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Nashville Burn Injury Attorneys

Did You Suffer Severe Burns Due to Negligence?

Burn injuries can be life-threatening and cause severe disfigurement depending on the severity and location of the injury. According to the American Burn Association, approximately 450,000 people are hospitalized for burns in the United States every year, and 3,400 of those people end up dying from their injuries.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention even reports fires and burns as the third leading cause of death in homes – about three-quarters of all burn-related deaths are caused by residential fires.

No matter how or where you were burned, you have the right to seek compensation if it was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. At Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, our Nashville burn injury lawyers are dedicated to providing the experienced and dedicated assistance you deserve in your time of need.

With more than a century of collective experience, you can rest assured that your burn injury case is in qualified hands when you choose our law firm to represent you.

First, Second, Third & Fourth Degree Burns

Burn injuries can be caused by anything from a vehicle fire following a collision to a boiling pot of water, but no matter the source, burns are classified under four levels of severity:

  • Fourth-Degree Burn: The most severe level of burn. It affects the outer layer of skin, the second layer of skin, the fat layer, the muscles, the tendons, and bone underneath it all. This level of burn is often completely black, and the affected area or limb may need to be removed entirely.
  • Third-Degree Burn: This level of burn is more common than a fourth-degree burn, and still incredibly dangerous. It affects the outer layer of skin, the second layer of skin, and layer of fat directly underneath the skin. The nerves in the affected area may be destroyed as well, and the injured area may have a wet or charred black appearance.
  • Second-Degree Burn: This level of burn affects both layers of skin, and can cause swelling, blisters, white or red splotchy skin, and severe pain in the affected area. The area may appear to be wet or moist, and can result in scarring.
  • First-Degree Burn: The least severe level of burn. It affects the outer layer of skin, and the affected area is often swollen, painful, and red. With proper first-aid, a first-degree burn will generally heal within about a week.

Complications From Severe Burns

Not only is a serious burn incredibly dangerous and painful on its own, it can also lead to a variety of dangerous and potentially life-threatening complications.

  • Problems Breathing: Depending on what caused your burn injuries, you may also be dealing with the negative effects of smoke inhalation like burned airways or lungs.
  • Infection: Even a first-degree burn can leave your skin extremely vulnerable to a bacterial infection if not properly taken care of, and can lead to sepsis. If allowed to continue unchecked, sepsis will travel throughout your bloodstream and can cause you to go into shock or cause your organs to fail.
  • Hypothermia: Because your skin plays a major role in controlling your body’s temperature, losing a significant portion of it could leave you at risk of developing an extremely low body temperature.
  • Scarring: Burns can cause scar tissue to form as the injury heals, and depending on the severity of the initial injury can prevent sweat glands from re-forming, limit the movement of your joints and bones, and even permanently pull a joint out of position.

Discuss Your Case with Our Burn Injury Lawyers

Our Nashville burn injury attorneys at Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge are ready and waiting to represent you in your case. We’ve committed ourselves to providing the highest quality legal assistance for our clients for more than 40 years, and will continue to set the bar for excellence through the future.

Tell us more about your case by filling out our online form, or speak with one of our Nashville burn injury attorneys today by calling us at (615) 933-2893 for a free consultation.

Verdicts & Settlements

Unmatched Dedication Has Led to Record-Setting Victories
  • Personal Injury - Erin Andrews Lawsuit Against Hotel $55 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - 62 Year Old Woman $22.2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - Largest Verdict in Weakley County History $15.2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - Davidson County $6.5 Million
  • Wrongful Death of 22 Month Old $5 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - 24 Year Old College Student $4 Million
  • Wrongful Death - Tractor-Trailer Wreck $3.3 Million
  • Wrongful Death - 16 Year Old Boy $3 Million
  • Auto Accident - Rutherford County $3 Million
  • Wrongful Death & Personal Injury - Auto Accident $2.9 Million
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Client Testimonials

Helping the Injured Obtain Justice
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    - E.I.
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    “I would like to thank the law firm of Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge for helping me and my family in our time of need. If any of our friends in Clarksville need help in a legal way, this is the firm to call in Nashville.”

