People who have experienced burn injuries understand that there is a great deal of pain and suffering experienced, which is usually followed by medical bills, missed work, and often permanent and obvious scars that can emotionally affect the injured.If you have suffered burns to your skin and are in great pain contact our Burn Injury Attorneys today for a free no cost evaluation of you accidental injury claim.
According to recent studies, there are approximately 450,000 burn injuries that get reported every year that require medical treatment. Additionally, approximately 3,500 burn incidents result in fatalities; either from residential fires, car or plane crashes, electrical contact, contact with various chemicals, and sometimes just due to inhaling the smoke and vapors from the fire. The majority of burn incidents occur at home, or in someone’s residence. Unfortunately for the victim, many incidents could have been prevented if someone had been more careful or proper safety measures had been taken.
Liability for your injuries, can depend on a number of different factors. Where the injury took place, how it occurred and what steps were taken to avoid injuries. With lodging or hotel fires, the establishment is generally held liable. However, depending on who or what caused the fire, their liability may be limited.
When considering who is liable, it is important to know all the facts. Unfortunately, many facts will not be made known until discovery takes place. Discovery allows for your attorney to determine the pertinent facts to your case and to better get an understanding of who is at fault.
Depending on the aforementioned issues, liability can be imposed on a number of parties and it is important to clearly understand your rights.
Burn injuries have multiple degrees. The most common degree of burn injuries are first-degree through fourth-degree burns. An explanation of each of these injuries are as follows
You should not attempt to diagnose your degree of burns yourself. It is important to have a qualified professional make this determination. If you have been injured seek medical treatment for your injuries.
Unlike standard injury lawyer who deal with personal injuries, burn injuries are unique. When dealing with a burn injury there are a number of different factors that need to be considered. This includes psychological damage, physical damage to the body, anguish, pain and suffering and life-long injuries.
Due to the nature of burn injuries, you damage may require permanent care and treatment. This is because of the healing process which may require long-term treatment.
It is important to ask your attorney his intentions. Whether he is going to file against the wrongdoer, whether they are willing to fight for your case and what their resources are. Many personal injury attorneys do not have the resources, time, funds, experience or knowledge required to get a large settlement. Rather they are more interested in making a quick settlement. Our firm has the resources which we use to make sure that your injuries are compensated for. It is important that any firm that represents you knows the extent of your injuries and takes the steps needed to help you achieve or procure maximum recovery and treatment.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit: In the State of California victims of serious injuries have two years from the date of an accident to file a civil lawsuit for monetary compensation from all at fault parties. Failure to file a claim within the statutory file limit can eliminate a victim’s right to recovery under the law.
It is estimated that 500,000 burn injuries receive treatment every year in the U.S. Burn injuries are incredibly painful, and can leave permanent scarring. This scarring is physical, but it can also include mental scarring and leave the victim with emotional and psychological trauma. Below are the most common sources of burn injuries in the U.S.
If you suffered a burn injury as a personal injury case, you have two (2) years from the date you received the injury. This may sound like a long time, but the date can sneak up on you if you do not have a qualified and experienced lawyer on your side.
However, not all burn injuries have a two-year statute of limitations. When you get a burn injury and you want to sue a government agency, your time to sue is reduced by a quarter of the original time. You have six (6) months to take legal action against a government agency from the day you received your injury.
Our Los Angeles Burn Injury Law Firm is dedicated to perusing justice for victims injured in
If you have been injured or burned, contact our Los Angeles injury lawyers for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys are available 24/7, for you speak with. We deal personally with our clients and make sure that we develop a strong connection and understand the injuries and pain suffered. While money damages will not repair the damage, they help. Many victims of burn injuries are faced with staggering medical bills. A settlement will not only help alleviate these issues, but also provide funds for you to heal and recover from your injuries.