Los Angeles Burn Injury Attorney
Burns sustained in an accident can result in physical and mental damage and may leave victims permanently scarred. If you or a loved one suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact Pollard | Bailey today for assistance. Our Los Angeles burn injury attorneys can help you get the legal and financial closure you need.
Trust Pollard | Bailey with Your Burn Injury Case
At Pollard | Bailey, we are dedicated to pursuing the compensation necessary to help you make a full recovery.
- We have over 40 years of combined legal experience representing victims of burn injury accidents.
- We have a proven record of results, successfully recovering compensation in more than 96% of all cases we handle.
- We constantly monitor our caseload so that all of our clients receive the undivided attention and representation they deserve.
- We believe all people have a right to quality legal representation, regardless of financial situation. That’s why we represent clients on a contingency fee basis — you do not pay any fees until we win your case.
We want to use our experience, knowledge, and skills to help you secure help today.
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Different Degrees of Burn Injury
Burn injuries are classed by three different degrees of seriousness, including:
First Degree Burns
These burns affect only the topmost layer of skin. Redness and pain are usually the most common symptoms, and victims with first degree burns have the best chance of recovery.
Second Degree Burns
The burn is intense enough to go beyond the first layer (epidermis) and into the second layer (dermis). You may develop blisters, pain is generally more intense, and scarring is much more likely during recovery.
Third Degree Burns
The burn is so intense or prolonged that the injury impacts all the layers of skin and even burns the layer of fat underneath. Scarring is likely, the skin may appear leathery, and if the burn is deep enough, nerve endings may be impaired, causing permanent numbness.
Burns Through Negligence
Burns can arise in any number of situations, especially when improper protocols surround dangerous materials. Examples of common burns include scalding and defective products.
Scalding occurs when a hot liquid makes contact with a person’s body. This can happen at work, in an apartment, and at a restaurant, or anywhere that you can potentially be exposed to extremely hot liquids that are not safe to touch or consume.
Sometimes, manufacturers and others in the chain of supply deliver a flawed product to consumers that may expose them to burns. For example, it is against the law to produce and sell flammable clothing, but some clothing is sold that is constructed with highly flammable material.
Long-Term Effects of a Burn Injury
Recovery from burn injuries can be long and painful, possibly requiring months of medical treatments and even skin grafts. If skin grafts aren’t possible, the burn areas may grow back discolored, with a different texture and severe, visible scarring.
People are more vulnerable to overheating and high temperatures due to the inability to sweat if the injury burned away sweat pores. The scarred skin may also be prone to dryness and cracking, causing further discomfort. Depending on where the burns occur, a person may be visibly disfigured, causing a major change in emotional health and quality of life.
Contact Pollard | Bollard for Justice in Your Burn Injury Case
Anyone who has suffered from severe burn injuries through the recklessness of another party does not have to bear this burden alone. Pollard | Bailey can help. Contact us and tell our Los Angeles burn injury attorneys your story so that we can start building a case and get you the compensation you are owed.