    - P.L. & L.W.
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  • A trusted friend, part of the family.

    “Mary and team did an excellent job communicating with our family throughout the entire process. She is very knowledgeable with medical malpractice and I highly recommend her in the event you or a loved one is faced with a situation such as ours.”

    - N.O.
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    “Daniel spent ample time with my husband and I to walk through the process to ensure that we understood what was expected of us. Daniel and his staff were always prompt to respond and answer any questions we had.”

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Awards & Accolades

Highly Respected in the Legal Community
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Randall Kinnard is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a prestigious invite-only group comprised of the top 100 plaintiffs’ trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms

    The firm has received the prestigious “Best Law Firms” rating in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation.

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard (since 1993), Daniel Clayton (since 2010), Mark Beveridge (since 2011) and Mary Ellen Morris (since 2017) have all been recognized for their legal skill and achievements.

  • Best of the Bar
    Best of the Bar

    Randall L. Kinnard, Daniel L. Clayton and Mark S. Beveridge have been named as 2020 “Best of the Bar” by Nashville Business Journal.

  • 40 Under 40
    40 Under 40

    Our attorneys have been voted by their peers to the "Top 40 under 40" Trial Lawyers list, as awarded by The National Trial Lawyers organization.

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard and Daniel Clayton have been voted to the list of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers organization.

  • Super Laywers
    Super Laywers

    Mr. Kinnard, Mr. Clayton, and Mr. Beveridge have been voted to TN Super Lawyers®. This organization recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in their practice area.

  • Best 150 Lawyers
    Best 150 Lawyers

    Our firm’s trial attorneys have been recognized among the state’s leading legal minds, and named by Business TN Magazine to its coveted “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee” list.

  • AV Preeminent Rating
    AV Preeminent Rating

    Randall Kinnard, Daniel Clayton, Mark Beveridge, and Mary Ellen Morris have received the highest rating for legal excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Randall Kinnard - Product Liability
    Randall Kinnard - Product Liability

    Attorney Randall Kinnard was named the 2019 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Nashville, TN.

  • Mark Beveridge - Medical Malpractice
    Mark Beveridge - Medical Malpractice

    Attorney Mark Beveridge has been named a Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" in Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs.

  • Mark Beveridge - Personal Injury
    Mark Beveridge - Personal Injury

    Attorney Mark Beveridge has been named a "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in Personal Injury Litigation.

  • Mark Beveridge - Product Liability
    Mark Beveridge - Product Liability

    Attorney Mark Beveridge was named as "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in the area of Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs in Nashville, TN.

  • Daniel Clayton - Product Liability
    Daniel Clayton - Product Liability

    Attorney Daniel Clayton was named a 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs in Nashville, TN

  • Daniel Clayton - Medical Malpractice
    Daniel Clayton - Medical Malpractice

    Attorney Daniel Clayton was named a "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in the area of Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs in Nashville, TN

  • Daniel Clayton - Medical Malpractice
    Daniel Clayton - Medical Malpractice

    Attorney Daniel Clayton was named a "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in the area of Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs in Nashville, TN

  • Litigation Counsel of America
    Litigation Counsel of America

    Randall L. Kinnard is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invite-only honorary society comprised of less than .5% of all U.S. lawyers.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Randall L. Kinnard is a member of the invitation-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to 500 trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Primerus
    Primerus

    The firm is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms – a society of top-rated, independent, boutique law firms committed to professional excellence.

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Why Choose Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge?

  • Dedication to Our Clients

    We put personal attention on all of our cases and fight for the best possible outcome. Our clients are more than a number or a case to us.

  • Proven Success

    We have recovered millions in record-setting verdicts for our clients varying from medical malpractice to catastrophic auto accidents.

  • Trusted Experience

    Our team of seasoned attorneys includes certified civil trial and medical malpractice specialists who have tried hundreds of cases.

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