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 yearly, and at least 40,000 victims are admitted to the hospital for major burns. 
Some of the most common burn injuries result from:
Types of Burn Injuries & Their Treatments
Burns are excruciatingly painful, as is their treatment, and may require long-term care. Burn severity categorizes into the following:
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 could require grafts to repair the damaged skin.
Third Degree Burns
Burns that damage every skin layer and can affect internal organs and tissues. Third-degree burns are severe and require long-term medical care. Third-degree burns can result in permanent damage and even amputation.
Fourth Degree Burns
Burns that reach below subcutaneous skin to the bone and muscle. These major burns require long-term medical care, medications, surgeries, and skin grafts. It’s not uncommon for the victim to lose function in the burned areas.
Burn Injury Attorneys
The Ramos team is here to help you, with many years of experience in severe 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 and attorney. Dr. Ramos has many years of experience guiding the treatment of severe or major burn injury victims.
Contact our burn injury attorneys immediately if you or a loved one was seriously burned from a defective product or another person’s recklessness. You may be able to file a lawsuit against the negligent person or entity to recover damages.
Common causes of severe burn injuries include:
- Electrical shock
- Chemical spills and exposure
- Scalding or boiling liquids or chemicals
Burn Injuries Caused by Recklessness
Burn victims injured due to the actions, behaviors, or negligence of someone else might 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
The experienced burn injury attorneys at Ramos Law can help you determine your eligibility, ensuring you receive the most compensation possible.
If you’re considering filing a personal injury case, make sure you avoid these four mistakes. With the right legal representation, you can maximize your chances of success.
As it concerns personal injury cases in Colorado, the circumstances of your injury can affect the time you have to file a case.