Third Degree Burn Injury

Top Rated and Elite Buffalo, New York Third-Degree Burn Injury Lawyers

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Distinguished as a New York Super Lawyer and American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, and His Team of Battle-Tested Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Victims Who Suffered Third-Degree Burn Injuries in Buffalo, New York.

The degree of severity of a burn is typically based upon the depth and size of the wound. 3rd-degree burns are the most severe type of burn a victim can endure. Characterized by charring of the skin and white or black dry wounds, 3rd-degree burns are life-threatening and often fatal. If you suspect you or a loved one have a 3rd-degree burn, it is critical to seek immediate medical treatment. Third-degree burns not only damage all layers of the skin but can also harm bones, nerves, and vital organs. Medical expenses resulting from 3rd-degree burn injuries can be overwhelming for the average family, especially if long-term care is required. Damaging burns generally cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to adequately treat and rehabilitate. It can take years of intensive medical care for victims to fully recover. Even long after healing, burn wounds can still have a grave impact on the victim’s quality of life and self-image. Pursuing a personal injury claim against those responsible for your burn injury may be the only way to begin to recover.

Third Degree Burn Injury 3rd-degree burns often occur when the victim’s skin comes in direct contact with the source of the burn for a prolonged period, such as being trapped in a burning structure. In these types of cases, it is crucial to uncover the cause of the fire. The building might have been built with substandard materials that were not fire-retardant, or faulty electric wiring might have caused the fire. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran team possesses the expertise and competence necessary to thoroughly investigate your burn injury and make certain that you are in a position to obtain the highest possible recovery for all damages. No one should be forced to suffer mentally, physically, or emotionally because of another’s negligence. Jed Dietrich, Esq. understands the torment and agony that severe burn victims may be subjected to.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team of Buffalo, New York 3rd-degree burn injury attorneys have seen the devastating impact that the dreadful burns can have on victims, and ultimately their loved ones. After being severely burned, it is crucial to make recovering your top priority, and our team is here to help with everything else. We will treat your third-degree burn injury claim with the utmost importance it deserves. If you suffered severe burns, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys, and his seasoned team of burn injury lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. for a free consultation. Time and time again, former clients of the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. have said that Jed Dietrich, Esq. is the best personal injury lawyer in Western New York. View our Google 5 Star rating and clients’ testimonials by clicking here. Our team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at (716) 839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

Dealing With Severe Burn Injuries Mentally and Emotionally

Third Degree Burn Injury When a burn victim is fortunate enough to survive, he or she must mentally prepare for both the short-term and long-lasting effects. Burn injuries are prone to infection and take considerable time to heal. Burn victims may need to endure the intense and prolonged pain of multiple surgeries and rehabilitation. Even after numerous skin grafts, the site may never look as it did before the burn happened. Once healed, burn victims might be forced to live with traumatizing or disfiguring scars that serve as a constant reminder of their terrible burn incident. The scars could inhibit the victim’s ability to walk or move around as they did before their injury. Victims’ self-consciousness and emotional wellbeing can be damaged by scars in highly visible places of the body, such as the hands, neck, head, or face. Victims might struggle with depression, anxiety, or self-esteem issues as a result of their burns.

Burn survivors have a lot of time to focus on their injuries while in the hospital. Many victims report having distress during this time. For those with depression and other mental problems that continue for an extended period, it is important to seek emotional support and treatment from a mental health professional. Psychiatrists and psychologists are trained to assess and treat trauma. It would be best to talk to a mental health professional who specializes in treating victims of 3rd-degree burns. Additionally, we recommend joining a caring community of burn survivors who can sympathize with your suffering and offer added support.



Compensation for 3rd-Degree Burn Victims

Treatment for 3rd-degree burn injuries can have a dramatic impact on victims. Victims may be forced to have numerous excruciating medical procedures. Operations such as debridement, skin grafts, and reconstructive surgeries can be extremely intrusive and costly. Even after several surgeries, victims may be forced to cope with permanent scarring and disfigurement. Victims of 3rd-degree burns can pursue recovery for damages through a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. Personal injury claims were designed to compensate victims to make them whole again, which means that victims are entitled to full compensation for the full scope of their damages. This often includes lost wages, past and future medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses, reduced future earning capacity, permanent disability, pain and suffering (both physical and emotional), loss of enjoyment, loss of consortium, scarring, and disfigurement. In addition to the above damages, due to the severity, a 3rd-degree burn victim may also demand further damages for the following:

  1. Tissue damage;
  2. Circulation problems;
  3. Respiratory difficulties;
  4. Limbs that are unable to fully function;
  5. Infections;
  6. Organ failure;
  7. Loss of sensation; and
  8. Failure of senses.

An experienced burn injury attorney can fully examine the circumstances surrounding your incident to determine all potential compensation that you may be entitled to receive. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq., a proud member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has exclusively handled serious personal injury cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for victims who were injured in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; throughout New York State and beyond. Our honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an exceptional outcome is what sets us apart from the competition. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. offers complimentary lawsuit evaluations and consultations. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of 3rd-degree burn injury attorneys would be honored to speak with you about your case. Our brilliant team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (716) 839-3939, or by filling out the online consultation form. We are the aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers who are ready to fight for the compensation that you deserve!

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!

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