Burns are often suffered in serious car crashes, motorcycle accidents, and incidents involving large trucks carrying flammable materials. When a vehicle collides with another, there is always the risk that it or the other cars involved could catch fire as the impact can sometimes cause fluids to leak. If an individual has been involved in an accident in Jackson, MS and they suffered a burn injury, they may be entitled to recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
The Jackson, MS personal injury lawyers at Ballard Law, PLLC are available to assess an individual’s incident to determine if, and how much compensation they be entitled to recover for their burn injuries.
Types of Burns Suffered in an Accident
- Friction Burns
These types of burns are often suffered in motorcycle accidents and bicycle accidents, according to WebMD, and can happen when a hard object or surface such as the pavement rubs off some of the skin resulting in an “abrasion and a heat burn.”
- First-Degree Burn
If an individual comes in contact with something hot, it can cause the skin to become “red and painful” resulting in a first-degree burn. This type of injury “only affects the outer layer of the skin” and doesn’t usually cause long-term damage.
- Second-Degree Burn
A burn is categorized as a second-degree burn when the outer layer of the skin along with the layer underneath becomes damaged. The skin will become “bright red, swollen, and may look shiny and wet.” WebMD says blisters will likely form over the burned area and it will be painful if touched. Depending on how severe an individual’s second-degree burn is, they may or may not experience scarring or notice a permanent change in their skin color.
- Third-Degree Burn
Third-degree burns will “destroy two full layers of skin” and will often appear a brown, black, white, or yellow color. WebMD says it usually doesn’t cause pain as it often leads to nerve endings becoming damaged.
- Fourth-Degree Burn
The most severe type of burn is a fourth-degree burn which can be “life-threatening” as it “destroys all layers of the skin, including bones, muscles, and tendons.
If an individual suffered a burn injury in an accident and they are looking to recover compensation that can help them afford the medical care their injury requires, Ballard Law, PLLC is here to help. A Jackson, MS personal injury attorney will determine who the liable parties are and what the best course of action would be for a victim to recover any compensation they are due. To schedule a time to speak with a lawyer, call 769-572-5111.
Ballard Law, PLLC can be reached at:
108 S. President Street
Jackson, MS 39201