Expert Representation for Burn Victims

Burn Injury Attorney Torrance

Burn injuries are among the most severe of all injuries. They often result in permanent disfigurement, scarring, and emotional injuries. Many also require expensive treatments such as skin grafts. If you or a member of your family has suffered a severe burn injury due to someone else's negligent actions, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney such as Edward J. Deason who can help you receive compensation for your injury.

A burn is a type of injury caused by heat, electricity, chemicals or friction. There are four types of burn injuries ranging from the first to the fourth degree. Generally a first degree burn will heal with a bit of time and proper care and treatment. Second degree burns generally cause blisters and may cause permanent scarring or discoloration of the skin. Third and fourth degree burn injuries, however, are very dangerous and usually result in permanent disfigurement and painful scarring, contractures, and possibly amputation. In some cases, third and fourth degree burns can lead to death.

Even burn injuries that seem minor are often more dangerous than people realize. Inhaling chemicals, for instance, can burn not just the skin but the lungs. Additionally, burns can become infected easily. Side effects of burn injuries may include: muscle damage, bone loss, blood vessel damage, neurological damage, skin scarring, and loss of feeling at the burn site.

The most common causes of burn injury include: industrial accidents, building explosions, cooking accidents, chemical spills, and electrical accidents. Many people sustain burn injuries from: excessively hot coffee or tea served at a restaurant; negligence by a property manager ; water heaters set too high; defective products ; and careless smoking.

An example of a burn case recently handled by the firm involved an apartment dweller who sustained second and third degree burns on over 25% of his body after just a few seconds in his shower. The water temperature was measured to be in excess of 150° F, which can cause serious burns in 2-3 seconds.

If you or a member of your family has suffered a serious burn injury, Edward J. Deason can help you recover compensation for your losses and expenses, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. Contact the Law Offices of Edward J. Deason so that we can assess your specific case.