- October 31, 2014
- In personal Injury
Approximately 3.5 million burn injuries are reported each year in the United States. Burn injuries are one of the leading causes of accidental death in the United States. The American Burn Association estimates that 750,000 burn victims are treated each year and more than 100,000 need long-term hospitalization. Approximately 1.5 million burn victims suffer serious or permanent disability.
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another party, you should consult an experienced Los Angeles burn injury attorney as you may be entitled to compensation.
The Most Common Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can range in severity depending on how and where the victim is burned. Common types of burn injuries include:
- Thermal burns, resulting from contact to severe heat
- Radiation burn, caused by exposure to nuclear radiation or ultraviolet light
- Electrical burns, caused by high voltage passing through the body and abruptly exiting
- Chemical burns, caused by contact with caustic chemicals, such as acid
The different levels of burn injuries include:
- First degree burns, causing pain and swelling of the outer layer of the skin (known as the epidermis).
- Second degree burns, which penetrate the first and second layer of the skin (known as the dermis), causing redness, pain, and blisters.
- Third degree burns, which impact the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis (third layer of skin), causing the skin to become charred.
Contact an Experienced Los Angeles Burn Injury Attorney
If you or someone you love has suffered a burn injury, you should consult an experienced Los Angeles burn injury attorney at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. Call us at 1-888-848-5084 to schedule a free case evaluation by a qualified attorney.