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Burn Injury

Sacramento Burn Injury Attorneys

Advocating For Those Who Have Suffered From Burns, Scars & Disfigurement in California

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institute of Health, defines a burn as tissue damage caused by a variety of agents such as heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or nuclear radiation. Most common are burns caused by scalds from flammable liquids and gases, burns in motor vehicle accidents, building fires, and explosions.

According to the American Burn Association, each year in the United States, 1.1 million burn injuries require medical attention. Approximately 45,000 of these require hospitalization, and roughly half of those burn patients are admitted to a specialized burn unit. The Sacramento burn injury lawyers of Piering Law Firm are experienced in handling accidents resulting in burns and other catastrophic and serious injuries.

To schedule a free consultation, call (916) 476-2399 or send us an email to get started with our burn injury attorney in Sacramento.

Statistics of Burn Injuries Resulting in Scars or Disfigurement

About 4,500 people die from burns each year in the U.S. This number is a sharp reduction from the 9,000 annual fatalities from burn injuries 30 years ago. The change reflects an increased medical understanding of burns and their treatment. Burn survivors also have improved health, functioning, and quality of life. Because burns damage the skin's protective barrier, they are often followed by serious infection.

Another 10,000 people die every year in the United States of burn-related infections. Among hospitalized burn patients, pneumonia is the most common infectious complication. Severe burns are among the most devastating types of injuries. If you or a loved one is a burn survivor, you may take some comfort in learning about your legal rights, which, if exercised with the skill and knowledge of an experienced attorney, can ease your burden.

Common Causes of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can result from various causes, each requiring a thorough understanding of the circumstances to build a strong case. Common causes of burn injuries include:

  • Workplace Accidents: Employees in industrial settings or construction sites may face burn injuries due to chemical exposures, explosions, or faulty equipment.
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents: Car crashes, truck accidents, or motorcycle collisions can lead to fires, resulting in severe burn injuries for those involved.
  • Defective Products: Malfunctioning electronics, appliances, or other consumer products may cause fires or explosions, leading to burn injuries.
  • Premises Liability: Property owners have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment. Negligence such as inadequate safety measures, lack of fire exits, or faulty wiring can lead to burn injuries.
  • Chemical Exposure: Some occupations involve working with hazardous chemicals. When proper safety precautions are not taken, it can lead to chemical burns.

Understanding Compensation for Burn Injury Claims

Potential damages that could be recovered in a burn injury claim include:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for past and future medical costs that are related to the burn injury, including hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care.
  • Lost Wages: If the burn injury has resulted in the victim's inability to work, they may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and potential future earnings.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical and emotional pain and suffering endured as a result of the burn injury.
  • Disfigurement and Scarring: Burn injuries often lead to permanent scarring and disfigurement. Victims may be entitled to compensation for the impact on their appearance and self-esteem.
  • Property Damage: If the burn injury was caused by a property-related incident, such as a fire in a rental property, compensation may be available for property damage.
  • Wrongful Death: In the tragic occasion of a fatal burn injury, surviving family members could be entitled to wrongful death damages, including funeral costs and loss of financial support.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Burn Injury Claim in California?

It is crucial to be aware of the time limitations for filing a burn injury claim in California. The statute of limitations dictates the timeframe within which a legal action must be initiated. In California, the statute of limitations for burn injury claims is typically two years from the date of the injury. However, certain circumstances may affect this timeline, emphasizing the importance of seeking legal advice promptly.

Delaying legal action could result in the forfeiture of the right to pursue compensation. To ensure the best possible outcome for your burn injury claim, consult with our Sacramento burn injury lawyers at Piering Law Firm as soon as possible.

Contact Our Burn Injury Attorneys in Sacramento Today

We handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so you only pay us after we have successfully resolved your case. Our Sacramento burn injury attorneys will meet with you anytime that works with your schedule, after regular business hours or on the weekend.

Get started with a free consultation today. Our Sacramento burn injury lawyers will also meet you in your home or another location if getting to our office in Sacramento poses a challenge. Se habla español.

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