Fire accidents are not uncommon in California and can be caused by a number of factors, including electrical appliances, cigarettes or candles, and even defective products. These types of accidents carry not only a tremendous financial impact, as a fire can completely destroy a home, but can also cause physical and emotional damage.
If a fire has injured you or caused you other important damages, such as leading to the loss of your home, and it may be the result of another person’s negligence or faulty equipment, which was advertised as safe, our Los Angeles personal injury attorneyscan help you obtain compensations for your losses.
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Burn injuries are not only painful, but they can also have a tremendous emotional impact on the victim because of the expensive medical treatment for scarring they cause. Often this type of injuries will occur as a consequence of various type of accidents, such as a car accident, electrical accidents or contact with caustic chemicals that may be found at the individual’s workplace. Regardless of the type of accident that has caused them, victims can seek compensation for their injuries and receive monetary compensation for the medical bills which can be very expensive if the victim has been badly burned.
A burn victim will need to obtain the maximum compensation because of the extent and complexity of the injuries caused by a fire accident. The ongoing treatment will include multiple surgeries, skin grafts and other specialized treatments that will be expensive and hard to cover by an insurance policy. A personal injury attorney can help you obtain damages from the defendant in a personal injury lawsuit.
Fires can also cause another type of injury – smoke inhalation. Although not does not leave scars as a burn, it can cause serious complications too and even death, especially if the victim suffers from lung disease or heart disease.
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Compensations for a fire accident
Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers are experienced with dealing with numerous types of injuries. If you have been the victim of a fire and burn accident in the state of California, we can help you obtain just compensation.
If the fire took place in your home and the damages are extensive and expensive, we can help you recover your losses, especially if your insurance company tries to minimize the value of the losses.
Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can investigate your case to determine the cause of the fire and then help settle and win the compensation.
Burn victims may need a longer time to recover both physically and psychologically after the accident. As a burn victim, you should talk to a personal injury attorney as soon as you are recuperated.
Proving burn injuries
Anyone who was suffered burn injuries caused by someone else’s negligence can file a burn claim for compensation. These types of injuries are serious and healing is slow and difficult, with a significant amount of future medical expenses.
The most important element in proving a fire and burn injury is establishing that the defendant was grossly negligent and, if it weren’t for his or her negligence, then the accident and the injury wouldn’t have existed.
If the fire and burn accident was a workplace accident then you may be able to obtain worker’s compensation and negotiate to further cover your losses. Burn injury claims can also be submitted if they occurred in places like restaurants or clubs. The help of a Los Angeles personal injury attorney is useful in cases that involve workplace injuries or those that took place in public spaces.
Burn injury claims, presented by Los Angeles personal injury attorneys
An injury claim made by a burn victim in L.A. is made based on the fact that another party was responsible for the accident and can thus be considered negligent. Burn injuries can happen while an employee is on duty, so he can file a worker’s compensation claim. This, however, restricts any further legal action against an employer (like suing the employer for negligence).
If the accident happened while working in a dangerous environment, our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help you gather evidence and submit your claim. Burn accidents can also happen while using a defective product or one that is dangerous and hasn’t been properly labeled by the producer.
If you have had a certain degree of fault in the accident, your compensations will be limited. This is a legal limitation that applies in the State of California, called the pure comparative negligence rule. The plaintiff and the defendant can each gain compensations, even of one of the parties involved in the fire accident is found to be 99% at fault. The amount of the settlement is reduced by the degree of fault. A personal injury lawyer can give you further details on this particular system of recovery used in California.
Victims treated for fire and burn injuries who were exposed to medical negligence can claim compensation for these within one year of discovering the injury or three years from the date of the injury, whichever occurs first. A cap on medical malpractice compensations is applicable and our medical malpractice attorneys in Los Angeles can give you more details.
Apart from fire and burn victims, we also assist mothers who were injured during childbirth or whose children were injured by the wrongful acts of the doctor or through other cases of medical negligence (during labor but also during pregnancy). Mistreatments, inappropriate drug prescriptions during pregnancy, and injuries that occurred during delivery can be compensated for with the help of our birth injury attorneys in Los Angeles.
You can contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys as soon as you are able after the accident so that you can obtain the rightful compensations for the personal injuries within the legal statute of limitations for personal injuries in California.