The United States experiences 2.4 million burn injuries every year, according to the Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. Out of those incidences, 650,000 require medical assistance and 75,000 result in hospitalization. Unfortunately, 20,000 people suffer burns that destroy 25% of their entire body surface.
If your body has been affected by a burn or electrical injury, you have options available to you, as well as attorneys who are ready to fight for you and help you get through these difficult time. Contact B&D Law Group, APLC to discuss your case with one of our experienced and compassionate California burn injury lawyers.
Call our office at (888) 563-4092 for a free initial consultation with our legal team.
Common Causes of Electrocution & Burn Injuries
The epidermis (skin) is the largest organ of a human being. When electricity or fire makes contact with your skin, it can cause severe damage. When an individual suffers from a first-degree, second-degree, or third-degree burns, the skin can be heavily damaged, which can lead to further complications with muscle tissues and the skeletal system. Additionally, smoke inhalation causes damage to the lungs and internal organs.
Burn injuries are often the result of:
- Thermal burns
- Motor vehicle fires
- Water heater fires
- Gas fume ignition
- Defective gas tanks (propane tanks, butane tanks)
- Building fires
- Gasoline explosions
- Chemical burns
- Flammable clothing
- Scolds and burns from hot liquid or boiling waters
- Gasoline spills
- Faulty equipment
- Faulty electrical wires
- Flammable liquid
- Inadequate maintenance
- Improper storage
- Defective products
Defective products are a major cause of electrocution and burn injuries. Consumer products—such as household appliances, consumer electronics, toasters, microwaves, stoves, ovens, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers, blow dryers, propane tanks, and gasoline canisters—can all be potential causes for burns or electrocution. Those burnt or electrocuted as a result of a defective product may have a viable product liability claim against the negligent manufacturer.
What to Do If You Suffer Severe Burns
It is highly suggested that you seek prompt medical attention if you suffer serious burn injuries. If you have been burned or suffered an electrical accident that resulted in bodily harm, you are encouraged to take all the precautionary steps to treat your injury.
Insurance companies often enlist armies of investigators, experts, and other professionals to protect their “bottom line.” You need an advocate on your side who can help you seek the maximum recovery for your catastrophic burn injury accident. A California burn injury lawyer at B&D Law Group can fight to make sure you are adequately compensated for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost income/wages, and other damages. We often work with life-care planners to determine the full extent and cost of your injuries. We then use this information to fight for the fair compensation you deserve.
Call (888) 563-4092 today to schedule your free case evaluation with one of our attorneys.