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Burns are serious injuries that often lead to long recovery times, painful corrective procedures, and potentially permanent cosmetic and/or functional damage to the affected area. If you or a loved one recently sustained any type of burn injury caused by the negligent actions of another party, contact the Law Offices of John Phebus today to schedule a free case evaluation with a Glendale burn injury lawyer.
A burn injury can require multiple restorative surgeries, ongoing treatments like physical therapy, and expensive specialist care. When a negligent party causes such serious damages, the victim should not have to pay for the results. A Glendale burn injury attorney will help a burn injury victim gather evidence to build a strong personal injury case against the responsible party. The burn injury attorney can also coordinate expert witness testimony to help prove the full extent of the client’s damages and handle correspondence with insurance claims adjusters.
Physicians classify burns based on type and degree.
More severe burns have a higher chance of causing permanent damage. Affected areas of skin may lose their elasticity, inhibiting free range of motion or impairing fine motor functions. Different types of burns also entail additional risks. For example, chemical burns may cause symptoms like poisoning or respiratory damage. Thermal burns may require extensive skin grafting surgeries. Electrical burns may cause cardiopulmonary issues or nerve damage. Radiation burns, like sunburn, can increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer.
A burn injury may require expensive immediate and future medical treatment. The victim may not be able to work for an extended time or at all in the future depending on the severity of his or her injuries. Burn injuries are also excruciatingly painful and can result in lasting psychological damage from traumatic burns and disfigurement. A burn victim can potentially secure compensation for these and all other damages resulting from a burn injury caused by another party’s negligence.
The plaintiff’s attorney must prove the defendant owed a duty of care, violated that duty, and directly caused the plaintiff’s burn injuries, to succeed with a burn injury lawsuit. If you or a loved one recently suffered burn injuries due to the negligence of another party, contact the Law Offices of John Phebus today to schedule a free consultation with a Glendale burn injury lawyer.