Severe Burn Injuries Lawyer
Severe burns are excruciatingly painful catastrophic injuries that often result in death. Nearly three out of every four patients with extensive burns die from infection. Other possible complications include shock, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, electrolyte imbalance, gangrene, and respiratory problems. Every year about 450,000 people are treated for burn injuries. Ten percent of those require hospitalization, and 3,500 die.
Survivors of extensive traumatic burn injuries live with lifelong consequences, including scarring, pain, and underlying tissue damage. In addition to the physical damage to the body, burn victims often suffer psychologically because the disfigurement can cause embarrassment and social isolation.
Causes and Types of Burns
Severe burn cases can result from defective product explosions, steam, radiation exposure, explosions on oil rigs, construction site accidents, chemical contact, contact with hot surfaces or liquids, electrical accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and structural fires caused by negligence.
Types of burn injuries include:
- Thermal burns caused by flames, steam, or hot fluids, or hot objects,
- Chemical burns, from chemicals coming into contact with the skin
When you incur an extensive second, third, or fourth degree burn, you are likely to experience permanent damage to the injured area. This damage can be visual in the form of scarring, skin contractures, and disfigurement, which is especially traumatizing when it is on the face. Severe burns can also cause permanent disability that affects your ability to do everyday tasks. Severe burn injuries may result in reduced blood flow, infection, extreme suffering and pain, and sometimes amputations.
When catastrophic burns are the result of another party’s negligence, the victim will generally be able to institute a claim for compensation. Burns are devastating permanent injuries that usually require many surgeries and extensive physical and psychological therapy. Depending on the location of the burns on the body, the victim may never be able to return to work and will need a recovery that will sustain both victim and family well into the future. To do so, it will be necessary to identify all parties whose negligence may have contributed to the accident that caused the burn.
At the Abronson Law Offices, our attorneys have the resources to investigate burn accidents and the ability to create extremely strong cases for our clients. This is important because in addition to establishing liability, you must show the extent and cost of all financial losses, both present and future, and other non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, psychological disturbance, disfigurement, disability, and loss of the ability to enjoy life. With extensive experience pursuing recoveries for injury accident victims, our attorneys will be preparing your case for trial from first contact, while doing whatever we can to obtain an appropriate settlement offer without the necessity of going to court.
The Abronson Law Offices in San Jose serve Santa Clara County and the Bay Area. If you or a loved one has suffered from a serious burn injury and need help getting compensation, give us a call. We offer a free personal consultation and guaranteed personal service for every client. We accept cases on a contingency fee arrangement, so you never have to worry about paying us. Our fees come out of the recovery, and if there is no recovery, you owe us nothing.
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