Suffering from Burn Injuries?

Our Santa Rosa Injury Lawyers Can Provide Solutions

Burn injuries vary from relatively minor wounds to the most painful and disfiguring type of personal injury a victim can suffer. Severe burns may lead to muscle damage, respiratory failure, permanent physical deformity and significant emotional distress. Some of the most common causes of burn injuries include chemical burns, electric shock, car accidents, scalding liquids, defective products and fires.

A burn injury case resulting from someone's wrongful behavior often requires expert legal advice from a compassionate personal injury attorney. An effective lawyer can often hold the responsible party accountable for the cost of quality medical care, reconstructive procedures, rehabilitation and therapy. Our Santa Rosa injury attorneys have decades of experience representing injured victims and successfully obtaining compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. We can also help you seek compensation for long-term medical care that may include skin grafting, scar revision and other appearance-enhancing procedures that often accompany severe burn injuries.

Types of Burn Injuries

Some of the most common burn injuries include thermal burns, electrical burns, chemical burns, radiation burns and inhalation burns. These often involve toxic exposure and smoke inhalation, and they can be fatal. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), nearly 4,000 individuals die each year due to burn injury complications.

Burn injuries are classified by the degree (depth of penetration) of the burn, the type of burn, and the size and area of the body affected. A "Rule of Nine" chart is often used to determine the total body surface area (TBSA) that has been burned. Burn injuries that cover more than 9 percent of the body are considered major burns.

Burn injury depth of penetration measurements include:

  • First degree burns
  • Second degree burns
  • Third and fourth degree burns

Unfortunately, many catastrophic burn injuries are caused by the negligence of another party and frequently occur in motor vehicle accidents such as truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and other types of collisions that could have been prevented. While nothing can compensate for the pain and suffering associated with severe burn injuries, a personal injury settlement can alleviate the financial burden on the burn injury victim and his or her family in Santa Rosa, Napa, Novato, Petaluma or other area of Northern California. Receiving just compensation is especially important in burn injury cases due to the degree of devastation, emotional stress and changed physical appearance that many victims are left to deal with for the rest of their lives.

Contact our Santa Rosa Injury Attorneys Today

Our Santa Rosa injury lawyers are committed to meticulously investigating the cause of a significant burn injury and fighting for compensation from the responsible party, including another individual, manufacturer, private company or government agency. If you or a loved one has sustained serious burn injuries due to negligence, please call 707-387-0960 to schedule your free case evaluation.