Did you recently sustain severe burn injuries in an accident in Orange County, California? You don’t have to struggle with the costs and consequences of your injury on your own. Call Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian and discover how our experienced Orange County burn injury lawyers can help you fight to get the compensation you need to cover the costs of your medical treatment, loss of income, and trauma.
For more than 30 years, Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian has fiercely advocated for burn injury victims and devastated families across Orange County. Our award-winning legal team has 75+ years of courtroom and litigation experience and has led clients to over $1 billion in financial settlements and jury awards.
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What Causes Burn Injuries?
A burn is an injury to the skin, tissue, and/or underlying muscle that occurs when the body is exposed to fire, high levels of heat, chemicals, electricity, or radiation.
While any traumatic accident can potentially cause burns, some of the leading causes include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Accidents involving defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
There are different levels of burns, ranging from first-degree (least serious) to fourth-degree (most serious).
- First-degree burns: Superficial burns that only affect the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin. The affected area tends to be red and painful.
- Second-degree burns: These burns affect the epidermis and part of the dermis, which is beneath it. The affected area tends to be red and blistered and can be incredibly painful.
- Third-degree burns: Both the epidermis and dermis are damaged by third-degree burns. Subcutaneous tissue can also be affected. The affected area tends to look white or charred.
- Fourth-degree burns: These burns destroy all layers of skin, and underlying tissue, and can begin to damage muscle and/or bone. Many victims do not experience pain due to nerve damage.
It’s important to seek immediate medical attention if you or a close family member has sustained burn injuries due to another person’s negligence or intentionally harmful actions. Prompt care can help to limit the chances of complications, such as infection, amputation, or wrongful death.
What’s My Orange County Burn Injury Case Worth?
When you file a burn injury lawsuit in Orange County, CA, you’ll generally be able to recover compensation for damages related to:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
No two burn injury cases are the same. Every victim will have a unique experience, so the value of their claims will vary. Important considerations include your age, the location and severity of the burn injury, changes in earning capacity, and the injury’s overall impact on your life.
Our personal injury attorneys in Orange County will work hard to secure maximum compensation on your behalf.
You’ll Have a Limited Time to File a California Burn Injury Lawsuit
Don’t hesitate to call Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian for help if you’ve sustained burn injuries in an Orange County accident. You’ll have just two years to pursue compensation, and it can be important to get a jumpstart on your case.
Our Orange County burn injury attorneys have the experience, resources, and reputation you’ll need to get the results you deserve. Contact our Orange County law office to set up a free case assessment now.