Sacramento Burn Injury Lawyer
The Sacramento burn injury lawyers at Eric Ratinoff Law Corp provide representation for you during your burn injury insurance settlement negotiations or personal injury lawsuit. Our personal injury lawyers are heavily committed to every client’s future and well being. They achieve outstanding results for clients through aggressive legal strategies, open communication, and a passion for justice. If you want a lawyer who will fight tirelessly on your behalf, trust our firm with your burn injury case.
Burn injuries can arise at work, at home, or in a vehicle accident. Serious burns can damage and destroy layers of the skin and underlying muscle tissue, causing permanent disabilities and disfigurement. Many burn survivors suffer post-traumatic stress and psychological effects from their accidents. If someone else negligently caused your burn injuries, you may have the chance to secure compensation for your damages.
Why Choose Our Law Firm?
Eric Ratinoff is a Northern California “Super Lawyer” with an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has won numerous awards and recognition for his accomplishments as a personal injury lawyer, including “Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyers” the last four years in a row and “National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers.” Eric and his associates earned statewide and national recognition for their impressive results for injured plaintiffs. After a burn injury, you need a Sacramento burn injury attorney with proven success rates. You need Eric Ratinoff Law Corp of Sacramento.
About Burn Injuries
The nature of a burn injury often means permanent scars for survivors. Unless the victim suffers a first-degree burn (one that does not break the skin or cause blisters), the odds are high that he or she will have permanent damage or disfigurement from the burns. This is especially worrisome when a burn injury affects the face or other highly visible areas. The most severe burns may require skin grafts or amputation of limbs. Sometimes infections after the initial burn injury culminate in the need for amputation.
There are four types of burn injuries:
thermal, chemical, electric, and radiation. The most common causes of burn injuries are fires, steam, hot objects, electricity, and acidic chemicals. Burns come in first, second, or third degree depending on the severity of the damage. Second- and third-degree burns will give you grounds to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party in California more often than minor, first-degree burns. If your burn covered vulnerable areas or a large part of your body, however, you may still qualify for a claim.
What to Do After a Sacramento Burn Injury
The steps you take after sustaining a burn injury can determine whether you receive compensation for your hospital bills, lost income, physical pain, and emotional suffering through a personal injury claim. Visit a medic immediately after any type of burn injury to gauge the severity of the burn and receive necessary treatment. Keep copies of your medical records and follow your doctor’s treatment plan exactly. No matter what circumstances caused your burns, start collecting information, including:
- Names and contact information of everyone involved
- Eyewitness names and phone numbers
- Photographs of the scene of the incident and your injuries
- Police or accident report number
- Costs of treatment, transportation, lost wages, etc.
The more you know about your case, the easier it will be to obtain fair and full compensation for your damages. Once you’re able to discuss your case with a professional, contact our firm and request a free accident case evaluation. Our Sacramento burn injury lawyers can visit you in your home or the hospital if you can’t make it to our Sacramento law office. Initial consultations are always free and confidential.
Request a Free Consultation Today
Don’t wait. Discover your potential to file a burn injury claim and obtain financial compensation for damages today. Call (916) 970-9100 to speak to an experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly attorney from Eric Ratinoff Law Corp about your case.