Burn Injury Lawyers
Injury Attorneys Serving Denver, Boulder & Fort Collins, CO
Sound Legal Counsel after a Traumatic Accident
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, burn injury attorney J. Todd Tenge can help. The Tenge Law Firm is dedicated to helping people all across Colorado, including Boulder and Boulder County, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Loveland, Greeley and Weld County, and Denver, to get fair and just compensation for their injuries. We understand that burn injuries are one of the most painful and devastating injuries someone can suffer and we are dedicated to helping you and your family in any way possible. The mental, physical and financial costs of recovering from a burn injury can be quite extensive. A burn injury can result in long term hospitalization, doctor office visits, physical therapy and counseling. Most often, burn injury victims will suffer permanent scarring, numbness and/or pain over the burn site. We understand what you’re going through and our goal is to get the maximum recovery for your injury. We have the experience that you need for these types of cases and are completely dedicated to helping you recover the maximum compensation for your case. The Tenge Law Firm never charges a fee unless we obtain a recovery for you. Our fee is a percentage of your recovery. We advance all costs for investigators, experts, and any other expenses associated with winning your case. Call now to schedule your free consultation and to find out how the Tenge Law Firm can help you.
Burn Injury Statistics
- Over 1 million burn injuries each year in America
- 4,500 fire and burn deaths annually
- 10,000 deaths from burn related infections
- 45,000 hospitalizations due to burn injury annually
- 700,000 emergency room visits due to burn injury annually
Common Causes of Burn Injuries
- Contact with fire, hot liquids, steam, etc. (classified as thermal burns)
- Contact with nuclear radiation or ultraviolet light (radiation burns)
- Contact with acid or alkali (chemical burns)
Types of Burns
Although burns can be fatal, many burn injuries can heal completely with time and treatment. Burn injuries are classified into three different categories:
First degree burns
Burns in which just the first layer of skin is affected. The skin is reddened and normally heals in approximately one week. First degree burns can still be extremely painful.
Second degree burns
Burns that affect both the first and second layer of skin. The skin appears moist and will often blister with a second degree burn. Pain is classified as severe for these types of burn injuries.
Third degree burns
Burns that affect all layers of skin and even damage the tissue underneath the skin, including blood vessels and even muscle. Skin is white or black and appears dry. Third degree burns always lead to permanent scarring. Pain is classified as extreme for anyone suffering a third degree burn. However, because a third degree burn may damage nerves and nerve endings, it can actually be less pain at first, then the pain increases in severity.
Costs Associated with Burn Injuries
Improved technology in treating burns has saved thousands of lives and has helped to improve quality of life for burn victims. However, the price for medical treatment is extremely costly. Medical costs routinely run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. There is also the loss of income that results from many serious burn injuries (due to not being able to work). You need a highly experienced Denver burn injury attorney who can help to get you the compensation you deserve to help pay for medical costs associated with a serious burn injury. The attorneys of the Tenge Law Firm have won millions for past clients and we will fight hard to recover the maximum recovery for your injury. Contact us today and schedule your free, no obligation consultation.