Las Vegas burn injury lawyers. We can walk you through what your legal options are during a free consultation. We offer free consultations for reasons just like this. It can be crystal clear in many cases, like some motor vehicle accident and injury cases in Las Vegas, that there is a case to pursue. But sometimes, especially in burn injury cases in Nevada, it may not be immediately obvious if there was negligence that caused your injury or property damage, and that’s why a free consultation is key.
But before you get to talking to lawyers, you need to take care of the injury quickly. Burns are in some ways unique in that respect. Some pertinent info from Benson & Bingham’s Nevada burn injury section:
“Skin burns are one of the more painful injuries. It is critical that burns be treated promptly to avoid long term damage; often times, the risk of infection is very severe as the skin is open and prone to bacterial disease. Cooling the burn is extremely important, so ice-cold or cold water is crucial in the first few seconds of a burn. Once cold water or ice has been applied to reduce the immediate temperature, emergency services should be utilized. Covering the burn with gauze and taking an anti-inflammatory medication is recommended. Burns are very serious because they pose a large risk for infection given the open wounds and lack of skin protection.
Treatment of burns is a lengthy process often requiring months of therapy, as the healing process is slow. Treatment includes over the counter pain relievers in less serious burns. In serious cases, tetanus shots, antibiotics, skin grafting, and silver nitrate burn treatments are utilized. Before calling our Las Vegas Burn Injury Lawyers, identify and get treatment for your burn. Our burn attorneys will evaluate whether you have a case.
The types of burns are classified into (3) major degrees:
First Degree Burns are the outer layer of the skin. These are the least serious of burns, but still cause redness, swelling and pain.
Second Degree Burns are very painful accompanied by blisters and deep redness. The Mayo clinic suggests if the burn is larger than 3" then it is considered a major burn. Do not break the blisters as this will open up the underlying skin for increased risk of infection.
Third Degree Burns are the most serious and affect all layers of the epidermis/skin. Call 911 immediately and cover injuries with cool wet towels.”
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