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Home > Burn Injury Lawyer on Hilton Head Island

Burn Injury - Hilton Head Island Personal Injury Attorney
Including the Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, & Beaufort South Carolina (SC) Area

One of the most harrowing personal injuries a person can experience is a burn injury.  The overwhelming economic, emotional and physical sacrifices to a burn victim can be unspeakable.  Severe burn wounds may require hospitalization, doctor’s visits, and physical therapy and often times a great deal of counseling. 

Burn injuries may stem from a number of events such as:

  • Commercial Fires
  • Residential Fires
  • Hot Liquids
  • Electrical Burns
  • Gas Tank/Pipe Explosions
  • Automobile Fires
  • Water Heater Fires
  • Chemical Burns

After sustaining a burn injury, a person must seek medical attention immediately.  A professional will be able to identify the severity of the damage by assessing the victim’s age, size, the depth of the burn and the location of the burn.

First Degree Burns
Characteristics of first degree burns include a red area that is sensitive to the tough.  The skin will appear faded when a light pressure is applied.  Minimal tissue damage is involved in a first degree burn as they only involve the skin’s surface which causes pain, swelling and redness.  Being afflicted with sunburn is just one example of a first-degree burn. 

Second Degree Burns
Affecting the outer layer of the skin and the underlying layer of skin is a second degree burn.  These burns often display redness, swelling, blisters and soreness and many times affect hair follicles and sweat glands.  Not treating a second degree burn properly can result in extensive swelling and decreased blood flow to the tissue, resulting in a third degree burn.

Third Degree Burn
Affecting the outer and inner layer of skin as well as the hypodermis (the innermost and thickest layer of skin) is a third degree burn.  These burns will often cause skin to char or a white, translucent color visible below the skin’s surface.  While these areas are without sensation, the victim may still complain of pain, usually due to the second degree burns.  Recuperating from third degree burns is an extremely slow process due to the extensive damage of skin tissue and structures being destroyed.  There is generally widespread scarring. 

Inhalation Injuries
There are more than a hundred toxic substances which exist in fire smoke resulting in three types of inhalation injuries.  A person’s chances of death rise dramatically from a combination of external burns and smoke inhalation

Damage from Heat Inhalation:
If a person breathes in an excessive amount of hot air from a flame source, lung burn may occur.  Hot air that enters the nose can also damage the mucus membranes. 

Damage from Systemic Toxins:
  Affecting a person’s ability to absorb oxygen is Systemic Toxins.  Toxin poisoning is liable to instigate damage to internal organs such as the brain.

Damage from Smoke Inhalation:
Many times smoke intoxication is hidden by observable injuries of a fire such as burns. Unfortunately, this can lend to a person not receiving the medical care necessary.

Consider hiring a personal injury attorney on Hilton Head Island.
Burn accidents can transpire almost anywhere when you least expect it.  Suffering with their injuries as a result of a manufacturing defect or another’s negligence, burn victims face an uphill battle to recover.  If your life or the life of a loved one has suffered from burn injuries, a highly experienced lawyer from Kiker Law Firm can help.

For comprehensive legal representation and personal client service in burn injury cases, you can rely on the Kiker Law Firm.  Making the decision of who should represent you is one of the most significant decisions that you may ever make and the Kiker Law Firm have skilled attorneys who will assist you through every step providing a clear explanation of your rights and help you make the best decision regarding your case.

Dedicated to the Client
Burn injuries are highly technical and specialized fields.  The attorneys at Kiker Law Firm have extensive experience in pursuing these cases.  We understand what you're up against and also know that many damages do not appear serious at first but that they may, in fact, plague someone for life.  It’s important to speak with a DUI lawyer at Kiker Law Firm who can inform you of your rights.
We offer a free consultation and evaluation of your case. Simply complete a free consultation form online or call us at 843-842-7200. We'd be happy to meet with you and help you make an informed decision regarding your accident and injury claim.



Kiker Law Firm
2 Corpus Christie Place
(Professional Building ~ Suite 200)
Hilton Head Island

(843) 842-7300

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5303
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938