Burn Injuries

At Accident Attorneys, our Antelope Valley burn injury lawyers are dedicated to helping accident victims in Lancaster and beyond recover funds for damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Antelope Valley Burn Injury Attorney

Representing Victims of Catastrophic Injuries in Lancaster

If you or someone you love suffered a serious burn, you may be entitled to financial compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit.

Contact our firm today for a free consultation; call (661) 261-4929

Understanding Burn Injuries

Burns aren't always caused by fire. While heat injuries are often related to burns, other common include:

  • Electricity
  • Chemicals
  • Radiation
  • Steam

There are three types of burns: first-, second-, and third-degree burns. Some medical experts acknowledge fourth-degree burns, but most classify these burns as severe third-degree injuries.

Mild burns result in discomfort, blisters, and swelling; severe burns can lead to long-lasting scars and disfigurement. Depending on the severity of the burn, you may need surgery to repair muscle function and skin.

Treatment for Serious Burns

Burn injuries, especially serious burns, can be very painful. Even during the recovery process, burn injury victims usually experience anxiety and pain. Additionally, victims of serious burns can develop infections and may need ongoing hospitalization and medical care to avoid illness.

Surgery is one of the most common treatments needed to correct a serious burn. After a burn, the victim may suffer nerve damage; skin grafts may be necessary as well. To ease the recovery process, victims may need physical therapy, acupuncture, and long-term medication. If your accident was caused by another's negligence, these costs may be covered by a personal injury settlement.

Compensation for Burn Injury Victims

The costs associated with treating burn injuries can escalate quickly. If your injuries were caused by another person or party’s negligent or wrongful actions, you may be able to hold them liable for these costs, as well as other, non-economic damages.

Every case is different. However, many burn injury victims are able to recover compensation for the following:

  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Surgeries, skin-grafting, and other ongoing treatment
  • Lost wages/income
  • Lost earning ability (disability)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Punitive damages (if applicable)

In order to recover compensation, you must first establish liability. To do so, an attorney at our firm can work to prove that another party owed you a duty of care and that this duty of care was breached, leading to your burn injuries and associated damages. Depending on the situation, the liable party may be another person who acted negligently, a property owner who failed to keep their premises reasonably safe, a product manufacturer that allowed a defective product to enter the consumer market, or another entity.

Call Us for a Free Consultation

Reach out to our office today for a free initial consultation regarding your case to see what our team may be able to do for you. Our personal injury attorneys are ready to fight for you!

Call us at (661) 261-4929 or submit a case evaluation form

Do You Have Questions?

  • If someone else's negligence or carelessness caused your accident, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your damages. Speak with a lawyer from Accident Attorneys to learn more about your legal rights and options with our firm. You can also fill out an online evaluation form for additional information about your unique case.

  • Every case is different. A variety of circumstances determine the value of your claim. Property damage, medical expenses, hospitalization fees, pain, and suffering, missed wages, and many other factors can affect the outcome of your case.

    You can even collect damages for future unemployment / missed wages and ongoing medical costs. Speak with a member of the legal team at Accident Attorneys to learn more about the potential value of your case.

  • If you file a claim against an individual, his / her insurance company is probably aware of the judgment. If the insurance is unaware of the settlement, you can notify the insurer. At this point, the insurance provider should issue a check for the settlement.

    If the responsible party does not have insurance, you may need to enter the settlement with the court. The court has the authority to enforce the judgment if the responsible party refuses to pay.

  • There is no minimum amount of money allowed for a personal injury settlement; every case is determined by the unique facts surrounding the claim. Additionally, most jurisdictions do not have a cap on the amount of my money that you can receive through a personal injury settlement.

    In California, the amount of money that you can receive for noneconomic damages (pain, suffering, etc.) for a medical malpractice case is limited to $250,000; however, other injury settlements are not subject to this restriction.

  • Generally speaking, parents are not allowed to access any money given to their child for a personal injury settlement. This is because some parents may take the money for their own benefit instead of the child.

    Your child's money will probably be placed in a blocked bank account that only he / she can access at the age of 18. The court may allow you to access the money sooner, but only if it is needed for the child's well-being or health.

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