San Francisco Burn Injury Lawyers

Seeking Compensation for Burn Victims

People who suffer serious burn injuries may spend weeks or months in the hospital and rehabilitation centers. Their medical costs alone will be enormous. The additional loss of income and benefits can add to the total cost of the injury. Without compensation, it is unlikely that most people can afford these expenses.

If you or a loved one suffered a burn injury because of the negligence of another party, you may be able to recover damages. The personal injury trial lawyers at Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge can help. We have a long record of success with complex injury and wrongful death claims. Please call our office or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our San Francisco burn injury attorneys.

Consequences and Causes of Burns

Burn injuries can affect more than the skin. People with serious burn injuries may also have nerve damage, cardiac and respiratory distress, infections, muscle and bone damage, inhalation injuries and organ failure. The pain, scarring and disfigurement caused by burns may cause emotional trauma such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Burn survivors must endure a long, difficult recovery that can include numerous surgical and cosmetic procedures, physical rehabilitation, pain management and psychotherapy. Many people spend months or years recovering emotionally from the injury and may withdraw from social interactions.

House fires are the most common cause of burns in the U.S. Other frequent causes include:

  • Scalding liquids
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Explosions
  • Defective products
  • Chemical exposure
  • Electrical accidents

People who are injured in a fire or explosion may also suffer respiratory injuries. In fact, more fire victims die from smoke inhalation or toxic gas inhalation than from burn injuries.

Contact a Burn Injury Attorney in San Francisco

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