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Burn Injury Lawyer in West Palm Beach - Find Out How Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., Can Help You

A burn is one of the most serious and traumatic injuries. Victims experience not only pain, but disfigurement, permanent scarring and severe emotional distress. Burn injuries can happen suddenly on the job, in an auto accidentmotorcycle wreck or through other acts of negligence, such as a house fire that resulted due to defective wiring installed by a landlord.

Whatever contributed to the burn injury, it's important to seek experienced legal help. You can count on the caring West Palm Beach burn injury lawyers at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. We provide personal attention to our clients who are coping with significant stress from injuries. Call (800) 608-2965 today. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses.

Examples of burn injuries

The following is a breakdown of how burn injuries may occur:

  • Contact with fire or flame: A car accident or explosion at a factory may cause a thermal burn.
  • Contact with chemicals: Some defective products may cause a chemical burn. A chemical burn injury also may be a result of inhalation of fumes.
  • Electrical burns: This type of injury may be the result of a defective product, such as a malfunctioning toaster.

Burns are categorized by degrees. A first-degree burn is relatively minor (red skin and discomfort). A second-degree burn typically includes blisters and superficial destruction of the dermis. A third-degree burn extends deeper into the tissue and is marked by destruction of the dermis and epidermis. With fourth-degree burns, the victim's skin may be destroyed, as well as damage to the muscle, fascia or bone.

How a burn injury lawyer in West Palm Beach can help

If you or a loved one sustained a burn injury due to negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Call (800) 608-2965 to learn about your rights. At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we are West Palm Beach burn injury attorneys who provide victims with the personal attention they deserve and the legal skills they need.