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Bakersfield Burn Injury Lawyer
According to the American Burn Association, approximately 450,000 people sustained burn injuries in the United States in 2013 and 40,000 burn injuries required hospitalization. In addition, it is estimated that approximately 3,400 deaths occur each year as a result of fires, explosions, burn injuries and smoke inhalation. American Burn Association information. The total cost of fire and burn injuries annually is estimated to be approximately $7.5 billion dollars.
Despite the fact that the number of burn injuries and fatalities caused by residential fires has decreased gradually in recent years, burn injuries and fire-related deaths continue to pose a significant public health problem.
Burn injures have many different causes, including, but not limited to fires, explosions, propane leaks, natural gas leaks, toxic chemical exposure, radiation exposure, electrocution and scalding from boiling or excessively hot water or other liquid. Burn injuries also have a wide array of effects and consequences such as scarring, disfigurement, contractures, amputation, decreased sensation, pain, discomfort, muscle damage, loss of mobility, depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder.
For those who have suffered a burn injury as a result of another’s negligence, a personal injury lawsuit is likely the only means by which compensation may be obtained. Depending on the circumstances, compensation may be available for certain types of economic loss, including past and future medical expenses, past and future lost earnings, lost earning capacity and loss of ability to provide household services. In addition, compensation may be available for certain types of noneconomic loss such as past and future physical pain, mental suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, physical impairment, inconvenience, grief, anxiety and humiliation.
If you or someone you know has suffered a burn injury as a result of another’s negligence, it is crucial that you retain an experienced Bakersfield burn injury lawyer as soon as possible in order to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you are entitled to. Bakersfield burn injury lawyer, Timothy M. Osborn has a proven record of success in handling burn injury cases. We encourage you to contact us today in order to learn more. We offer free consultations and there is no fee unless we obtain a settlement or judgment in your favor.
Bakersfield burn injury lawyer, Tim Osborn, handles burn injury cases arising out of a wide array of accidents and types of negligence, including, but not limited to:
- Brain Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Neck and Back Injury
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Eye Injury
- Knee Injury
- Shoulder Injury
- Ankle Injury
- Wrist Injury