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
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
- Scalding liquids
- Vehicle accidents
- 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
To schedule a free consultation, please call us today.