Types of Burns
The severity of a burn will depend on how deep the skin's tissue has been damaged. Dependent on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may suffer minor, moderate, or severe burn injuries.
The types of burn injuries that can result from a serious accident include:
- Superficial - a superficial burn injury is mild. This type of burn injury affects the surface layer of skin and while it may be red and painful, it will not result in blistering.
- Partial-Thickness - a partial-thickness burn injury is more serious and results in damage to the dermis layer of skin. Skin may turn a light shade of pink and cause blisters. If the partial-thickness burn injury goes deeper it could result in red, blotchy skin.
- Full-Thickness - a full-thickness burn injury is the most severe type of burn. This affects every layer of skin and typically changes the coloring of the skin. It may turn black or brown but generally it turns white. The skin will have a waxy, leathery texture and surprisingly, these types of burn injuries are less painful. This is because the skin's nerves have also been damaged.
How an Atlanta Injury Lawyer Can Help
An Atlanta injury lawyer can help by determining if your burn injury accident involved the negligence or carelessness of another. They will also investigate what led to the accident, who was involved and explain what your options are for seeking accident compensation.
Additionally, an Atlanta injury lawyer will talk to you about your case to determine not only the economical damages suffered but the psychological effects as well and take that into consideration as you pursue your Georgia personal injury claim.
Contacting an Atlanta Injury Lawyer
If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a burn accident or some other type of negligent act, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case.