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Are you suffering due to burn injuries in Las Vegas, Nevada? De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers have been helping burn injury victims and their families recover fair compensation for over 100 years. Contact our Las Vegas burn injury attorney today at (702) 222-9999.

De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers helps burn injury victims and their families recover compensation. Since 1989, our firm has helped accident victims in Las Vegas, NV, recover hundreds of millions of dollars. Our Las Vegas burn injury lawyers can explain your legal rights and options during a free case review.

How Our Las Vegas Burn Injury Lawyers Can Help

How Our Las Vegas Burn Injury Lawyers Can Help

Las Vegas, Nevada is a lively city with all of the glitz and glam. However, sometimes this opulence can result in the overworking of electric circuits, fires, explosions, or other sources that cause burn injuries to victims. When this happens, it is helpful to have a Las Vegas burn injury lawyer identify how the accident occurred and who is responsible. 

When you hire De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers, you will have the support of an award-winning team who can:

  • Investigate the accident
  • Identify all at-fault parties
  • Answer your questions
  • Coordinate your medical care
  • Gather evidence
  • Handle communication with the insurance company
  • Prepare your legal claims
  • Demand maximum compensation for your injuries

Learn more about how we can help when you call our Las Vegas injury attorneys today for your initial case consultation. 

Classification of Burn Injuries 

Burn injuries are classified into different degrees. The higher the degree of the burn, the more serious the injury is. 

Burn injuries may be classified as the following:

  • First-degree burns – First-degree burns only damage the epidermis, the outermost layer of skin. The skin may be red or inflamed. These injuries do not usually result in permanent injury and may be able to be treated at home with first aid. 
  • Second-degree burns – Second-degree burns damage the epidermis and the dermis, the layer of skin directly beneath the epidermis. These burns often cause blistering of the skin. They also cause red, swollen, and painful skin. Some second-degree burns result in infection. These injuries might take weeks to heal. 
  • Third-degree burns – Third-degree burns destroy the epidermis and dermis. They can damage the tissue underneath the skin. Third-degree burns are often white or blackened. However, victims might not feel pain because these burns can destroy nerves, too, which are responsible for communicating sensations to the brain. Third-degree burns left untreated could be fatal.
  • Fourth-degree burns –  Fourth-degree burns are the most severe types of burns. They affect all layers of skin, nerves, muscles, organs, and bones underneath the skin. These injuries are often permanently disabling or fatal.

Because burn injuries can cause serious injuries and easily be infected, it is important to seek medical attention after suffering them.  

What Is My Burn Injury Claim Worth in Las Vegas?

The potential value of your claim depends on several factors, including the following:

  • The type of the injury
  • The degree of the burn
  • The type and duration of medical treatment 
  • How much time you missed from work
  • The amount of your medical bills
  • The future medical expenses you anticipate incurring
  • The pain and suffering you endured
  • The defendant’s actions
  • The insurance coverage available 

Our Las Vegas burn injury lawyers can lean on our extensive experience and skill to give you a better idea about the potential compensation you could recover. 

Common Types Of Burn Injuries

There are many different types of burn injuries that people can suffer, including:

Fire Burns 

Fires are a leading cause of burn injuries. Fires ignite at about 980 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to melt human skin. 

Electrical Burns

Electrical burns occur when a person makes contact with a live electrical current. 

Hot Water Burns

Hot water boils at 220 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to scald the skin to the dermis. Even water that is not at a full boil can still burn the skin, such as hot water used for coffee or tea. Accidental spills or mishandling of equipment sometimes cause these burns. Hot water heaters that are set too high can also result in household hot water burns.

Steam Burns

Steam can also cause painful skin burns. Steam is simply evaporated water. Because of its gaseous state, steam can more quickly seep into the skin and melt the skin cells. 

Radiation Burns

Radiation burns occur when the sun is exposed to natural or artificial radiation, including from:

  • The sun
  • X-rays
  • Cancer treatment
  • Tanning booths

An experienced lawyer can investigate the case to determine whose negligence resulted in the injuries. 

Chemical Burns

Corrosive acids that come into contact with the skin can cause serious injuries. The following are common causes of chemical burns:

  • Battery acid
  • Sulfuric acid
  • Solvents
  • Industrial chemicals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Liquid gas

Negligent maintenance of these chemicals can sometimes result in these injuries. 

Thermal Burns 

Thermal burns occur from touching something hot, such as:

  • Metals
  • Scalding liquid
  • Steam
  • Flames

These injuries can be very painful and result in disfigurement. 

