Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyers

Burn Injuries

Burns are often classified by their severity. First degree burns, such as sunburns, affect only the outer layers of the skin and can heal fully without medical treatment. More severe burns, such as second and third degree burns, can involve all layers of the skin and even the muscles and bones underneath and may require extensive medical treatment and long recovery periods to properly heal.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a burn injury, you may be able to pursue legal action against the person or entity responsible for your injuries and losses. To speak with a qualified Fort Lauderdale burn injury lawyer, contact the offices of Salpeter Gitkin, LLP, by calling 954-467-8622.

Burn Victim Statistics

Burn injuries can occur due to fire, heat sources, electricity, or radiation. According to a 2010 report from the American Burn Association, each year in the United States:

  • 450,000 people receive medical treatment for burn injuries
  • 45,000 people are hospitalized for burn injuries
  • 3,500 people die from fires and burns
  • 94.8 percent of victims admitted to burn centers survive

In the past, large serious burns were often fatal to victims. However, modern technology and treatments developed in the second half of the 20th century have helped many burn victims overcome their injuries.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a burn injury, the Fort Lauderdale burn injury attorneys at Salpeter Gitkin, LLP, can help you fight for the compensation you need for your injury-related expenses. Contact us today by calling 954-467-8622 to discuss your legal rights and options.