San Bernardino Burn Injury Lawyer

San Bernardino Burn Injury Attorney

Burns are some of the most painful injuries anyone can suffer, and it is possible for a severe burn to cause a host of long-term or permanent medical complications. If you are recovering from any burn injury another party caused, a San Bernardino burn injury lawyer will be an invaluable asset as you seek accountability and compensation for your damages.

Representing Burn Injury Claims in San Bernardino, CA

Easton & Easton has an experienced team of attorneys with years of professional experience in personal injury law. We have helped many past clients recover from all types of personal injuries and know how to identify a client’s key areas of concern in their recovery efforts. If you need legal counsel you can trust for a personal injury case in San Bernardino, our team is prepared to provide the comprehensive support and guidance you need.

Our goal for every client we represent in San Bernardino is maximum compensation in the shortest possible timeframe. We know how to identify the various channels of compensation available to you and the challenges you might encounter as you work toward your recovery. Depending on how your burn injury happened, you could have multiple options for recovering compensation and could be entitled to claim more compensation than you may expect at first.

The right attorney can streamline every aspect of your impending personal injury case, from gathering the evidence needed to prove fault to establishing liability for the damages the defendant caused. With our help, you can maximize your recovery in the shortest possible timeframe and approach all your legal proceedings with confidence.

San Bernardino Burn Injury Lawyer

How to Prove Liability for a Burn Injury in San Bernardino

If another party is responsible for causing a burn injury to you or a loved one, the first legal challenge you will face in your recovery efforts is proving exactly how they caused the injury. Burns may happen in various ways, including motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, unreasonably dangerous or defective consumer products, and more. Your San Bernardino burn injury attorney can help gather the evidence needed to prove how your injury happened.

Once you have proven how your burn injury occurred and identified the party responsible for causing it, you can proceed with claiming compensation for your damages. It is important to understand causation and how it will apply to your case. You must not only prove the full extent of the damages the defendant caused but also prove that your damages did not result from any other cause.

Claimable Damages in a Burn Injury Case

Burns are classified using a degree scale, with first-degree burns being the least severe and third-degree burns being the most severe. Small first-degree burns can sometimes be treated with over-the-counter first aid supplies at home, but if a first-degree burn affects a sensitive area or a large region of the body, the victim should seek medical attention immediately.

Second-degree burns are more serious and require medical attention. These burns can sometimes result in permanent scarring and additional medical complications depending on location and severity. Third-degree burns involve the complete destruction of affected skin tissue and are medical emergencies. Many people who suffer third-degree burns will require surgical treatment, including complex and painful skin grafting procedures.

The objective of a personal injury claim is to prove fault for the damages you suffered because of another party’s negligence or illegal misconduct and then to secure compensation for those damages. Depending on how your burn injury occurred and its severity, the damages you may be able to claim from the defendant could include:

  • Property damage. If the defendant also damaged or destroyed any of your personal property with their actions, you can seek compensation for all associated repair and replacement costs.
  • Medical expenses. Burns require extensive medical care, and victims are often required to undergo long-term rehabilitative treatment to fully recover. The defendant who caused your burn injury is liable for the entire extent of immediate and future medical treatment you will require to heal as fully as possible from your burn injury.
  • Lost wages. If you cannot work after your injury, the defendant is liable for the income you are unable to earn during your recovery time. Additionally, you have the right to seek compensation for your lost future earning capacity if the accident has left you permanently unable to return to your job.

The average person is typically able to identify their immediate economic damages, but accurate calculation of long-term damages like lost earning capacity is very difficult without an attorney’s help. Once you determine the full extent of economic damages you can claim from the defendant; you may be surprised to learn that your case is more potentially valuable than you initially expected. However, your recovery does not end with your economic damages.

Claiming Pain and Suffering Compensation for a Burn Injury

California’s personal injury laws allow plaintiffs in most personal injury cases to claim as much pain and suffering compensation as they deem appropriate for their injuries. There is no limit on pain and suffering compensation except in medical malpractice cases, so this could form the bulk of your total case award if you suffered a severe injury.

