If you or a loved one suffered severe burns due to someone else's negligence, you may face a long road to recovery filled with life-changing pain, trauma, extensive medical treatments, time away from work, and emotional anguish.

The dedicated Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers team is here to help during this challenging time. Our knowledgeable Myrtle Beach burn injury attorneys will fight to secure the compensation you need to heal and move forward with your life.

Why Choose Our Myrtle Beach Burn Injury Lawyers?

Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers has advocated for burn victims' rights in Myrtle Beach and South Carolina. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the unique challenges burn survivors face and are committed to pursuing the maximum compensation possible in every case.

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At our firm, we believe that every client deserves personalized attention and compassionate service. We take on several cases to dedicate the necessary time and resources.

You'll work directly with one of our accomplished burn injury lawyers, who will take the time to understand your story, thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident, and craft a legal strategy tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Our main office conveniently sits at 1335 44th Avenue Suite 101, near the Pine Lakes Country Club. We also have offices in Murrells Inlet, Columbia, and Aiken to serve burn victims better throughout South Carolina.

If your injuries make it difficult for you to travel, we're happy to arrange a home or hospital visit to discuss your case.

Understanding Burn Injuries

Burn injuries occur when heat, chemicals, electricity, radiation, or friction damage the skin and underlying tissues. The severity of a burn depends on the temperature of the burning agent, the length of exposure, and the depth of tissue damage.

Some superficial burns affect only the outer layer of skin (epidermis), causing redness, swelling, and pain. They typically heal within a week without scarring, but are still susceptible to infection, so require careful monitoring for any possible complications.

Also called partial-thickness burns, some burns damage the epidermis and part of the underlying layer of skin (dermis). They cause intensely painful blisters, severe swelling, and red or blotchy skin. These burns often require medical treatment and may leave scars.

Full-thickness burns destroy the epidermis and dermis, sometimes damaging underlying fat, muscle, and bone. The burned area may appear charred, white, or leathery, and the victim may experience little to no pain due to nerve damage. These burns require extensive treatment and usually result in scarring.

The most severe burns extend through all layers of skin and into the underlying fat, muscle, and bone. They are life-threatening injuries that often require amputation and carry a high risk of complications like infection, shock, and organ failure.

Burn injury survivors may face a range of physical complications and secondary health issues, such as chronic pain, infections, breathing problems, scarring, contractures, and impaired mobility. The road to recovery is often long and arduous, involving complex medical procedures, prolonged rehabilitation, and significant expenses.

Where Do Burn Injuries Occur in Myrtle Beach?

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As a tourist hub and popular vacation destination, Myrtle Beach unfortunately sees its share of accidents that result in serious burn injuries.

Some common locations and causes of burn injuries in the area include:

  • Kitchen fires and scalds at hotels, resorts, and restaurants along Ocean Boulevard and the Grand Strand
  • Workplace accidents at construction sites, factories, and industrial facilities
  • Car, truck, and motorcycle crashes along major thoroughfares like Highway 17, Kings Highway, and Highway 501
  • Electrical accidents at attractions, amusement parks, and shopping centers
  • Defective products, appliances, and electronics purchased from local retailers

According to the American Burn Association, around 486,000 people in the U.S. receive medical treatment for burn injuries each year.

If you suffered severe burns in Myrtle Beach because of someone else's careless or reckless actions, our attorneys are here to hold you accountable and seek the justice you deserve.

Burn Injury Compensation

The physical, emotional, and financial impact of a severe burn injury can be staggering. While no amount of money can erase the pain and trauma you've endured, obtaining just compensation can ease the burden and provide the resources you need to recover and rebuild.

Depending on your accident and the extent of your injuries, you may recover damages for:

Past, Current and Future Medical Expenses

Burn injuries often require extensive medical care, including emergency treatment, surgeries, skin grafts, prolonged hospitalization, medications, and ongoing rehabilitative therapy.

Compensation can cover all related medical bills and projected future expenses for additional treatment, scar revision procedures, home health care, and necessary medical equipment.

Lost Income and Diminished Earning Potential

Severe burns frequently leave victims out of work for weeks, months, or even permanently. You may recover compensation for the income you lost during your recovery period and any long-term reduction in your earning capacity due to lasting impairments or disfigurement.

Pain and Suffering

Burns are among the most painful injuries a person can suffer, often causing excruciating physical agony that can persist long after the initial wound has healed. Compensation for pain and suffering accounts for the physical distress, discomfort, and limitations you experienced and may continue to face.

Emotional Distress

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The trauma of a severe burn accident can have a profound psychological impact. Many survivors grapple with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other emotional struggles as they adapt to life with disfiguring scars. Compensation for emotional distress recognizes this significant mental and emotional toll.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Serious burn injuries can profoundly impact nearly every aspect of a victim's life, making it difficult or even impossible to engage in activities they once enjoyed. Consequently, you may recover compensation for this loss of enjoyment and the subsequent diminished quality of life you've experienced due to your injuries.

