Burn Injuries Lawyer Los Angeles
Burn injuries are some of the most painful types of injuries a person can endure. In addition, recovering from a burn injury is a lengthy process that often requires skin grafting and multiple plastic surgeries. Even once a person has healed from his/her injuries, he/she is usually permanently scarred and/or disfigured. If you have been moderately or severely burned, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries, pain, suffering, and medical treatment. An experienced Los Angeles burn injury lawyer can evaluate your case, discuss your best options, and help you take the appropriate legal action.
Burn injuries are classified as either first degree burns, second degree burns, or third degree burns. The degree of the burn will depend on the extent of the damage to the skin.
FIRST DEGREE BURNS are characterized by a redness of the skin, which signifies damage to the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin). People with first degree burns will feel pain, but after a short while the pain will subside. After the burn has healed, the skin is left with little to no scarring.
SECOND DEGREE BURNS are more severe than first degree burns, and cause damage by penetrating both the epidermis and the dermis (second layer of skin). Characteristics of second degree burns include a blistering, redness, and fluid around the area of the burn. Although second degree burns are extremely painful, they usually heal within two weeks.
THIRD DEGREE BURNS are the most severe and painful of all. Third degree burns damage all layers of the skin and can even damage the tissue beneath the skin. When the skin sustains a third degree burn, it often turns black or white, and sometimes even chars. Although third degree burns cause the most damage to the skin, many third degree burn victims feel little to no pain because their nerve endings have been damaged. Recovering from third degree burns can be painful as it typically requires skin grafting and plastic surgery. Even after a person has completely healed from his/her burns, he/she will have severe scarring and/or disfigurement.
Causes of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can result from a variety of circumstances, including:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises liability accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Building or structure fires
- Chemical burns
- Thermal burns
- Radiation burns
- Steam burns
- Scalding water or liquid
- Defective products
Burn Injury Attorney Los Angeles
If you are suffering from a burn injury, you deserve to be compensated. Not only are you battling excruciating pain, but you will most likely require expensive, long term hospitalization and surgery. In addition, you are also likely to experience severe scarring, nerve damage, sensory loss, respiratory damage, disfigurement, and problems with joint function and body temperature regulation. Depending on the cause of your injuries, the law in California entitles burn injury victims to damages for their medical expenses, rehabilitative costs, lost wages, financial hardship, and pain and suffering.
Contact Los Angeles Burn Injury Attorney
At Hamdam & Associates, we are committed to helping burn injury victims file personal injury claims against responsible parties. At my firm, we make it our goal to build gripping cases by thoroughly investigating the cause of the burn, as well as by examining medical documents and speaking with credible witnesses and experts. Our number one priority is fighting on behalf of our clients’ best interest at all times, and helping them secure a large settlement to cover the cost of treating their injuries for the rest of their life.
If you have been burned and would like to schedule a consultation with a friendly, reliable, and experienced burn injury attorney in Los Angeles, please do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Hamdam & Associates at 1 (866) 342-6326.
Serious burns are one of the most traumatic forms of injuries that the body will ever go through as they cause tremendous physical pain on top of dramatic changes to one’s appearance. If you or a loved one has been burned, it is time to call our burn injury attorney from Hamdam and Associates who is proud to help victims in Winnetka, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Reseda, Panorama City, Woodland Hills, Van Nuys, Lake Balboa, Lancaster, Encino, San Fernando Valley, Canoga Park, and Northridge.