Los Angeles Burn Injury Attorney
Serious burn injuries are among the most painful wounds you can suffer. They are also incapacitating and often slow to heal. If you have suffered a severe burn injury due to the negligence, recklessness, or malice of another, you are legally entitled to the meaningful compensation you will need to help you survive incapacity and endure ongoing medical and psychiatric treatments. Depending on your specific circumstances, you may very well be facing long-term disability as well.
Though you will probably not be able to make the call yourself for some time, a family member should contact a sharp, experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Once you become our client, we will provide you not only with legal counsel but with moral support. We recognize the depth of your physical and emotional scars and want nothing more than to win you the significant resources you will require to move into a safe, stable future.
During your free initial consultation, we will determine whether you have a viable burn injury case. If so, we will first attempt to negotiate a suitable settlement with the person or entity that harmed you. If the party who caused your injury (or that party’s insurer) is not reasonably accommodating, we are well-prepared to litigate your case in court. We are steeped in winning tactical knowledge and will craft a strategy appropriate to your particular situation. Furthermore, you will owe us no attorneys’ fees until we win your case.
Compass Law Group commonly deals with burn injuries that result from car, truck, motorcycle, or pedestrian accidents. We also handle premises liability burn cases resulting from construction accidents, explosions, and wildfires. As long as someone other than you is responsible for the physical and emotional harm you have suffered, our astute lawyers will fight aggressively to see to it that you obtain the compensation you deserve.
The American Burn Association differentiates four basic types of burns:
- Thermal burns
- Electrical burns
- Chemical burns
- Radiation burns
Beyond burning various layers of skin, serious burns can result in infection, blood clots, hyperthermia, and necrosis (death of tissue). Severity of burn injuries depend on the duration of contact and the depth of tissue affected.
Unfortunately, serious burns have long-lasting consequences. Beyond destroying skin, they can damage or destroy the tissue beneath: fatty tissue, muscle, nerve, even bone. Also, burn victims are easily dehydrated and frequently suffer from smoke inhalation. When you have been severely burned, in all likelihood you will be hospitalized for an extended period and require long-term rehabilitation. Burn victims often require many surgeries and multiple skin grafts and are left with scarring and disfigurement or loss of organ or limb. The physical and emotional pain is enormous and the financial toll is great.
How Burn Severity Is Classified by the National Institute of Health
Burns are categorized by degrees of severity, according to how deeply their damage penetrates the body.
- First-degree burns are superficial, affecting only the first layer of skin (the epidermis). Though painful, first-degree burns do not result in burn injury lawsuits.
- Second-degree burns are more serious, causing blisters and sometimes requiring skin grafts in order to heal properly.
- Third-degree burns are considered severe and may need reconstructive surgery as well as skin grafts. They may destroy nerves, hair follicles, and sweat glands.
- Fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-degree burns are life-threatening because they consecutively damage fat, muscle, and bone. Victims of such horrendous burns, if they manage to survive, will typically suffer, in addition to harsh scarring, permanent disability in terms of mobility, sensory apparatus, or loss of limb.
By engaging the services of Compass Law Group, you are allying yourself with one of the very best burn injury law firms in California. From the moment you begin accepting our legal counsel, you will realize that we are ready to do whatever it takes to win you the compensation you deserve, including:
- Determining the cause of the fire that injured you
- Establishing negligence and liability
- Collecting and examining pertinent police, fire department, and medical data
- Interviewing witnesses
- Consulting with any necessary experts
You should be aware that, if the cause of the fire was arson, whether or not the defendant is prosecuted or convicted on criminal charges, we can sue that individual in civil court to win you damages.
f you have been severely burned due to the negligence, recklessness or malice of another, you deserve to receive the resources that will stabilize your finances and ensure the most comfortable future possible for you and your loved ones. The highly skilled burn injury attorneys at Compass Law Group are committed to providing you with justice by winning you a settlement large enough to reimburse for your:
- Medical costs now and in the future
- Physical and occupational rehabilitation
- Psychotherapy to cope with the trauma
- Lost income, present and future
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
We will dedicate ourselves to helping you begin your post-accident life with the resources you need to regain your sense of wholeness and hope.
If you or a loved one sustained a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, don’t hesitate to contact our office for a consultation.
This list isn’t all-inclusive many personal injury suits have been raised based on different factors that aren’t included above. Our team of Los Angeles car accident attorneys can work on cases without anything out of pocket.
We’re old enough to have the necessary experience, yet young enough to use the most cutting-edge technology and tactics, and are determined enough to fight and outsmart the other side, every time.