Los Angeles Burn Injury Lawyer

Los Angeles Burn Injury Attorney

Any personal injury could potentially be a life-changing experience for the victim and their family, but this is especially likely with burn injuries. Burns are incredibly painful, difficult to treat, and have a high chance of causing permanent damage to the victim. Some burns will result in permanent physical disabilities and disfigurement, which can be psychologically scarring.

Helping Burn Injury Victims Recover in Los Angeles, CA

If you or someone in your family recently suffered a burn injury in Los Angeles due to the negligence or illegal misconduct of another party, you have the right to file a personal injury claim against them to recover your damages. To succeed with this claim, you will need to identify the party or parties responsible for causing the injury and then prove the extent of the damages they caused. You may be entitled to claim more compensation than you may initially expect, and the right Los Angeles burn injury attorney is the ideal asset to have on your side to maximize your final case award.

Easton & Easton has a team of experienced personal injury attorneys with a long record of successful claims. We have helped past clients in Los Angeles and surrounding areas with many types of serious personal injuries, including burns with long-lasting or permanent effects. If you believe you have grounds to file a burn injury claim against any other party in Los Angeles, we can guide you through your case proceedings and help you maximize your final compensation.

Los Angeles Burn Injury Lawyer

Common Causes of Burn Injuries and Their Effects

Burn injuries can happen in many unexpected ways. The determining factor as to whether you be able to file a personal injury case in response to your recent burn injury is if the injury occurred due to another party’s actions. A few of the most common causes of burns that can lead to civil claims for damages include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents. It’s possible for fires to break out from serious accidents, and a victim may suffer burns along with other injuries. An experienced attorney can help you file an auto insurance claim and pursue further compensation with a civil suit if this is how your burn injury occurred.
  • Hot liquids can easily cause catastrophic burn injuries. These incidents may occur in restaurants, workplaces, and in the home. If another party spilled any hot liquid that caused severe scalding, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim against them.
  • Chemical exposure. If you were negligently exposed to harmful chemicals, you could file a claim against whoever is responsible for causing the incident. Chemical burns may not only cause tremendous external damage to the body but also various medical complications that can have long-lasting effects.
  • Any explosion not only has the potential to cause fatal concussive injuries, but also harm from severe burns. The party responsible for the explosion could face liability for a wide range of damages beyond the losses you suffered, such as property damage to you or others and/or injuries to multiple victims.
  • Housefires and other structural fires. If another party negligently caused any type of structural fire, this is not only likely to cause tremendous property losses but also severe burning injuries. If another party caused your burn in this manner through an act of negligence, they face liability for your damages. If they caused the fire with intentional arson, they face criminal prosecution and severe penalties along with their liability for your damages.

No matter how your burn injury happened, if you believe another party is responsible for causing it, the first challenge in your recovery is proving they are directly responsible for the burn and all associated damages. Your Los Angeles burn injury attorney can be instrumental in gathering the evidence you will need to support your case. Once you have proven fault, you can proceed with holding the defendant accountable for the losses they inflicted.

Recoverable Damages in a Burn Injury Claim

The objective of a personal injury suit is for the plaintiff to hold the defendant accountable for their negligence or misconduct and for the plaintiff to recover compensation for any damages that the defendant caused. Burn injuries can cause a host of economic losses for the victim, which they may recover from the defendant with their personal injury claim. These economic damages include:

  • Medical expenses. Burns are not only painful but also sometimes difficult to treat, and there is a high chance for any severe burn to result in long-term or permanent medical complications for the victim. Your Los Angeles burn injury attorney can help you recover compensation for all the medical care you need to achieve maximum medical improvement from your injury, including the cost of rehabilitative care and other ongoing treatments you may need to recover as fully as possible.
  • Lost income. Many personal injuries leave victims unable to work while they recover. If this applies to your situation, your Los Angeles burn injury attorney can help you hold the defendant accountable for the wages you are unable to earn because of their actions. This applies to lost income and lost future earning power if you are permanently disabled and cannot resume your job due to the defendant’s actions. Your attorney can help you calculate the future income you would have otherwise reasonably expected to earn.
  • Property damage. Fires and explosions can be incredibly destructive to property as well as people. If the defendant in your case damaged your home, your vehicle, or any of your other personal property, you can hold them accountable for repair or replacement expenses.

The average person may be able to account for immediate economic damages like their hospital bills, property damage, and lost wages, but they are likely to struggle when it comes to calculating the full long-term impact of their experience. A Los Angeles burn injury attorney is the ideal asset to have assisting you with your case if you want to be certain that you can maximize your total economic damages. However, your recovery does not end with securing compensation for any financial impact of the defendant’s actions. They are also liable for the pain and suffering they inflicted.

