If you or a loved one have suffered a burn injury, a burn injury attorney at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover money to compensate you for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and more.
We have been representing burn injury victims for over 30 years. Our vast experience in handling cases involving burn injuries means that hiring us gives you the best chance possible at obtaining the most compensation possible for your injuries.
We won’t charge you a fee to represent you until and unless we obtain a financial recovery for you. This is our no fee promise.
If you can’t afford medical treatment for your burns, we can get you to doctors who will treat you on a lien. This means that they won’t charge you for treatment until your case is over. Doctors are willing to do this for our clients because they know we have a track record of getting great results for our clients.
Call us today for a free consultation or text us from this page if you or a loved one suffered a burn injury which wasn’t your fault. You may qualify for financial compensation.
California Burn Injury Compensation
Those who suffer burn injuries which aren’t their fault may qualify for financial compensation in a burn injury claim or burn injury lawsuit. This may include compensation for:
Serious burn injuries may require extensive medical treatment to heal. You may already be facing medical expenses, and you may require treatment in the future which will generate yet more expenses. We can help you obtain compensation for any past and future medical bills related to your burn injury.
Those who suffer severe burns may end up missing time from work because of it. They may be burned too badly to work. They may need to take time off from work to show up for medical treatments. We can help you recover compensation for any wages you’re unable to earn because of your burn injuries.
Loss Of Earning Potential
You may have suffered severe burn injuries which were so bad that you can never work again, or can never do the work you used to again. We can help you get compensated for any loss or reduction of your earning potential caused by your burn injury.
Pain And Suffering
Burn victims often suffer through a tremendous amount of physical pain. However, severe burns such as third-degree burns can also cause a lot of mental suffering as well. You may qualify for compensation for any physical pain and mental suffering connected with your burn injuries.
Scarring And Disfigurement
Burn injury claims often involve scarring and disfigurement. The effects of scarring and disfigurement can last a lifetime, severely damage one’s mental health and drastically impact one’s quality of life. You may qualify for compensation for scarring and disfigurement in a personal injury claim.
Burn victims, unfortunately, sometimes succumb to their injuries and die. If you have lost a loved one to burn injuries, you may qualify for compensation for your loved one’s pain, suffering, medical bills, funeral costs and burial costs. Our experienced burn injury lawyers might also be able to get you compensated for the loss of your loved one’s income, household services, love and companionship.
Punitive damages are not always awarded in a personal injury lawsuit. However, if your burn injuries were the result of someone’s reckless or malicious behavior, punitive damages may be awarded to you to punish the wrongdoer and discourage others from behaving similarly.
What Can Nadrich & Cohen Do For Me?
You probably have a ton to deal with after being burned. From focusing on healing, getting back to work and having to attend medical treatments, the last thing burn victims need is the extra stress of having to handle their burn injury cases by themselves.
Don’t attempt to handle a burn injury case by yourself. You should instead turn to our burn injury attorneys. We can:
- Provide you with an understanding of how much financial compensation you’re entitled to. If you’re trying to get an insurance company to compensate you for your injuries, that insurance company will try its hardest to minimize how much it pays you. Insurance companies often send injury victims tiny settlement offers immediately after they’re hurt. They also often try to blame someone else than their insured for injuries. If you work with our experienced lawyers, we can give you a better idea of how much compensation you’re entitled to, when to decline an insufficient settlement offer, and when to accept a fair settlement offer.
- Decrease your stress and give you peace of mind. You can feel assured that you have us on your side when you work with us after suffering burn injuries. We can also make sure you don’t miss anything important regarding your claim. We can make sure you ask for and receive full compensation for your injuries.
- Gather evidence for you. If you want to be compensated for your injuries, you have to be able to prove who caused your injuries. We can gather valuable evidence such as photos, witness statements and security footage for you. Contacting us as quickly as you can makes it easier for us to gather as much evidence as possible for you.
- Make sure you receive fair compensation. Insurance companies won’t pay you what you deserve if you don’t have a lawyer. They’ll dare you to sue them over a tiny offer, knowing you can’t win burn injury lawsuits without a lawyer. Insurance companies know about our record of success in court, though, so with us by your side they’ll know they’ll have to pay you what you deserve or we’ll sue them and win.
- Make sure you don’t incriminate yourself. Insurance companies train their adjusters to trick injury victims into saying things they can use to pay them less or nothing at all. It’s very easy to fall for their tricks. They can twist the simplest little statement into being “evidence” that you were at fault for your injuries or that your injuries aren’t as bad as you claim. It’s dangerous for you to talk to insurance companies after being hurt. Let us talk to them for you.
Common Burn Injury Causes
Some of the most common causes of burn injuries include:
Thermal burns are caused by heat. They occur when someone is close to or comes into contact with a fire or explosion. These burns often occur in vehicle and building fires. Catastrophic burn injuries can occur when a defective device explodes.
Chemical burns can occur when people come into contact with corrosive substances. These burns commonly occur when industrial accidents happen which involve bases, acids, alkylates, solvents or oxidizers. People are also sometimes burned by household chemicals. Burn injuries sometimes happen when people are exposed to accidents involving toxic chemicals.
Electrical burns can happen when people unsafely come into contact with a source of electricity. Low-voltage burns typically won’t cause long-term damage. However, high-voltage shocks can produce a severe burn injury and cause internal damage. These shocks frequently happen at construction sites. Construction workers often make contact with badly placed power supplies and cables.
