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.
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.
Fires, electrical shortages, and chemical exposure can all lead to burn injuries. While a burn can occur almost anywhere, some common causes include:
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.
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 408-966-9065 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.