California Burn Injury Lawyer
Victims who have been injured in fires and explosions may have the right to take legal action against whatever individual or company may have been responsible for the incident and therefore their injuries. At Pacific Attorney Group, our LA injury attorneys are dedicated to helping burn injury victims recover and rebuild their lives with the proper treatment. We know that burn injuries are often the most painful of all injuries and may result in extensive scarring or disfigurement. That is why we are completely dedicated to helping our clients reach the results they deserve.
Although this will depend on the unique incident, a person’s negligence or recklessness may cause a fire or explosion to occur. Improper implementation of safety regulations,defective products, defective safety equipment, insufficient employee training, and even intentional misconduct may all lead to these types of burn injuries. If you believe that your or a loved one’s burn injuries were caused by negligence or intentional wrongdoing, please do not hesitate to call our firm to talk to an attorney about your concerns. We can review your case to determine your legal rights and what we can do to assist you in reaching the best possible outcome for your particular matter.
Help for Victims of Severe Burns in California
A personal injury attorney at our law firm may be able to help you in bringing a personal injury lawsuit against the person that caused your injuries. We will often work with experts in medicine, accident reconstruction, forensics and other fields in order to build a compelling case on your behalf. Built upon a foundation of hard evidence and legal knowledge, your lawyer can fight to receive the highest amount of financial compensation possible.
Treatment for Burn Injuries
The treatment for a burn injury will vary depending on the severity of the burn, what caused it and what part and how much of the body it covers. In addition to treating the burns themselves, medical professionals will also need to check for smoke inhalation and any injury to the lungs as a result. For severe burns, the victim will need to be transferred to a special burn unit equipped to handle these injuries. After ensuring that the burning has stopped (especially for chemical burns), pain management and working to prevent infection will be the first issues doctors and nurses will address.
Depending on the extent, type of burn and how much damage the different layers of tissue sustain, a victim may be able to fully recover. Recovery may include two separate issues: repairing the damage itself and protecting the victim from infection or further damage, and then restoring the damaged tissue as aesthetically as possible. Plastic surgery, skin grafting and physical therapy can all help a victim rebuild and recover.
Burn Injury Attorney
Burn injuries are classified according to the severity and type of burn. The type of burn may vary depending on what substance caused the injury, such as a toxic chemical, fire, hot water, an explosion, etc. The severity of a burn will vary depending on how many layers of tissue it affects, as well as how much of the body is affected.
A burn injury will typically be categorized as follows:
- First Degree: Typically only affecting the top layer of skin, a first-degree burn will result in redness and pain at the site of the injury. Sunburns, for example, are often first degree burns. These will typically heal on their own.
- Second Degree: A second-degree burn will affect the outer layer and the underlying layer of the skin (the epidermis and dermis) and will cause redness, pain, swelling and blisters. Without proper treatment, a second-degree burn may result in scarring or may escalate to a third-degree burn.
- Third Degree: Third-degree burns affect three layers of the skin, the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. This causes extensive tissue damage and may result in numbness at the site of the burn, where nerve damage may occur. Healing from a third-degree burn is a very slow and painful process, and the victim will most likely suffer from extensive scarring.
Burn Injury Attorney Serving CA
A victim may suffer from a burn injury as the result of a motor vehicle accident,defective product, toxic exposure, workplace accident, electrocution, or explosion. These may be caused by negligence, recklessness, disregard of safety regulations, or even intentional wrongdoing. No matter the particular case, an experienced burn injury attorney at Pacific Attorney Group may be able to help you take legal action against whatever person or entity was responsible for your or a loved one’s injuries. This may go a long way in aiding your road to recovery.