Burn Injuries

The Hamideh Firm, P.C. represents victims throughout California who have suffered burn injuries due to the negligence of others. 

A severe burn injury can be one of the most painful and catastrophic injuries a person can suffer.  The physical, emotional, and financial suffering that burn victims and their families experience can be devastating and can last a lifetime. 

Severe burn injuries often prevent a person from performing employment duties, caring for a spouse, children, and other loved ones. 

Severe burn injuries may be caused by:

The process of recuperation and rehabilitation is often long and extensive, medical expenses are substantial, and the physical and psychological scars are deep and enduring.

A person who sustains a burn injury due to the negligent or reckless conduct of another party has a legal right to be compensated for that injury.  It is imperative that an injured burn victim contact a lawyer who provides dedicated, aggressive, and compassionate legal representation. 

The amount of compensation the burn victim will receive for the injury depends in large part on the attorney’s knowledge of burn injuries and the attorney’s ability to prove the level of damage inflicted by the defective product, the inadequate label, the poorly constructed vehicle, or the reckless actions of the other party.

The Hamideh Firm, P.C. lawyers fight to obtain just and fair compensation for victims of burn injuries.  We will work quickly to try and salvage any and all evidence before it is destroyed in a fire, explosion, or other cause of a burn injury.  In addition to the fragile proof necessary to establish who was at fault for a burn injury, your attorney must also prove the magnitude of the burn injury and the medical treatment that will be needed by a burn victim.

Because time is of the essence in a burn injury case, as soon as you contact The Hamideh Firm, P.C., we will examine the scene of the accident and preserve the physical evidence necessary to prove your case.  

Preservation of evidence of a defective product, such as a negligently designed electrical device, a negligently designed gas tank, a defective smoke detector, a mal-functioning safety valve, or any other evidence of the cause of a burn injury is crucial in proving a negligent design, a negligently constructed vehicle, or a negligently manufactured device. 

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious burn injury, contact a lawyer at The Hamideh Firm, P.C. online or at (310) 556-9687 for a free consultation and case evaluation. 

Causes of Burn Injuries

A burn injury can be caused in a number of ways, including car fires, explosions, electrical accidents, and exposure to dangerous consumer products, such as bleach, cleaning products containing acid, insecticides, and many other chemicals compounds.  Many times, burn injuries also result from the negligent or reckless conduct of another person such as a landlord, employer, or manufacturer.

Thermal Burns

Thermal burns occur when the skin comes in contact with a heat source such as hot metals, scalding liquids, steam, or flames.  Automobile and motorcycle accidents can be a substantial cause of burns when the gas tanks catch fire or explode.

Faulty car design, such as negligently designed gas tanks, exhaust systems, or poorly-positioned fuel tanks and fuel lines such as those found in some sport utility vehicles, can cause vehicle fires. Heat from barbeques, fireplaces, and ovens are also common causes of this type of burn injury.

Electrical Burns

Electrical burns frequently result from fires caused by defective products in your home or office, such as faulty electrical appliances, electrical wiring, and electrical boxes, or even coming in contact with a live wire or wall outlet. 

Burn injuries can also result from defective electrical home appliances, such as hair dryers, fans or heaters, curling irons, microwaves, and more. Sometimes these appliances contain faulty wiring or they do not feature adequate labels that warn about potential electrical dangers.

Electrical burns are also common among contractors and employees who work outside around power lines.  An individual may sustain an electrical burn due to the an employer’s negligence or a power company’s failure to properly maintain power lines, or to fix sagging or broken lines.

Burn injuries from gas fires and explosions are also a common cause of burn injuries.  A leak from a gas tank or distribution system is frequently the source of a gas explosion and can result from the gas company’s negligence or the negligence of the tank’s manufacturer. 

Chemical Burns

Burn injuries often result from the improper or unsafe use of flammable chemicals such as kerosene or caustic chemicals containing acids.  The improper use of household products such as cleaning solvents, acids, and ammonias are among the most common causes of burn injuries in the home. 

Many times the improper use of chemicals is the result of the manufacturer’s negligence in providing warning labels or insufficient information about the potential dangers of flammable chemicals.

Scalding

Another common burn injury that occurs in the home is a burn from hot liquids. Scalding is caused by hot liquids such as water, oil, or steam. Another common cause of scalds is spilled hot drinks, such as coffee. 

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious burn injury, contact a lawyer at The Hamideh Firm, P.C. online or at (310) 556-9687 for a free consultation and case evaluation. 

 

 

 

 

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