Burn Injury Lawyer in Santa Rosa
Painful burn injuries can be a result of fire, electricity, chemicals or scalding liquids. In any type of burn injury, the victim may face permanent scarring, disfigurement, and other damages.
At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, our Santa Rosa catastrophic injury attorneys can help you get compensation for your losses if you were injured due to negligence. Call (707) 575-7141 for a consultation.
HOW DID YOUR BURN INJURY HAPPEN?
Burn injuries are common in house fires, workplace accidents, and hazardous chemical explosions. Burns can lead to permanent scarring, disfigurement, infection, blindness, and other injuries.
Someone coping with a burn injury may require prolonged medical care that includes skin grafts, prescription pain medication, physical therapy and cosmetic surgery.
Your insurance company may try to settle before you know the full extent of your medical needs and damages – both economic and noneconomic. Never settle before talking to a lawyer. Before you sign any documents, contact our Santa Rosa burn injury attorneys to learn about your rights.
INHALATION BURN INJURIES
A fire can result in more than a burn injury; it can also cause internal damage through heat inhalation. There are three types of inhalation injuries:
- Damage from heat inhalation: If a person breathes hot air from a flame, the heat could cause a burn injury. The same is true of persons who inhale heat from a force that was caused by high pressure. Most often, only the upper airways will be affected by thermal heat inhalation; however, there are circumstances where the secondary airways can be affected as well. For example, the inhalation of steam has a greater thermal capacity than dry air and can bypass the trachea which normally shields the lung from dry air.
- Damage from systemic toxins: A person’s ability to absorb oxygen can be adversely affected by systemic toxins. Toxic poisoning can result in permanent damage to the brain and other organs. For this reason, persons who are exposed to systemic toxins could suffer from confusion in their surroundings or even become unconscious. The symptoms of exposure to carbon monoxide, on the other hand, are almost impossible to identify until the victim has fallen into a coma.
- Damage from smoke inhalation: Major smoke inhalation can cause a person to collapse, and it is often untreated in the midst of a disastrous fire because it remains unseen when emergency responders are attempting to treat more noticeable problems such as burns. This type of oversight has resulted in up to 80% of burn injury fatalities. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association, the majority of firefighters who are injured on the job suffer from some degree of smoke inhalation injury as well.
CONTACT A BURN INJURY LAWYER AT THE FIRM!
Burn injury cases can be complicated. Knowing what to do can be confusing. A burn injury demands the assistance of an experienced California personal injury attorney. We’re prepared to listen to you and discuss your legal options. At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, your initial consultation is always free. You don’t pay unless you win.
Let us put our experience with handling insurance companies to work for you. Contact us at (707) 575-7141.