The psychological distress often suffered after a burn injury is traumatizing enough without having to worry about financial obligations and medical bills. The burn injury lawyers at San Diego Injury Law Center have extensive experience in handling burn injury claims and know how to deal with the insurance companies. We can help you cope with issues that often accompany a burn injury. Call us at 619-338-8230.
San Diego Injury Law Center’s burn injury lawyers have compassion and will help you through these difficult times. Along with a strong grasp of defective product law, premise liability law, and workers’ compensation law, our attorneys have thorough knowledge of the distinctive injuries associated with different types of burns. We are here to help you 24/7. San Diego 619-338-8230.
Determining the long-term consequences of a burn injury can help in coming up with how much financial compensation a burn victim will need. The scars that can result from a burn injury often require multiple surgeries, and can remain an issue indefinitely. In order to avoid paying for the full treatment of a burn injury, insurance companies often try to settle quickly after an accident, before the full extent of the injury is apparent. When determining how much compensation is fair, you must take into consideration that you may require life-long treatment and reconstructive surgery.
Whether your burn injury occurred due to a car accident, truck accident, or the mistakes of others, it is vital that you have an experienced personal injury lawyer working with you to watch out for your best interests. We are highly experienced at collecting and preserving essential evidence and have successfully handled numerous burn injury cases. Our burn injury lawyers will fight hard for your rights. Call 619-338-8230 for a free consultation.
First-degree burn is the least serious burn injury that a person can sustain. A first-degree burn is one in which only the outer lawyer of the skin is burned. This type of burn is usually characterized by redness in the skin, some swelling, and minor pain. Generally speaking, first-degree burns do not require medical attention unless a substantial portion of the body is affected.
Second-degree burn occurs when the burn has penetrated below the first layer of skin and into the second layer, which is known as the dermis. By appearance, a second-degree burn is usually identified by a deep red color in the skin and blistering. Pain and swelling will also be present. Per the Mayo Clinic, if the second-degree burn is no larger than three inches around, it can be treated as a minor burn, and usually can be treated at home. If it is larger, it is advised to get medical treatment immediately.
Third-degree burn is the most serious type of burn, and occurs where all layers of the skin are burn and the damage goes into the tissue. By appearance, the burned areas may be charred looking, look black, or can even look white and dry. Burns of this degree require immediate medical attention.
Pain however is not an indicator of the severity of a burn. Some of the most serious burns can be painless, as they char and burn through nerves and pain receptors. Signs of shock are pale and clammy skin, weakness, blue lips/fingernails, and a decrease in alertness. When handling a burn injury case, your attorney may want to retain fire forensics experts, construction experts, site investigators, chemical engineers, and product safety experts to make a prompt inspection of what exactly happened. It is crucially important to preserve any product which may have caused a burn injury after the accident for evidence.
Our qualified burn injury attorneys work with experts in the medical field as well as plastic surgeons in order to put together your case. These experts will give their testimonies in the event that you have to go to trial.
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