San Francisco Burn Injury Attorneys

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 staggering.

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.