Contact our Stockton burn injury attorneys today to schedule an evaluation of your case.
Drivon, Turner & Waters
215 N San Joaquin St.
Stockton, California 95202
Sustaining a burn injury is a traumatizing experience, both physically and emotionally. Many severe burn injury cases require extensive hospitalization, surgery, and lifelong care. In extreme cases, a burn injury can result in death, either at the time of injury or much later. Based in Stockton, our burn injury attorneys are committed to obtaining compensation for victims who have been severely burned due to the negligence of another person.
Burns occur surprisingly often; in fact, they are one of the most common types of household injury. The American Burn Association estimates that 1.25 million people sustain burn injuries in the United States each year. Many of these are minor first-degree burns, which cause damage only to the top layer of the skin, producing mild pain, redness, and swelling. Others (i.e., second- and third-degree burns) are more serious, damaging the deeper layers of the skin and causing irreparable damage.
Serious burn injuries are often fatal, killing 8,000 to 12,000 victims per year on average. These deaths are not always a direct result of the burn injury, and may occur because of related infections and complications such as pneumonia. Even burn injury victims who are fortunate enough to survive will face lifelong impediments, from daily attendance to wounds to painful skin graft operations and chronic pain. A burn injury can also result in severe scarring, adult respiratory distress syndrome, or sepsis (an inflammatory immune response to severe infection), among many other medical problems. In addition to the physical pain experienced by burn injury victims, the mental anguish resulting from the injury can prove extremely difficult, and many victims suffer severe depression and anxiety as a result.
Our Stockton burn injury attorneys are experienced in handling serious injury claims, and have the resources to thoroughly examine your case and obtain a favorable outcome.
There are five major types of burn injury that our attorneys typically encounter in personal injury claims:
If you have sustained a burn injury of any type, our attorneys can investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident and determine if you are eligible for damages.
If you or a loved one has sustained a serious burn injury as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be eligible to obtain personal injury damages for medical bills, lost wages, and/or pain and suffering. Contact our Stockton firm to speak with our burn injury attorneys today.