San Francisco Burn Injury Lawyer
A severe burn can be one of the single most devastating injuries a person
can sustain. Regardless of the circumstances that led to the injury, the
consequences often leave victims with intense pain and suffering, multiple
cosmetic surgeries, or permanent disfigurement or disabilities in the
Burns to the skin and even the muscle and organs can result from exposure
to extreme heat or cold, electrocution, certain chemicals, and even
radiation. First, second and third-degree burns are all very serious and require
immediate medical intervention. If you have been badly burned as a consequence
of another's negligent actions, speak with an attorney from our team
immediately to begin building a solid case to recover financial compensation
for your pain.
Types and Degrees of Burns
As was stated earlier, burns can not only be caused by flame, but also
from chemicals, electricity, radiation or scalding water. Burns are classified
further by degree (first to fourth) based on how deep the burn affected
the layers of skin.
First: Only affects the epidermis. Pain typically only lasts for about a week,
but it puts victims at an increased risk of skin cancer later in life.
A common example of a first-degree burn is sunburn.
Second: This type of burn extends through the superficial dermis which typically
causes skin to blister. Pain and redness will typically last up to three
weeks, unless the skin becomes infected. Some second-degree burns can
also affect the deep dermis and cause scarring.
Third: Burns of this degree extend through the whole dermis which will cause
skin to turn leathery. Severe scars are a common result. Sometimes these
injuries are so severe that they require amputation of the affected limb.
Fourth: This type of burn can be severe enough to affect even through the muscle
and bone. It can result in the need for amputation, gangrene and even
People who are unfortunate enough to suffer from a burn injury can face
a multitude of complications related to internal-organ performance, disfigurement
and years of painful surgeries and treatment. The injuries are not limited
to physical damage, however, as the experience of atraumatic burn injury can wreak havoc on the emotional well-being of a person for years, if
not the rest of one's life. While it may be difficult to treat every
injury to full recovery, it is vital that the injured victim recovers
fair financial compensation from the negligent, responsible party.
Caring and Effective Help for Victims
Our team at
Bostwick & Peterson, LLP has over 80 years of combined experience in representing the needs of
burn injury victims throughout San Francisco, and we have won substantial
personal injury and
medical malpractice settlements exceeding $500 Million for clients. Our
injury lawyers are dedicated to the success of your case, and when our firm takes on
a burn injury case, we work tirelessly to pursue fair compensation for
the innocent victim. We urge you to contact our accomplished law firm
to evaluate your claim as early as possible after the accident.