A fiery accident on a California freeway or exposure to a harmful chemical while out shopping could put your life at risk and leave you suffering from severe facial burn injuries. These burns may heal over time or they could leave a permanent disfigurement that changes your appearance.
Your face is a big part of what makes you “you” and any injury that leaves a scar can be devastating to a victim’s health and self-image. When someone’s carelessness causes a facial injury, it’s critical that victims hold those parties financially accountable.
Contact a California Facial Burn Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one suffer a serious facial burn injury, please speak with a skilled California Facial Burn Lawyer before talking to any insurance representative. These traumatic injuries can require intensive recoveries, sometimes involving skin grafts and restorative surgery. An insurance adjuster for the party to blame for your accident may only offer to pay for one night in an emergency room while leaving you to cover the costs of years of treatment and surgeries.
There’s an easy, no-risk way to determine how much support you’ll need in order to fully recover and regain your former appearance. Contact Martin Gasparian to schedule a no-obligation legal consultation.
Mr. Gasparian, the founder of Maison Law, offers this free case evaluation for all victims suffering the physical and emotional trauma left by a scar after an accident. If you feel Maison Law can help you earn the maximum compensation available for your injury, you won’t need any money upfront. Mr. Gasparian doesn’t get paid unless he wins your case.
Facial Burns Dangers in California Accidents
The face is front and center anytime you meet someone or walk into a room. Unfortunately, that prominent spot leaves it vulnerable to many burn threats. You don’t usually wear clothing on your face, so any scalding steam, exposed flame, or explosion will do direct damage to your face.
Children are also at risk of facial burns because their curiosity will lead them to stick their faces in dangerous spots. They are also susceptible when adults spill hot liquids above them that splash onto their foreheads and cheeks.
Victims may suffer burns when in a car accident and exposed to harmful substances that make a car run or when they come in contact with hot metal. Shoppers can be exposed to a refrigeration case that short circuits and delivers an electrical burn to the next customer that touches the metal shelf. Businesses or employers can leave harmful chemicals and cleaning agents out where they may splash into the face and eyes of a victim.
Who Is Liable for Facial Burns?
Above are examples of ways you can suffer a severe face burn, but they are also examples of accidents that may be caused by a negligent party. A property owner or store operator may be found liable if they expose customers, clients, or employees to a fire hazard or dangerous chemical such as chlorine.
A careless driver on a California boulevard may have to provide you with car insurance benefits after ramming your vehicle from behind. A landlord may improperly install an appliance in your apartment that explodes and leaves you with facial burn injuries.
A theme park mishap may leave your face scalded or exposed to hot grease. There are many other examples of facial injury accidents that would leave an at-fault party fully liable for your recovery.
A California Burn Injury Lawyer uses strong investigative skills to go over your case and identify every party that should be taking responsibility for a serious facial burn injury. This gives you the best chance of securing support for your current medical bills and for additional care your scarred face may require in the years to come.
What Kind of Compensation Should I Seek after a California Facial Burn Injury Accident?
After you or a loved one has suffered a facial burn, it’s critical to seek out the best care available and then make sure the cost of that care doesn’t affect your finances.
You can get the most out of your burn injury insurance claim by making sure you document every bill you receive and every hardship you face as you recover. These details are all included when you file your claim with the at-fault party’s insurance provider. A complete list will earn the most in compensation because any bill left off will end up coming out of your pocket.
You should receive compensation for these and other damages after a facial burn injury:
- Hospital and doctor expenses. This will include coverage for the future care needed to reduce the visibility of a scar or disfigurement through restorative and plastic surgeries.
- Estimates on future costs associated with a long-term injury or permanent physical disability or disfigurement.
- The physical pain and suffering you endure.
- The emotional trauma you face in the accident and in recovery. A skilled California personal injury attorney will see that your emotional damages receive full consideration. Your compensation should include support for the anxiety and depression you may feel if your appearance is affected by a facial burn injury.
- Damage or destruction of property.
- Income you have had to give up while missing work and income you might have to forfeit in the future.
- Wrongful death benefits. Families left behind after a fatal burn injury accident are permitted to seek support for burial costs and remaining medical bills. They should also expect help in the future when they’ll be without the guidance and income support a loved one can no longer provide.
Contact a California Facial Burn Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one suffer a serious facial burn injury due to the careless actions of an individual or business, don’t allow an insurance company to determine what you should receive in compensation.
Insurance adjusters will be looking for ways to limit the support you receive, but you must demand fair compensation for each hardship you and your family have faced. A facial burn injury can have far-reaching consequences and the costs of care may extend over a lifetime.
Take advantage of a free case consultation from Martin Gasparian, the founder of Maison Law. This evaluation comes with no obligation to you or your family. We want to make sure you are treated fairly and receive the support you need to fully recover and get back to your normal life.