If you or a loved one has suffered a serious burn injury in San Diego due to someone else’s careless or dangerous conduct, Gomez Trial Attorneys can help. Our San Diego burn injury attorneys have represented a number of burn victims over the past 10 years, and we are confident that you will be in good hands with our attorneys and staff.
Burn injuries are one of the most painful and devastating injuries someone can suffer. Over 700,000 victims go to the emergency room each year for burns, and nearly 45,000 of them are hospitalized for longer-term care. Burns can range from first-degree (top layer) to third-degree burns (tissue damage), and they result in over 4,500 deaths per year due to cell death or infection or smoke inhalation.
For more serious burns, we know about the debridement, the grafting, and the time spent in the burn unit and ICU. We know the amount of physical and emotional therapy burn victims go through, as well as the significant toll it takes on their employment, finances, and personal lives. No person should ever have to go through this.
We are determined and hopeful to walk you through this difficult part of life and get you the necessary treatment and just compensation for your injuries. We will make sure that those who caused you injury will be held accountable.
While burns can be fatal, many burn injuries to the skin and underlying tissue can heal completely with time and treatment. Burns have a variety of causes, including:
Burn injuries are classified into three primary categories. There are technically a fourth-degree burn (damage extends into tendons and bones) and a fifth and sixth-degree burn, but most people who suffer them are killed in the process.
A first-degree burn affects only the first layer of skin. Signs and symptoms include redness, swelling, pain, and dry, peeling skin. Because the signs and symptoms disappear once the skin cells shed, the skin usually heals in 3-6 days.
One common example of a first-degree burn is a sunburn.
While first-degree burns are usually manageable with home care, they can still be extremely painful as the skin is damaged and sensitive to touch.
Second-degree burns are more serious because the damage extends beyond the top layer of skin. This damage causes skin to blister and become extremely red and sore. Some blisters pop open, giving the burn a wet, moist appearance.
Some second-degree burns take longer than 3 weeks to heal, and frequent bandaging is necessary to prevent infection. Pain is classified as severe.
Third-degree burns are the worst burns people survive. They cause damage through every layer of skin, extending into the underlying tissue of the body. The damage can reach the bloodstream, major organs, and bones. Third-degree burns can result in death.
Treatment for third-degree burns is extensive and requires hospitalization at a burn unit or ICU. The damage may be so extensive that the person may not feel pain because his nerves are damaged or dead. Depending on the cause, third-degree burns cause this skin to look waxy and white, charred, dark brown, or raised and leathery. These burns lead to permanent scarring and extreme pain.
While improved technology and burn treatments have saved thousands of lives and helped improve the quality of life for burn victims, medical costs are incredibly expensive. Treatment routinely runs into the $100,000+ range.
There is also a considerable loss of income that results from many serious burn injuries due to not being able to work.
You need a highly experienced attorney who can help to get the necessary compensation to pay for your medical costs and provide for your loss of income and future expenses. We never charge a fee unless we obtain a recovery for you. Our fee is a percentage of your recovery, and we advance all costs for investigators, experts, and any other expenses associated with winning your case.
At Gomez Trial Attorneys we specialize in personal injury, products liability, mass tort, and environmental, insurance, and corporate litigation. We are dedicated to helping people across California, including San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Imperial Counties to get fair and just compensation for their injuries. You can depend on our knowledge and skill when it comes to representing a client with a burn injury. With decades of collective experience, lawyers at our firm consistently gain some of the largest recoveries for personal injuries cases, including burn injury claims.
Please call our office at (619) 237-3490 for more information. Our San Diego burn injury attorneys and staff are happy to speak with you, and all consultation is free
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