Missouri Burn Injury Attorneys

Burn Injuries can lead to a life of treatment and painful rehabilitation

Throughout history Hell, the place where sinners are sentenced to eternal damnation, has been depicted as a world of fire and brimstone. This is largely because the human mind cannot imagine a worse fate than the pain and suffering associated with burn injuries. Pain from burns does not go away. Suffering is never ending. Death is often imminent but if death is avoided the burn survivor is left with a life of treatment, permanent disfigurement and painful rehabilitation. Pain and suffering are the burn survivor’s constant companions.

Burn injuries vary as much as the people who receive them. The severity of a burn injury is dependent on the amount of heat energy the victim is exposed to multiplied by the duration of exposure. Increasing the heat energy or time of exposure geometrically increases the severity of the burn injury. Burns primarily effect our skin. Skin is the body’s largest organ. Skin serves as a barrier between us and our environment. Skin is the body’s radiator. Skin allows us to sense hot and cold, pleasure and pain. Our skin effects how others perceive us and how we feel about ourselves. Without skin, we cannot survive.

St. Louis Injury Lawyers: Burn Injuries Classification

Burn injuries are classified and treated by the degree of damage caused to the skin. Minor burns are referred to as superficial burns because the damage is confined to the outermost layer of skin known as the epidermis. Superficial burns will usually self-repair without medical attention. More severe burns are referred to as partial thickness burns because they involve partial damage to the dermis. The dermis lies beneath the epidermis and is the heart and sole of skin because it contains nerve endings, sweat and oil glands, hair follicles and blood vessels. Partial-thickness burns are self-repairing with scar tissue but require medical treatment to promote healing and avoid infection. Full thickness burns completely damage and destroy the epidermis and dermis and are not self-repairing.These burns have in the past been referred to as third degree burns. The damaged skin must be replaced with skin grafts harvested from and unburned area of the burn victim’s body. Burn injury lawyers must understand the full nature of burn injuries and treatment as well as the immediate and long term consequences to the burn injury survivor. If you or someone you know has received a burn injuries contact personal injury lawyer Anthony Bruning for a free consultation at 314-735-8100. Currently we are handling burn injury cases in Missouri and Illinois.

Our Practice Areas: Burn Injury Lawyers

With more than 35 years of experience successfully representing St. Louis residents in personal injury cases, our attorneys have handled a variety of claims, including:

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The Team at the Bruning Law Firm Can Help

When you choose an attorney to help you after an accident, it is important find someone whom you trust and who keeps your best interests in mind. At The Bruning Law Firm, our clients trust us because they have seen us fight to win their injury cases, no matter what it takes. They also know that our system of transparency and teamwork means that they’ll always know what is going on with their case and that they have a dedicated case manager who can answer their questions at any point during the process.

To learn more about the work we do and how we can help you, call our office today 314.735.8100 or fill out our online form. Your initial consultation is free and confidential.

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Don’t Wait to Get Started on Your St. Louis Personal Injury Case

When you have been injured in any type of accident, you generally have a limited amount of time to file a claim for compensation. It’s important to choose a St. Louis personal injury lawyer whom you feel comfortable with and who will work quickly to get the ball rolling on your case.

At The Bruning Law Firm, everyone on our team is committed to fighting for our clients’ rights. Whether you are in St. Louis or elsewhere in Missouri or Southern Illinois, our personal injury attorneys can meet with you wherever is most convenient to discuss your case.

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