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