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      Scott Pryor

      Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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      JJ Timmons

      J. J. Timmons graduated from Mercer Law School in 2000. He spent many years thereafter doing insurance defense work in general liability and workers’ compensation for several insurance companies and a major automobile manufacturer. He eventually realized that he was working on the wrong side and has been representing plaintiffs and injured workers for the last seven years. Timmons joined Scott Pryor Law in 2015 and specializes in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases.

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Burn injuries could take varying degrees of severity. While minor burns may heal on their own, severe burn injuries could require a lifetime of medical care.  If you received severe burns through no fault of your own, a dedicated catastrophic injury attorney could assist you in your pursuit of compensation. You could recover damages related to your medical treatment as well as the physical suffering from your injuries. To learn more about pursuing compensation and justice for your injuries, call a Columbus burn injury lawyer today.

The Severity of Burn Injuries

A burn injury lawyer in Columbus could help an injured person seek compensation from the responsible party regardless of the severity of their burns. When it comes to the severity of a burn injury, medical professionals categorize each burn in one of four degrees. First-degree burns are the least severe, while fourth-degree burns are the most severe.

First-Degree Burns

A first-degree burn is the least severe type of burn injury. Also known as superficial burns, these wounds typically heal on their own in a matter of days. Superficial burns are recognizable with redness and swelling.

Second-Degree Burns

Second-degree burns are a step up from first-degree burns, and the pain can be notably more severe. In addition to severe pain, the symptoms of these burns include redness and blistering. These burns damage not only the exterior layer of skin but multiple levels underneath.

Third-Degree Burns

A third-degree burn is one of the most severe types of burn injuries. Symptoms include charred and blackened skin. Despite the severity of these burns, they do not result in immediate pain due to the destruction of nerve endings at the burn site. Third-degree burns are so severe that they damage most, if not all, of the skin layers.

Fourth-Degree Burns

The worst type of burn injury is a fourth-degree burn. These wounds are so severe they destroy not only skin but also potentially the muscle and bone underneath. These burns often result in permanent disfigurement and are often fatal.

Establishing Fault in a Columbus Burn Injury Case

To obtain a positive outcome in their case, a Columbus burn injury attorney must establish the defendant was at fault for their client’s burn injuries. To do so, they must prove that the defendant was negligent. There are four elements to proving negligence in a Columbus burn injury case.

First, a plaintiff in a Columbus burn injury lawsuit must demonstrate that the defendant owed them a duty of care. Whether a duty exists or not depends entirely on the circumstances surrounding the accident. For example, motorists owe each other a duty to drive safely and will be responsible for any injuries if they fail to do so.

A plaintiff must also show the defendant breached their duty to the plaintiff. A breach can be anything from a negligent act to criminal wrongdoing. Finally, the plaintiff must show that the defendant’s negligent act resulted in their burn injuries.

Call a Columbus Burn Injury Attorney Right Away

If you have suffered a burn injury due to another person or entity’s negligence, you have the right to sue the party for monetary compensation. While recovering damages in a burn injury lawsuit can be challenging, you deserve compensation for the injuries you suffered. To start the litigation process, call a Columbus burn injury lawyer right away.

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