OC Burn Injury Attorney

OC Burn Injury Attorney

According to the American Burn Association, over 450,000 burn injuries require medical treatment annually. While minor household burns are common, even brief exposure to hot or acidic substances can have serious implications on the human body. In severe cases, burn injuries can be fatal.

Most burn victims survive, but immediate and long-term treatment may be necessary for full recovery. This process can take years, and the effects of burns can last a lifetime. Severe burn injuries often result in brain damage, nerve damage, limb loss, deformities, and scarring. Emotional disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are also common.

The severity of burn injuries often means victims may be unable to work for extended periods. In the worst cases, they may never be able to work again. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s actions or negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Experienced Orange County personal injury attorney Jimmie W. Kang can assist burn injury victims in seeking justice.


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What can a Burn Injury Attorney Do?

Not all burn victims are entitled to compensation. However, California has strict laws to ensure plaintiffs secure evidence before reaching a settlement, allowing victims to receive fair compensation. If a burn injury in Orange County is due to someone else’s negligence, we will help you gather the necessary evidence and pursue compensation within the statute of limitations.

Orange County burn injury attorney Jimmie W. Kang is dedicated to helping clients receive maximum compensation for their burn injuries. With extensive experience and a thorough understanding of California laws concerning burns, Jimmie W. Kang and his legal team provide excellent representation for burn injury cases.

You can claim compensation for skin burns caused by products, unexpected fires, or burns occurring during cooking, especially if they result from someone else's negligence. Having legal representation increases your chances of receiving fair compensation.

The damages you may claim include:

  1. Economic Damages
    • Medical expenses
    • Compensation for lost wages
  1. Non-Economic Damages
    • Emotional pain
    • Physical incapacity
    • Loss of companionship
    • Compensation for permanent damage in severe cases
  1. Punitive Damages
    • Compensation for illegal actions, negligence, or misconduct by individuals or groups

Before filing a compensation claim, knowing the type of burn you suffered helps build your case.

  • First-degree burns affect only the first layer of skin and generally heal naturally.
  • Second-degree burns cause blisters near the wound and may require treatment.
  • Third-degree burns are the most severe, requiring immediate treatment. They can damage several layers of skin, muscles, and organs.

Many types of accidents can result in serious burns, including automobile accidents, faulty product labels, leaks of acidic substances, fires, and electrocutions. Workplace accidents in Orange County can also lead to burns. Burns are classified into three categories based on their cause: thermal burns, electrical burns, and chemical burns.

Treating severe burns involves removing damaged and dead tissue while preserving as much viable tissue as possible. Skin grafts are sometimes necessary when the tissue is too damaged to heal on its own.

Burn victims need intensive physical therapy to continue using the burned part of their body. Without use, burned tissue may become permanently immobile. Burn victims may require several years of rehabilitation.

Without immediate treatment, burn injuries can have lasting consequences. Untreated necrosis can spread to healthy organs, and failure to remove dead tissue can lead to fatal infections.

To maximize the use of the legal process, keep detailed records and photographic evidence of the time and place of the injury. Victims must receive hospital treatment to obtain official documentation of their injuries.

We understand that medical expenses can increase over time due to prolonged treatment. Depending on the severity of the burns, the injured area may not perform its daily functions. Our Orange County burn injury attorney will meticulously prepare you to receive maximum compensation for the damages you suffered.

    • First-degree: Pink/red skin with pain, dryness, and slight elevation.
    • Second-degree (mild): Red, uneven skin with painful blisters around the wound.
    • Second-degree (severe): Moist skin around the wound with some blisters, very sensitive to touch.
    • Third-degree: Skin resembles leather, with brown or white spots, visible damage on and below the surface.
    • Most burns require immediate treatment. Manageable first-degree burns can be treated at home by cooling the area with tap water or a moist towel.
    • Avoid using ice and ointments as they can further irritate the skin.
    • Cover the burn area with a sterile bandage.
    • Do not burst blisters if they form.
    • Take over-the-counter medications to minimize pain and reduce inflammation.

Healing time varies. First-degree burns can heal within a few days. Severe burns with blisters may take months to begin healing.

Skin grafting involves taking layers of skin from another part of the body to cover severely burned or damaged areas. This procedure is most recommended for third-degree burns.

    • Store flammable items out of reach of children.
    • Set home water heaters below 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit).
    • Keep cleaning products and chemicals out of children's reach.
    • Exercise caution around fireplaces or other fire sources.

Jimmie W. Kang's burn injury attorney team has extensive experience representing victims, ensuring you receive fair compensation. Burn injuries are among the most dangerous types of injuries, causing significant physical and emotional pain. With extensive legal knowledge and diverse experience, our Orange County burn injury attorney will represent you effectively.

Contact us for a free consultation at 888.633.1701. There is no cost or risk associated with contacting an attorney for a free consultation.

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