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Burn Injuries

South Carolina Burn Injury Lawyers Understand a Victim’s Physical and Emotional Pain

Experienced representation for South Carolina burn injury victims

Burn injuries are some of the most horrific and traumatizing injuries a human being can bear; serious burns are painful, disfiguring, psychologically damaging and often fatal. Severe burn victims often face months of painful medical procedures and rehabilitation, and may face years – or even a lifetime – of emotional damage. Severe injuries such as burns can significantly change your life and your loved ones’ lives.

Our South Carolina burn accident attorneys have experience in the main types of accidents that result in fire, smoke and flames. We represent victims burned in auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, defective product accidents, and industrial accidents to name just a few. If you suffer burns or a loved died because of fire or heat, the attorneys at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, have the experience to help you. Our lawyers have obtained million dollar settlements and verdicts for personal injury victims. We have the successful track record, skill and resources to provide burn victims with powerful legal counsel and representation in their times of need.

Types of burn injuries

Burns are not always localized injuries. They usually affect many parts of the body, sometimes the whole body, causing damage to the skin, muscles, nerves, bone and blood vessels. Some of the many types of personal injury cases our South Carolina burn accident lawyers handle include clients who suffer these types of burns:

  • Radiation burns. Radiation burns can be caused by:
    • X-Rays
    • Radiation therapy used in the treatment of cancer
    • Tanning beds
    • Sunburn

Even the light bulbs used in schools and businesses can crack causing children and adults to be exposed to shortwave radiation.

  • Thermal burns.Hot objects such as boiling water, steam, oil or grease, hot metals, space heaters, electrical malfunctions and more can cause thermal burns. Thermal burns are commonly categorized as burns of the first through the fourth degree. They are also categorized as minor, moderate and major depending on severity. Thermal burns from gas tanks, auto accidents, boat or airplane accidents can cause clothing and fire to ignite. Thermal pain can be happen quickly and be quite severe.
  • Inhalation burns. Inhaling smoke, toxic fumes or steam causes respiratory burns. If the ventilation is poor, the severity of the burn will likely be worse.
  • Electrical burns. High voltage wires, faulty electrical outlets and damaged electrical cords can cause electrical burns. While the visible burn, where the electrical charge entered the body, can be small; the internal injuries can be very harsh.
  • Chemical burns. Cleaning products, drain cleaners, battery fluids and the chemicals in swimming pools can cause burns that range from moderate to severe. Many compounds can cause chemical burns.

Why burn injury cases are unique

The South Carolina burn injury lawyers at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, know how devastating any type of burn injury can be. Most personal injury cases include a claim for medical bills, lost wages and physical pain.

The lawyers at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, empathize with the extra difficulties burn injury victims suffer. The surgeries, often multiple, can cause the burn sufferer to have severe disfigurement especially if the burns are on the face and the arms. Most patients suffer emotional as well as physical scars. Our lawyers fight to hold liable parties accountable for the psychological and the pain.

Dedicated attorneys helping burn victims across South Carolina

McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, are dedicated, driven, and committed to delivering results. Your burn accident case matters to us. If you suffered an injury or a loved one died because of any type of burn injury caused by another, let us help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.

Contact McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, today.  Call 803-327-7800 and schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced South Carolina burn accident attorney, or fill out our contact form from any device.  We proudly serve people throughout the state from offices in Columbia, Anderson, Rock Hill, Sumter, and Georgetown.