Burns are excruciatingly painful, and when they result in permanent scarring, they can be very psychologically traumatic as well. Additionally, the location of a serious burn can impose various medical complications, such as reduced range of motion if the victim was burned on or near a joint. Your San Bernardino burn injury lawyer can help determine a suitable amount of pain and suffering to include in your personal injury claim.

Attorneys generally determine appropriate pain and suffering compensation for clients based on the overall severity of the client’s injury and the time it could take for them to fully recover. For many personal injury clients in San Bernardino who have suffered traumatic injuries like burns, their pain and suffering compensation amounts to more than the total of their economic damages.

When you choose Easton & Easton to handle your case, we will thoroughly review the details of your injury and help maximize the recovery you obtain from the defendant. Many variables can influence your final case award, and we will do everything we can to help you understand the unique factors that may influence your proceedings and the outcome of your case. The sooner you connect with our team, the sooner we can begin working on your claim.


Q: Does a Burn Qualify as a Catastrophic Personal Injury?

A: A catastrophic injury is any personal injury that causes permanent harm of any kind. Some people who suffer catastrophic injuries experience various physical disabilities that limit their ability to perform certain physical tasks, and there is always a chance for a catastrophic injury to cause deep psychological harm. Severe burns often qualify as catastrophic injuries due to the physical and psychological trauma they entail.

Q: How Do You Prove Fault for a Burn Injury?

A: Proving fault is an essential first step toward recovery from any personal injury. If you believe another party is responsible for causing your burn injury, an experienced attorney can be invaluable for the help they can provide in gathering evidence to support your claim. Depending on how the injury occurred, you may require a combination of various forms of evidence along with witness statements and testimony from various expert witnesses.

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

A: California’s personal injury laws enable you to seek full compensation for any direct financial losses you suffered from your burn injury. These may include medical expenses, lost income, and lost future earning capacity if you cannot work due to the injury. The defendant is also liable for any property damage they caused, and you have the right to claim as much pain and suffering compensation as you believe appropriate to reflect the severity of the harm you experienced.

Q: Why Should I Hire a San Bernardino Burn Injury Lawyer?

A: While it is technically possible to file a personal injury claim without hiring legal counsel, it is inadvisable for several reasons. You would be forced to build your case entirely unassisted while you struggle with your medical recovery, and even if you managed to succeed with your case, you could mistakenly accept a much lower settlement than you deserve. Hiring legal counsel improves your chance of success and the chance of maximizing your total compensation.

Q: What Does It Cost to Hire a San Bernardino Burn Injury Attorney?

A: The team at Easton & Easton can provide the legal representation you will need for your impending burn injury claim with a contingency fee agreement. This type of billing policy means the client is not required to pay upfront or ongoing legal fees to their attorney. Instead, the attorney takes a percentage of the total compensation won for the client as their fee, but they only take this fee if and when they win the case.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have years of professional experience resolving some of the most challenging personal injury cases for our clients in San Bernardino and surrounding communities, and we know how damaging and traumatic a burn injury can be for any victim. The sooner you reach out to us, the more time we have to build a cohesive civil claim for you, so contact us today and schedule a consultation with a San Bernardino burn injury lawyer.

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Accredited Business Bbb Rating A+

The superior client service Easton & Easton provides has earned the firm an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Best Law Firms Orange County 2020

Easton & Easton is honored to have been chosen anew each year since 2014 by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as one of the "Best Law Firms" for the Southern California Metro Area.

Reader's Choice 2019 Best Law Firm

Easton & Easton is honored to have been chosen by the LA Times Reader's Choice Poll as "The Best Personal Injury Law Firm in Orange County" for 2018.

Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Doug and Brian Easton have been selected as Top 100 Trial Lawyers for California each year since 2014 — honors given to less than 1% of attorneys.

The Best Lawyers in America

Doug and Matt Easton have each been chosen as one of The Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation. Best Lawyers lists attorneys who have earned selection through exemplary legal work that attracts the notice of their colleagues. Lawyers cannot buy their way onto this list.

Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California 2016

Brian and Matt Easton were recently honored for their efforts in securing a $1,850,000 verdict for a client in 2016, which was selected as one of the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California by

Super Lawyers

Doug and Brian have each been selected by Super Lawyers, an honor given to less than 5% of attorneys. Matt Easton has been selected among Super Lawyers' Up-and-Coming Top 25 in Orange County and Top 100 in Southern Califonia, an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys under 40 years old.

10 Best Personal Injury Law Firms in all of Southern California

Easton & Easton is honored to have been chosen as one of the "10 Best Personal Injury Law Firms” in all of Southern California" each year Since 2015 based on client satisfaction — one of the highest honors we could ever hope to achieve.

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Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for 2015

Doug and Matt Easton have each been featured as Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for California since 2015 — honors given to less than 1% of attorneys.

Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Brian and Matt Easton have each earned lifetime appointment to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum — The Top Trial Lawyers in AmericaTM through the results achieved for their clients. This is an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys in the United States.

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Doug Easton has held the “AV Preeminent” Rating for over 30 years and Matt Easton received this prestigious distinction in 2015. The "AV Preeminent" rating is the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards, and is based on the legal profession’s oldest peer review rating system, dating back to 1887.

10 Best 2015 Client Satisfaction

Doug, Brian, and Matt Easton have all been chosen as one of the "10 Best" Personal Injury Attorneys in Southern California each year since 2015 based on client satisfaction, an honor given to less than 1% of personal injury attorneys - and Easton & Easton houses three of them.

American Board of Trial Advocate

Brian Easton was selected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in 2015. ABOTA is one of the most premier associations of trial attorneys and judges, requiring a certain number of jury trials as lead counsel and approval by a majority vote of the ABOTA board.

The National Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40

Matt Easton has been selected each year since 2014 as one of the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 for California by The National Trial Lawyers — an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys.

Avvo Rating Top Attorney Personal Injury

Doug and Matt Easton have each been chosen as one of The Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation. Best Lawyers lists attorneys who have earned selection through exemplary legal work that attracts the notice of their colleagues. Lawyers cannot buy their way onto this list.

Nation's Premier Top Ten Attorney Personal Injury

Both Doug and Matt Easton have been selected as Top Personal Injury Attorneys by Avvo with scores of 10 out of 10 based on their skill, experience, results, peer evaluations, and client reviews.

Nation's Premier Top Ten Attorney Personal Injury

Matt Easton has been selected as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 in California for 2015 by the National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys — an honor given to less than 1% of personal injury attorneys under the age of 40.

Nation's Top One Percent

Doug, Brian, and Matt Easton have all been selected by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel among the Nation's Top One Percent of Attorneys each year since 2017.

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Coming out of my first auto accident as an adult, a very difficult and scary time to navigate and understand, I was so incredibly thankful to have been put in contact with Easton & Easton. I honestly was lost with how to handle paperwork, doctors, medical costs and what next steps were, and from the moment I spoke with Travis Easton and my case manager Katie, my mind was put at ease. They have made the entire process stress free for me as I recovered, and I am so grateful for them and their genuine care for my case. Communication from the start has been fantastic, especially making clear what my expectations for the entire process would look like, and I truly believe they have my best interest at heart. 100% I would recommend their firm for anyone that is needing representation! Read more…

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My experience with Easton & Easton has been amazing! Gabriel Mendoza and my case manager Katie have been so helpful and taken so much stress off my plate. They’ve been super informative and honest and given me very clear expectations. They’ve taken such a terrible experience (my accident) and eased my mind about the outcome. I can’t thank them enough!! Read more…
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The Easton & Easton Law Firm is amazing! The entire team is very helpful and caring. They were always there to answer all my questions. They directed me through the entire process and stayed with me every step of the way. This team is outstanding and were wonderful to work with. Because of the tremendous effort they put on my case they were able to win my difficult personal injury case. I couldn’t have asked for a better law firm to handle my case. They are the Best! Thank you for your patience, professionalism, & guidance! I definitely recommend this firm to handle your case. They go out of their way to fight for your rights. THANK YOU… Read more…

