Hiring a Lawyer After a Burn Injury
Burn accidents often result in some of the most catastrophic injuries, disfigurement, and scarring, both physically and emotionally. When those injuries are a result of someone else’s recklessness, carelessness, or intentional conduct, it makes things even more painful and difficult.
If you or a loved one is faced with this challenging road to recovery after a burn injury accident, simply put, the time to hire a burn injury lawyer is as soon as possible. There are three important reasons for this.
For starters, an aggressive, compassionate advocate can help you get the best treatment available. That same advocate, through their experience and knowledge, can immediately begin the often complex investigation into what happened and who is responsible as well as preserve important evidence and witnesses. The last major reason is that it is so very important to have someone on your side that you can trust to have your back throughout the whole process.
The Dominguez Firm is committed to work tirelessly for you to get the healing, justice, and compensation you deserve. Having someone in your corner with over 30 years of experience in Greater Los Angeles handling burn injury cases will allow you to focus on the most important thing — healing. It’s important to know that if you or a loved one has suffered these horrific injuries, that you do not have to go forward alone.
Burn accidents and injuries can occur just about anywhere and at anytime, including:
- Home or residential areas
- Vehicle (cars, trucks, motorcycles, watercraft, aircraft, and others)
- Commercial, retail, and restaurant businesses
- Industrial workplace factories, areas and buildings
- Public events and areas of mass gathering (terror attacks)
- Public utilities
- Forest and wildlife areas
- And many others
There are three different types of burns: thermal burns (from an outside heat source such as fire); chemical burns (from dangerous, caustic liquids, powders, or dusts); and electrical burns (from electrocutions). No matter the type, however, each has the potential to injure you severely and catastrophically.
As you may know, burn injuries are categorized as:
- First degree — burns to the outer layer of skin, aka the epidermis, that can result in red, irritated skin, and mild pain;
- Second degree — burns to the layer of skin underneath the epidermis, aka the dermis, that can result in red, irritated skin, blisters, and severe pain; and
- Third degree — burns that go below the dermis, aka full-thickness burns, that can result in damaged or destroyed muscle and fat tissues, as well as injury to bones, tendons, and organs; the skin appears white or charred and may be less painful if nerve endings have been destroyed.
The cause of a burn accident can include human conduct (negligence or intentional), defective products, faulty handling of dangerous items, improper design, wiring, or construction, and many others. Oftentimes, there may be several at-fault parties, requiring a complex burn injury lawsuit to include many theories of liability, such as premises liability, products liability, negligence, intentional torts, and others. Moreover, if any of the defendants are public entities, then the California Tort Claims Act and its special deadlines and requirements will apply, adding another layer of complexity.
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, you do not need to be told just how catastrophic they are and how they can require prolonged hospital stays in which surgeries and procedures such as debridements (removal of dead skin and tissue) and skin grafting may be performed. You also don’t need to be told that once the initial hospital or burn injury center stay is over, you’re faced with a difficult rehabilitation as well as acclimating to scars or disfigurement. Again, it’s important to know that you are not alone and our friendly, caring staff and burn injury lawyers at The Dominguez Firm are here to help.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a burn accident, you have one shot at getting the justice and compensation you deserve. Between the high costs of past and future medical treatment, the loss of past and future income, the diminished quality of life, and the lifelong physical and emotional scars, you cannot trust your burn injury case to just any attorney. The Dominguez Firm has experienced burn injury lawyers to assist and get you the compensation you deserve. If there is no recovery, there is no fee! Call now for a Free Consultation: 800-818-1818.