Sunburn is the most common type of these burns. Sunburn is the result of the sun’s ultraviolet light. Cancer patients, though, sometimes end up with radiation burns when they are treated negligently.
While heat can cause burns, so can extreme cold.
Friction can cause burns. This occurs when the skin gets dragged over rough surfaces. A common cause of friction burns is road rash in motorcycle accidents.
Burns are either classified as first-degree burns, second-degre burns or third-degree burns.
First-degree burns only affect the outer layer of the skin, which is known as the epidermis. First-degree burns are dry, painful and red. They do not have blisters. An example of a first-degree burn is a sunburn. It is rare for first-degree burns to cause lasting damage to the skin. When this does occur, it usually simply results in a change of the color of the skin.
These burns involve the second layer of skin, known as the dermis, as well as the epidermis. These burns will appear blistered and red, and might be painful and swollen.
These burns destroy the dermis and epidermis. They might also cause damage to tendons, muscles and bones. When tendons, muscles or bones get burned, it is sometimes called a fourth-degree burn. Third-degree burns appear charred or white. No feeling occurs in the burn area because nerve endings get destroyed in third-degree burns.
Complications Of Burn Injuries
Our skin protects us from many things. When this skin is stripped away by a burn, we are susceptible to complications such as:
Our skin helps us regulate our temperature. Without it, we can experience hypothermia as well as damage to our organs.
Our skin helps keep bacteria, viruses and fungi out of our bodies. Without it, we can develop infections which can lead to serious illness or death.
Many burn victims end up with permanent scars. Some of these victims might not be eligible for plastic surgery.
Failed Skin Grafts
When skin grafts fail, burn victims end up experiencing even more pain and suffering. They may also need more procedures in the future.
The complications that result from burns can lead to long-term health issues. They can severely impact one’s quality of life. They can even lead to death. It’s important that you seek assistance from the experienced burn injury law firm of Nadrich & Cohen. We can help you understand the legal rights you have and obtain for you the financial compensation you’re entitled to.
What Should I Do After A Burn Injury?
If you have suffered a minor first-degree burn, it may hurt. However, you can probably treat it at home.
If you have suffered a more serious burn such as a second-degree burn or a third-degree burn, though, you might need medical attention.
If you have suffered a serious burn, you might be eligible for financial compensation. If you got burned in an accident, make sure you:
Document The Accident
Write down, in detail, how the accident happened. Use as much detail as you can. Note the source of your burn, whether it be liquid, electricity, heat or chemicals. Note when the burn happened and where. If you were burned by a product, note the name of the product, the brand, the type of product it was, where you bought the product, and how you used it. Take photos of the surrounding environment, the product and your injuries.
Immediately Seek Medical Attention
Severe burns must be treated immediately. If you have been severely burned, you need to go to the hospital to make sure you’re fully diagnosed and treated. In addition, failing to seek medical attention quickly enough can reduce the amount of compensation you’re eligible for. An insurance company may claim something else caused your burn injury, or that you didn’t do enough to mitigate your injuries, if you don’t seek medical attention right away.
Contact Our California Burn Injury Lawyers
Call us today so we can guide you through the next steps. We can identify all parties who were negligently responsible for your burn injuries. We can handle every step of the legal process for you while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Your life might be severely disrupted by your burn injuries. You might need to take some time off from work in order to recover. You might need to refrain from some everyday activities as well. If you got burned because of someone else’s wrongdoing or negligence, you might qualify for compensation. Our burn injury attorneys can identify every single damage you’re entitled to and obtain for you a fair settlement.
Burn Injuries As The Result Of Negligence
If you’ve been burned because of someone else’s negligence, California law entitles you to compensation for your injuries.
Negligence is failing to exercise reasonable care to prevent harm. Nadrich & Cohen will work tirelessly to prove that your burn injuries were the result of someone else failing to exercise reasonable care. We will fight tooth and nail to obtain for you the compensation that you need to move forward with your life after suffering your burn injuries.
There are many ways that someone’s negligence can cause a burn injury. If you have questions about negligence and how it applies to your burn injury case, call us today for a free consultation. We can talk with you and help you to understand how your case works.
How Long Do I Have To File A Burn Injury Lawsuit?
There is a time limit to file a burn injury lawsuit in California. That time limit is two years from the date of your injury. This time limit is known as a statute of limitations.
However, this time limit is reduced to only six months if a governmental entity is involved.
It can take a long time to put together a convincing burn injury lawsuit case. That’s why you should call us today if you or a loved one suffered a burn injury that wasn’t your fault. Calling us today gives us the most time possible to put together a convincing case for you and make sure all paperwork is filed in time.
Request A Free Consultation
A burn injury lawyer should be contacted to evaluate your claim before you speak with an insurance company or the defendant. Proving causation in a burn injury case can be difficult as there are often many factors involved. An experienced burn injury lawyer will be able to identify all possible causes and defendants to make sure that maximum compensation is obtained for the burn injury victim.
We have successfully recovered over $350,000,000 for our clients since 1990. We recovered $1,000,000 on behalf of an infant burned by scalding hot tea at a Monrovia restaurant.
If you or a loved one suffered a burn injury, contact our burn injury lawyers by calling us, texting us from this page or by completing the contact form on this page. Don’t wait, contact us today.