A burn injury is one of the most catastrophic and painful injuries a person can suffer physically as well as emotionally and psychologically. Approximately 2.5 million burn injuries are documented every year in the United States. People who suffer and survive a severe burn injury face a lifetime of healthcare challenges and expenses.
Every nineteen seconds a fire department somewhere in the United States responds to a fire call. Burn injury studies reveal that children under five years old and adults over sixty-five years old are the most vulnerable victims of burn injuries.
Burn injuries are classified according to the extent of damage suffered. First degree burns involve the outer layer of skin, second degree burns cause damage through the second layer of skin and third degree burns involve all the layers of skin, nerve endings, blood vessels, muscle tissue and bone, and are extremely painful and damaging, require skin grafts and cause severe scarring and disfigurement.
Many burn victims suffer from injuries due to the negligence of others, and as a consequence spend years in painful treatment and rehabilitation. Our experienced Alabama burn injury attorneys at Long & Long, Attorneys at Law will fight to get you the financial compensation you need and deserve for extended medical care and treatment, lost income and any other expenses incurred as a result of your burn injuries.