An Irvine Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Burn injuries are among the most painful and traumatic personal injuries anyone can possibly endure. A severe burn injury victim will often lose his or her natural ability to fight disease and dehydration. The worst burns can destroy skin elasticity, sweat glands, and hair follicles. Many severe burn injury victims will develop lifelong issues with their mobility and breathing.
Burn injuries have the potential to create more than one type of trauma. On top of the potential for physical scarring, psychological scars can make it impossible to live a normal life. The worst burn injury victims must often deal with peoples’ stares, rude comments, and even discrimination.
Burn injuries are a type of personal injury, which means that victims are typically entitled to file a personal injury claim to recover monetary damages for their injuries and financial losses.
Most Irvine burn injury claims are generally based on:
- Negligence–injuries caused by someone’s reckless or deliberate acts
- Product Defects–injuries caused by a defective product
- Premises Liability
If you have suffered burn injuries in the city of Irvine due to someone’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and possibly more. Please don’t hesitate to contact us 24/7 at (949) 334-9200 or feel free to email us at [email protected] to schedule a free consultation with our experienced, caring and compassionate legal team. At West Coast Trial Lawyers, we are always here to answer any questions you may have about burn injury claims.
Common Types Of Burns Causes
- Flame Burns: A type of premises liability accident, these burns are most commonly seen after building fires or after direct contact with open flames. For example, poorly installed electrical work or defective appliances are common causes of building fires.
- Electrical Burns: These burns don’t always look serious at all, but often occur when electricity passes through vulnerable skin tissue. Regardless of their appearance, electrical burns cause severe internal damage.
- Contact Burns: These burns are very common and don’t usually involve negligence. They are typically caused after touching hot objects, such as cooking appliances, cigarettes, or equipment that radiates at extreme temperatures.
- Flash Burns: Flash burns are typically caused after the sudden ignition of a flammable liquid or gas.
- Scalds: Often occur after direct contact with a hot liquid.
- Steam Burns: Often caused by industrial accidents. However, they can be caused by defective appliances that are under extreme pressure.
- Chemical Burns: Commonly seen in work related accidents and are often negligence based. These burns can also be caused by exposure to a strong acid or base commonly seen in household cleaning supplies and industrial chemicals. <