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Suffering a burn injury can have far-reaching consequences that compromise your quality of life. The burn injury lawyers at Bowles & Verna LLP will show the utmost compassion during this difficult time while pursuing maximum compensation on your behalf. Begin healing with the help of a burn injury attorney.

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Horrific Injuries Involving Burns

Burn injuries are among the most catastrophic injuries a person can suffer. While first and second-degree burns are painful, third-degree burns and beyond are horrific for the victim. There is much more to the concept of “being made whole” for your injuries than simply the medical bills: pain, disfigurement, and physical limitations can severely undermine a victim’s quality of life. It can take a substantial, often permanent toll on their job, income, and personal lives. If you or a loved one has experienced a serious injury, you deserve all the compensation possible and a dedicated burn injury attorney at our Walnut Creek firm can help.

Severe burns have steep medical costs. But even without them, victims still lose income during and after their recovery.

At Bowles & Verna LLP, we have been helping burn injury victims obtain full compensation and holding those at fault accountable for more than 25 years. Our law firm office is in California, but we represent clients throughout the United States and the world. Our injury attorneys are tough litigators who are also sensitive to the extreme difficulties that our clients face. We will handle your case with focus and conscientiousness.

Burn Injury Scenarios

There are many causes of burn injuries:

  • Aviation accidents: If you are lucky enough to survive a plane crash, you will almost certainly be suffering catastrophic burn injuries.
  • Gas explosions
  • Chemical burns
  • Cold burns
  • Motor vehicle accidents: Auto and truck accidents as well as bus accidents and train accidents frequently leave victims with terrible burns

These burn injuries can result in tremendous pain, physical disfigurement and even wrongful death. All of the trial attorneys in our law firm have at least 10 years of experience, so you can rest assured that we have seen it all. We understand what you are suffering. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve for what you have suffered.

What Can I Seek Compensation For After A Burn Injury?

Any personal injury case will involve compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages and permanent disability (if applicable). Some cases, including many burn injury cases, will seek compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering (burns are very painful, and victims may live with this pain for years of a lifetime)
  • Disfigurement (Badly burned skin never looks completely normal again, and this can be very difficult for someone who suffers burns on the face or another highly visible area)
  • Lifetime medical treatment (Burn victims are susceptible to other medical issues, including infection, and may also need numerous surgeries. As such, they may seek compensation for the projected costs of future medical care)

In extreme cases, burn injuries can result in death, in which case a wrongful death lawsuit would likely be appropriate.

What Is The Expected Compensation For A Burn Injury?

It depends on the severity of the injury. Some can resolve for tens of thousands of dollars, while others end in multimillion-dollar settlements or jury awards. When you hire us, we work tirelessly to maximize the value of your claim and to ensure that you have the funds you need to live as normal a life as possible.

Types Of Burns

In terms of severity, burns can range from mild but painful to disfiguring. The most common types in a burn injury case run from first to third degree. While they can extend further physically, more severe burns are usually fatal. Our firm specializes in burns resulting in catastrophic, life-altering injuries – most often a second or third-degree burn.

  • First-degree burn: This injury damages only the top layer of skin, leaving victims with redness, swelling, and peeling skin. While painful, it is the mildest type of burn and usually heals within a week or so. The most common of this type is a bad sunburn.
  • Second-degree burn: This injury reaches deeper layers of the skin, often leaving swelling and severe, open blisters. Victims usually require at least three weeks or more to recover fully. Many cannot work at all during this time.
  • Third-degree burn: This type of burn stretches all the way down through the skin to the tissue beneath, usually causing intense pain and long hospitalization. Patients are often left with permanent scars.

Severe burns have steep medical costs. But even without them, victims still lose income during and after their recovery.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

For most people who have suffered this serious of an injury or the loss of a loved one, a personal injury lawsuit represents the first time facing the legal process. You can talk to one of our attorneys, free of charge, to learn more about your legal options for compensation. Either call 925-478-5763 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.

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