Burn injuries can be some of the most painful and debilitating injuries. Serious burn injuries can require lifelong treatment, resulting in high medical expenses, years of rehabilitation, and other life-altering complications. You may be entitled to compensation if you’ve suffered a serious or disfiguring burn injury because of another person’s negligence.
Discuss Your Case with a Burn Injury Attorney in Los Angeles
At Saeedian Law Group, we have the experience, resources, and track record necessary to protect your rights and obtain the best possible recovery. We understand the devastating consequences burn injuries can cause, including permanent and disfiguring scars. Our burn injury attorneys in Los Angeles are dedicated to effectively handling every aspect of your claim. Contact Saeedian Law Group today to schedule your free initial consultation if you reside in the Los Angeles or SoCal area.
Obtaining Compensation After a Burn Injury
When a person or company’s negligence results in an accident that causes a victim’s burn injury, the at-fault party is liable for expenses related to the injury. In California, victims can pursue damages through a personal injury lawsuit. When burn injuries result from a car accident, the victim can pursue compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Burn injury victims may be able to pursue a wide range of damages, including past and future medical expenses, loss of wages, plastic surgery and reconstruction expenses, and pain and suffering.
Establishing Liability in Burn Injury Cases
Many different factors can lead to a burn injury. The cause of the victim’s burn injury and specific facts in the case will determine which party or parties can be held liable. When it comes to proving liability, recognizing who is responsible for the accident is important. Proving liability depends on the type of negligence involved and the damages sustained.
At Saeedian Law Group, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case to determine which party or parties are liable for your damages. We regularly work with engineering, medicine, forensics, and plastic surgery experts to determine fault and the appropriate compensation burn victims deserve. If you believe that another person’s failure to use reasonable care caused your burn injuries, it’s important to discuss your case with an experienced Los Angeles injury attorney.
Common Accidents That Can Cause Burn Injury
Burn injuries can result from a wide range of accidents. Burn injury claims can involve premises liability, product liability, and workers’ compensation. Our attorneys will explore all potential avenues of compensation for your financial recovery. The following types of incidents can lead to accidents that result in severe burn injuries:
- Defective products can cause severe injuries to consumers
- Flammable clothing can cause deep and severe burns
- Dangerous or defective beauty products can cause burns, scarring, and nerve damage
- Defective home appliances can cause fires that result in burn injuries
- Poorly manufactured heating pads and laptops
- Defective auto parts can lead to auto accidents that cause a fire
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents can cause devastating burn injuries
- Defective mattresses and future can cause fires to spread quickly
Burn Injuries Caused By Workplace Accidents
Workplace accidents are a common cause of fires that lead to burn injuries. Toxic chemicals and explosions on a job site can cause burn injuries. When an employer fails to maintain a safe work site or uses defective machinery, causing a fire, victims can hold them liable for their injuries. You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you’ve been injured in the workplace. We recommend discussing your case with an attorney before accepting workers’ compensation. You may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer or the manufacturer or distributor of the defective equipment.
House and Apartment Fires In Los Angeles
Many apartments and house fires are preventable and occur because of negligence. Broken smoke detectors, faulty wiring, and defective kitchen appliances can lead to fires in homes or apartments in Los Angeles. Victims can obtain compensation when house fires are caused by another person or company’s negligence, such as a landlord’s failure to comply with fire safety rules.
Different Degrees of Burn Injuries
Doctors diagnose burn injuries based on the severity of the burn. First-degree burns occur when someone becomes sunburned or suffers a mild burn that leads to redness. First-degree burns can cause inflation, blisters, and some discomfort but have no long-term consequences. Second-degree burns cause damage to the outer and inner layers of a person’s skin. Very hot water, chemicals, and heat sources can cause second-degree burns.
Third-degree burns destroy the outer and inner layers of skin. Muscles, tendons, nerve endings, and bones can also become damaged. With third-degree burns, the skin may look yellow or white, scar, and become infected. Fourth-degree burns are the most severe types of burns. They can be life-threatening, and the potential for infection increases dramatically.
Long-Term Effects of Burn Injuries
Treating serious third and fourth-degree burn injuries can involve multiple surgeries and painful rehabilitation. Victims may need to spend the rest of their lives with physical disabilities and painful, permanent scars. Many burn injury victims must cope with a lifetime of psychological and emotional trauma that affects their careers and personal life. Victims of severe burns may struggle with the following long-term consequences:
- Skin grafting
- Disfigurement and scars
- Lung damage
- Loss of mobility
- Muscle damage
- Brain damage
- Chronic pain
Wrongful Death Involving Burn Injuries
If your loved one died due to his or her burn injuries, we are truly sorry for your loss. Nothing can bring your loved one back, but pursuing a wrongful death claim can help you obtain justice and compensation for the financial damages you’ve insured. The spouse, children, dependents, or others related to the victim can file a lawsuit for damages. Damages can include their loved one’s medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of future income, and emotional pain and suffering.
Reach Out to a Los Angeles Burn Injury Attorney
The burn injury attorneys at Saeedian Law Group have extensive experience representing clients throughout SoCal and Los Angeles who’ve suffered severe burn injuries. If you or your loved one have suffered a burn injury because of another person’s negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to monetary recovery. We will fight for maximum compensation for your burn injuries. Contact Saeedian Law Group today to schedule your free initial consultation.