Tampa Burn Injury Lawyer

Burns are painful injuries that often involve repeat surgeries, hospitalization, rehabilitation, and secondary illnesses. If you have been seriously burned because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve to recover the maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC and schedule a free consultation to find out if you have a case and what damages you may be able to claim.

When Do You Need a Lawyer?

Serious burn injuries can lead to extensive medical expenses, extreme pain and suffering, lost income, and long-term disability. Depending on the cause, determining liability for burn injuries can be complicated. Our experienced personal injury lawyers have the resources, knowledge, and skills to investigate your accident, determine who is liable, and aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf.

Why Choose Us?

At Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC our dedicated Tampa burn injury lawyers can help you through the recovery process immediately following a severe burn injury.

  • We are compassionate, understanding people, and tough advocates for our injured clients.
  • We take a hands-on approach to your case, devising comprehensive, individually-tailored strategies and aggressively litigating for the maximum compensation available under the law.
  • We have more than 60 years of experience successfully handling all types of personal injury matters.

Common Types of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries involve tissue damage resulting from heat, overexposure to the sun or radiation, or chemical or electrical contact. Depending on the severity, burns can range from minor injuries to life-threatening medical emergencies.

First, Second, and Third-Degree Burns

Symptoms of burn injuries can vary significantly, depending on how deep the skin damage goes. Burns are classified as follows, as outlined by the Mayo Clinic:

  • First-Degree Burns: This is a minor injury affecting only the epidermis (outer layer of skin). First degree burns may cause redness and pain.
  • Second-Degree Burns: Second-degree burns affect both the epidermis and the dermis (second layer of skin). Symptoms may include swelling, red, white, or splotchy skin, blisters, and severe pain. This type of burn can cause scarring.
  • Third-Degree Burns: Damage in third-degree burns affects the epidermis, the dermis, and extends to the layer of fat underneath the skin. A burn injury this severe can destroy nerves and cause numbness. Burned areas may appear black, brown, or white, and the skin may appear leathery.

Common Causes for Burns

Burns can be chemical, electrical, or caused by exposure to radiation or heat. Common causes of a burn injury include:

  • Fires
  • Hot liquids or steam
  • Contact with hot glass, metal, or other objects
  • Exposure to radiation
  • Exposure to ultraviolet rays
  • Electrical currents
  • Chemicals (such as paint thinner, gasoline, and strong acids)

Who Is Liable for a Burn Injury?

Liability for burn injuries depends on how the injury was caused. When burn injuries occur as a result of car accidents, the party at fault for the accident is typically liable. A property owner may be held liable for burn injuries sustained in a fire on a property if property owner negligence can be established. When a defective consumer product causes burns, the manufacturer or distributor of the product may be held accountable for injuries.

Contact our Attorney Today

If you or your loved one has suffered serious burn injuries, contact Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC as soon as possible. Our experienced injury attorneys can investigate the accident to determine liability and aggressively pursue compensation for your losses. We offer free consultations to assist you – call today.

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