Scarring and Disfigurement

Burn injuries frequently result in extensive scarring and permanent changes in appearance. Compensation for scarring and disfigurement addresses the emotional distress, embarrassment, and social challenges associated with these lasting physical reminders of your trauma.

At Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers, we have a track record of securing substantial settlements and verdicts for burn injury survivors throughout Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas.

We work closely with medical professionals, life care planners, and other specialists to comprehensively assess your injuries' short- and long-term impact and pursue the full compensation you deserve.

Fighting the Insurance Company

While you're struggling to recover from your physical and emotional wounds, insurers may focus on protecting their bottom lines rather than providing the compensation you need and deserve. They may use various tactics to minimize or deny your claim, adding insult to an already overwhelming injury.

One common strategy is to argue that your burns are less severe than they are or that your recovery will be quicker and easier than your doctors anticipate. The adjuster may downplay your pain, scarring, or impairments to justify a lower settlement offer. This can leave you disheartened when facing a long and difficult rehabilitation process.

Insurance companies may also attempt to shift the blame for the accident onto you, even if the evidence shows that another party was clearly at fault. South Carolina adheres to a modified rule of negligence. You cannot recover any compensation if you are more than 50 percent responsible for your injuries. Insurers may twist the facts to make it seem like you were mostly or entirely to blame, hoping to dodge liability altogether.

Perhaps the most egregious tactic is the lowball settlement offer. Insurance adjusters know that burn victims are often in a desperate financial situation, drowning in medical debt, and cannot work. They may pressure you to accept a quick, inadequate settlement before you understand the full extent of your injuries and long-term needs.

But as tempting as it may be to take that money and move on, doing so can leave you stuck paying out of pocket for future medical expenses and other losses.

That's why you need an experienced burn injury attorney in your corner.

At Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers, we've seen all the tricks insurance companies use to avoid paying fair compensation, and we don't stand for it. We'll handle all the negotiations and communication with the insurer so you can concentrate on your health and recovery.

Our skilled legal team will thoroughly investigate your accident, gather compelling evidence to support your claim and work with trusted medical and financial professionals to assess the true scope of your damages.

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We'll use this information to build a strong case and fight for a settlement meeting your current and future needs.

While most burn injury claims can undergo negotiation, our attorneys have extensive courtroom experience. They are always ready to take your case to trial if the insurance company refuses to make a fair offer.

We'll present a powerful case to the judge and jury, highlighting the severity of your injuries and their impact on your life. With our fierce advocacy in your corner, you can feel confident that your rights and interests are protected every step of the way.

Throughout the legal process, our team will keep you fully informed and involved in all major decisions regarding your case.

We understand this is an overwhelming and stressful time, and we're here to provide the guidance, support, and peace of mind you need. You can count on us to be your dedicated allies and pursue every avenue to secure the maximum compensation possible.

If you or a family member has suffered severe burns because of someone else's negligence in Myrtle Beach or anywhere in South Carolina, don't let the insurance company add to your trauma.

Contact Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers today for your free, no-obligation consultation. Let us put our knowledge, resources, and passion to work for you so you can focus on healing while we fight for the justice you deserve.

What to Do After a Burn Injury Accident

After a serious burn accident, taking the right steps can protect your health and legal rights.

Here's what you should do:

  • Seek immediate medical attention, even if you think your burns are minor. Some burn injuries may be more severe than they appear at first, and prompt treatment can help prevent complications and improve your prognosis.
  • Follow all your doctor's orders for treatment, medication, and rehabilitation. Keep detailed records of your medical appointments, procedures, and expenses.
  • Document your injuries with photographs and keep a daily journal detailing your pain levels, symptoms, limitations, and the overall impact the injury has had on your life.
  • Preserve any evidence of the accident, such as photos of the scene, clothing you wore, and contact information for witnesses.
  • Decline to give a recorded statement to the insurance company, and don't accept any settlement offers until you've consulted with a burn injury lawyer.
  • Contact our skilled Myrtle Beach burn injury attorneys as soon as possible to discuss your legal options and build your case.

Contact Our Experienced Myrtle Beach Burn Injury Lawyers

Jeff Morris
Jeff Morris, Burn Injury Attorney

The compassionate team at Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers is here to guide you through the legal process after a devastating burn injury. We'll handle all aspects of your claim, from investigating the accident to negotiating with the insurance company to fighting for you in court if necessary.

Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means you won't pay any upfront costs or attorney fees unless we secure compensation for you.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can support you in seeking justice and holding the responsible parties accountable.

There is no risk to consulting our team, and we can provide you peace of mind about your legal rights and what to expect from the very start. Call us today at (843) 232-0944.


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