Serious burns are among the most devastating injuries people can suffer. In addition to the emotional trauma, victims often face a lifetime of stigmatizing scars and severe health problems. If you are the victim of a serious burn, contact a San Bernardino burn injury lawyer at the law firm of Aitken * Aitken * Cohn. In a free consultation a burn injury lawyer will evaluate your case and give you experienced and compassionate legal advice toward filing a burn injury lawsuit.
Burn Injury Lawsuit
Burn injuries can be caused by:
- Steam or other gases
Burns can be fatal, and are always extremely painful due to damaged nerve endings. Many burn injuries are the result of reckless actions or hazardous conditions caused by individuals or businesses. A burn injury attorney can determine liability and advise whether a burn injury lawsuit is justified.
All types of burn injuries are classified by the degree of the burn, ranging from first degree burns to third degree burns. The most serious burns are always third degree burns, which involve all layers of skin and the tissues beneath them. Third degree burns require hospitalization and they put the victim at severe risk of infection. Pain will sometimes be minimal at first due to nerves being totally destroyed, but there will be disfigurement from scarring, and they often require skin grafting.
A burn injury lawsuit is necessary because of the long-term complications. Burn injuries can affect all functions of the body no matter which area of the body is burned. Serious infections occur, the body can have trouble regulating temperature, and the respiratory system may fail. Your burn injury attorney will also be aware that the psychological trauma from the burn and the altered physical appearance of the victim can be just as difficult to deal with.
Contact a San Bernardino Burn Injury Lawyer
A San Bernardino burn injury lawyer from Aitken * Aitken * Cohn will have the compassion, skills and experience needed to help you receive the maximum compensation possible for your suffering. To learn more about your legal rights and options, please contact us today.