Sofia Sanchez

I could not be more pleased with the services provided by the Law Offices of W. Douglas Easton. The senior partner Mr. Easton took the time to meet with me and my wife while I was still in the hospital, where he gave my family hope that there was light at the end of a very long, and very dark tunnel. Matt Easton then worked my case, and because of his dedication, experience and expertise I received a settlement that was larger than I EVER thought possible. It was truly astounding! Matt and the entire team at Easton & Easton looked out for me throughout my recovery, and in the end they gave me my life back. Five stars is not enough. Thanks Matt! Thanks Easton & Easton! Read more…

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Kyle Keith

What an amazing law firm, talk about going above and beyond to make such a painful experience go so well. I have referred a co-worker and a family member to them as well and everyone had such a great experience as I had. Read more…

Logan Ross

I can’t say enough amazing things about my experience with Travis Easton at Easton & Easton. Travis and his entire team (Katie, Amy, Dee, Michelle, & Araceli) are phenomenal. It provided me a lot of comfort to know I was being so well taken care of. I was especially impressed that every document for the case was perfectly written and specific to me. Nothing was generic, which shows the level of care and attention they put into each individual case. I had such a great experience and would highly recommend Travis Easton and his firm to anyone going through a personal injury. Travis took a bad situation and made the best of it for me. Thank you again, I’m forever grateful!!


Ashlee A.

Retaining Easton and Easton was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! From the initial consultation to our final meeting, they were nothing short of exceptional. I was forced to retain their services after firing my previous attorney for not handling the case properly. I dealt with Gabriel and Brian (partner) exclusively throughout the case. They did as promised and were great communicators throughout the entire process. I will recommend them to anyone I know going through a personal injury case. They were ultimately able to untangle the mess caused by my previous lawyer and get a result that I was extremely happy with. Their staff is exceptional as well and provided top notch customer service. Amera was also extremely helpful and easy to deal with as well.

Jeffrey N.

I was in a pretty bad car accident and decided to have Easton & Easton represent me, Travis Easton to be specific. Travis Easton and his paralegal made the whole process effortless. They were so understanding and helpful! The entire thing was a gigantic mess, yet Travis managed to make it run like clockwork. I would HIGHLY recommend Easton & Easton! If you are ever in need of a personal defense attorney Easton & Easton is the firm to represent you!

Mark B.

They are the best law firm in Orange County period. Choosing them to represent me was the best decision of my life.
My life changed in a matter of seconds after a catastrophic spinal cord injury that left me disabled. Brian Easton and his team worked on my case non stop for 3 years and provided me the justice I deserved. I couldn’t have been more content.
I was treated with utmost respect and I felt like I was being represented by a close family member. The responses to my questions were quick and clear. What E & E has done for me is phenomenal.
My sincere thanks to Brian, Matt, Travis, Doug, Gabriel and Amera. They are what they are because of their dedication to provide high quality and professional service to their clients.

Vamsi P.

Brian Easton and his team, Gabe Mendoza and Amera Hajali, helped me during a very difficult time in my life. I had a significant injury from a car accident, and wound up seeking out Easton & Easton when I was having difficulties getting help from my doctors. The Easton team took a lot of stress off of me while acting as my advocates to help me get the care I needed, and saw my case all the way through to a healthy settlement.

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I have nothing but good things to say about Easton and Easton. Brian handled my case professionally and communicated with me effectively throughout the process. He made sure that the process was effortless and as hands free as possible. This was super important for my busy schedule. I highly recommend Easton and Easton if you are ever found in a situation that you need an attorney.

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I would highly recommend Easton & Easton.
I was rear ended on my home and pushed into a semi-truck. I was not sure how to go about even using an attorney.
Brian, Gab and Amera were so good about helping me thru the process and representing me.
I was able to concentrate on getting myself better knowing they had my back, taking care of the details and keeping me informed along the way

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The best Law firm by far. I would highly recommend Easton & Easton, LLP and ask for Gabriel Mendoza and staff. He and his colleagues did and exceptional service. Thank you for everything. Job well done!

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