There are many scenarios in which you may sustain a burn injury, and none of them are pleasant. While you may need to accept your injury when it has been caused by your own error, a San Diego burn injury attorney could provide the legal representation you require when somebody else’s negligence has led to you being hurt. Burns can differ from other serious injuries as, even when the initial pain and suffering subsides, you may be left with significant scarring and, as a result, emotional distress for years to come. Aside from being unsightly and potentially reducing your confidence in your appearance, scarring can itself cause you pain and discomfort, neither of which you should have to suffer due to somebody else’s negligence or deliberately dangerous actions.
If you, or a loved one, have recently been burned due to the negligence of another person or entity, you deserve nothing less than outstanding legal representation. Hire a lawyer from Edward J Babbitt APC & Associates today to recover the monetary damages you are entitled to.
Although there are many ways in which you may sustain a burn injury, one of the most common is fire. Ranging from minor burns that can be easily treated at home, to serious burn injuries requiring multiple operations and lengthy recovery periods, people get burned in San Diego, and across California, more often than you may think. According to the National Fire Prevention Association’s 2016 statistics:
3,390 United States civilians died in fires in 2016 alone
Almost 81% of these fatalities occurred in the home
280 civilians died in highway vehicle fires
14,660 people were injured as a result of a fire
2016 saw the highest number of civilian fire injuries and deaths recorded in the United States since 2008
Further information is also available from the U.S Fire Administration, whose research delves into the causes of these fires. Their most recent figures relate to 2015 incidents, where:
Cooking was one of the most common causes of residential fires (33.7%) but only accounted for 6.6% of fatal burn injuries
Intentional fire-raising resulted in 9.7% of fatal residential fires, just under 5% of vehicle fires, and 17% of outside fires
California, along with Texas and New York, led the United States in terms of fatal burn and fire-related injuries, with 214 deaths occurring in 2015
Of course, fires are not the only causes of burn injuries, and our San Diego burn injury attorneys also have significant experience in successfully handling cases arising from:
When you are suffering the intense pain and anguish that tends to be associated with severe burns, the last thing you need is the stress and hassle of chasing insurance companies for compensation. The good news is, when you hire one of our expert San Diego lawyers, we will handle every aspect of your case, leaving you free to concentrate on your recovery.
To schedule your free initial consultation with an outstanding San Diego burn injury attorney, call us today.