Partner With Strong Legal Allies For Burn Injury Victims In California
Few injuries are more horrific than serious burns, especially when they impact a large portion of your body. You may require extensive medical care, skin grafts, reconstructive surgeries and lengthy rehab. Your life may never look the same.
At Ellis Helm, APC in Southern California, we help burn injury victims pursue compensation for their suffering. Our personal injury attorneys are passionate about helping people pursue justice. If your burn injury was the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, contact us to learn more about your options.
Understanding The Degrees Of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are categorized by degree, according to their level of severity, as follows:
- First-degree burns are the least serious. They affect only the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis), leaving the lower layer intact. Still, they can cause superficial damage, including blistering and redness.
- Second-degree burns impact the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis) and reach partially into the lower layer (the dermis).
- Third-degree burns impact both layers of skin (the epidermis and the dermis). Depending on their size, they may cause extensive damage, requiring skin grafts.
- Fourth-degree burns are the most serious. They reach below the skin, destroying nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments and even bone. They are life-threatening, and those who do survive require extensive reconstructive surgery.
The severity of the burn injury also depends on its size. Second or third degree burns can be devastating when they affect a large percentage of the body. Fourth-degree burns impacting a large portion of the body are tragically often fatal.
Our Approach To Burn Injury Cases
We take a swift and decisive approach to building strong cases from the start. Our lawyers will dig deep, conducting a thorough investigation to uncover all the necessary evidence for supporting your catastrophic injury claim.
As skilled negotiators, we know how to lay the groundwork for a strong settlement. At the same time, we are always prepared to fight for you at trial if needed. Our attorneys have a proven track record of securing strong results both in and out of court.
Start Today With A Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact us to discuss your rights. You may have a claim for valuable compensation. We offer free consultations, so there is no risk in reaching out to learn more. You can also call us at 951-289-0628. We have convenient office locations in El Centro, Temecula and San Diego, California.