Miami Burn Injury Attorneys
South Florida Trial Law Firm with History of Excellence
Even after a burn victim recovers from their injuries, they are often left with lifelong reminders. Scars, disfigurement, and other medical complications are common hardships experienced by survivors of severe burns. Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A. was founded on the principle that people deserve quality legal representation. Specifically, we believe that our clients deserve aid and justice, and we know that no one deserves to suffer due to the irresponsibility of others.
Negligence in burn injury cases has five elements to it:
- Duty – The wrongdoer had a responsibility to preserve the safety of the burn victim.
- Breach of Duty – The wrongdoer was careless or willfully failed to uphold their responsibility.
- Cause in Fact – The victim’s injuries are a direct result of the opposite party’s actions.
- Damages – The victim suffered physically, emotionally, or financially. These damages must be verifiable to establish that the negligent party owes actual damages.
We are a Miami law firm that has developed a mighty reach across the nation. With more than 100 years of collective experience, we have dedicated our practice to the most severe and complex cases. Since 1984, we have purposely kept our organization small so our lawyers can give each case the attention that it deserves. We truly believe that those suffering from personal injury deserve more than just lawyers—they deserve advocates. As a result, we have recovered hundreds of hundreds of millions for clients who have experienced serious injuries, including severe burns.
Get help for your burn injury by calling (305) 770-6335.
Different Type of Burns
Since they manifest with differing symptoms and levels of severity, burn injuries are separated into four main categories. These categories consider factors like a burn’s depth, size, and other symptoms to define the severity of the injury. Burns most often result from contact with heat sources, chemical sources, or explosions. Burns are categorized as follows:
- First-Degree Burns
First-degree burns occur when the skin briefly contacts a hot surface. Though they are the most minor type of burn, these injuries can still be painful. However, they rarely result in complications that require serious medical attention and only require basic first aid. Signs of a first-degree burn include swelling and red coloration to the area that was burned.
- Second-Degree Burns
Second-degree burns are classified differently from first-degree because they extend past the first layer of skin. These burns commonly cause blistering. This is the body’s attempt to heal the injury and protect the lower layers of skins. Care for these burns does not always require professional medical care. However, if the burn is large enough, a trip to the hospital may be necessary.
- Third-Degree Burns
Third-degree burns are severe medical emergencies and require intensive treatment to heal. Third-degree burns cause damage to every layer of the skin and damage nerve ending and tissues underneath the skin. This serious injury makes the skin stiff and hard with dark or white coloration.
- Fourth-Degree Burns
Fourth-degree burns are similar to third-degree burns, but they represent an even more dangerous level of injury. With this type of burn, the damage may extend past the skin and into the muscles and bone. This type of burn may cause so much damage that healing is not a possibility. Fourth-degree burns often require amputation.
The Lifelong Repercussions of Burns
Even if a victim fully recovers, the damaged skin usually does not heal back to its original appearance. Burn scars are notorious for causing physical and emotional trauma. Physically, burn scars can produce tighter skin and limit physical movement. Emotionally, some burn victims suffer a heartbreaking amount of shame due to the embarrassment of regarding visible scars. In severe cases, burn victims socially isolate themselves, having a tangible effect on their quality of life.
Other burn injury complications include:
- Respiratory Infection
- Pulmonary Disease
Due to their complex and devastating nature, burn injuries require an extended healing process. Burns that are third-degree or deeper often require skin grafts, amputation, and reconstructive surgery to treat. Medical bills can be astronomically high after treatment has begun. The most intimidating aspect of recovering from a burn is that bills can continue to climb as complications occur, and further health care is needed. When someone is unable to work due to their injuries, debts may become increasingly unmanageable—leading to financial instability and bankruptcy.
Can I Seek Compensation for My Burn Injuries?
Absolutely. In many cases, seeking compensation triggers a change in the way that a company or city operates, creating a safer community for everyone else. We believe that no one should have to suffer financially from the irresponsible actions of others. Those with burn injuries may be unsure if they can pursue the recovery of damages for their pain and suffering.
We have helped our clients seek compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical costs
- Funeral costs
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning capacity
We Are Built for Results
Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain focuses on giving our clients the best possible experience. Our staff has remained lean so we can focus on the few cases we work on. As a result, our clients get a team that approaches every possible aspect of their case with diligence, care, and dedication. Our Florida burn lawyers pour every resource we can into improving the lives of the people we help.
Our Miami burn attorneys represent victims of traumatic events involving:
- Car accidents
- Truck accident
- Workplace accidents
- Airplane crashes
- Cruise ship accidents
- Defective products
The service and attention we devote to clients has garnered recognition in the law community. In fact, we are nationally recognized as being one of the top firms in the country and have been awarded as such numerous times. If you or a loved one has experienced a life-altering burn injury reach out to us today. We are ready to hear your case and advise you on the best possible options.