Passionate lawyer fights for victims experiencing severe burns
If you have been severely burned by chemicals, fire, or an electrical unit and someone else is liable, you should seek the assistance of a skilled personal injury attorney. At Staskus Law Firm, PC in San Jose, Kim David Staskus has successfully represented burn victims throughout Northern California since 1980. Our firm will go over the details of your case to identify the liable parties and to pursue appropriate damages for the harm you’ve suffered.
Knowledgeable counselor prioritizes your burn injury recovery
Just like many other serious injuries, burn injuries are classified by severity, tied to how deeply the burn penetrates the skin’s surface. Burns are measured in degrees, from first to fourth, and the difference in damage is substantial. A superficial or first-degree burn affects only the outer layer of the skin; a fourth-degree burn destroys nerve endings and damages the underlying bones, muscles, and tendons. Burns can cause physical and emotional scars that last a lifetime, so cases involving these injuries demand skilled representation.
Experienced advocate handles burn injury claims involving a range of accidents
Fires, electrical shortages, and chemical exposure can all lead to burn injuries. While a burn can occur almost anywhere, some common causes include:
- Defective products — If a battery-powered or electric product is defective, it could overheat or spark and burn the user. There are many products that can cause burns, and in these cases, the manufacturer of the product could be held liable in a burn injury claim.
- Auto accidents — Accidents that damage a car’s fuel tank can cause severe burns to drivers who become trapped inside their cars. And any car accident can result in the vehicle going up in flames when a gas canister is stored inside.
- Occupational exposure — Electrical burns occur when an individual is exposed to an electrical current. So, utility workers on high-voltage power lines, construction workers, electricians, and others whose jobs bring them into contact with live currents are the most likely to suffer these burns. They not only affect the skin but can cause significant damage to the respiratory, cardiovascular, and central nervous systems.
- Chemical accidents — While chemical burns can occur in labs or worksites, they are also very common in the home. Household cleaning products, pool chemicals, and concrete mix can all cause severe chemical burns to the user. That’s why such products are supposed to carry safety warnings.
There are several parties who might be liable for damages when you suffer a burn injury, including manufacturers and property owners. Some types of burns cause damage that is not immediately visible, so it is imperative that you seek medical attention immediately after experiencing a burn. If you have been burned as a result of any of these incidents, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately, as you have two years from the date of the incident to file a claim in California. We offer the skilled and effective counsel you deserve when a burn injury resulted from someone’s negligence.
Contact an experienced California attorney for your burn injury claim
If you have been burned as a result of someone else’s negligence, Staskus Law Firm, PC in San Jose can assist you in seeking full compensation for your injuries. Please call (408) 479-5822 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.