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Florida Burn Injury Lawyer

Florida Burn Injury LawyerBurns can be extremely painful and disfiguring. Some of the most severe burn injuries require repeated surgeries and painful skin graft procedures to repair. These injuries may be very costly to treat, leaving victims with staggering medical bills. Our Florida lawyers can help you fight for compensation for all of your losses.

Right now, you need time and space to cope with your injury and find a new normal. One of the Florida catastrophic injury lawyers from our law firm can give you that space. Call Meldon Law for a free case review today to learn more.

Choose Florida Burn Injury Attorneys With Experience You Can Trust

At Meldon Law, we won’t back down in the face of a challenge. Hiring our personal injury attorney right after an accident means that you gain an ally who will stay by your side throughout your entire case. Our burn injury law firm cares about clients as people, not just case numbers, and we can help you by:

  • Educating you about the legal process and making sure that you understand it well enough to make the right decisions for you and your family
  • Investigating the cause of your burns so that we can gather crucial information, including who is responsible and how much you should ask in compensation for both your burn injuries and the money they cost you
  • Talking to the at-fault party and the insurance company on your behalf so they do not get the chance to undermine your burn injury claim or manipulate you in any way
  • Negotiating for a burn injury settlement that will cover everything you need, both now and in the future
  • Taking your case to court if necessary—many cases settle out of court, but we are always prepared to represent a client in the courtroom if the insurance company refuses to settle

Why Hire Our Burn Injury Legal Team?

Severe burn injuries make it very hard to concentrate on anything except the injury and its effects on your life and family. How will you afford medical care and all of the things your family needs? What if you are not well enough to speak on your own behalf?

Meldon Law approaches each fight as if it were our own. We support clients through some of the most difficult moments of their lives by doing all of the work in their burn injury legal action. We can find the negligent party in your case and push them to pay financial compensation for the damage they caused.

There Is a Legal Deadline on Your Florida Case

Florida law grants you two years from the date of the injury to begin a personal injury case, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11. We encourage you to start exploring your legal options as soon as:

  • You are out of immediate danger
  • You have sought medical care
  • You are ready to start considering possible legal actions, even if you have not made up your mind about what you want to do yet
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Florida Burn Injury Survivors Can Recover Compensation

A burn injury can completely upend your life, entitling you to a wide range of damages. You could qualify for financial compensation including but not limited to the following:

  • Costs associated with emergency medical care and transport, such as ambulance or Life Flight transport
  • Prolonged hospital stay costs
  • Burn center treatment costs—there are numerous trauma centers throughout the state of Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health
  • Costs associated with rehabilitation therapy
  • Anticipated future surgical procedures, such as skin grafts or reconstructive plastic surgery procedures
  • Costs of prosthetic devices
  • Lost past and future wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Temporary or permanent physical disability
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Burn scars
  • Potential punitive damages

Each of these forms of damages requires careful gathering and presentation of evidence, skillful use of case precedents, and the selection of respected experts to testify on your behalf. The personal injury lawyers at Meldon Law can perform these and all other tasks in your burn injury claim or lawsuit.

Taking Advantage of Your Right to Burn Injury Compensation

When burn injuries are the result of someone else’s careless actions, victims have a right to seek damages from the responsible party. The Florida burn injury lawyers at Meldon Law understand the emotional and physical toll that burn victims suffer, and we are committed to fighting for our clients.

Contact the compassionate and trial-ready attorneys at Meldon Law when you are ready to seek compensation after a Florida burn injury accident. The initial consultation is free.

What Are the Different Types of Burn Injuries?

The type and severity of your burn can make a big difference in what kinds of compensation we ask for and how much money you receive. If your burns are very serious, you could need extensive medical care and suffer from chronic pain and major scarring.

Our law firm can fight for the money you need, regardless of whether your burn injury symptoms are temporary or permanent.

The Four Degrees of Burn Injuries

Burns are assessed based on the depth of the victim’s burn and classified according to degrees. The deeper the burn, the higher the degree the burn will be assigned. There are four degrees of burn, and each degree is described in greater detail below:

  • First-degree burns, also known as “superficial” burns, only affect the outer layer of the victim’s skin. There is no blistering associated with a first-degree burn, but the skin will appear red and be sensitive to touch. One example of a first-degree burn is a mild sunburn. First-degree burns rarely cause long-term damage to the skin.
  • Second-degree burns, also known as “partial thickness” burns, have permeated both the epidermis, or first layer of skin, as well as the dermis, which is the layer beneath the outermost layer of skin. Second-degree burns are often blistered and red. Swelling is possible with second-degree burns as well, and scarring can result.
  • Third-degree burns, also called “full thickness” burns, are sufficiently intense to travel through both the epidermis and dermis and often reach or damage the subcutaneous tissue. Nerve endings are often destroyed by third-degree burns. Rather than turning the skin red like first- and second-degree burns, the layers of outer skin are destroyed by third-degree burns. The burn site may look charred or white. Long-term, the skin at the site of a third-degree burn may look leathery. Skin grafts are often needed for third-degree burns.
  • Fourth-degree burns pass through the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue, and can even cause damage to underlying muscle and bone or even bodily organs. Fourth-degree burns are the most severe type of burns and are often life-threatening.
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The Four Types of Burn Injuries

There are four main types of burns, based on the source of the burn. These are:

  • Chemical burns: These burns are caused by some form of acid, alkaline chemical, or explosion from a chemical reaction.
  • Radiation burns: These burns are caused by extended exposure to sunlight or artificial ultraviolet light or to a source of radiation, such as an x-ray.
  • Electrical burns: An electrical burn comes from making contact with an electrical current.
  • Thermal burns: These burns are the result of the skin’s exposure to an external heat source. These can include hot liquids, heated metals, steam, or fire.

How Burn Injuries Happen in Florida

The four types of burns listed above can arise from many different types of accidents, such as:

Meldon Law provides legal representation to clients who were burned in all of these accident types and more. There is nothing more important in a legal case than knowledge, skills, and experience. Let us educate you about your rights and put our years of legal practice to work for you now.

Our Florida Burn Injury Attorneys Are Here for You

The Florida burn injury lawyers at Meldon Law have decades of experience representing victims of major accidents, including serious burns. We know how to prove burn survivors’ claims and do not rest until we obtain fair compensation for our clients. Our track record of success in Florida injury lawsuits speaks for itself. Contact Meldon Law to discuss your case and receive a free consultation today.


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