are the most severe classification of burns and can be devastating for victims and their families. These burns reach down to the deepest layers of tissue, muscle, and may even affect bone. Third-degree burns always require treatment by a medical professional and may cause complications like blood loss, infections, shock, hypothermia and more.

Some commonly experienced third-degree burns include:

  • Electrical exposure from a defective product
  • Defective space heater
  • Exposure to fire or an explosion
  • Work injuries (oilfield, manufacturing, construction, restaurants, etc.)
  • Serious car accident resulting in fire or a contact burn

Third-degree burn symptoms:

  • Numbness, due to damaged nerves
  • Dry, leathery-looking skin
  • A wound that is dark brown or pale

In Colorado the statute of limitations to pursue a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of injury. An experienced Highlands Ranch burn injury lawyer can provide expert guidance if you believe your injuries were caused by the negligence of another party.

Victims who have suffered due to the fault of another party deserve justice and compensation for their pain and suffering. Take advantage of our free case review to see how our law firm can help.

How the Colorado Lawyers at Carabin Shaw Can Help | Free Case Review

Our firm offers a free case review to any and all victims of severe burn injuries looking to examine their legal options after an accident. Our attorneys represent victims of personal injuries and never fight on behalf of insurance agencies or large organizations.

Call our offices toll-free at 800-862-1260 anytime, 24/7 to schedule your free case review. English- and Spanish-speaking staff are available.

Visits with the Attorney are by appointment only. Main office San Antonio, Texas.

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