In San Diego and throughout the United States, people are unjustly burned by the fault of another. Burn injuries are devastating to individuals and their families, and depending on the severity of the burn injury, it can cause a great deal of pain and even a loss of enjoyment of life. Nearly 2.4 million burn injuries are reported in the United States alone. One million people who withstand burn injuries will sustain permanent scars as a result of the accident. And tragically, between 8,000 and 12,000 of burn victims die each year in the United States.
Beyond the physical trauma, burns can often leave the individual and their families with severe psychological suffering and emotional distress. It often takes years of physical therapy and medical treatment to heal severe burning. And even then, not all burn injuries are resolved.
If you have been burned by the carelessness of another person or company, you have legal rights which can financial compensate you for your injury. Call the burn injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC at 1-858-551-2090 for a FREE consultation today. We will answer all of your legal questions free of charge.
Top Causes of Burn Injuries
Burn accidents can happen in a variety of ways. Most commonly, the causes are:
Car accidents. Many burn victims sustain injury as a result of an automobile accident. Severe accidents can often lead to fires, which can cause a great deal of injury for the drivers and passengers in the vehicle.
Electrical Burns. Exposed wires or faulty outlets can lead to severe electrical burns if the individual comes into contact with high voltage electricity.
Workplace injury. Explosions and fires can cause severe injury to the workers that are exposed to such dangers. A faulty gas line, an errant pipe fitting, an improperly stored combustible material, or an open flame may all contribute to an unexpected explosion.
Chemical burns. Strong acids or alkaloids can cause deep burning of the skin tissue, even when rinsed off.
House or building fires. Residential and commercial buildings are susceptible to catching fire. People who are trapped or who otherwise come into contact with such buildings can sustain severe injury.
Scalding. These types of burns occur when steam or hot liquid touches the skin’s surface.
Types of Burn Injuries
These type of burns, although commonly painful, affect the epidermis — your skin’s outer layer. If you get a severe sun burn, you’ve likely had a first-degree burn.
These types of burns are deeper, and can affect the epidermis and the dermis (the middle layer of your skin’s anatomy). These types of burns can occur as a result of scalding, electrical burns, hot stoves, or even chemicals.
These types of burns affect all three layers of the skin including the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. Deeper tissue damage is generally associated with a third-degree burn, and can result in white, black, or charred-looking skin, blistering, numbness, and extreme pain. People who are affected by third-degree burns usually require medical treatment.
A fourth-degree burn is severe and serious in nature and can affect all parts of the body including muscle tissue, nerves, bones, blood vessels, and even bones. Considered extremely severe, these types of burns can lead to permanent disabilities, amputation, and even wrongful death.
Why Hire Our Burn Injury Lawyers?
For over 20 years, our firm has helped people just like you recover the maximum financial compensation for burn injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured by a burn, or other type of catastrophic injury, call us today at 1-858-551-2090 and speak to a personal injury attorney free of charge. There is no cost to have your questions answered, and we never collect money from you unless we win your case.
The Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC is dedicated to personal service, so you won’t be treated like a number at our firm. We care about you and your case. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.
Call us today at 1-858-551-2090 for a FREE consultation.