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Oxnard Burn Injury Attorney
Seek Compensation for Your Injuries
Burn injuries can be life-changing and even life-threatening. In many cases, burn victims require extensive medical treatment for their injuries, and they may be unable to work for a long time or even permanently. If you were injured in a burn accident, you deserve to be compensated for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
At James Mckiernan Lawyers in San Luis Obispo, we have the experience to effectively represent you in your personal injury claim. Our team of Ventura County burn injury lawyers is here to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Call (805) 222-7654 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.
What Causes Burn Injuries?
Burn injuries can be caused by a variety of accidents and incidents, including:
- Defective products
- Toxic chemicals
- Electrical accidents
- Vehicle accidents
- Nursing home abuse
In addition to burns caused by external sources, some people suffer from internal burns caused by excessive heat. Internal burns can result from a buildup of body heat, as in the case of heatstroke, or they can occur when someone ingests a toxic substance, such as bleach.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are classified into three main categories: first-, second-, and third-degree burns. The degree of injury is determined by the depth of the burn.
- First-degree burns affect only the outer layer of skin, or the epidermis. They are characterized by redness, pain, and slight swelling.
- Second-degree burns affect both the epidermis and the dermis, which is the layer of skin just below the epidermis. Second-degree burns are characterized by redness, pain, swelling, blisters, and possibly some loss of skin pigmentation.
- Third-degree burns affect all layers of the skin and may extend into the tissues below the skin. Third-degree burns are characterized by redness, pain, swelling, and possibly charred skin.
Burn injuries can also cause other injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and broken bones. In some cases, burn victims may also suffer from inhalation injuries, which can be fatal.
Who Is Liable for Burn Injuries?
Burn injuries can be caused by many different sources, including defective products, vehicle accidents, and medical malpractice. No matter what caused your burn injuries, our Ventura County burn injury lawyers can help you hold the liable party accountable for your injuries.
If a defective product caused your burn injuries, you may be eligible for compensation from the manufacturer, distributor, or seller of the product. If a vehicle accident caused your burn injuries, you may be able to recover compensation from the driver who caused the accident, as well as the vehicle's manufacturer and/or the vehicle's insurance company. If a medical error or a nursing home abuse caused your burn injuries, you may be able to hold the medical practitioner, the medical facility, and/or the nursing home accountable for your injuries.
Recovering Compensation for Your Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can have a devastating impact on your life. If you have suffered burn injuries and require ongoing medical treatment, you may not be able to work for an extended period of time or permanently. You may also require physical therapy, which can be costly. At James Mckiernan Lawyers in San Luis Obispo, we can help you seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Our team of burn injury attorneys can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
To learn more about your legal options after a burn injury, contact our team at (805) 222-7654 or contact us online.
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$1.35 Million Dirt Bike Accident
Riding a dirt bike at a friend’s home on acreage, suffered life-threatening injuries when low hanging cable hit the rider in the neck. James McKiernan Law subbed in as new attorneys, found coverage, and settled for policy limits in 4 weeks.
$1.3 Million Car Accident
James McKiernan Lawyers settled our case for the policy limits of $1,000,000 against the driver and got another $300,000 from the passenger’s insurance company for a total settlement of $1,300,000.
$1.3 Million Off Road Vehicle Accident
Riding in the back seat of an off-road vehicle when the driver drove off a forest service road into a canyon resulting in severe injuries. Structured annuity resulting in tax-free payments to the client.