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Burn Injuries

Did you endure a burn because of someone's negligence?

Santa Rosa Burn Injury Attorneys

Helping Burn Injury Victims In Santa Rosa Financially Recover

Our Santa Rosa burn injury attorneys at Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery have represented persons who have experienced severe burn injuries in motor vehicle fires, manufactured housing fires, and residential fires. We understand the complex and long-term catastrophic injuries that can result from burns as well as the need for repeated and expensive surgical treatment over long periods of time.

If you or a close family member has suffered a severe burn injury through the fault or negligence of someone else, you need the best personal injury attorneys in Northern California. Please contact the law offices of Abbey Weitzenberg Warren & Emery for a free initial consultation. Call us at (707) 542-5050 today.

Types of Burn Injuries & Their Causes

You are probably familiar with the three main types of burn injuries—first, second, and third-degree. Each degree is based on the severity of the damage caused to the skin and the layers underneath.

From least to most severe the types of burn injuries are:

  • First-degree burns: Burns that only affect the outer layer of your skin. They are often moderately painful and cause redness—a sunburn is a typical example. Long-term damage is unlikely.
  • Second-degree burns: Burns that damage both the outer layer of the skin as well as the secondary layer, known as the dermis. The skin becomes red, swollen, shiny, and blistered in appearance. Second degree-burns can range from moderate to severe and may leave a permanent scar.
  • Third-degree burns: Burns that destroy the top two layers of your skin. Also known as “full thickness burns,” third-degree burns turn skin black, brown, white, or yellow in appearance and may not hurt due to your nerve endings being damaged.
  • Fourth-degree burns: Though rare, it is possible to sustain fourth-degree burns. Such burns are the deepest and most severe and can be life-threatening. All layers of your skin as well as the bones, muscles, and tendons underneath are destroyed.

Most people associate burn injuries with open flames, but there are actually several elements that can lead to serious burns.

The most common causes of burn injuries include:

  • Chemical burns, caused by acids, solvents, or detergents that come in contact with the skin
  • Cold burns, also known as “frostbite”
  • Electrical burns, which are caused by coming in contact with electrical currents
  • Friction burns, which are often caused by scrapes resulting from motorcycle or bicycle accidents
  • Radiation burns, such as sunburn or exposure to X-rays and chemotherapy
  • Thermal burns, which can be caused by touching an extremely hot object or coming into contact with flames or hot steam

The Long-Term Effects of Living With Burns

The financial, mental, and physical costs of recovering from a burn injury are substantial. Severe burn injuries, whether diagnosed as third or fourth-degree burns, often require long-term hospitalization, skin grafting, rehabilitation, and extensive psychological counseling to help overcome the mental trauma associated with a burn injury.

Third- and fourth-degree burns are often categorized as catastrophic injuries, a term used to describe bodily harm that leads to long term or permanent damage and requires lifestyle changes in order to treat. For example, a severe burn injury victim may no longer be able to work, resulting in not only a major quality of life change, but an immense financial burden as well.

Due to this heavy physical and mental toll, burn injury victims require compensation that will cover all of their losses, no matter how great. An attorney can help you assess the damages suffered as a result of your accident so that you can receive the compensation you deserve.

Types of Damages You Can Recover

The damages that you can recover for your burn injury will vary based on your specific case and the severity of your injury. Generally, the following should be available:

  • Emotional anguish
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Wrongful death
  • Past and further medical expenses, such as surgical costs
  • Lost wages if you have to quit or take time off of work
  • Ongoing medical treatment and therapy

When you or a family member has been the victim of a fire, explosion, chemical, or another type of serious burn, you need experienced, respected, and trusted attorneys on your side. There is no reason for you to have to pay for your own treatment and bear the burden of your injuries alone if the accident that led to your burn was not your fault. Let us help you attain the compensation you need to focus on recovering to the best of your ability.

Call (707) 542-5050 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation with a compassionate and experienced attorney today.

Hear From Past Clients

  • “They really took care of everything! I just focused on my healing process and communicated with updates when needed. I would definitely recommend this law firm because they care about you.”

    - Heather P.
  • “They were great to work with, thorough, experienced, and quick to respond. I will certainly work with this firm again if the need arises. Thank you!”

    - Renee R.
  • “As with a lot of people in our situation; hiring the right law firm was one of the most important decisions of our lives. We are beyond grateful that we had the great good luck to have the Abbey Weitzenberg Warren and Emery team represent us.”

    - N. Stephens
  • “I will never forget what Abbey, Weitzenberg, and Warren, and Emery has done to help me and to make sure I was given a fair trial. Thank you for being by my side.”

    - Rachael E.
  • “They speak to me in a clear and concise manner and they’ve given my husband and me excellent guidance all the way through. I have tremendous faith in this very talented team of legal professionals.”

    - Christel T.
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The Role of an Attorney in Burn Injury Cases

When you or a family member has been the victim of a fire, explosion, chemical, or another type of serious burn, you need experienced, respected, and trusted attorneys on your side. There is no reason for you to have to pay for your own treatment and bear the burden of your injuries alone if the accident that led to your burn was not your fault. Let us help you attain the compensation you need to focus on recovering to the best of your ability.

Put Our Experience On Your Side

An uncompromising commitment to justice is the foundation of our firm’s prominence. Providing compelling counsel & dynamic representation, our attorneys dedicate themselves to the vigorous pursuit of your success.

Our Personal Injury Case Results

  • Abbey, Weitzenberg Warren & Emery recovered $10,500,000.00 for clients injured in a truck versus auto collision case.

  • Abbey Weitzenberg Warren & Emery achieved a $10,000,000.00 settlement for wrongful death and personal injury claims against an automobile manufacturer in a case involving a defective vehicle.

  • After going to trial on a wrongful death suit, our attorneys attained $5,500,000 on behalf of our client who was murdered.

  • Our attorney attained a $5,220,000.00 settlement in products liability case involving a defective automobile

  • Our attorneys attained a $4,750,000 wrongful death settlement for improperly connected electrical lines.

  • We secured a $4,500,000 wrongful death settlement on behalf of family members involving traffic collision.

  • Over $4,000,000.00 recovered on behalf of an individual injured as a result of medical malpractice.

  • After our client was injured by a drunk driver, we attained a $3,925,000 settlement.

  • Our client was injured when they fell from a defective staircase at an apartment complex.

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Why Choose Us?

  • Over 100 Years of Dedication to Sonoma County & Northern California
  • Millions of Dollars Recovered
  • Community Driven. Results Focused.
  • Not Afraid To Take Your Case to Trial

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We Are Ready to Fight For You

If you need representation or would like to learn more about Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren, & Emery, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to speaking with you.

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