Hemet Burn Accident Lawyer
Skilled Burn Accident Attorneys Serving Hemet, CA
Sustaining an injury is never a pleasant thing; and it can depending on the severity of the injury, be life-threatening. Injuries from burn accidents are among the most painful and complicated injuries ever because they affect more than the skin. They can impact the nerves, blood vessels, muscles, and bones too.
As if these are not bad enough, they also affect the physical appearance, immune health, ability to breathe, and psychological well-being of their victims. In 2016, there were 40,000 hospitalizations related to burn injuries in the United States. Of this 40,000, 30,000 were hospitalized in burn centers. Serious burns can worsen and become a possible threat to human life. If your case gets more serious, contact our Hemet wrongful death lawyer for advice and help.
Living with burn injuries is extremely tasking as it makes it difficult for a person to live a normal life. Depending on the degree of the burns, such a person might be forced to live a life where they are constantly in and out of hospitals for different surgical procedures.
They will also have to contend with the fallout from the numerous procedures they have to undergo. It’s a tough life and one that will be extremely difficult to live without adequate support.
If you or your loved one was injured in a burn accident, reach out to our Hemet burn accident lawyers today. We will review your case, understand the cause of the burn accident and help you determine who will be responsible for compensating you for your injuries and what compensation you should expect.
Types of burns
There are different types of burns and they have different causes. The common types are:
- Radiation burns
- Thermal burns
- Inhalation burns
- Electrical burns
- Chemical burns
- Friction burns
- Surgical burns
- Cosmetic product burns
Radiation burns are caused by radiofrequency energy, ultraviolet light, ionizing radiation, and strong microwave energy. Radiation burns commonly happen as a result of medical procedures. Thermal burns are caused by exposure to extreme heat such as naked fire or flame, contact with hot objects, and scalding.
Inhalation burns happen as a result of inhaling vapors, smoke, the particulate matter contained in smoke, and harmful gases. Inhalation burn injuries are particularly severe as they are not outwardly visible. Electrical burns happen as a result of the passage of electricity through a person’s body. Their damage is typically felt below the skin, but they sometimes create entrance and exit wounds.
Chemical burns typically happen as a result of using a toxic product such as cleaning solutions. Sometimes, chemical burns do not give pain, but they can still cause serious damage. Other times, they cause immediate pain, and sometimes, the pain is delayed.
Friction burns happen as a result of the skin rubbing against a surface e.g. falling and sliding on the floor in a road accident. Injuries from friction burns are extremely painful and they create large areas of raw skin, often leaving nerves exposed, and sometimes, leading to infections.
Surgical burns happen during surgical procedures. Though they are less common than the other types of burns, they are no less painful when they happen. Cosmetic product burns happen when products containing toxic chemical components are applied to the skin. Products like soaps, shampoos, cleansers, and makeup are examples of those that can give burns.
Because cosmetic products do not go through the same types of rigorous testing that medications must pass through, the possibility of a cosmetic product being harmful to the user is high.
Reach out to a Hemet burn accident lawyer for help
Determining fault in burn accidents can be a complex process and this makes it difficult to get compensation for your injuries. However, with our experienced and competent Hemet personal injury lawyer in your corner, getting compensated becomes relatively easier. Reach out to us at (909) 681-1622 to speak with a Hemet burn accident lawyer today.