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San Diego Burn Injury Attorneys

A severe burn is one of the most excruciating injuries a person can suffer. A burn injury can leave someone disfigured and permanently disabled.

At CaseyGerry, our San Diego personal injury attorneys understand that burn injuries can be traumatic and devastating, often leading to lifelong impacts for burn victims. If you have been burned in an accident caused by someone else, you do not have to face the legal recovery process alone.

Burn Injuries Caused by Negligence

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. suffer burns that require medical treatment. Sadly, many of those injuries were preventable and happened because of someone else’s negligent or careless behavior.

There are many ways that negligence can lead to burn injuries and other damages. These include:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Truck, bus, and other large vehicle accidents
  • Electric scooter and eBike accidents
  • Building fires due to negligent landlords, property managers, and homeowners
  • Construction negligence that causes electrical burns, fires, and other incidents
  • Wildfires caused by negligent or reckless conduct
  • Negligently maintained bonfires
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Exposure to chemicals and hazardous materials

If that happened to you, we can help. We have handled many burn injury cases and have the resources and skills to get you the result you deserve.

Burn Injuries Caused by Defective Products

Burn injuries and severe property damage are often caused by dangerous and defective products. Examples include electrical products, acids, solvents, and flammable items as well as lithium ion batteries and consumer products containing those batteries.

While they may be environmentally responsible, electric cars frequently catch fire resulting in burn injuries. Electric cars have been known to catch fire upon impact and sometimes later after an accident has already occurred. Like electric scooters and eBikes, electric cars also sometimes spontaneously catch fire while charging.

Other dangerous products that regularly cause burn injuries include space heaters, clothes dryers, e-cigarettes and vapes, hoverboards, and computer equipment. Manufacturers and sellers of consumer products have a duty to ensure that their products are safe, to warn consumers of any known potential dangers, and to provide adequate instructions for the safe use of their products.

Common Types Of Burn Injuries in San Diego

Burn injuries generally fall into one of three categories based on injury severity.

  • 1st degree burns are the least severe where only the top layer of skin is damaged. These burns can cause pain and inflammation, but they usually go away after a few days. Professional medical treatment is generally not necessary for 1st degree burns.
  • 2nd degree burns are more severe than first degree burns, causing more intense pain, blistering, and inflammation. Medical treatment is often necessary for 2nd degree burns, and in some cases, these burn injuries can lead to scarring.
  • 3rd degree burns are the most severe and cause significant damage to burn injury victims. 3rd degree burns go beyond the skin and can impact muscles, tendons, organs, and bones. Under the worst circumstances, burns can cause fatal injuries.

Burn Injuries And Impacts

Burn injuries can have severe consequences, such as loss of feeling and other senses, chronic pain, disability, and physical scarring. Those who have suffered extreme burns are often required to undergo multiple surgeries and procedures, such as skin grafting. Burn victims are also at a heightened risk of developing infections.

Burn Injury Compensation Available in San Diego

If someone’s negligent or reckless conduct caused your burn injuries, you may have a personal injury claim for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If your injuries are permanent and debilitating, you may be entitled to compensation for lost future earnings, future medical expenses, and loss of enjoyment of life.

If the defendant’s conduct that led to your injuries was egregious, intentional, or otherwise malicious, you might also be awarded punitive damages. Family members who have lost loved ones due to fatal burn injuries may pursue compensation for their losses under a wrongful death claim.

How a Burn Injury Attorney can Help

We know that burn injuries can have devastating and long-term consequences. Personal injury attorneys at CaseyGerry are compassionate legal advocates who have experience representing clients in burn injury cases.

Our attorneys will let you go through the physical and emotional healing process while they seek justice for you and your family. They will pursue all parties responsible for your injuries, and they will fight to secure the compensation that you deserve.

About CaseyGerry

CaseyGerry has advocated for many burn victims and their families over the past 70+ years. People who retain CaseyGerry can focus on recovering and finding a path to a better life, while a team of attorneys and investigators pursue every detail of their case on their behalf.

We welcome you to contact us for assistance if you or a family member suffered a burn injury. Call (619) 238-1811 or fill out our online form to speak with someone right away.

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