Friction Burns

Friction burns are a combination of a thermal burn and an abrasion, such as in motorcycle accidents and bicycle accidents. 

Cold Burns

Some burn injuries occur due to exposure to cold rather than heat. When temperatures are very low, victims can suffer frostbite and other cold burn injuries.

Common Causes of Burn Injuries

There are many different potential causes of burn injuries, including the following:

After the cause of the accident is determined, a lawyer can investigate who is responsible for it. 

Who Is Responsible for Burn Injuries?

Determining who is responsible for your burn injuries may require working with fire experts and accident reconstruction specialists. 

Depending on the circumstances, one or more of the following parties may be responsible for your injuries:

  • Negligent motorists
  • Employers
  • Manufacturers of dangerous products
  • Negligent property owners
  • Product distributors or suppliers 
  • Maintenance companies
  • Contractors
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Casinos

Our team is ready to conduct a thorough investigation to get to the bottom of your case. 

Treatment for Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are already painful, but the treatment for them can also be painful. Depending on the injury, treatment may take months or longer. Therapy may also be necessary. Skin grafts, along with tetanus shots, silver nitrate burn treatment, and antibiotics, may be required in serious cases. 

Treatment will depend on the degree of the burn. First-degree burns may only require basic first aid, while third or fourth-degree burns may require silver sulfadiazine treatments to prevent infection. Plastic surgeons sometimes perform skin grafts. The most severe burn cases are often referred to the Lions Burn Care Center at UMC

Possible Complications of Burn Injuries

The most common complication of burn injuries is infection. Once the skin is open, bacteria and harmful substances can enter the body and bloodstream. Infection can result in serious complications or even death. 

Other possible complications of burn injuries can include:

  • Development of scar tissue
  • Tightening of the skin, tissues, and muscles that inhibit movement
  • Respiratory issues from smoke inhalation 
  • Chronic pain
  • Psychological trauma
  • Depression or anxiety 

Because the complications of these injuries can be severe, your damage award must include payment to provide for these potential complications. 

Possible Compensation In Las Vegas Burn Injury Cases

Burn injury victims may be able to recover compensation for their accident injuries, such as:

  • Medical expenses, including emergency treatment, hospitalization, skin grafts, counseling, and medicine
  • Permanent disfigurement or scarring
  • Lost wages 
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Physical, emotional, and mental pain and suffering

An experienced lawyer will work diligently to maximize your recovery.

What Is The Deadline to File a Personal Injury Claim In Nevada?

In Nevada, you generally have two years from the date of the accident to file a burn injury lawsuit, according to the statute of limitations. This is not a lot of time when you consider how much medical care you might require. Your lawyer will also need to investigate the case thoroughly, gather supporting evidence, prepare a demand package, and negotiate a claim with the insurance company. 

If you fail to take legal action within this time limit, you can lose your right to recover compensation through the courts. Don’t let this happen to you. Contact a Las Vegas burn injury lawyer today for your free case review. 

Schedule Your Free Case Consultation With An Experienced Las Vegas Burn Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered a burn injury because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve the time and space to heal. An experienced Las Vegas burn injury lawyer from De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers can handle your claim while you focus on healing. Our Las Vegas, Nevada legal team can guide you through the complex legal process. 

To learn more about your legal rights and options, set up a free initial consultation with our Las Vegas burn injury lawyers.

Visit Our Personal Injury Law Offices in Las Vegas, NV

De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers – Downtown Office
1149 S Maryland Pkwy,
Las Vegas, NV. 89104

(702) 222-9999

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De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers – Summerlin Office
410 S Rampart Blvd Ste 480
Las Vegas NV 89145

(702) 297-6373

De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers – Henderson Office
9555 S Eastern Ave #200
Las Vegas, NV 89123

(702) 997-4264

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Areas We Serve

At De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers our personal injury attorneys serve the following localities: Angel Park, Anthem, Boulder City, Downtown Las Vegas, East Las Vegas, Gibson Springs, Green Valley, Henderson, Lake Las Vegas, MacDonald Ranch, McCullough Hills, Mission Hills, Paradise, Peccole Ranch, Queensridge, Reno, Seven Hills, Smoke Ranch, Spring Valley, Summerlin, The Lakes, The Strip, Whitney, and more.
We also represent accident victims in Oakland, CA.

About Our Firm

De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers, located in Las Vegas, NV, is a personal injury law firm established over 30 years ago.
We have 100+ years of combined experience securing hundreds of millions for injured people throughout Nevada. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today to discuss your case.

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