Burn Injuries


Approximately 2.4 million burn injuries are reported in the United States each year. Burn injuries can be extremely painful and can cause victims to suffer a lifetime of serious healthcare challenges due to the fact that the skin’s protective barrier has been damaged. Many victims have suffered their injuries as a result of defective products or poorly maintained property. Because of negligence, some victims spend weeks or months in rehabilitation and have reconstructive surgery to rebuild the damages. Our attorneys have experience working with victims who have suffered burns as a result of someone else’s negligence. Please contact us for a free consultation.

Three Different Levels of Burn Injuries:

Burn injuries can happen almost anywhere and when you least expect it. There are three different levels of burn injuries:

  • First-degree burns: with this type of burn only the outer layer of the skin is damaged
  • Second-degree burns: includes the outer layer of the skin and the layer underneath is also affected
  • Third-degree burns: can cause damage to the tissue underneath as well as the deepest layer of skin

In some other resources additional degrees of burns are listed, for example:

  • Fourth-degree burns: go beyond the tissue and reaches the nerves, muscles and bones beneath it making it the most severe kind of burn.

Please Contact Us for a Free Consultation

If a burn injury has affected your life, our experienced lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. We understand that there are severe financial, mental and physical aspects of burn injuries. These injuries can require expensive medical treatment including but not limited to hospitalization, doctors’ visits, counseling for trauma and physical therapy. With the help of the Georgia burn injury lawyers at Finch McCranie, you can receive financial compensation for your lost wages, short- and long-term hospital bills and pain and suffering. Please contact us at Toll Free 1-800-228-9159 or at 404-658-9070 for your free consultation.

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About Lee Gutschenritter

Lee Gutschenritter is a trial lawyer dedicated to the representation of individuals who have suffered injuries and death due to the negligence of others. He has represented clients in cases throughout Georgia and has successfully litigated numerous cases in both state and federal courts.

Prior to joining Finch McCranie LLP, Mr. Gutschenritter spent several years working for one of Georgia’s largest defense firms. Insurance companies hired him to defend individuals and companies in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, medical malpractice, and premises liability cases. Throughout this time period, he gained insight into the operations and strategies of insurance companies, as well as first-hand experience in the strategies used by defense attorneys. Today, Mr. Gutschenritter uses his knowledge of insurance companies and defense techniques to help ensure his clients receive the best representation possible.

Mr. Gutschenritter was recently profiled on the front page of the Daily Report. A copy of the article can be found here. In 2016 and again in 2017, Mr. Gutschenritter was selected as an Atlanta Magazine Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” an award reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys in Georgia. He has been a featured speaker at several legal seminars around the state of Georgia. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Florida State University College of Law in 2008. While attending law school, Mr. Gutschenritter served as an articles editor on the Business Law Review and received the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award for his volunteer work in the community.