Atlanta downtown skyline
Newsweek Leaders in Showcase Personal Injury
Super Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers

Burn Injuries

Georgia Burn Injury Lawyers

Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are some of the most painful and costly types of harm suffered in car, truck or motorcycle accidents, workplace explosions, and defective product incidents. In addition to burns caused by fire due to a defective product, an automobile explosion, or fuel-fed fire, burn injuries can come about in many other ways, including:

  • Electrical burns causing serious injury to deep tissues and vital organs
  • Chemical burns from acids, solvents, and caustic materials used in the workplace, or even household cleansers
  • Chemical vapor burns of the eyes or mucous membranes
  • Radiation burns from overuse of fluoroscopy or defective medical imaging devices
  • Thermal burns from steam or contact with hot objects or liquids
Degrees of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are commonly classified by degree according to the severity of damage incurred:

  • First Degree Burn - The outer layer of skin is damaged; redness, swelling and pain may be present
  • Second Degree Burn - First layer of skin (epidermis) is burned through, and second layer (dermis) is damaged; blisters, severe pain and swelling
  • Third Degree Burn - Damage extends into the full depth of the skin and reaches the underlying tissue; Underlying muscle tissue, tendon, fat and bones may be damaged or destroyed
Serious Complications from Burn Injuries

In addition to the burn itself, burn injury victims are susceptible to a host of additional serious and often deadly complications, including:

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Dehydration
  • Hypothermia
  • Organ Damage
  • Psychological Injury
  • Nerve Damage

Accompanying smoke inhalation can also cause serious issues, from difficulty breathing to carbon monoxide poisoning, inflammation, scarring of lung tissue, asphyxiation and death.

Burn injuries often require intensive and lengthy wound care therapy along with multiple rounds of skin grafts and other surgeries. It is not uncommon for a serious burn injury victim to spend a year or more in the hospital. Even so, victims may still live with permanent scarring or significant disfigurement, as well as lingering pain and limited sensory or motor ability. Emotional and psychological injury in many cases meet the criteria for diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder and other serious and debilitating mental conditions. Facial scars can also result in difficulty finding a job, and reduced earnings over the victim’s career.

Contact Atlanta Burn and Scar Injury Lawyers

Attorney Robert N. Katz and the lawyers at the Atlanta law firm of Katz Wright Fleming & Dodson, LLC have decades of combined experience representing victims of car, truck and motorcycle accidents, defective products, medical malpractice and other types of serious accidents and injuries. Our firm has a record of success obtaining compensation for people who have suffered some of the most serious and catastrophic injuries. In the Atlanta area, call us at (404) 460-0101, or call toll-free from anywhere in the United States at (404) 460-0101. You can also contact us online, and we will get in touch with you right away. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, facial scar, or other serious injury due to the negligence or misconduct of another, contact Katz Wright Fleming & Dodson, LLC for a free consultation with a skilled and compassionate attorney who is ready to help you.

Client Reviews
I was in a head-on collision last year that put me in a wheelchair with a fractured femur. I needed an attorney and my cousin recommended this firm because he had used Briant Mildenhall for his accident. I was glad I called Briant because he always did what he said he would do and kept me informed. We settled with the insurance company and I'm happy with the result. If someone I know needs an attorney, I will tell them to call Briant because he will get the job done. Michael G.
After a head–on collision I had extremely serious injuries to my back and neck, and some internal injuries. I was airlifted to the hospital and started a huge amount of medical expenses accumulating. I hired a lawyer recommended by a friend but I was not satisfied. My cousin told me about this firm so I talked to Briant Mildenhall about handling the case. I was at ease from the get–go. Briant kept me informed all the way through, was always reassuring and did everything he said he would do. He helped us get the money we needed to get the treatment we needed. Briant was fantastic! Ronda W. (Car Accident)
I was in a car accident that was complicated from the start. I looked on the internet and called a few different lawyers but they turned me down after they heard my story. When I called this firm Lyn Dodson asked me to talk to her in person. I met with Lyn and Rob Katz and after hearing my story they were confident I had a case. They vigorously pursued my case and over time we built a trusting relationship. Lyn even took time to help me with the traffic issues and other aspects of the case. They were always on my side and talked to me about the advantages and disadvantages of my options... Robert W. (Car Accident)
After my car accident, I was looking for an attorney and came across the name Katz Wright Fleming & Dodson, LLC. My intuition told me to call. I called in and Briant Mildenhall talked to me. He was very clear and honest about my options. As the case went forward, Briant and the staff at the law office always answered my questions right away. I was very confident in Briant's legal ability. He kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend Mr. Mildenhall and the firm to anyone who needs an attorney. Antonio J. (Car Accident)
I would recommend the law firm of Katz Wright Fleming & Dodson, LLC. Lyn Dodson was my attorney after my auto accident. I had confidence in her legal abilities and experience. She did a very good job for me. She was always there to answer the many questions I asked. The firm is very professional. Lyn always gave you her undivided attention. The firm, especially Lyn, worked with you like a long time friend. Joe B. (Auto Accident)
I am 100% satisfied. I called Rob the day after the accident. Everything he said that would happen did, every step of the way. He went beyond what we needed him to do. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. Steve H.
Robert Katz isn't your average personal injury lawyer. He has specialized knowledge and experience that the others don't. Timothy W. (Trucking Accident)
I have nothing but good and positive things to say about Rob. One of the unique things about my case was that I was involved in a bicycle accident with another biker. He took an unorthodox case between two bicycle riders and he could see the logic and liability in it. I was very happy with the result. Rodney H. (Bicycle Accident)
We just loved him to death. He acted like he cared about us, not just our case. He kept us posted on everything. He even called us on Sundays to update us. My case involved a rear-end collision where I had herniated disks and I had had a prior back injury. Complicated as it was, we were very happy with the outcome. Kathy H. (Car accident)
Throughout the course of my case, Mr. Katz kept me informed about its status, returned my telephone calls and was very attentive to my needs and concerns. Simply put, he cared not just about my case, but about me. Joseph B.
I was, and still am, extremely satisfied with Rob's work and with the outcome of my case. Rob strives to be there for his clients, and I was no exception...I would happily recommend Rob to anyone who is seeking legal assistance after suffering a severe injury. Joey E.
Contact Us

1 Free Consultation

2 No Obligation

3 150 Years Combined Experience

Complete the contact form or call us at (888) 426-2100 to schedule your free consultation.