The Dolan Law Firm has served the Southern region of California for over twenty five years. In that time, we have championed our clients’ best interests and established ourselves as one of the top injury law firms in the state. Our burn injury attorneys in Los Angeles have successfully used their years of experience to diligently serve our clients’ needs.

At the Dolan Law Firm, we are mindful of California statute of limitations.  As well, we are thoughtful in how we approach legal claims which allows us to achieve the best case outcome for our clients. In addition, our injury lawyers in Los Angeles are personable and compassionate. We understand that many of our clients have sustained injuries during stressful and/or traumatic events and we empathize with them every step of the way.

If you or someone dear to you has suffered a burn injury, or have questions about a potential personal injury claim, we encourage you to contact us at our Los Angeles office. Our team is ready to answer your questions and we are prepared to provide you with the best quality legal advice possible to address your case. At the Dolan Law Firm, we offer a free initial consultation to each of our prospective clients. Call us today at 800-339-0352 or email us. We are here to help.

Types of Burn Injuries and How They Impact You

Burns, in essence, are tissue damage that has occurred from a variety of heat and/or chemical sources. Burns can occur for a number of reasons, including: individual negligence, faulty or defective products, lithium ion batteries, or motor vehicle accidents, etc. 

Burn injuries come in many forms and have varying degrees of severity. First-degree burns, and a number of second-degree burns, may be treated at home with over the counter treatments. Third-degree burns are serious burn injuries that can be life threatening and usually require extensive medical care. These types of burns can result in permanent disfigurement and may require invasive medical procedures such as reconstructive surgery, skin grafts, etc. 

Common types of burns are:

  • Chemical burns;
  • Thermal burns;
  • Radiation burns; and,
  • Electrical burns.

Chemical burns arise from strong acids, detergents, or solvents that have come in direct contact with a person’s skin or eyes. Thermal burns occur due to external heat sources like fires, flames, steam, hot water, and other hot liquids or metals. Radiation burns happen when an individual is exposed to prolonged periods under the sun or other alternative sources of radiation, such as x-rays. Electrical burns occur when there is prolonged exposure to an electrical current. Burns can lead to the death of skin tissue cells, which induces scarring. 

Catastrophic burn injuries are often painful and can lead to lifelong effects. If you have sustained a burn injury described above, you may be eligible to recover damages. If you have experienced a burn injury and are seeking legal representation, we encourage you to contact our team of skilled Los Angeles personal injury attorneys today and schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.

What Can a Burn Injury Attorney in Los Angeles Do For You?

Burns can lead to a number of catastrophic and, at times, life altering outcomes for injured parties. If you have suffered, you should rely on the services of a trustworthy burn injury lawyer who will review the circumstances regarding your case and if necessary,  support your claim. Types of damages where you may be entitled to financial recovery may include:

  • Emergency medical expenses (treatment during and directly following the event);
  • Ongoing medical costs (medications, physical therapy, and/or recurring treatment);
  • Scarring;
  • Nerve damage;
  • Skin graft treatments;
  • Dead tissue and skin cells;
  • Lost wages;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Clinical, psychological, and psychiatric therapy costs.

Severe burns lead to tremendous physical pain for the injured party as well as at times, a great deal of emotional distress, either from the incident directly or the challenges of making a recovery. Burns can also leave extensive disfiguring scars on a person’s body. All too often, this may cause severe long term psychological effects such as depression. Ongoing medical treatment can pull injured people away from their jobs, or leave them unable to work. An injury claim may help to get some—or all—of that money back for the injured party. If you or someone else close to you has suffered a burn injury, we encourage you to reach out to one of our qualified Los Angeles personal injury lawyers so we can provide the necessary resources and sound legal advice to pursue your case. 

Work with a Burn Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles

At the Dolan Law Firm, we have nearly three decades of experience championing the rights of residents in Southern California. We are a team of tenacious, yet personable, burn injury attorneys. 

We understand that burn injuries may have lasting physical and emotional effects on injured individuals, thus, we lead with patience and compassion and strive to provide our clients with comprehensive legal advice. 

Please review some of our client success stories that we are proud to highlight. You can also hear directly from some of our clients about how we have been able to help protect their rights and advocate for them in their time of need.

If you are looking for information on how to proceed with your claim, contact us today: 800-339-0352.   

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average amount awarded to a client working with a burn injury lawyer in Los Angeles?

The type and amount of compensation a client may receive with an injury claim is dependent upon the details and circumstances of their case. Factors that will be considered include:

  • The severity of the burn;
  • The circumstances that caused the incident (negligence due to someone else, defective products, etc.);
  • The costs that were accumulated due to the injury (medical bills, treatments, therapies, and lost wages); and,
  • Pain and suffering as a direct result of the burn injury. 

Contact a burn injury lawyer in Los Angeles who can help to give you a better idea of the potential outcome of your claim.

Can a burn injury attorney determine the extent of my burn injury?

No. The degree of the burn you have sustained is determined by the level of damage that it causes to the skin and underlying tissue. This will be examined and determined by a doctor. First-degree burns are considered by medical professionals to be mild and affect the top layer of skin. Second-degree burns affect the top and bottom layers of the skin. Third-degree burns affect the top, bottom, and fat layers of the skin. Third-degree burns can also be life threatening. 

How much does it cost to work with a burn injury attorney in Los Angeles?

At the Dolan Law Firm, our clients’ needs are our top priority. We offer an initial free consultation to all prospective clients. An injury attorney will review the details of your case and explain in depth how they can best serve your interests. As we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not be charged for our services unless we are able to obtain a just settlement for you.

How can I get in touch with a burn injury attorney in Los Angeles?

Our team of burn injury attorneys is eager to hear from you. Please contact us by calling: (213)-667-0308, or email us to set up your initial free consultation. We are also available to talk 24/7 via the chat function on our website.