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Fighting for Burn Injury Victims

San Jose Burn Injury Lawyers

Pursuing Just Compensation on Your Behalf

With the long recovery times, lingering impairments, and diminished quality of life, victims of burn injuries deserve to receive the full amount of compensation associated with the accident. In most cases, burn injuries are the result of another person's negligence.

Some of the dangerous conditions that can result in a burn include:
  • Work environment
  • Lack of facilities planning
  • General product defects

Consequently, individuals responsible for the poor conditions and / or faulty product that ultimately led to the burn injury can be held liable for damages resulting from the burn injury.

Contact Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP at (800) 900-0863 today!

What are the different types of burn injuries?

The American Burn Association estimates that 500,000 burn injuries require medical treatment each year.

These burn injuries take on a variety of forms, and can occur for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • Fire burns: Flames can seriously harm a person, wreaking havoc on skin layers, consequently damaging nerves and hindering the growth of new skin cells; 6,000 people die each year as the result of injuries sustained during fires.
  • Scalding water burns: Water that is heated to more than 120 degrees Fahrenheit can damage the skin, resulting in burns; just about 5,000 people are burned by scalding water each year.
  • Chemical burns: Acidic or base substances can negatively impact the skin, burning their way through skin layers and causing scarring as a result.
  • Inhalation burns: Heated smoke that is inhaled into the body can result in damage to the esophagus and lungs, affecting one's ability to breath and ultimately rendering one unconscious if exposure is not curbed; more than half of the individuals who are fire victims die not from flames, but from smoke inhalation.

Treatment for Burn Injuries

Burn injuries may have all of the following impacts on your life:
  • Require extensive surgery to repair
  • Permanent scarring
  • Permanent life changes

Recovery from burn injuries can be expensive, and should not be the responsibility of the victim alone if the victim was not responsible for causing the burn injury. For example, if a smoke detector is faulty, and does not warn its owner of the impending dangers of a fire, then the manufacturer of that smoke detector can be deemed responsible. That is because the product offered inadequate warning in the event of a fire as it is advertised and guaranteed to do.

Furthermore, if a building owner does not provide adequate escape routes for inhabitants of the building, and they are unable to escape during the outbreak of a fire, then the building owner can be held accountable for failing to provide emergency exits and / or escape routes. Similarly, if an employer does not provide safe working conditions for his or her employees, then that employer can be held for injuries sustained while on the job, including burn injuries.

Compassionate Attorneys Helping Burn Victims

If you or a loved one has suffered from a burn injury, don't hesitate to contact our personal injury lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP. Our skilled San Jose burn injury attorneys will examine the details concerning your accident, and will work to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions.

Please call us today at (800) 900-0863 for a free consultation.

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