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Getting Results for Southern California Burn Injury Victims Since 1977

Every 24 seconds, a fire department responds to a fire in the United States. That means by the time you have finished reading this, another fire will have occurred, potentially causing catastrophic burn injuries to yet another victim. In recent years, incidences of burn injuries have risen. According to the American Burn Association, there were nearly half a million fire or burn injuries treated at Emergency Departments between 2011 and 2015 – 40,000 of which required hospitalization. For many, burn injuries can be fatal. For those who survive, the emotional and physical scars that result from their injuries can be horrific.

For a free legal consultation with a burn injury accident lawyer serving Southern California, call 800.672.5295

Learn Your Legal Options and Take Back Control of Your Life

Not only are burn injuries some of the most painful injuries you can experience, but they can also pose long-term complications that hinder areas of your life beyond the physical. For example, you may have substantial scarring that prevents you from fully enjoying time out with friends and family or your significant other. Alternately, maybe you have mobility issues from scar tissue surrounding your joints and can’t care for yourself or maintain employment, which causes severe anxiety and depression.

If you or a loved one has been a second-degree or third-degree burn victim, suffered a chemical burn, or any other type of skin burn injury, Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO) can help you obtain the compensation you need to heal. Speak to a burn injury lawyer today to understand your rights and options at (800) 676-5295.

Why choose and Owen, Patterson & Owen attorney for your burn injury case?

The law firm of OPO has served accident victims in Southern California and throughout the country since 1977. Our lawyers take great pride in our ability to get maximum results for people who have been hurt due to the negligence of others.

  • We have obtained billions in settlements and jury verdict awards for our clients.
  • Our firm is experienced in handling burn injury cases, including a multi-million dollar settlement for a client, who was burned on his chest, face, and ears after a defective truck part caused a gas explosion.
  • We have been well-recognized by our peers for our dedication to excellence and integrity. Our attorneys hold an AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ratings you can receive for legal ability and high ethical standards. We’ve also been named multiple years to the Super Lawyers list.

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    Every 24 seconds, a fire department responds to a fire in the United States. That means by the time you have finished reading this, another fire will have occurred, potentially causing catastrophic burn injuries to yet another victim. In recent years, incidences of burn injuries have risen. According to the American Burn Association, there were nearly half a million fire or burn injuries treated at Emergency Departments between 2011 and 2015 – 40,000 of which required hospitalization. For many, burn injuries can be fatal. For those who survive, the emotional and physical scars that result from their injuries can be horrific.

    For a free legal consultation with a burn injury lawyer serving Southern California, call 800.672.5295

    Learn Your Legal Options and Take Back Control of Your Life

    Not only are burn injuries some of the most painful injuries you can experience, but they can also pose long-term complications that hinder areas of your life beyond the physical. For example, you may have substantial scarring that prevents you from fully enjoying time out with friends and family or your significant other. Alternately, maybe you have mobility issues from scar tissue surrounding your joints and can’t care for yourself or maintain employment, which causes severe anxiety and depression.

    If you or a loved one has been a second-degree or third-degree burn victim, suffered a chemical burn, or any other type of skin burn injury, Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO) can help you obtain the compensation you need to heal. Speak to a burn injury lawyer today to understand your rights and options at (800) 676-5295.

    Why choose and Owen Patterson & Owen attorney for your burn injury case?

    The law firm of OPO has served accident victims in Southern California and throughout the country since 1977. Our lawyers take great pride in our ability to get maximum results for people who have been hurt due to the negligence of others.

    • We have obtained billions in settlements and jury verdict awards for our clients.
    • Our firm is experienced in handling burn injury cases, including a multi-million dollar settlement for a client, who was burned on his chest, face, and ears after a defective truck part caused a gas explosion.
    • We have been well-recognized by our peers for our dedication to excellence and integrity. Our attorneys hold an AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ratings you can receive for legal ability and high ethical standards. We’ve also been named multiple years to the Super Lawyers list.

    Contact Us Today

    Request a Free
    Consultation




      The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

      Disclaimer:



      Putting Your Mind at Ease

      Following your burn accident, there is a lot to contend with during your recovery process. An injury claim can be an overwhelming process on its own without the added complication of being in pain while managing your day-to-day responsibilities. Don’t do it alone. Instead, turn to a qualified burn injury attorney who can:
      • Alleviate your worries and provide peace of mind—As your medical and hospital bills continue to grow, you may be experiencing the financial impact of your burns. A burn injury attorney at OPO can connect you with a team of expert doctors and medical professionals to relieve some of your financial burdens. We will also help you manage the details of your claim, so no critical deadlines or documents that could impact your claim are missed.
      • Investigate your claim to ensure you receive maximum compensation—Our team of attorneys understands how to prepare burn injury cases, having handled countless cases since our firm’s establishment. These cases are complex and typically involve a great deal of investigation including consulting medical experts, reviewing security camera footage, accident scene reconstruction, and collecting witness statements. Regardless of what is required, we are prepared to put all of our resources to work to build a case designed specifically to get you the outcome you need to move forward with your life.
      • Help you understand your rights and legal options—When you don’t understand your rights, you’re more likely to get the run-around from insurance companies or perform activities that may hurt your case. An experienced burn injury attorney will not only advise you of the compensation you’re entitled to for your claim but also negotiate on your behalf so you can seek the best medical treatment available.

      Why Do Burn Injuries Occur

      Serious or fatal fires don’t merely happen. Something starts them. Often, they result from defective products, such as propane tanks or wall heaters. These are products that people trust and don’t expect to cause them harm. Unfortunately, burn injuries due to negligence are all too common, and when this is the case, the responsible party or parties must be held liable for their actions.

      Forty-three percent of burn victims admitted to Burn Centers between 2005 and 2014 were due to a fire or flame. Other leading causes of burns are:

      • Scalds from contact with hot liquids, steam, or hot surfaces.
      • Electrical currents that pass electricity through the skin.
      • Household chemicals such as gasoline or paint thinner.
      • Radiation resulting from high exposure to X-rays during diagnostic testing.
      • Friction burns that take place when the skin is dragged repeatedly against rough surfaces. An example of this is road rash, which typically occurs during a motorcycle accident.

      Burn Injuries by Severity

      Doctors diagnose burns on depth and extent of damage, swelling, the degree of pain, and signs of infection. Based on these facts, burns are then classified according to degrees of severity as follows: first degree, second degree, third degree, and fourth degree. While first-degree burns only impact the top layer of skin and tend to heal quickly, second-degree burns blister and damage both the outer layer of the skin as well as the layer underneath. Third-degree burns are more severe as they affect not only the skin but also the tissue underneath and cause nerve damage.  A fourth-degree burn is the most severe, and potentially life-threatening that destroys all layers of the skin, as well as bones, muscles, and tendons. A third- or fourth-degree burn victim is more susceptible to complications and may experience mobility issues due to scarring around the joints or possible amputation.

      Damages Recoverable for Burn Injury Victims in Southern California

      When you obtain the legal services of a burn injury attorney at OPO, our mission is to expedite your recovery process so you can get back to how your life was before the accident. We accomplish this by drawing upon our legal expertise and years of experience in handling burn injury cases to secure enough compensation to restore the losses you’ve incurred in response to your burns. Some of the damages you may be able to recover compensation for include:

      • Past and future medical and hospital expenses.
      • Physical and mental pain and suffering.
      • Loss of income.
      • Lost quality of life.

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      Call Owen, Patterson & Owen at 800.676.5295 or contact us to schedule a meeting to discuss your burn injury case and how our experienced Southern California brain injury attorneys can help.

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