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Burn Injury

Top Rated And Elite Burn Injury Lawyers In Buffalo, New York

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is committed to providing the highest level of legal representation for people who suffered burn injuries because of someone else’s negligence in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York and throughout New York State.

Our team of highly experienced burn injury lawyers can work with medical professionals and accident reconstruction experts to determine the factors that caused a car accident fire and the nature and extent of injuries that you suffered as a result.

By compiling all of the relevant evidence, we can build a case against the responsible party and seek monetary damages on your behalf. Our team of Buffalo, New York personal injury attorneys, led by New York Super Lawyer Jed Dietrich, Esq., has a track record of obtaining multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of top rated Buffalo, New York burn injury attorneys will fight to get the best possible result after your accident.

We will fight to make sure that you are appropriately compensated for your lost wages, expensive medical bills and pain and suffering.

WERE YOU BURNED IN A CAR, SUV OR TRUCK ACCIDENT CAUSED BY SOMEONE ELSE’S NEGLIGENCE IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Burn Injuries From Car Accidents In Buffalo, New York Bandaged hand

Many people tend to associate car accidents with lacerations, broken bones and whiplash. Less frequently thought of are burn injuries, which are also quite common in car, truck and SUV accidents in Buffalo, New York.

If your car catches on fire as a result of a crash or collision, and you are unable to get out of the burning vehicle immediately, you are likely to suffer burn injuries. Similarly, if you accidentally come into contact with hot liquids like oil during a crash or collision, you are likely to sustain burn injuries.

Burn injuries can be quite painful and, depending on the severity, can leave permanent scarring or disfiguration on your body. The scarring and disfigurement resulting from severe burns can influence you at a psychological level and lower your self esteem.

The costs associated with treating severe burns can be substantial. A burn victim might need multiple skin grafts, rehabilitation and therapy in order to make a full recovery.

If you live in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York or elsewhere in New York State and you suffered burn injuries as a result of a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact the highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious and hardworking legal team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today for your free consultation. Our team of top rated and elite Buffalo, New York burn injury attorneys strives to provide the people of Western New York with the highest level of personal injury representation and will fight to obtain economic and non-economic damages on your behalf.

Economic damages are meant to cover monetary losses such as your lost earnings caused by your inability to work, expensive medical bills and other such expenses resulting from an accident. Non-economic damages are meant to compensate you for the pain and suffering you went through as a result of your injuries.

Led by Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has obtained over $150 million in damages for our clients. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you.

Types Of Burn Injuries Main layers of the skin

Burn injuries are generally classified into four categories based on their severity: first-degree burns, second-degree burns, third-degree burns and fourth-degree burns.

First-Degree Burns:
First-degree burns are the mildest form of burns you can sustain in the event of a car accident fire. They damage only the epidermis, which is the outermost layer of your skin. In most cases, suffering a first-degree burn causes your skin to become dry and red, similar to getting a sun burn. Although a first-degree burn can be quite painful, these injuries usually heal completely within 3 to 5 days.

Second-Degree Burns:
Second-degree burns are also referred to as partial thickness burns. They damage the outermost layer of your skin (epidermis) and the layer underneath (dermis), leaving your skin red, blistered, thickened and swollen. These types of injuries can be very painful and take anywhere from two to three weeks to heal. In most cases, the wounds tend to heal without scarring, so skin grafts are not required.

Third-Degree Burns:
Third-degree burns are also known as full thickness burns. They tend to burn through the epidermis and dermis and damage the underlying subcutaneous tissue. The affected area is usually black or white in color and tends to be dry with a leathery texture. Third degree burns tend to destroy your nerve endings, so you are unlikely to feel any pain or burning sensation.

Fourth-Degree Burns:
Fourth-degree burns are the most severe form of burns you can sustain in a car accident fire. They tend to burn through the epidermis and dermis and severely damage the underlying muscle fibers, tendons and bone. Fourth-degree burns are almost always fatal. If you do manage to survive, you will need multiple skin grafts and surgeries and will have to undergo an extensive rehabilitation program in order to be able to lead a fully functional life.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. has been a serious personal injury lawyer for more than 20 years and has provided legal representation for several burn injury victims throughout New York State. Over the years, Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated and elite team of Buffalo, New York personal injury attorneys have obtained over $150 Million on behalf of their clients. Contact the members of our legal team NOW for a free consultation at 716-839-3939.

Treating Burn Injuries

Treatment of burn injuries vary depending on their severity and location. 

Mild Burns

Mild burns are commonly treated with:

  1. Burn creams and ointments that are applied at the site of the injury to promote healing;
  2. IV fluids that are administered to prevent the risk of dehydration and organ failure;
  3. Dressings such as dry gauze which help prevent the risk of infections and promote healing;
  4. Prescription medications or morphine to help alleviate pain; and
  5. IV antibiotics to ward off infection.

Severe Burns

If you sustain burn injuries on your face or neck, your throat could swell shut, rendering you unable to breathe normally. In such cases, a tube is inserted into your trachea (windpipe) to ensure adequate oxygen supply to your lungs.

If you are unable to eat, you will be fed through a feeding tube, which is inserted into your nose and connects to your stomach.

Third degree burn injuries often require skin grafts. A graft is a procedure where the scar tissue at the site of the injury is replaced with healthy skin from a different part of your body.

In case of burn injuries that result in extensive scarring and disfigurement, the doctor might recommend cosmetic surgery to enhance your appearance.

DID YOU SUFFER BURN INJURIES IN A CAR, TRUCK OR SUV ACCIDENT CAUSED BY SOMEONE ELSE’S NEGLIGENCE IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

Client Reviews
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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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No one will work harder, smarter or better; I have retained Jed and he obtained the best result for my case. D.P.
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The definition of an "A" type personality-exactly who I would want to represent me in a serious personal injury case. E.S.
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