Burn injuries can leave physical and emotional scars that last a lifetime. A severe burn can cause medical problems affecting several vital systems in your body, including your skin, muscles, bones, blood vessels and nerves. The disfigurement resulting from these traumatic injuries can lead to psychological and emotional trauma that can last for years.
In addition to the physical and emotional strain, the financial burden of extensive medical care and time away from work can be crippling for your family.
At Syprett Meshad, we understand the many hardships a serious burn injury can inflict on you and your family. Contact us online or at 941-365-7171 today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced burn injury attorney. Our Sarasota office welcomes clients from anywhere in the state of Florida.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are classified based on the severity of tissue damage and depth of the burn. There are three distinct burn classifications:
- First degree burn: This classification applies to burns that only affect the surface of the skin, causing swelling, redness and mild to moderate pain.
- Second degree burn: These burn injuries are considerably more painful than first degree burns and affect the surface and dermal layers of the skin. Symptoms include redness, swelling, blistering and potential skin loss. In severe cases, a skin graft may be necessary as part of treatment.
- Third degree burn: This is the most severe classification of a burn injury. All layers of skin are damaged. Bone and connective tissue are affected. Reconstructive surgery is often needed to address the extensive disfigurement associated with these burns.
Determining Accountability for Your Burn Injury
The skilled and knowledgeable burn injury lawyer at Syprett Meshad has handles cases involving burn injuries that stemmed from a variety of causes, including auto accidents and defective products. Determining liability is often a complicated, detail-driven process. What may seem like a straight-forward incident can, in fact, involve negligent parties hundreds of miles away.
We are committed to fully investigating every aspect of your case and we will not rest until we’ve determined the true cause of your traumatic injury. Once we’ve found the cause, we will relentlessly fight on your behalf to obtain the justice you deserve and the compensation you need to meet the myriad of physical, emotional and financial challenges you face as a result of your injury.
If you’ve suffered a serious burn injury, you deserve an experienced burn injury attorney with the skill, knowledge and compassion necessary to build a strong case. Contact Syprett Meshad today by completing the form on this page or calling 941-365-7171 to schedule your free initial consultation. We help burn injury victims from Sarasota County, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, North Port, Venice, or anywhere within the state of Florida.