Burn Injuries
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Lakeland Burn Injury Lawyers

Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients

Burn injuries are incredibly painful, traumatic, and physically and emotionally scarring. Victims of severe burns will require immediate emergency medical attention, as well as ongoing treatment and care. All too often, these victims sustain these injuries through no fault of their own but due to the negligent or wrongful actions of another person or party.

If you suffered serious burn injuries in a motor vehicle accident, as a result of unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, or in any way caused by someone else’s negligent actions, reach out to the personal injury team at Dismuke Law. Our Lakeland burn injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured victims across Central Florida, including in Tampa, Sebring, and the surrounding areas. We understand what you are going through, as well as the challenges that lay ahead—and we are prepared to fight tirelessly for the maximum compensation you are owed.

Give us a call at (863) 292-6922 or submit an online contact form today to request a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

Types of Burn Injuries

Burns are categorized according to severity; first-degree burns are the mildest type of burn injury, second-degree burns are considered moderate to severe injuries, and third-degree burns are very serious. Both second- and third-degree burns necessitate medical attention, as they affect both the upper and lower layers of skin (epidermis and dermis, respectively). Some third-degree burns can also affect the surrounding tissue and bone, and both second- and third-degree burns can lead to life-threatening infections if left untreated.

In addition to the different categories of burns, there are several different types of burn injuries. These include:

  • Thermal Burns: Caused by contact with hot substances/items
  • Chemical Burns: Caused by contact with an irritant, such as an acidic substance
  • Electrical Burns: Caused by contact with live electrical currents
  • Radiation Burns: Caused by exposure to x-rays, radiotherapy, and other radiation
  • Friction Burns: Technically an abrasion, caused by forceful opposing movement between the skin and a stationary object (such as asphalt or carpet)

Regardless of the type of burn injury you have sustained, it is important that you seek medical attention right away. Serious burns can lead to significant scarring and, potentially, infection without proper treatment.

Common Causes of Burns

The most common type of burn is a thermal burn, which occurs when a person’s skin comes into contact with a hot material or substance, such as flames or spilled liquids. These types of burn injuries can arise from all types of accidents, including motor vehicle accidents in which cars erupt into flames due to poorly positioned and/or defective fuel tanks.

Other types of burn injuries can also arise from a variety of accidents and incidents; a motorcyclist may be hit by a distracted driver, causing him to suffer severe “road rash,” a type of friction burn. A motorist may be involved in a truck accident with a tanker truck that was transporting hazardous materials, causing the motorist to sustain serious chemical burns. In any case, when burn injuries result from another person or party’s negligence, victims are entitled to seek financial compensation for their losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

How We Can Help

At Dismuke Law, we have extensive experience handling catastrophic injury claims on behalf of burn victims. We understand the severe nature of these types of cases, as well as the full, lifetime cost of your injuries. Out Lakeland burn injury attorneys are prepared to aggressively advocate for you and your recovery, working to obtain the maximum possible settlement or verdict you are owed. Led by Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Law Attorney, David C. Dismuke, our team offers compassionate, client-focused representation as we help you navigate the legal process and work toward a better future.

Contact us online or by phone at (863) 292-6922 to get started with a complimentary consultation.


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Proven Track Record of Success

  • $10 Million Judgment - Polk County

    Judgment of $10 million for a client due to injuries sustained in an auto accident.

  • $7.25 Million Jury Verdict - Polk County

    Polk County jury awards judgment for wrongful death case.

  • $1.1 Million Settlement - Hillsborough County

    Wrongful death auto accident settlement for $1,100,000.

  • $800 Thousand Auto Accident Settlement - Hillsborough County

    Attorney David C. Dismuke negotiates a settlement in disputed causation surgery.

  • $754 Thousand Auto Accident Settlement - Hardee County

    Attorney David C. Dismuke obtains a verdict in Hardee County.

We Remove the Fear  of Going Through the Process of a Personal Injury Claim

The team at Dismuke Law understands how our clients are affected by accidents and brings that empathy to the courtroom and settlement table every day.