Burn Injury Attorney in California
Burns can be caused by chemicals, heat, electricity, radiation, fire, hot liquids, or even too much time in the sun. They vary in severity from first degree to third degree, with a third-degree being the most damaging burns. While burn cases are extremely painful and may require extensive treatment to restore form and function to the burned area, some burns are so severe that they damage underlying tissue, even muscles, nerves, and bones.
As if the pain from the burning injury itself is not enough, there is the painful process of treatment for the burn to prevent infection. Burn injuries are more likely to become infected as the body’s natural defense system, the skin has been damaged allowing bacteria to enter the body.
Our office can help you identify who is responsible for your injuries, detail the damages you are entitled to, and represent you throughout your case. The process of filing a burn injury claim depends on what caused the injury and other details of each individual case. Since burns can result from a variety of different incidents, each case will proceed differently depending on if the harm was caused by a car accident, work accident or defective product, or other means.
First things first, a burn must be treated properly and quickly. Failure to do so can cause further damage to the skin. Sometimes immediate at-home treatment may include pain medication and burn creams. With more severe burns, injury victims may require surgery, medication or the use of medical devices. Burns can damage organs or result in infections, as previously discussed above. If an infection develops, it will require further specialized treatment. The number one priority in any burn injury is to seek medical assistance as soon as possible if you or a loved one has sustained suffered a burn injury.