Third Degree Burn Injury Claims in San Francisco
Third degree burns are serious injuries. The burn is deep, destroying the first and second layers of skin. It may also affect the underlying bone, muscle and tendons. It can destroy the nerve endings. To be classified a major burn, a third degree burn need only cover 5 percent of the body surface. They require specialized treatment in a burn hospital or unit. If you have been severely burned, contact a San Francisco burn injury lawyer for assistance.
These types of burns are unbelievably painful. In addition, third degree burns can leave scars and cause infections. Victims will usually require extensive plastic surgery, skin grafts and debridement. Patients will also need ongoing physical therapy to keep the burned area functioning. People may require emotional counseling so they can cope with the severe alteration in appearance after a third degree burn. Children are particularly vulnerable to the trauma of being “different” and will need psychological assistance.
Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo & San Francisco Burn Injury Attorneys
At our law firm, Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., our Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo & San Francisco attorneys help clients who suffered third degree burns arising from negligent behavior or misconduct. We build strong cases so clients can obtain the resources they need to recover as fully as possible. With more than 30 years of experience, our lawyers know that burn victims are focused on trying to recover. Our lawyers seek the resources that will allow them to obtain the best possible treatment and care.
Third degree burns have many causes, including:
- Fires after motor vehicle accidents
- Workplace accidents and explosions
- Public transportation accidents
- Building fires
Whatever the cause of the fire, our attorneys will work with experts, specialists and fire investigators to determine the cause of the fire and identify the responsible party. In instances when the victim did not recover, our lawyers file wrongful death claims so that families can begin to put their lives back together without financial worry.
Contact a Burn Injury Lawyer Today!
Contact a San Francisco third degree burn lawyer today. Learn about your rights and options after you or a loved one suffered deep burns because of negligence or misconduct.