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Burn Injuries

Atlanta Burn Injury Attorneys

Helping Burn Victims & Their Families in Georgia

Burn injuries can be devastating. The pain is often excruciating, and the resulting scarring can be permanent. In addition to the physical consequences, burn injuries can also cause emotional trauma, leading to post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues. Burn injuries can be fatal and can even result in wrongful death if they cause severe damage to the victim's respiratory system.

Ross & Pines, LLC has over 100 years of experience and is here to help burn victims and their families get the compensation they deserve.


Call (888) 838-4858 or contact us online today to get started with our Atlanta burn injury lawyers.


Overview of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can be caused by a variety of sources, such as fire, electricity, chemicals, and the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. Common burn injuries include first- and second-degree burns, as well as burns that cover large areas of the body.

Burn injuries can result in:

What are the Different Types of Burns?

There are three main types of burns:

  • First-degree burns: First-degree burns are the least severe. They involve only the outer layer of the skin, causing pain, redness, and slight swelling. First-degree burns are typically caused by exposure to the sun or by contact with something hot, such as a stove or a curling iron.
  • Second-degree burns: Second-degree burns affect the outer layer of the skin and the layer just underneath. These burns are more painful and can cause blistering.
  • Third-degree burns: Third-degree burns affect all layers of the skin and can go all the way down to the muscle and even the bone. These burns cause the most pain and can lead to infection.

Common Causes of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can be caused by a number of factors. Some of the causes include:

  • Thermal Burns: Thermal burns are among the most common types of burns. They occur when the skin comes into contact with heat sources such as open flames, hot liquids, steam, or heated objects. House fires, cooking accidents, and scalding from hot beverages are frequent culprits.
  • Chemical Burns: Chemical burns result from the skin or eyes coming into contact with corrosive chemicals, acids, alkalis, or even household cleaning products. Industries involving chemical handling and laboratories pose a higher risk of chemical burns.
  • Electrical Burns: Electrical burns occur when an electric current passes through the body, causing injury. These can happen due to electrical accidents, faulty wiring, or direct contact with live electrical wires.
  • Scald Burns: Scald burns occur when hot liquids or steam come into contact with the skin. This can happen while cooking, using hot water, or handling hot beverages.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Burn Injury Claim?

Damages that could be retrieved in a burn injury claim may include:

  • Medical Expenses: Burn injuries often need extensive medical treatment, including surgeries, skin grafts, and rehabilitation. We will work diligently to ensure that all present and future medical expenses are considered in your claim, aiming to ease the financial burden on you and your family.
  • Lost Wages and Future Earnings: Many burn victims face extended periods of recovery, during which they may be unable to work. We will pursue compensation for lost wages and potential future earnings, recognizing the long-term impact on your financial stability.
  • Pain and Suffering: Burn injuries are not only physically painful but can also result in emotional and psychological suffering. We understand the intangible costs of such trauma and will advocate for compensation to address the emotional toll on your life.
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy: Recovering from a burn injury often involves ongoing rehabilitation and therapy. We will fight to secure compensation for these crucial services to support your journey toward physical and emotional recovery.
  • Disfigurement and Scarring: Burn injuries frequently leave lasting scars and disfigurements that can impact a person's self-esteem and quality of life. We will pursue damages for the visible and emotional scars caused by the incident.
  • Punitive Damages: In instances involving gross negligence or intentional misconduct, punitive damages may be pursued. These damages are designed to penalize the wrongdoer and discourage others from committing similar behavior.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Burn Injury Claim in Georgia?

The statute of limitations differs depending on the circumstances of the case. In general, in the state of Georgia, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits, which includes burn injuries, is two years from the date of the incident.

Filing a burn injury claim beyond the statute of limitations may lead to the loss of your right to seek compensation. It is imperative to consult with our Atlanta burn injury lawyers at Ross & Pines, LLC promptly. We will assess the specifics of your case, determine the applicable deadlines, and guide you through the legal process with efficiency and care.

Contact Our Burn Injury Lawyer in Atlanta Today

Burn injuries can result in catastrophic, life-altering injuries. In some cases, they can even lead to wrongful death. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, you deserve compensation. Our team is here to help you navigate the legal system and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

At Ross & Pines, LLC, our Atlanta burn injury lawyer is ready to help you fight for your legal rights. We will work diligently to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.


Reach out to our Atlanta burn injury attorneys today by calling (888) 838-4858 or using our online request form.


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