Burn injuries are some of the worst injuries. When you get burnt through no fault of your own, it not only impacts you physically, but also mentally and psychologically. Depending on the severity of the burn, it could have a lasting impact on your life.
We have seen these injuries happen in a variety of contexts. The injuries can come about as a result of an explosion, or coffee being negligently poured on you. It’s important to note what negligence means in the legal context. According to the CACI (California Jury Instructions), these are the instructions the court uses to instruct jurors on the law, negligence is defined as:
Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care to prevent harm to oneself or to others.
A person can be negligence by acting or by failing to act. A person is negligence is he or she does something that a reasonably careful person would not do in the same situation or fails to do something that a reasonably careful person would do in the same situation.
STEPS TO TAKE FOLLOWING A BURN INJURY 1) Seek medical attention immediately: Getting medical attention immediately is critical for burn injuries. Seek medical attention right away. 2) Make an incident report: Of course if the injuries are severe this is not something you can do right away. However, as soon as you are able to you should provide management with a detailed report of what happened. This information will become very important for you San Diego injury claim. Make sure that you also document the name or names of the people you provide the information too. 3) Document how the incident happened: As soon as practically possible documents everything on a piece of paper, on a computer, on your phone or any other means. This is important because the closer to the event you document the information the better you remember them.
How We Can Help Time is of the essence on these cases. In our experience burn injuries happen at places where there are video recordings. It is important to preserve that evidence. Once you hire us, we get right to work to make sure that information is preserved. We have helped many burn injured victims with great results. Most notably, our San Diego personal injury lawyer Omid Rejali obtained a verdict against McDonald’s for coffee that burned one of his clients in 2019. We know these cases inside and out and have the tools to hold the wrongdoers accountable. Common Burn Injuries: 1) First, second and third degree burn injuries 2) Scalding injuries-burns from steam, spilled hot water
Frequently Asked Questions How long will my burn injury case take? Depending on the severity of the burn and the legal theory for liability, these cases can take between 6 months to 3 years.
What is the value of my brain injury case? Many factors go into placing a value on the case. These include the severity of the brain, the theory for liability, whether there is any scarring, how it has impacted you mentally and emotionally among others. It is difficult to place a valuation on a case without knowing all the facts surrounding your particular case.
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