Los Angeles Burn Injury Attorney
Burn injuries can be among the most painful and terrifying injuries a person can experience and can leave a victim scarred and traumatized for life. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a burn injury, our Los Angeles burn injury lawyers are prepared to fight for your justice and financial compensation.
We understand that recovering from such a traumatic experience is no easy task; it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. That’s why at C&B Law Group, our attorneys are passionate about helping burn victims get their life on track. We know how severely the lost quality of life, pain, emotional suffering, and loss of wages can impact a person’s life, and are well-equipped to help recover a fair financial compensation for your losses.
Burns and fires are a frequent cause of injuries and deaths in the United States. According to the CDC’s National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Survey, there were an estimated 418,000 emergency department visits related to fires or burns across the nation in 2018. Like many other injuries, children tend to be more vulnerable to burn injuries.
There are varying types of burn injuries, with some of the most common causes listed below:
Thermal Burns – Burns that are caused by sources of heat such as fire, hot liquids, steam, and heated metals. These burns can cause tissue cell death or black charring.
Radiation Burns – Burns that are caused by UV-rays, X-rays, radiation therapy, or other sources of radiation
Chemical Burns – Burns that are caused by strong acids, alkalis, detergents, or solvents. Some examples include battery acid, bleach, drain or toilet bowl cleaners, paint thinner, chlorinators, and concrete mix
Electrical Burns – Burns that are caused by alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC) coming into contact with the body. Some examples include contact with stun guns, appliances, household current, or lightning
Burns are classified into different “degrees” of severity, with the higher degrees being more severe.
First-degree burns – These are also known as superficial burns. First-degree burns are typically not severe injuries, and only affect the outer layer of skin (epidermis). The burn site is left red, painful, and dry.
Second-degree burns – Second-degree burns damage both the epidermis as well as the layer underneath (dermis). These burns are more serious, and the burn site will be red, blistered, swollen, and painful.
Third-degree burns – These are very severe burns that destroy both the epidermis and dermis and can reach the innermost layer of skin called the subcutaneous tissue. The burn site will be white or blackened and charred.
Fourth-degree burns – This is the most severe classification of burns as they go through both layers of the skin and tissue and can even reach muscle, bone, and destroy nerve endings in the area.
From physical pain and scarring to potential lifelong emotional trauma, dealing with the consequences of a burn injury can be daunting. As medical bills continue to rack up, burn victims may feel like they have no escape. At C&B Law Group we’ll fight for your justice, and will exhaust every possible option to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact our Los Angeles Burn Injury Attorneys today for a free consultation.