The Colorado Burn Accident Lawyers
According to the American Burn Association, burn injuries are common causes of morbidity and mortality. In the U.S. alone, more than 480,000 people receive emergency room care for burns each year, and at least 40,000 of these burn victims were admitted to the hospital for major burns.
Some of the most common burn injuries are suffered as a result of:
Types of Burn Injuries & Their Treatments
Burns are excruciatingly painful and the treatment for major burns are also painful and may require long-term care. Burn severity is broken down as:
First Degree Burns
Burns that damage only the top layer of skin, and which usually heal with little medical care.
Second Degree Burns
Burns that damage the top few layers of skin. Second degree burns are painful and most require at least over the counter treatment and take several weeks to heal. Second degree deep burns can require skin grafts to repair the damaged skin.
Third Degree Burns
Burns that damage all the layers of skin and can even affect internal organs and tissues. Third degree burns are the most severe and will require long-term medical care. Third degree burns can result in permanent damage and even amputation.
Fourth Degree Burns
Burns reach below subcutaneous skin to reach the bone and muscle. These major burns require long-term medical care as well as medications, and even surgeries and skin grafts, though it is not unusual for the victim to lose function of the burned areas.
Colorado Burn Injury Attorneys
The Ramos team is here to help you with many years of experience in serious burn injury cases. We have skilled burn injury attorneys ready to fight for you. Equally important, we have Dr. Joseph Ramos, an emergency medicine physician who is also an attorney. Dr. Ramos has many years of experience guiding the treatment of those who have suffered severe or major burn injuries.
If you or your loved one have been seriously burned due to a defective product or due to the negligence or recklessness of others, contact our burn injury attorneys in Colorado as soon as possible. You may be able to file a lawsuit against the negligent person or entity for recovery of economic damages. We are here to help.
Common causes of severe burn injuries:
- Electrical shock
- Chemical spills and exposure
- Scalding or boiling liquids or chemicals
Burn Injuries Caused by Recklessness
When people are burned because of the actions, behaviors, or negligence of someone else, they may be entitled to seek damages for permanent or temporary disability, lost wages, medical expenses, loss of quality of life, physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, and disfigurement.
Your experienced Colorado burn injury attorneys at Ramos Law can help you determine if you are eligible to recover damages and will ensure you receive the most compensation possible for your injuries.
As it concerns personal injury cases in Colorado, the circumstances of your injury can affect the time you have to file a case.