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What are Your Legal Options After a Burn Injury?


Burns have the potential to be some of the most painful and debilitating injuries a person can suffer. When this type of injury is caused by another person’s actions, the responsible party can and should be held responsible for the damage they have caused. At the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley, we represent victims of burn injuries and work hard to bring them the compensation they need to recover after an accident.

Burn injuries may result from a number of different types of accidents, including:

  • Car accidents. Car accidents can cause fires and explosions that can severely injure a driver or passenger trapped inside the vehicle.
  • Industrial accidents. Manufacturing plants often contain flammable and combustible chemicals. Any lapse in safety measures could lead to an explosion that could seriously burn plant workers.
  • Accidents on another person’s property. For example, if a fire occurred in an apartment building that wasn’t adequately equipped with smoke detectors or sprinklers, the property owner may be held liable for any injuries suffered by tenants. Alternatively, a property owner may be held liable if a guest was electrocuted due to unsafe, exposed wiring on their premises.

Burn injuries vary in severity from first to fourth degree. A first-degree burn affects the top layer of skin only, while third and fourth-degree burns cause much deeper damage to underlying muscles and bone that may require skin grafting to repair. Burn victims may require surgery to mitigate the damage and may be left with significant and permanent scarring. Often, plastic surgery may be needed to reconstruct the burned area.

Burn Injury Lawyer in Northern California

If you have suffered a burn injury due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to financial compensation to cover the costs of your medical bills, rehabilitation, reconstructive surgery, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We encourage you to contact our firm as soon as possible to talk about whether you have a case and what options are available to you. Since 1999, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, demonstrating our passion for protecting the rights of injured Californians.

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