In any type of personal injury incident, such as a construction accident, motor vehicle accident or auto-pedestrian accident, for example, there is the potential for severe injuries to occur. In many cases, these injuries might include broken bones, head injuries or even spinal cord injuries. However, in some cases, an individual involved in an accident might suffer from severe burn injuries. If that occurs, burn victims may face a long road to recovery.
Serious burn injuries
In the worst-case scenarios, a burn victim may have injuries that are so extensive that treatment at the local hospital may not be enough – the victim may need treatment at a specialized burn treatment center. Burn injuries could penetrate multiple levels of a person’s skin, leading to the need for skin grafts or other delicate skin treatment procedures. The initial treatment of severe burn injuries is crucial.
After the burn injuries are treated in the immediate aftermath of a personal injury incident, the victim may face weeks or even months of other treatment as well, such as plastic surgery or therapy and rehabilitation sessions. The more severe the burn injuries, the more likely that the road to recovery – or potential recovery – for the victim will be long and the process slow.
At our law firm, we understand the fear and frustration that injured victims feel when they suffer severe burn injuries. If the injuries were caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness, pursuing a personal injury lawsuit may lead to the recovery of financial compensation that could help with medical bills, among other financial concerns. For more information about how we attempt to help our clients in California with these matters, please visit the personal injury overview section of our website.