San Diego Burn Injury Attorney
About Burn Injuries in San Diego
Burns are injuries to the skin caused by such things as heat, electricity, chemicals, radiation, light or friction and categorized by degree of injury. A first-degree burn would show redness of the skin. A second-degree burn would demonstrate blistering and some pain. A third-degree burn would result in some charring and extreme damage to the skin, sometimes requiring grafting. Burn injuries can be painful and have long-term emotional and psychological affects because of disfigurment and scarring. Many burn injuries occur at work, forcing a worker to take a long absence to recover before returning to work. In the case of negligence by another that caused the burn accident, the responsible party may be liable to you for damages, loss of wages and medical costs, as well as pain ansd suffering. It is important to contact a San Diego personal injury attorney if you are a burn victim caused by an accident. Our attorneys at the Pacific Attorney Group successfully represent clients with burn injuries.
Information Regarding Burn Injuries
The most important aspect of a burn injury is the wound management following the injury. The long lasting affects and complications that can arise from a burn injury are many. A burn injury can cause a person to go into shock, if not treated may lead to further complications or death. Infection is a threat and must be avoided or treated if it occurs. Organ failure is another complication from burn injuries. Additionally, a burn victim may experience respiratory distress. Burn treatment can be costly and require prolonged hospitalization and rehabilitation time.
Before you settle with an insurance company for your burn injuries, you should speak with an attorney. You may be able to sue the negligent party for compensatory and punitive damages if their actions or inactions caused the injury accident. It is important that you contact us today for an appointment with a burn injury lawyer from the Pacific Attorney Group who can review and evaluate your case.
Contact a San Diego burn injury lawyer
if you were in an accident that caused burn injuries.