Augusta Burn Injury Lawyers
Did you suffer severe burns in an accident that was not your fault? If so, the Augusta burn injury lawyers of Chris Hudson & Associates can help. Call us to discuss how we can help you get the full and fair compensation you’re owed, and let us help you get justice.
In a recent study, the American Burn Association reports that there are nearly half a million burn injuries per year that require emergency room treatment and tens of thousands that require further hospitalization. Thousands even result in death. Burn injuries are often severe and can be some of the trickiest, with specialty burn treatment units available only in select hospitals. The highest percentage of burns come from fires, but liquid scalds cause nearly as many. No matter the origin of your burns, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries to help pay for medical bills, time lost from work, and other damages.
Severe burns require significant recovery time, which can affect the entire family of a burn victim. Victims may have to be hospitalized for a lengthy period to treat the burn, and more time away from work or daily activities as healing continues. This can leave you with medical bills that quickly pile up, and an uncertain future regarding if or when you can return to work.
If you or a loved one have faced severe burns due to the fault of another, you can seek relief from your bills and other damages by contacting Chris Hudson & Associates. Our Augusta burn injury attorneys can answer any questions you may have about your case and get to work right away so you can get the relief you need. Call us today for a free consultation at 706-863-6600.
Why Do I Need an Attorney for a Burn Injury?
When you face severe injuries due to a burn, you need a lawyer who takes your situation seriously and fights for your rights. This is not something you can do alone from a hospital bed, so it is best to leave legal action to legal professionals.
At Chris Hudson & Associates, we will work around your recovery schedule so that we get the information we need about your case at your convenience, and then we handle everything else. While you focus on healing, we take care of filing your claim, tracking deadlines, preparing the paperwork, and collecting the records we need to build your case. These tasks are time-consuming, and they can be challenging to navigate on your own, but you do not have to be alone in this endeavor.
Experienced burn injury lawyers know first-hand about the types of situations you will likely face in your claim. We know about the legal rules that surround every type of case, including the statute of limitations, which gives you only a certain amount of time to bring a burn injury claim.
We know what type of evidence to compile, what kind of expert testimony is needed to prove your injuries, and what needs to be done so that you get the maximum compensation available to you. All of this experience will give you an advantage in your case, and you can do it without any out of pocket cost to you until we win your case.
Among the many reasons to have an attorney by your side in a burn injury claim is that you will likely have to deal with the insurance company. The insurance companies have claims adjusters who actively settle cases for the lowest amounts possible, which saves the insurance company money but leaves victims without enough to pay for all of their bills.
Do not be a victim of an early settlement offer that is too low and is designed to get your case out of the way. At Chris Hudson & Associates, we know how important your case is, and we will fight against the insurance companies on your behalf until you get what you are owed.
Why Choose Chris Hudson & Associates?
At Chris Hudson & Associates, we care about our clients and the situations that have brought you to us. Unlike large firms, we do not work on a volume-basis, where you become a number, and your case often gets lost in the shuffle. Our dedicated attorneys at Chris Hudson & Associates know how important your case is, and we want to make sure you can support yourself and your family during your recovery and into the future. This is the kind of mission you want behind the lawyers who handle your burn injury case and exactly what you will find here at Chris Hudson & Associates.
The services we provide at Chris Hudson & Associates have been recognized by the highest names in the law, including Martindale-Hubbell, Avvo, Lead Counsel, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and more. These honors are reserved for only the top-performing law firms, and Chris Hudson & Associates is proud to be among the elite in the greater Augusta and Central Savannah River areas. If you are unfamiliar with these rating services, simply see what our satisfied clients in the local area have to say about the millions we have recovered for them on our testimonials page.
About Burn Injuries and Injury Claims
Burns are suffered from several different situations each day. Burns can occur from many different conditions, the most common being:
- Car Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Chemical Spills
- Electrical Fires
No matter the cause of your injuries, they are essential to us. There are so many more scenarios that can result in serious burn injuries, so if you face severe burns from any of these or another type of accident, please contact an experienced Augusta burn injury attorney to discuss your case right away.
There are three types of burns:
- First Degree: a first-degree burn is a mild injury that only affects the top layer of skin. Sunburns are the most common type of first degree burns and typically require no medical treatment.
- Second Degree: a second-degree burn goes deeper, and affects at least the first two layers of skin. Blisters are often a result, which can cause significant scarring. Second-degree burns are often caused by scalds, heat exposure, and car accidents. Medical treatment should be sought for any second-degree burn to combat infection and minimize scarring.
- Third Degree: third-degree burns affect the layer of fat beneath the skin and can cause significant tissue, nerve, and even bone damage. Third-degree burns are encountered when a victim withstands more prolonged exposure to flame, chemical burns, car accidents, and situations where they are exposed to fire or a scald where they lose consciousness and are unable to escape on their own accord to reduce the burn damage. Third-degree burns typically require hospitalization, skin grafts, or other surgical intervention and intensive recuperation periods.
- Smoke Inhalation: while this is not a degree of burn, smoke inhalation often accompanies burns, and it is a significant medical condition to acknowledge. You should seek medical treatment for smoke inhalation and pursue compensation for this condition in addition to your burns.
If you face second or third-degree burns that were caused by the fault of another, please seek legal help in getting the compensation you deserve. Even if you are not sure where to turn, or who you may be able to recover damages from, a free conversation with one of the experienced burn injury attorneys at Chris Hudson & Associates can help you to identify the steps to take so you can afford the medical care you need to recover.
Compensation for a Burn Accident Injury
If you are hurt in an accident where you have suffered severe burns, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries and other damages. This can help you pay for the medical treatment you need as well as the adjustments you may need in the future to accommodate the long-term effects of your injuries. The following types of compensation are common in severe burn injuries:
- Medical bills, including rehabilitation, physical therapy, and prescriptions
- Lost Wages due to time missed from work
- Pain and suffering calculated according to your specific injuries
- Loss of future earnings potential
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of quality of life
There are never any guarantees in the types of compensation you may receive from a burn injury claim, but a knowledgeable burn injury accident attorney at Chris Hudson & Associates can help you review your specific injuries to calculate what your case may be worth. Then, we assist you in taking the proper legal action you need to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Call an Augusta Burn Injury Lawyer
At Chris Hudson & Associates, we have represented burn injury victims and their families to successful results. We know the pain and stress you are under due to your injuries, let alone the added stress of medical bills, time lost from work, supporting your family, and paying for your daily expenses. By helping you take the legal action you need to begin a claim for your injuries, you can get your life back on track.
Our experienced Augusta burn injury lawyers are here to support you in each step of the way, and we welcome you to call us at 706-863-6600 for a free consultation.