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Victoria Burn Injury Attorneys
Helping Burn Victims in South Texas
Severe burns are among the most painful and debilitating injuries a person can suffer. In addition to the physical pain, burns can cause permanent disfigurement and disability. The emotional and psychological trauma of a burn injury can be just as devastating as the physical injuries.
At Cole, Cole, Easley, & Sciba, P.C., we understand the life-altering impact of a burn injury. Our Victoria burn injury lawyers are committed to helping victims and their families recover the full, fair compensation they are owed.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burns are classified into three main categories: first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree. The severity of a burn is determined by the depth of the burn and the extent of the damage to the skin and underlying tissues.
First-degree burns are the least severe type of burn. They only affect the outer layer of skin and do not cause any permanent damage. First-degree burns are characterized by redness, swelling, and pain. They can usually be treated at home with over-the-counter pain medications and by applying a cool compress to the affected area.
Second-degree burns are more severe than first-degree burns. They affect both the outer layer of skin and the layer of skin underneath. Second-degree burns cause redness, swelling, pain, and blistering. In some cases, the skin may appear white and leathery. Second-degree burns can usually be treated at home, but they may require medical attention if they are larger than three inches in diameter or if they are on the face, hands, feet, groin, buttocks, or a major joint.
Third-degree burns are the most severe type of burn. They affect all layers of the skin and the underlying tissues. Third-degree burns cause the skin to appear white or charred. They can destroy nerve endings, which means that the victim may not feel any pain. Third-degree burns always require immediate medical attention and may require skin grafting or other surgical procedures.
In addition to these three main types of burns, there are also chemical burns and electrical burns.
Chemical burns are caused by exposure to a strong acid or base. They can cause severe damage to the skin and underlying tissues. Chemical burns can occur at home, at work, or in public places. They are often the result of exposure to hazardous substances, such as cleaning products, pool chemicals, and industrial chemicals.
Electrical burns are caused by exposure to an electrical current. They can cause severe damage to the skin, tissues, and organs. Electrical burns can occur at home, at work, or in public places. They are often the result of defective electrical products, such as appliances, power tools, and wiring.
Why Choose Our Victoria Burn Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury in Victoria, do not hesitate to seek legal representation. Burn injuries can have a lasting impact on your life, and you deserve compensation for your suffering. Our dedicated Victoria burn injury lawyers are here to guide you through the legal process, provide emotional support, and fight tirelessly on your behalf.
We communicate with clients clearly and tell them candidly what they can expect, given the specifics of the case.
We believe in giving back to the Victoria community. We support various organizations financially and with our time.
In 1954, Emmett Cole, Jr., returned to the crossroads area to found our practice after working a year at a Houston law firm.
We have provided effective, ethical legal representation throughout Texas and nationwide for more than 50 years.