Second Degree Burn Injury Lawyers

Top Rated Second-Degree Burn Injury Attorneys in Buffalo, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and His Elite Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Second-Degree Burn Injury Victims in Buffalo, New York.

Second Degree Burn Injury Burns can be caused by various accidents, such as contact with defective products, hot liquids, chemicals, fires, electricity, pavement, or even car crashes. This type of injury ranges from minor discomfort to life-threatening trauma. Regardless of the severity, burns are one of the most painful injuries that victims can suffer. In addition to bodily harm, burns can cause permanent scarring and disfigurement that can drastically alter the victim’s appearance. The burn scars might be on highly visible parts of the body, such as the face, hands, or neck. Severe emotional pain and suffering often accompany even minor changes in a victim’s appearance. The damage from a second-degree burn exceeds the skin’s top layer. When the skin suffers a second-degree burn, it typically becomes extremely red and blistered. These burns can take weeks or even months to fully heal and are prone to infections. Most burn victims are forced to endure painful recoveries and often find themselves in a difficult position physically, mentally, and financially. Pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party may be the only way to start recovering and rebuilding your life.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. founded the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005 with a mission to provide the highest level of personal injury service to victims. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, is here to hold those careless and negligent individuals liable for all of your injuries. Our veteran personal injury attorneys will evaluate your second-degree burn injury and discuss the possibility of filing a lawsuit against the responsible party. You may have a legal right to monetary compensation for your lost time from work, past and future medical bills, reduced earning capacity, permanent disfigurement, and pain and suffering. The best of the best lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. work on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning our final legal fees are subject to the compensation we obtain for you. Our elite team will only seek a fee after your case is settled or after a winning verdict at your trial. We are disciplined, dedicated, and determined to get you the best possible result after your burn injury in Buffalo, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. Call us today for your free consultation. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling (716) 839-3939 or by filling out our online consultation form.

Superficial Versus Deep Second-Degree Burn Injuries

Superficial 2nd-degree burns penetrate the skin’s entire epidermal layer down to the dermis. These burns have a wet and reddish-pink appearance. Any applied pressure usually produces red blanches. Superficial 2nd-degree burns often heal within a few weeks. However, deep 2nd-degree burns are much more severe than the superficial variety. As the name suggests, deep second-degree burns cause worse destruction and penetrate further into the dermis. These burns do not generate red blanches from applying pressure. Instead, deep second-degree burns tend to look dry and pale in color. This type of burn may take four to five weeks to heal, and there are considerable risks of infection and substantial scaring.



Steps to Take After a Second-Degree Burn

If you, or a loved one, were burned in any type of accident, it is important to follow the below steps for your well-being and potential lawsuit:

  1. Determine the severity of your burn: How much treatment is needed can be determined by your symptoms and the appearance of the burn. Deep second-degree burns almost always require medical treatment. If you are not sure about the severity of the burn, you should consult with a doctor.

  2. Document your burn injury: Even if your burn is severe, it will eventually heal over time. If your claim goes to trial, it can take several years before the jury evaluates the evidence. During this time, your burns may have already healed. Thus, it is crucial to take pictures and keep a journal to document your pain. We recommend taking pictures immediately after the accident and while it is healing. This will provide the jury with a better understanding of the severity of your burn.

  3. Seek immediate medical care: Depending on the severity of the burn, you may need medical treatment to minimize damages. Erring on the side of caution and seeing a doctor is the best way to make certain that any health issues are dealt with promptly. Further, hospital records can help link your burn injury to the accident.

  4. Call Jed Dietrich, Esq.: Personal injury claims involving burn accidents are often rather complicated. You may not be fully aware of all of your legal options. A seasoned burn attorney can investigate the specific circumstances regarding your claim and identify all the potential parties who negligently or intentionally contributed to your damages.

Second Degree Burn Injuries Jed Dietrich, Esq. founded the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005 with a mission to provide the highest level of personal injury service to victims. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has exclusively handled serious personal injury cases. Over time, our veteran attorneys have seen the devastating impact that burns can have on a victim’s life, ranging from permanent disfigurement to low self-esteem and severe emotional trauma. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested team of burn injury attorneys in Buffalo, New York, recognizes the physical and emotional effects suffered from second-degree burns. We aim to help ease the legal burdens that you will face so that you can focus more on recovering. Our team is highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will fight to obtain the unrivaled results for your burn injury and all subsequent damages. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate his clients for their injuries. Our highly experienced team can be reached 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, at (716) 839-3939. Call us today!

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
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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