Burn Injury Attorney in Bay Area
Burn injuries are painful, disfiguring, and life-altering. The experience of a catastrophic burn often causes mental and physical suffering. Whether a fire or chemicals cause a burn, the effects are often long lasting. Thousands of people die from burn injuries each year, and over 100,000 seek medical attention for their injuries in the US alone.
Even a minor burn can be one of the most excruciating experiences someone can face. However, some burns are so severe that they cause victims to die. Others may survive but face agonizing pain during the recovery process, which may include multiple surgeries and a lifetime of rehabilitation and self-care.
In addition to causing severe disfigurement that may leave individuals feeling extremely self-conscious, burns can also permanently damage the musculoskeletal system, the circulatory system, and the respiratory system. Many burn victims will never again lead a normal life, and they must endure the constant reminder of their accident and injuries.
Causes of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can result from fires after car accidents, aviation accidents, workplace accidents, careless cooking practices at home, defective toys and products, contamination, or criminal acts of arson. Each burn case is different and may require a different investigative approach. When someone’s carelessness is responsible for the injury, a victim has the right to file a civil claim to obtain damages. The medical expenses, emotional toll, and physical suffering from a burn may remain, but the compensation from a successful legal claim can lessen the financial burden victims face after suffering at the hands of another.
Burn Injury Claims and Wrongful Death
When our team of Bay Area accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Sterns & Walker takes on a burn injury case, we start working right away. Our team has access to an extensive network of burn injury experts and investigators who help us corroborate evidence and build a strong case. We understand that burn injuries leave families feeling emotionally distraught and focused on healing. Our goal is to make the legal process as painless and helpful as possible, so you can focus on what really matters.
We handle cases of severe injuries and wrongful death. Some burn victims never get the opportunity to heal and move on, and their families are left with the pain and loss of financial support. Our attorneys personally handle each case, providing compassionate support while steadfastly pursuing a claim for maximum compensation.
Contacting an Attorney
After a burn accident, you may spend a significant amount of time in the hospital. Medical attention should be the top priority for any burn victim. However, when you or a family member is able, contact one of our Bay Area attorneys for a free case evaluation. We can help you make an informed decision about moving forward with legal action, and taking prompt action after a burn accident will ensure your case falls within the 2-year statute of limitations. Moreover, it means you can start collecting compensation from a successful outcome as quickly as possible.
At the Law Offices of Sterns & Walker, we have seen firsthand the devastation that a burn injury can cause. For young children, in particular, a burn may haunt them physically and emotionally for the rest of their lives. Securing fair compensation in a burn claim doesn’t just cover the basic medical costs associated with the injury; it can also provide support for lost capacity to generate income, psychological support, reconstructive and plastic surgeries, pain and suffering, and the cost of transportation to and from treatments.
You don’t have to suffer silently if someone else caused your or your loved one’s burn injury. Allow us to show you why our clients recommend the Law Offices of Sterns & Walker. Contact our Oakland office today for a free case evaluation.