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Savannah Burn Injury Lawyer

Severe burns are among the most serious injuries one can incur and often require extensive medical care and rehabilitation. Over time, these injuries present not only a physical and emotional burden on the victim but also a financial one. If you or a loved one recently suffered burns and believe someone else was legally responsible, contact the Savannah attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP to schedule a free initial consultation with our firm.

We have the experience and attention to detail necessary to litigate and settle these complex cases. Here’s why you should discuss your case with one of our attorneys:

  • As a firm, we have more than 30 years of experience, representing clients in more than 30 states across the United States.
  • We have proven results in representing our client’s best interests, with multiple settlements exceeding $100 million.
  • We operate using a contingency-fee basis, so you’ll never owe any attorney’s fees until we win your case.

Causes of Burn Injuries

A burn injury may occur for any number of reasons, but some are more likely than others. The attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP typically see burns arising from:

  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • House fires
  • Car crashes
  • Accidents arising from dangerous or defective products

Types of Burn Injuries

Medical professionals classify burns by the seriousness of the injuries:

  • First-Degree. First-degree burns are the most superficial, involving only the top layer of the skin. They often resolve with self-care and include ailments like sunburn.
  • Second-Degree. Second-degree burns are more serious and involve damage to the layer beneath the epidermis. A blistering rash is common, and victims may also report extreme pain, swelling, and edema.
  • Third-Degree. Third-degree burns are among the most serious and extend beyond the layers of the skin and affect the fat, organs, and structures underneath. Because of their extensive nature, third-degree burns often appear white and chalky. Since they destroy the nerve endings underneath the skin, third-degree burns are often painless at the beginning, but the healing process can bring extreme pain.

Who Is Liable?

One of the most important steps in pursuing a burn injury claim is determining the person or party liable for the accident. The legally responsible party will vary widely depending on the nature of the accident and the circumstances surrounding the case. Depending on the type of accident leading to the injury, an attorney may prove liability using legal theories such as negligence, product defect law, strict liability law, or workers’ compensation statutes. An attorney conducts a thorough investigation into the case and determines the parties responsible before holding them accountable for negligence.

Damages You Can Recover

Burn injury victims often sustain extensive injuries, which can lead to high claim amounts. As a result, the damages in a burn injury case can be complex. Victims may be able to collect the following:

  • Economic Damages. Economic damages compensate for the material losses associated with the accident. Common examples include medical bills, lost wages, loss in income, and the projected cost of any future medical care and rehabilitation.
  • General Damages. General damages intend to reimburse the victim for the intangible losses he or she suffers – for example, they may address physical pain, loss in life quality, loss in consortium, or the emotional anguish resulting from the experience.

Why You Need a Lawyer

Burn injuries are complex cases that often involve extensive damages. As a result, victims require the assistance of an attorney to help them evaluate the full value of their claims. The attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP won’t allow insurance companies to take advantage of you and your family. We demand fair and full compensation for the material and intangible losses that a victim suffers. If you or a loved one suffered burns in an accident, contact us to schedule a free review of your legal options.