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San Francisco Burn Injury Attorneys

San Francisco Burn Injury Attorneys

Over three million burns occur in the United States every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 1.1 million of those require medical attention. Burns can be caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. Some burns are accidental or self-inflicted, while others occur because another person acted in a negligent or intentionally wrongful manner.

All burns have the potential to cause severe pain, scarring, disfigurement, and can lead to complications such as infections or other medical problems. If you are suffering from a burn that was inflicted directly or indirectly by someone else, it is time to reach out to knowledgeable San Francisco burn injury attorneys for legal help. 

Types of Burns

Burns range in degrees according to the layers of tissue involved. First-degree burns are mild and usually do not need professional medical treatment. They involve only the skin and typically heal on their own in a few days. Second-degree burns should be treated by a doctor. They have blisters and are more painful. Third-degree burns are the most severe as they go through the skin and destroy other tissues. After a third-degree burn, the skin dries, becomes leather-like, and it can turn white, black, or brown. Third-degree burns require emergency medical attention and are extremely painful.

Causes of Burns in Personal Injury Claims

Burns often happen when you least expect it. You know to be careful in the kitchen, but you generally do not expect to incur a burn at work, from a sudden car accident, or from a defective product. Common causes of burns in personal injury cases include:

  • Vehicle accidents
  • Workplace injuries
  • Defective products
  • Electrical accidents
  • Scalding water or pipes
  • Fires in public places 
  • Apartment building fires

Depending on the cause of your burn, your employer, a product manufacturer, another driver, or even a landlord, could be liable for your injuries. After you receive medical care for your burn, your first call should be to our experienced San Francisco burn injury attorneys who can assess the circumstances of your burn to determine if you have a potentially successful personal injury case. 

Personal Injury Claim Requirements

Our attorneys will be evaluating your injuries to see if we will be able to prove the required elements in a personal injury case. These elements include:

  • Someone else owed you a duty of care
  • They breached their duty of care
  • Their breach of duty caused your injuries
  • Your injuries led to damages such as pain and suffering and medical bills

Your attorney would need to establish each of these points to prevail in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. It is also necessary to determine the amount of damages you deserve due to your losses.

Call Our Experienced San Francisco Burn Injury Attorneys Today

Burns leave victims with pain, disfigurement, scarring, and sometimes even permanent disabilities. When burns occur due to the negligence of another individual or party, victims are legally entitled to compensation. By hiring San Francisco burn injury attorneys, you can get answers to your questions and pursue all compensation that may be owed to you. Take the first step in your case by contacting the Law Office of Scott Righthand today to schedule your case evaluation.

Call 415-544-0115 to set up an appointment with one of our experienced lawyers to talk about your accident and potential compensation available to you. You may also email our firm.

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can be confident knowing that we truly care about what you’re facing and will do whatever it takes to
secure a successful outcome.

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