We Seek Fair Damages For Burn Victims

Suffering 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.

Our lawyers are committed to obtaining compensation for victims who have been severely burned due to the negligence of another person. We can answer your questions, address your concerns and make sure you're getting what you need to cover all of your financial needs.

The Lifelong And Painful Truth About Burn Injuries

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 suffer burn injuries in the United States each year. Many of these are minor first-degree burns, which damage only the top layer of skin, producing mild pain, redness and swelling. Second- and third-degree burns are more serious, damaging deeper layers of 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, but 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 wound care 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, the mental anguish resulting from the injury can prove extremely difficult, and many victims suffer severe depression and anxiety as a result.

Our injury attorneys are experienced in handling serious injury claims and have the resources to thoroughly examine your case and obtain a favorable outcome.

Types Of Burn Injuries

Our attorneys typically encounter four major types of burns in personal injury claims:

  • Electrical burns These types of burns typically result from unsafe electrical outlets and faulty wiring; victims of construction accidents will often suffer electrical burns.
  • Scald burns — This burn injury results from contact with boiling water or other hot liquids.
  • Chemical burns — This burn injury results from exposure to a chemical containing a strong acid or base such as paint remover, bleach or concrete mix. These cases often involve product liability claims.
  • Contact burns — This type of burn injury occurs after excessive contact with a heated object such as hot metal. Car, truck, motorcycle and other accident victims often suffer from severe contact burns.

If you have suffered a burn injury of any type, our attorneys can investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident and determine if you are eligible for damages.

Speak With Our Attorneys About Your Burn Injury

If you or a loved one has suffered 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 online or by phone (209-800-8971) to speak with our experienced injury attorneys today. Initial consultations are free.