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Burn Injuries

Serious burn injuries are among the most painful type of harm that people can suffer. Certain types of burn injuries can require additional surgeries such as skin grafts or reconstructive plastic surgeries, and severe burns can cause permanent nerve damage, organ failure, or possibly death.

People who have sustained serious burn injuries not only incur hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses, but many are unable to return to work to support their families. When an individual is severely burned as the result of another party’s negligence, he or she is entitled to compensation that covers his or her medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Attorney for Burn Injuries in Atlanta, GA

If you sustained serious burns or your loved one died because of burn injuries that were the result of another party’s negligence, it will be in your best interest to retain legal counsel for help getting justice. Marcus A. Roberts & Associates represents people who have suffered various types of catastrophic injuries in Gwinnett County, Fulton County, Clayton County, DeKalb County, and Cobb County.

Atlanta personal injury lawyer Marcus A. Roberts will fight to help get you the compensation that you and your family need and deserve for all of your immediate and long-term needs. Call 404-577-4444 to have our attorney provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case during a free initial consultation.


Fulton County Burn Injuries Information Center


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Types of Burn Injuries in Georgia

Most burn injuries in Atlanta are classified by degrees. The categorization of a burn injury depends on the size and depth of the burn.

Burn injuries are generally categorized as follows:

  • First-Degree Burns — Burns affecting only the epidermis, or the outer layer of skin. Skin is generally red and somewhat painful, but people often heal within a matter of days.
  • Second-Degree Burns — Burns involving damage that extends to the superficial or papillary dermis and possibly the deep or reticular dermis layer. Second-degree burns that do not result in scarring can still be more painful, but can heal within three weeks. More serious second-degree burns may be less painful, but can result in scarring and require surgery.
  • Third-Degree Burns — Burns extending through the entire dermis can cause scarring and may require amputation. Recovery can take several months. 
  • Fourth-Degree Burns — Burns that extend through the entire skin into underlying fat, muscle, and bone often result in amputation. Some fourth-degree burns are severe enough to result in death.

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Causes of Burn Injuries in Atlanta

People can suffer serious burns in any one of a number of scenarios. Some of the most common causes of burn injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Chemical Spills
  • Construction Accidents
  • Electrical Fires
  • Explosions
  • Fires
  • Hot Liquids

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Georgia Resources for Burn Injuries

Burn – Scalding Injury | Georgia Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) — The mission of Georgia’s EMSC program is “to reduce child and youth mortality and morbidity sustained due to severe illness or trauma.” View an EMSC flyer that discusses how and where scald burn deaths and injuries occur as well as who is at risk. You can also find prevention tips.

Georgia Department of Public Health
State of Georgia Building
2 Peachtree St NW #5
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 657-2700

Burn Incidence and Treatment in the United States | American Burn Association (ABA) — The ABA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization “dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by burn injury.” On this section of the ABA website, you can view a Burn Incidence and Treatment in the United States factsheet for 2016. According to the ABA, there was an estimated 486,000 burn injuries requiring medical treatment in 2016.


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Marcus A. Roberts & Associates | Atlanta Burn Injuries Lawyer

Did you suffer serious burn injuries or was your loved one killed because of severe burns caused by another party’s negligence? You should avoid speaking to any insurance company until you have legal representation. Contact Marcus A. Roberts & Associates as soon as possible.

Marcus A. Roberts is an experienced personal injury attorney in Atlanta who helps residents of and visitors to communities throughout Cobb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, DeKalb County, and Clayton County. You can have him review your case and discuss all of your legal options when you call 404-577-4444 or complete an online contact form to set up a free, no obligation consultation.


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