Southaven Burn Injury Attorneys Fighting for the Rights of Victims
Providing quality legal services to families in Southaven, Olive Branch, Hernando, and throughout the state for more than 50 years
Burn injuries are one of the most common types of injuries that take place in the home. According to the American Burn Association, about 450,000 patients receive medical care in emergency rooms for burns each year in the United States. Of those burn injuries, nearly 3,400 deaths occur each year.
The experienced Southaven burn injury attorneys at Taylor Jones Taylor understand how devastating burn injuries can be. Aside from the physical pain and scarring that can happen with burn injuries, victims often suffer deep, psychological scars both from the traumatic event and because of the ongoing disfigurement that often results from severe burns. The firm has helped countless Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch families recover from catastrophic injuries that have changed their lives forever. The burn injury attorneys offer compassionate advocacy when you need support and they will fight for your right to fair compensation for your injuries.
Common causes of burn injuries
Burn injuries are severely painful due to the damage to nerve endings, and the effects can be life-altering. The heat and smoke from a fire can be even more dangerous that the flames. Inhalation of the hot air can singe your lungs, and the poisonous gases that a fire produces can make a person drowsy and disoriented, making them want to go back to sleep rather than get up and get out of the burning building. The firm represents clients who have sustained:
- Chemical burns
- Thermal burns
- Electrical burns
- Toxic inhalation
- Burns from house fires
- Burns from car crashes
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement
Nearly all of the injuries and deaths from thermal and chemical burns are preventable, and given that some burns are a result of negligence, those who suffer burn injuries as a result of another’s negligence may be able to file a negligence lawsuit against the responsible party.
Classification of burns
Because burns can vary widely in their severity, there are several classifications for burn injuries called degrees.
- First degree burns only damage the top layer of skin.
- Second degree burns damage the top layer and the next layer of skin.
- Third degree burns cause serious damage and often destroy all the layers of skin.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), burns can cause swelling, blistering, scarring, shock and even death. A common complication with burns is infection. Serious burns may require skin grafts to repair the burned skin surface.
How a Southaven burn injury attorney can help you
In order to be able to recover compensation for your burn injuries in a civil action, you as the plaintiff, must be able to present evidence that proves the individual responsible for your injuries was negligent in come way. You must establish that the defendant owed a duty of care, and then show how they breached that duty of care in causing your injuries. In order to prevail you must be able to provide evidence that your injuries were a direct result of the defendant’s negligent actions. The skilled Southaven burn injury lawyers at Taylor Jones Taylor gather the evidence necessary to prove your case, and fight for fair compensation for your injuries.
Compensation for burn injuries
As with other personal injury lawsuits, for burn injuries the skilled lawyers at Taylor Jones Taylor would seek the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses (for current and future medical care)
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Severe emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
When you have suffered severe burn injuries that were caused by another person’s negligence, you find yourself unable to work and unsure about your future, you need the services of the experienced attorneys at the law firm of Taylor Jones Taylor, who have been serving the people of Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch for more than 50 years. They have earned a reputation for getting results for their clients. They are ready to fight for fair compensation for you when you or a loved one has been injured.
Learn more about your rights after a serious injury
Recovering from a burn injury presents so many challenges. Taylor Jones Taylor fights for the rights of burn injury victims throughout Mississippi, protecting clients in Grenada, Tupelo, Oxford, Batesville and Cleveland. You are welcome to call 662.253.5193, or fill out this quick contact form to make an appointment at one of the firm’s three offices in Southaven, Hernando or Olive Branch. How can we help you and your family?