Columbus Burn Injury Lawyers
Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
Severe burns are widely considered to be some of the most painful and traumatic injuries a person can suffer. Not only do burns cause immense physical damage, but they also tend to result in lasting emotional scars that can completely alter a person’s way of life.
At Ross, Midian & Breitmayer, LLC, we understand the many devastating effects burn injuries have on victims and their loved ones. Our Columbus burn injury lawyers are dedicated to helping injured individuals and their families throughout Ohio navigate the legal process and fight to hold negligent and reckless parties accountable. While we know that no amount of financial compensation can undo the pain and trauma you have experienced, a fair recovery can allow you the ability to obtain proper medical treatment and begin the healing process. If you are worried about finding medical care or paying for treatment, we can help you find the right doctor and work to delay payments until we have recovered compensation for you.
Give us a call at (614) 450-2223 or submit an online contact form to learn more. Your initial consultation is completely free and confidential.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are categorized by type and degree. Types of burn injuries vary depending on the cause of the burns, whereas degrees of burns involve the severity of the injuries.
The different types of burn injuries include:
- Thermal Burns: The most common of all burn injuries, thermal burns are caused by contact between the skin and a hot substance/surface, such as boiling liquids, hot metal, or flames.
- Chemical Burns: These are caused by contact between the skin and harmful, abrasive, and/or corrosive materials, such as acids, solvents, dyes, and detergents.
- Electrical Burns: Electrical burns are generally caused by contact between the skin and an electrical current, such as accidentally touching an exposed electrical wire.
- Radiation Burns: These burn injuries are caused by exposure to all types of radiation, including radiation from the sun (sunburns) and certain cancer treatments.
Friction burns and cold burns, both of which are not technically “burn injuries” but are often still categorized as such, can also occur when skin is scraped against an abrasive surface (such as asphalt) or when skin becomes far too cold. A friction burn is also known as “road rash,” whereas a cold burn is generally known as frostbite.
Additionally, the different degrees of burns are as follows:
- First-Degree Burns: These are the least serious of all burn injuries and can generally be treated with ice, topical ointments, and over-the-counter pain medications. First-degree burns result in relatively mild symptoms, such as redness, localized pain, and light scarring.
- Second-Degree Burns: Generally considered to be moderate in severity, second-degree burns cause damage to the upper layer of skin, known as the epidermis. They often result in redness, swelling, pain, and scarring and often require medical attention.
- Third-Degree Burns: Third-degree burns are the most severe burn injuries, affecting both the upper and lower layers of skin, as well as the surrounding tissues and bones. Third-degree burns cause “charring” (whitened/blackened skin), and numbness and require immediate medical attention.
How a Burn Injury Attorney Can Help
Serious second-degree and third-degree burns require emergency medical attention, as they can be life-threatening. These burn injuries can lead to shock and infection, putting victims’ lives at risk. Often, serious burns require extensive treatment, including skin-grafting surgery, and may lead to long-term rehabilitative care. The cost of this treatment can be exorbitant, presenting a number of challenges for those who find themselves unable to return to work due to their injuries.
You shouldn’t have to pay for these costs—on top of the severe emotional costs of your injuries—on your own. When someone else’s negligence led to your injuries, you can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party and seek compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. However, actually recovering this compensation can be difficult.
Insurance companies will often do everything they can to avoid paying out burn injury claims. They know that these claims are associated with high costs and, as such, it is in their best interests to dispute or even deny rightful claims. If you don’t have an attorney on your side, you could unknowingly accept a low settlement offer that doesn’t come close to covering the full cost of your current and future expenses.
Speak to Our Columbus Burn Injury Lawyers Today
At Ross, Midian & Breitmayer, LLC, we have extensive experience representing clients from across the state of Ohio who sustained severe burn injuries as a result of another person or party’s careless, reckless, or wrongful actions. If you suffered burn injuries as a result of a car accident, after using a defective product, in a property fire, or otherwise due to someone else’s negligence, we encourage you to reach out to our firm to learn how we can help you get back on your feet.
We provide all of our legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means our attorneys’ fees are contingent on them winning your case; if we do not recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf, you do not owe us a dime. We also offer free consultations and, if your injuries prevent you from traveling to our office to meet with an attorney and discuss your case, we can come to you. We often make in-home and in-hospital visits at our clients’ requests.
Schedule your complimentary case evaluation with one of our Columbus burn injury attorneys today; call (614) 450-2223 or contact us online to get started.
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The client was a passenger on a bus, which ran off the road into a ditch causing two compression fractures in his low back (non-surgical).
Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000 Policy Limits
Client was struck by vehicle that ran a stop sign. Multiple fractures.
Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000 Policy Limits
Client was involved in head on collision which required extraction.
Motor Vehicle Accident $200,000
Multiple-impact, rear-end collision resulting in multiple disc herniations.
Motor Vehicle Accident $185,000
Client was struck by vehicle that ran a stop sign.
Motor Vehicle Accident $185,000
Client was struck by vehicle that ran stop sign and rolled Jeep. Client walked away but subsequently developed shoulder injuries.
Motorcycle Crash $150,000
Defendant came across three lanes of traffic and struck client who was on his motorcycle. Client suffered substantial “road rash” and a knee injury (non-surgical).
Motor Vehicle Accident $100,000 Policy Limits
Client was rear-ended causing low back injury requiring fusion surgery.
T-Bone Accident $90,000
The defendant failed to stop at a red light and T-boned the client on the passenger side of her vehicle.
Motor Vehicle Accident $90,000
Defendant ran a red light and t-boned the vehicle in which client was a passenger. Client suffered a rotator cuff tear, necessitating surgical intervention.
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Our experienced attorneys will handle everything connected to your claim, so that you can focus on your recovery.
We pride ourselves on our client-first approach, which compels us to treat each client like a close friend or family member.
We possess extensive trial experience and are not afraid to take your case to trial to fight for the justice you deserve.
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If you schedule an appointment with us, you will have one of our lawyers (not a paralegal or admin), at your home or place of business to answer all the questions you have about your claim. There is no bait and switch with RMB. If you choose us, WE will handle your injury claim from beginning to end.