Posted on March 29, 2013 in Personal Injury
The potential long-term effects of burns place them among the most devastating types of injuries individuals can suffer. In addition to the physical pain of the initial injuries, victims and their families often experience a lifetime of issues ranging from the physical scars to emotional and psychological scarring. Anyone who faces this shattering experience needs to seek knowledgeable legal support from caring attorneys dedicated to the well-being of their clients.
Negligence often causes traumatic burn injuries
In its most recent Fact Sheet , the American Burn Association estimates that 450,000 burn injuries needed medical treatment in 2011. The majority of those burns (68 percent) resulted from incidents in the home relating to the following types of causes:
- Fire or flame (44 percent)
- Scalding (33 percent)
- Contact (9 percent)
- Electrical (4 percent)
- Chemical (7 percent)
- Other (5 percent)
However, while you may know you suffered your injuries in a house fire or in a too-hot shower, you need to understand the underlying cause to help you understand your rights to compensation. The true cause may point to the negligence of others — for example, a faulty furnace may explode and cause a house fire. In these cases, you have the right to take legal action to seek compensation from the negligent parties.
Obtaining the help you need
Regardless of the cause, seeking immediate medical attention is the most important way to protect your health and even your life. But serious burn injuries can involve extensive costs related to ongoing medical treatment, possible surgery and psychological assistance. And these injuries can have long-term and costly effects related to your ability to work or even sustain valued personal relationships.
Insurance claims can address your immediate needs, but a free consultation with an experienced San Diego injury attorney can help you understand all legal options when the causes behind your injuries involve negligent acts by other parties. An experienced lawyer has the resources to conduct a thorough investigation into the underlying causes of your accident, and help pursue compensation for your current and anticipated future expenses.
Schedule a free initial consultation to seek advice from experienced San Diego burn lawyers
If you or a loved one suffers even a relatively mild burn injury, contact the San Diego personal injury attorneys at Traffic Accident Law Center today . We sit down with you for an initial consultation and explore every legal avenue you have to receive compensation for your injuries and wounds. Call us at (877) 594-1943 today for your free initial consultation.
Traffic Accident Law Center
Chase Bank Building
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (877) 594-1943
The potential long-term effects of burns place them among the most devastating types of injuries individuals can suffer. Anyone who faces this shattering experience needs to seek experienced legal support from caring attorneys dedicated to the wellbeing of their clients. With over three decades of combined experience, the San Diego personal injury attorneys at Traffic Accident Law Center explore every legal avenue you have to receive compensation for your injuries and wounds.