You may hear the term “pain and suffering” and wonder how these intangible losses could translate to monetary value. Your attorney can provide guidance on this aspect of your case and help you recover as much compensation as reasonably reflects the severity of the harm you suffered. Generally, a plaintiff’s pain and suffering compensation hinges on the scope and severity of the injury they suffered and whether they face permanent effects. The more severe your burn injury, the more you are likely to recover in pain and suffering compensation.

Resolving Your Burn Injury Claim in Los Angeles

The right attorney can help you maximize your case award, but it is important to know what to expect if you bear partial liability for the incident that resulted in your burn injury and how your attorney can help you resolve your case. California upholds a pure comparative fault rule, meaning that a plaintiff can still recover compensation if they are partially responsible for causing their damages. However, whatever percentage of total fault they bear is removed from their case award as a penalty, and they keep the remainder. For example, if you are found 25% at fault for the incident that resulted in your burn injury you lose 25% of the case award obtained from the defendant.

Most personal injury claims filed end in private settlement negotiations. During the settlement process, the parties involved in the case meet privately and negotiate mutually acceptable terms for resolving the claim. If settlement does not work out for any reason, the case will need to be resolved in court. Litigation will take much longer to complete, and the judge handling the case has the final say on the outcome.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have extensive professional experience handling all types of complex injury claims for our clients in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. The sooner you reach out to our team, the sooner we can begin guiding you through the recovery process, helping you hold a defendant accountable for the losses they inflicted. You have a limited time in which to file your case, and taking swift legal action helps preserve the integrity of the evidence you may need to firmly establish liability for your damages. Our team is ready to provide the comprehensive legal counsel you need to approach your burn injury claim with confidence.

Burn Injury Lawyers FAQs

Q: How Much Compensation Can I Claim for a Burn Injury?

A: The state’s personal injury laws enable you to claim full compensation for all economic damages you suffered as well as compensation for your non-economic damages. Burns are not only physically painful, but they are also psychologically traumatic for many victims and have a high chance of causing permanent harm. An experienced Los Angeles burn injury attorney can help you uncover all the damages you can claim from the defendant and maximize your pain and suffering compensation.

Q: How Do You Calculate Pain and Suffering Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim?

A: Most personal injury attorneys use two methods to calculate pain and suffering for clients. When a plaintiff is expected to fully recover, their attorney is more likely to use the per diem method, calculating appropriate compensation based on the number of days it takes the plaintiff to fully recover. If the plaintiff suffered permanent harm, their attorney is more likely to use the multiplier method, calculating a large lump by multiplying their total economic damages by a factor of one to five to reflect the severity of their condition.

Q: How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim for a Burn Injury in Los Angeles?

A: There is a two-year statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in California. You need to submit your complaint to the court no later than two years from the date your injury occurred, or you lose your opportunity to claim compensation from the party responsible for causing your injury. This may seem like more than enough time, but remember that it will take time to gather the evidence needed for the foundation of your case, and it is ideal to start building your claim as soon as possible.

Q: What Happens if a Victim Dies From a Burn Injury?

A: Burns can be fatal, and if you recently lost a family member from a fatal burn injury in Los Angeles, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against whoever is responsible for their injury. State law limits eligibility to file a wrongful death claim to the victim’s estate representative or their closest beneficiaries, typically their surviving spouse or children. The proceeds of a wrongful death suit will go to the victim’s family and can include funeral and burial expenses, lost financial support, and compensation for any family’s grief.

Q: What Will It Cost to Hire a Los Angeles Burn Injury Attorney?

A: It’s natural to have concerns about the potentially high cost of legal fees when you need to hire an attorney, but legal representation is not as prohibitively expensive as you may believe when you choose Easton & Easton to handle your case. We take all personal injury claims on contingency, meaning we only collect a fee if and when we win compensation for your damages. Your fee is a portion of the total compensation we secure from the defendant, and you pay nothing if we cannot secure a case award on your behalf for any reason.

Ultimately, a burn injury can be one of the most traumatic, painful, and permanently damaging injuries a person can suffer. If you experience this type of injury due to another party’s actions, you must have trustworthy legal counsel on your side if you want to ensure full accountability. Easton & Easton is ready to provide the legal representation you need in this situation, so contact us today and schedule your consultation with a Los Angeles burn injury attorney you can trust with your recovery.

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