A burn injury can be physically damaging, often affecting your work, home life, mental health, and financial well-being. If you suffered burns and someone or something else was at fault, you might have the right to seek compensation for your related damages. Knowing what you deserve after your injury and how to pursue it can be difficult, so you should always get help from a law firm that handles burn injury claims.
The experienced burn injury lawyers from Galine, Frye, Fitting, and Frangos are ready to advocate for your best interests and total compensation. With over 75 years of combined experience in personal injury settlements and trials, our firm is well-positioned to provide you with the advocacy you need to collect the compensation you deserve.
Read on to learn more about burn injuries in San Mateo and how our burn injury attorneys can help ensure you collect the total amount you need for your injuries.
Table of Contents
- Burn Injury Risks in San Mateo
- Seeking Damages for Your Burn Injury
- San Mateo Burn Injury FAQs
- Reach out to a San Mateo Burn Injury Lawyer Now
Burn Injury Risks in San Mateo
A burn injury involves damage to your bodily tissue from heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or nuclear radiation. Hot liquids, building fires, steam, or flammable liquids and gasses cause the most common burn injuries.
Some risks of burns to San Mateo residents and visitors include:
- Truck accidents on Highway 92
- Caltrans accidents
- Contact with electrical sources near construction sites
- Scalding water at a job site, restaurant, or hotel hot tub
- Contact with hot pipes or other objects at malls or stores
Whatever the source of your burn injury, always seek immediate emergency medical care after your accident and follow all treatment protocols. Then, work with a burn injury attorney to determine your legal rights and the best course of action. If someone else caused your burn injury, a lawyer can hold them accountable for all your losses.
Seeking Damages for Your Burn Injury
Your damages will depend on the extent of your burn injury. While some burn injuries are superficial and might heal on their own within a few weeks, major burns require urgent medical care and can lead to scarring, disability, and deformity. Whether you need an emergency room visit or months in a burn center with multiple skin grafts, you should receive compensation for your past and future medical expenses.
If your burns prevented you from working during recovery, you can seek compensation for all of your lost wages. Some burns lead to permanent disabilities, including amputations or the loss of use of a body part. If your burn-related disability prevents you from returning to work – or earning as much as before – you should receive damages for your past and future lost income.
Other burn-related losses are intangible and more difficult to calculate. These include pain and suffering, which can be substantial with serious burns.
First, burns are painful injuries, and there can be a lot of physical pain during the recovery process – the procedures to repair skin after serious burns inflict extreme pain. Many burn victims suffer greatly during the recovery process.
Even after you finish treatment, you might have permanent disabilities or disfigurement. Burns can leave noticeable scars that are not repairable through cosmetic surgery. Scars and impairments can cause many emotional and physical challenges that can persist for the rest of your life. You deserve damages for these intangible losses in addition to your financial losses.
Calculating and obtaining the full compensation you deserve is challenging, and many people underestimate their losses. Allow a burn injury attorney to review your situation and determine how much you need in damages. Your lawyer will fight for a full settlement from an insurance company, even if it requires several rounds of negotiations.
San Mateo Burn Injury FAQs
When should I contact a burn injury attorney?
The time to contact your local San Mateo burn injury attorney is as soon as possible after your accident and after you receive emergency medical care. Your attorney will assess your rights, begin gathering evidence, and might work with medical and occupational experts to calculate and recover the full extent of your damages.
How much is my burn injury claim worth?
The amount that your burn injury is worth will depend on many factors, and there is no way to answer this question without reviewing the details of your injuries and losses. We will review your emergency medical expenses and the costs of long-term care, your lost income, and all the intangible losses you suffered. Your attorney will help you accurately calculate your damages, then pursue them in full from the proper insurance companies.
Never accept a settlement offer from insurance companies without speaking to our attorneys. You risk accepting much less than your need to pay for your accident-related expenses.
Can I afford a burn injury attorney?
Our clients are often surprised to learn that if we take their burn injury case, it costs them nothing upfront and nothing out of pocket. If we take your case, we will take it on a contingency basis. Contingency means we charge no fees before or during your case and only receive fees if we win your case. Then, our fees come directly from your settlement or award, so you never need to gather funds to pay for our legal services.
If someone else’s negligence injured you in a burn accident, never let concerns about legal costs stop you from scheduling your risk-free consultation with a San Mateo burn injury lawyer from Galine, Frye, Fittings, and Frangos now.
Reach out to a San Mateo Burn Injury Lawyer Now
Burn injuries can significantly change how you live and enjoy your personal life and your earning ability in your professional life. With an experienced burn injury attorney handling your case as soon as possible, you can rest assured that you will collect the damages you need and deserve.
One of the experienced burn injury attorneys from Galine, Frye, Fitting, and Frangos is standing by to answer any questions you might have about your case, so contact us for your free consultation today at (650) 345-8484.