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Dedicated Burn Injury Lawyers

Suffering a burn injury can have life-altering consequences, both physically and emotionally. When someone else’s negligence resulted in your harm, you deserve justice. Our dedicated burn injury lawyers are committed to helping victims and their families in California, Nevada, and Texas seek the compensation they need and deserve after a serious injury.

We Help Burn Victims Seek Justice in Los Angeles California, Nevada, and Texas

Burn injuries are often a devastating type of personal injury that result in long-lasting physical, emotional, and financial impacts for victims and their families. Did another person or entity’s negligence result in burn injuries to you or a loved one? You may be able to hold the liable party accountable and recover compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim.

At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, we fight for accident victims throughout California, Nevada, and Texas. Do not hesitate to contact our burn injury attorneys to discuss your unique situation. We can help you understand your best legal options to move forward.

If we take your case, you will not pay us anything unless we winContact us online or at (888) 779-1180 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

Types of Burn Injury Cases We Handle

Burns can occur anywhere, such as in homes, workplaces, or public spaces. They can result from many causes, including fires, explosions, electrical malfunctions, or chemical exposure. Our Los Angeles burn injury lawyers fight for individuals in a wide range of personal injury cases that result in burn injuries.

A few examples of cases our burn accident attorneys handle include but are not limited to burn cases involving:

 

The list above includes examples of cases we handle but is not exhaustive. Burns can result from anywhere a flammable or hot object exists. If you have incurred burn injuries due to someone else’s negligence, do not wait to contact us. We are ready to review your case and discuss your best legal options for recovering compensation.

What Are the Types of Burn Injuries?

When most people think about burn injuries, flames come to mind. However, there are four main types of burn injuries. These burns include:

  • Thermal burns. Thermal burns occur when you come into contact with heat. Heat sources can include flames, steam, hot metals, scalding liquid, and other hot objects.
  • Chemical burns. Chemical burns can result from contact with corrosive chemicals like acids, alkalis, detergents, or solvents. These burns often occur in environments where chemicals are usually handled, such as the workplace or the household.
  • Electrical burns. Electrical burns can occur due to direct contact with electrical current. These accidents often occur in construction sites, industrial settings, or homes with faulty wiring or electrical equipment.
  • Radiation burns. Radiation burns result from prolonged radiation exposure, such as from the sun, X-rays, or radiation therapy.

 

Unfortunately, many accident victims also suffer from inhalation injuries along with burn injuries. Inhalation injuries occur when you inhale toxic fumes or smoke, damaging the respiratory system.

Understanding the Severity of Burn Injuries

According to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, there are six main types of burn classifications. These classifications explain the severity of the burn injury, including depth and coverage, and potential symptoms. These burn classifications include:

  • First-degree burns. First-degree burns are called superficial burns and are the least severe type of burn injury. They affect the outer layer of the skin, known as the epidermis. These burns may cause redness, swelling, and mild pain. However, they generally do not result in scarring.
  • Second-degree burns. Second-degree burns involve damage to the epidermis and the dermis, or the body’s second layer of skin. These burns can cause severe pain, redness, swelling, and blisters. They generally require medical treatment and may result in scarring.
  • Third-degree burns. Third-degree burns destroy the skin’s epidermis and dermis layers, reaching the underlying tissues. They typically require extensive medical treatment, including skin grafting, and can result in permanent scarring and disfigurement.
  • Fourth-degree burns. Fourth-degree burns reach and damage the body’s fat tissues. Fourth-degree burns may result in amputation, permanent disfigurement, and death.
  • Fifth-degree burns. Fifth-degree burns go beyond fat tissues and damage the body’s muscles. Like fourth-degree burns, these burns are life-threatening and generally require amputation of the affected area.
  • Sixth-degree burns. Sixth-degree burns reach the bone. These burns are usually fatal.

What Damages Can I Recover After a Burn Accident?

Burn injuries can be devastating and traumatic, resulting in extensive time in the hospital, rehabilitation, and time away from work. Many burn accident victims may deal with permanent injuries to cope with for the rest of their lives.

During recovery, you may have many questions about how to pay for your medical bills, future medical expenses, and what happens to lost income from missing work. If your burns resulted from someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover full compensation for your damages.

Some of the most common types of damages in burn accident cases include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Future care costs
  • Lost income from missing work
  • Loss of earning capacity or ability to work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of consortium (in the event of wrongful death)

Discuss Your Situation With Our los angeles Burn Accident Lawyers Today

We understand the devastation a burn injury can have on your or your loved one’s life. At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, we help burn injury victims in California, Nevada, and Texas obtain the compensation they deserve after serious accidents. We may be able to help you on your road to recovery too.

Our burn injury lawyers in Los Angeles are here to answer your legal questions and help you understand your potential legal options after a serious accident. We provide a free consultation to discuss your situation at no risk to you. During your consultation, we can also determine how we may be able to help. Call us at (888) 779-1180 or contact us online to schedule yours.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, personal injury is all we do. We handle a wide range of injury cases, including all types of motor vehicle accidents. For example, we represent victims of car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and rideshare accidents. We also handle wrongful death, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, pedestrian accidents, dangerous and defective products, construction accidents, and many more injury cases.

"Damages" is the legal term for what you have lost in the accident. Damages generally fall into two main categories, economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include monetary or quantifiable losses you have incurred, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and property damages. Non-economic damages are more difficult to quantify because they are non-monetary losses. Examples of non-economic damages include pain and suffering, depression, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Each state has its own time limit for filing a personal injury claim. This time limit is called the statute of limitations. In California, Nevada, and Texas, most personal injury claims will fall under a two-year statute of limitations. That means you have two years from the date of the injury or death to file a lawsuit. However, there are certain exceptions to these deadlines. Consider discussing your unique situation with an experienced personal injury attorney from our firm. We can help you understand how the statute of limitations in your state may affect your potential claim.

Most personal injury lawyers, like us, work on a contingency fee basis. Working on contingency means that you pay nothing upfront for legal representation. Instead, you only pay if you win your case through a settlement or verdict. You and your lawyer will agree to an amount, usually a percentage. If your case succeeds, that amount will be deducted from the verdict or settlement. If your case is not successful, then you owe the lawyer nothing.