Burns and Explosions Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles
Explosions and burn injuries can be caused by a number of different factors, but the resulting harm caused to a victim is almost always catastrophic. Burn injuries are some of the most painful types of injuries a person can sustain, often resulting in multiple surgeries, skin grafts, permanent scarring, and a lifetime of care. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident due to an explosion or suffered burn injuries, the experienced personal injury attorneys at the GP Law Group in Los Angeles are here to help. Call the office or contact us today for a free consultation of your case with one of our knowledgeable burns and explosion accident lawyers now.
Common Causes of Explosion Accidents
Explosion accidents can happen almost anywhere and are almost always devastating for the victims. Some of the most common causes of explosion accidents include apartment and house fires, propane or natural gas explosions, gas can fires, appliance fires, and electrical explosions. There are so many ways that an explosion accident can occur and many different parties that may be ultimately responsible for the burn injuries and other harm caused to the victims.
Explosion accidents can result from faulty installation of gas lines, meters, electrical lines, control valves, and poor maintenance. Explosions can result from the negligence or recklessness of another person in many situations involving electricity, gas, or fire. An individual person, management company, utility company, and others may all be ultimately responsible for an explosion accident. Talk to our office to learn more.
Burn Injuries can be Devastating for Victims
Burn injuries do far more damage than just affecting the skin of a victim. A burn occurs when our body’s tissues are exposed to too much heat, radiation, chemicals, or electricity. Burns are identified as either first, second, or third degree. First degree burns affect only the outer layer of the skin and can cause redness or pain. Second degree burns injure the outer and inner layers of skin. A victim’s skin can swell and look white, red, or splotchy in addition to developing blisters and severe pain. Third degree burns are the worst type and harm all layers of the skin as well as other body parts. Burn areas may look brown, white, or black and this degree of burn can destroy nerves and damage muscles.
Depending on the severity of the burn, this type of injury can cause extensive nerve damage, muscle damage, and result in the loss of fingers, toes, and limbs. Complications from burns can also cause bacterial infections, fluid loss, dangerously low body temperature, breathing problems, and bone and joint problems that can become permanent. The resulting damage from burn injuries can leave extensive, permanent scarring and disfigurement of the victim. In many cases, the victim of burn injuries cannot go back to work after an accident, which is why compensation for this type of injury is so critical for the victim and their family.
Compensation for Burn Injuries and Explosions
Victims of burn injuries and explosion accidents often suffer from extreme pain, disability, and disfigurement as a result. Compensation for this type of harm covers both economic and noneconomic damages to victim for their injuries. Economic damages cover all out of pocket expenses like medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and the loss of future income and benefits. Noneconomic damages pay the victim for the less tangible, but still devastating, harm caused by pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and the loss of enjoyment of life.
In the worst case scenario, a victim may die as a result of their burn injuries or from an explosion. When this occurs, the family of the victim may also seek additional compensation for wrongful death. This includes payment for funeral and burial expenses, final medical bills, loss of future income and benefits, and for the loss of love, security, and companionship. An experienced personal injury will be able to review the facts of your case and advise you on compensation for your claim.
Talk to Our Office Today
If you or a loved one has been injured by burns or in an explosion accident, you do not have to shoulder the burden of a legal case alone. Call the office or contact us today at the GP Law Group in Los Angeles to speak with a highly qualified personal injury attorney about your case and learn more about your legal options for compensation.