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Burn Injuries

Nashville Catastrophic Burn Injury Attorneys Protecting the Rights of the Injured

Fighting for the rights of clients suffering burn injuries in Nashville, Hendersonville and Knoxville, and throughout Tennessee

Severe burn injuries tend to be different from other types of injuries in that they tend to leave both physical and psychological wounds. Burn injuries often require long hospital stays and they can leave their victims suffering from deep, psychological trauma that they will carry with them for a lifetime. Disfigurement is another issue that comes with severe burn injuries. Whenever a person looks in the mirror or looks at their body and sees the scars, they are reminded of the pain and the fear surrounding the accident. Burn injuries are largely preventable, and if you have suffered a severe burn that was caused by another person’s negligence, you should understand that you have rights. You may be able to file a negligence lawsuit against the responsible party and recover financial damages for your injuries and losses.

At the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, our family is ready and willing to fight for your family. We fight for the compensation you deserve and for a better future for you and your loved ones. We have helped countless burn victims in Nashville, Hendersonville and Knoxville, and throughout Tennessee, get the justice they sought. Allow our experienced burn injury attorneys to put our skills and experience to work on your behalf. We take clients on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay attorney fees until we win compensation for you.

Burn injuries in the United States

Data from the National Burn Repository (NBR) of the American Burn Association (ABA) shows that there are about 486,000 people with burn injuries who receive medical treatment each year. About 40,000 people are hospitalized from burn injuries with about 30,000 in hospital burn centers.

There are many different causes of burn injuries, including:

  • Fire or flame
  • Scalding liquids
  • Direct contact with heat source
  • Electrical burns
  • Chemical burns

While kitchen grease fires lead the list, you can suffer a burn in your own home more easily than you might think. The majority of burn injuries (73 percent) happen in the home. Activities like camping and going to work can also lead to burns, as can a serious car accident.

The varying degrees of burn injuries

According to the National Institutes of Health, there are three types of burn injuries:

  • First-degree burns damage the outer layer of skin
  • Second-degree burns damage the outer layer and the next layer underneath
  • Third-degree burns damage or destroy through all the layers of skin down to the muscle and tendons below.

Sometimes when burn injuries are severe they will require surgery, which may include skin grafts. Depending on the size and scope of the wound, several surgeries may be required to treat the damaged areas. Burn injuries carry a significant risk of infection. Burns can cause swelling, skin blistering, and scarring. In extreme cases, serious burn injuries can cause shock and death.

Help for victims of catastrophic burn injuries

Catastrophic burn injuries cause permanent disability and disfigurement. The person who has suffered from severe burns may not be able to go back to work, and some may not even be able to perform the basic activities of daily living for themselves, and so they will require professional assistance on a long-term basis.

The experienced Nashville burn injury attorneys at the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm have represented countless clients who have suffered severe burn injuries. Our empathetic injury attorneys are happy to consult with you about your case, answer your questions and give you the legal guidance you need to make important decisions about your future. We hold those responsible for your injuries accountable so that you can recover financial damages to cover your medical expenses, compensate you for the pain and suffering, severe emotional distress and disfigurement that comes from severe burn injuries. If your negligence lawsuit is successful, you will also receive compensation for lost wages, permanent disability and other losses.

Let Rocky fight for your rights today

After a catastrophic injury, you need someone who will fight for you, your family and your future. Our Gladiators in Suits do just that. Call Rocky at 615-425-2500 or use our contact form to schedule an initial consultation with a burn injury attorney at our Nashville, Hendersonville or Knoxville office location. We will fight for justice for you.