A Burn Injury Lawyer You Can Count On
In addition to the excruciating pain and discomfort associated with severe burn injuries, the resulting disfigurement and rehabilitation often require specialized medical care and counseling. As an experienced burn injury lawyer, Mr. Chris Olsen offers a free consultation for burn injury victims. He will work tirelessly to help you determine responsible parties and seek punitive and compensatory damages. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury caused by another party, contact our San Diego, CA, law office today. Use our online form or call us at (619) 550-9352.
Varying Degrees of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries vary from mild to severe. First-degree burns, the most minor, generally heal quickly on their own. More moderate and severe burns include:
- Second-degree burns, which result in blisters and thickened skin
- Third-degree burns, which are more widespread and leave a white and leathery look to the skin
- Fourth-degree burns, which are the most severe and damage not only the skin, but also the tendons, muscles, and bones
Types of Burn Injuries
Burns are one of the most common household injuries. They can occur due to open flames on a stove or the heating elements in an oven. The most common types of burn injuries include:
- Contact with fire
- Scalding water
- Electrical burns
- Thermal burns
- Chemical burns
- Cold burns, or frostbite
- Radiation burns from medical devices
Damaging Effects of Burn Injuries
Serious burns are life-threatening and can result in a lifetime of permanent damage. Victims of burn injuries may suffer permanent scarring; infection; tissue, nerve, and muscles damage; and damage to the internal organs and respiratory system.
Victims who survive these catastrophic injuries may require multiple medical procedures and lengthy and painful physical therapy. These injuries can keep victims out of work for years while the medical bills continue to pile up. If you suffered a severe burn injury and believe another party is at fault, you need the help of an experienced attorney.
Working with a Skilled Burn Injury Lawyer
Just because a burn occurred in the home does not necessarily mean no one is at fault. If an electrician failed to safely perform electrical work in your home or a kitchen appliance malfunctioned causing the injury, you are not at fault. Mr. Olsen can thoroughly review your case to determine if another party’s negligence caused your burn injury. He will investigate the situation to determine who is truly at fault and bring a claim against the negligent party.
While Mr. Olsen negotiates for an appropriate settlement, you can focus on recovery.
He will pursue damages for your ongoing medical care, lost wages, reduced quality of life, and more. While he negotiates for an appropriate settlement, you can focus on recovery. He can refer you to specialists and therapists who can help you recover, both physically and emotionally, from your traumatic injury.
Schedule Your Consultation
Mr. Olsen offers free consultations to burn injury victims and he works closely with each of our clients to explore all options for compensation. He will work diligently to secure the settlement or award you deserve. Call Olsen Law Offices today at (619) 550-9352 or email us to schedule your free consultation.