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Jackson Burn Injury Lawyer

Burns are among the most debilitating injuries a person can suffer. If you have suffered serious burn injuries because of someone else’s negligence, contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC. Our Jackson burn injury attorneys are dedicated legal advocates for burn injury victims.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • At The Penton Law Group, PLLC, we focus strictly upon personal injury cases.
  • Our Jackson burn injury lawyers have over a decade of experience representing people injured by the negligence of another.
  • We put our clients first, going above and beyond to ensure their legal needs are met.
  • We prepare every case as though it were going to trial.

Why You Need a Burn Injury Attorney

After suffering a serious burn injury due to the negligence of another, it is in your best interest to have an experienced burn injury lawyer by your side. If you are unable to work because of surgeries, skin grafts and rehabilitation, it is important to secure a recovery that will fully compensate you for your losses. Our Jackson burn injury attorneys have the knowledge, skills and resources to:

  • Thoroughly investigate your injury and identify responsible parties
  • Build a strong case with evidence to support your claim
  • Skillfully negotiate with insurance companies for a full and fair settlement
  • Represent you at trial if necessary

Burn Injury Facts

As stated by the American Burn Association (ABA):

  • 486,000 burn injuries in the U.S. received medical treatment in a recent year.
  • 2,745 people died from residential fires.
  • 310 people died from vehicle crash fires.
  • A civilian fire death occurs every 2 hours and 41 minutes.
  • Odds of dying from fire, flame, or smoke exposure in the U.S. are 1 in 1,442.
  • Survival rate for burn injuries is 96.8%.
  • 68% of burn injury victims are male and 32% are female.

Causes of Burn Injuries

The American Burn Association reported the following causes of burn injuries during a recent 10-year period:

  • Fire or flame exposure – 43%
  • Scalding – 34%
  • Contact with hot objects – 9%
  • Electrical contact – 4%
  • Chemical contact – 3%
  • Other – 7%

Types of Burn Injuries

Burns are tissue damage caused by heat, chemical or electrical contact, or overexposure to sun or radiation. The Mayo Clinic states that symptoms vary depending on how deep the tissue is damaged.

  • First-degree burns affect only the epidermis (outer layer of skin). They can cause redness and pain.
  • Second-degree burns affect both the epidermis and the dermis (second layer of skin). Symptoms may include swelling, blisters, severe pain, and red, white or splotchy skin.
  • Third-degree burns involve damage that extends to the fat layer beneath the skin. They can destroy nerves, causing numbness. Affected areas may be black, brown or white, and the skin may look leathery.

Why Burn Injuries Can Be High-Stakes Cases

Burns are among the most traumatic and expensive injuries to treat. Third-degree burns may require years of medical treatment, result in long-term disability and significantly impact quality of life. Medical treatment, repeat hospital admissions and rehabilitation for extensive burn injuries can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Contact The Penton Law Group | Jackson Burn Injury Attorneys

If you are the victim of a burn injury caused by someone else’s negligence, an experienced personal injury lawyer can protect your legal rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC today to schedule a consultation. Our personal injury lawyers in Jackson, Mississippi operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no fees until we recover compensation for you.