Strong Advocates for Victims of Burn Injuries
Serious burns damage tissue and they often leave other lasting effects
in the form of scarring or psychological harm. Over the years, medical
science has learned much about the physical and emotional effects of burns
and how to treat them. But one overriding fact clouds the discussion concerning
the treatment of burns: the cost of primary and follow-up care can be
Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge obtained a $1,000,000 settlement
for patron of a Thai restaurant whose body was burned by scalding tea.
Bay Area Severe Burn Accident Lawyers
Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge is a law firm dedicated to helping
accident victims rebuild their lives. As strong advocates for burn victims,
we work diligently to obtain compensation that can pay for medical care
and other needed services, as well as damages for other economic and noneconomic losses.
Our law firm represents people who have suffered serious thermal burns
caused by motor vehicle accidents, industrial accidents, defective consumer
products and other causes. We have the experience, knowledge and resources
needed to prevail in such cases. When representing you, we will seek full
compensation for all losses, including the financial resources that can
pay for medical care, scar revision surgery and other needs.
Serious Burn Injuries Need Specialized Care
Burns are classified according to the degree of damage (first-, second-,
third- or fourth-degree) and the amount of skin area that is affected.
The injuries of a person who is exposed to fire or a scalding liquid may
be classified as follows:
Minor burns - First- or second-degree burns covering less than 15 percent of an adult's
body or less than 10 percent of a child's body, or third-degree burns
on less than 2 percent of the body.
Moderate burns - First- or second-degree burns covering 15 percent to 25 percent of an
adult's body or 10 percent to 20 percent of a child's body, or
third-degree burns on 2 percent to 10 percent of the body.
Major burns - First- or second-degree burns covering more than 25 percent of an adult's
body or more than 20 percent of a child's body, or third-degree burns
on more than 10 percent of the body.
Each type of
burn requires specialized medical care. Patients with moderate burns should
be treated in a hospital, and those with major burns should be treated
in the burn unit of a hospital. The San Francisco burn injury lawyers
at Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge will seek maximum compensation
for these costs, as well as income loss, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Contact an Attorney
For a free consultation about a burn injury case,
contact Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge.