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San Mateo Burn Injury Lawyer

San Mateo Burn Injury Lawyer

San Mateo Burn Injury Lawyer

Suffering a burn injury is as painful and terrifying as it is dangerous. Not only are burn injuries slow to heal and closely associated with serious secondary health concerns, but they can also be disfiguring. If someone else’s negligence leaves you or someone you love with a burn injury, you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced San Mateo burn injury lawyer in your corner. 

The Mayo Clinic’s Assessment

The Mayo Clinic shares that when a burn victim experiences a burn that involves any of the following, he or she will likely require transfer to a specialized burn center:

  • A burn that covers more than one-tenth of the victim’s total body
  • A burn that is very deep
  • A burn that is on the face, groin, or feet

The goals of treatment for serious burns include:

  • Controlling the intense pain that is commonly associated with these serious injuries
  • Preventing dangerous infections 
  • Removing dead tissue
  • Restoring function to the affected region of the body
  • Reducing scarring

Additionally, the need for emotional support and ongoing follow-up care is not uncommon. 

Primary Causes

Some of the primary causes of serious burn injuries include:

  • Exposure to fire 
  • Exposure to hot liquid or steam
  • Exposure to hot glass, metal, or other objects
  • Exposure to strong acids or gasoline

Any one of these can be caused by a traffic accident, such as a car, truck, bike, or pedestrian accident. 

Serious Complications

To make burn injuries that much more serious, they are closely associated with all the following dangerous complications:

  • Dangerous fluid loss, including low blood volume
  • Dangerous reduction in body temperature
  • Bacterial infections, which can lead to sepsis (an infection of the bloodstream)
  • Breathing difficulties related to the intake of smoke and hot air
  • Bone and joint issues related to the buildup of scar tissue that can lead to shortened muscles, tendons, and/or skin

Your Physical, Financial, and Emotional Losses

In addition to your serious burn-related physical damages, you can experience other losses (or legal damages) that include:

  • Medical Costs – The serious nature of burns helps to ensure that your medical bills will be extensive and will likely need to address ongoing medical care, attention, and treatment. 
  • Lost Income – Healing from serious burns is generally a lengthy process, and the buildup of scars that tighten your muscles and tendons can interfere with your ability to do your job (and can lead to an attendant decrease in earning potential).
  • Pain and Suffering – It is difficult to overstate the degree of physical and emotional suffering that is associated with serious burn injuries. 

Don’t Put Off Consulting with an Experienced San Mateo Burn Injury Lawyer

If someone else’s negligence leaves you with a burn injury, the accomplished San Mateo burn injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Scott Righthand recognize the gravity of your situation and are committed to zealously advocating for your case’s optimal outcome. For more information about how we can help, please don’t hesitate to schedule a free consultation by contacting us today.

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.

Beyond our accolades, we believe it is our compassion that truly sets us apart. When you come to our firm, you
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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