Each day in California, children suffer serious burn injuries. Some of these tragic accidents happen as a result of a third party’s negligence or carelessness, and could have been prevented. If your child was a victim of a burn injury, speak to a skilled catastrophic accident attorney in Los Angeles to discuss your legal rights. Children suffering from serious burn injuries often have a long road to recovery before them that involve time, money, and tears. As a parents you will also suffer the anguish of having to watch your child’s slow recovery from burn injuries and learn to face life again.
In recent years, almost 100,000 children have suffered burn injuries each year. Here are some frightening child burn injury statistics for you and your family to consider:
- Home-cooking equipment is the leading cause of home fires and related injuries is home-cooking equipment
- The leading cause of residential fire-related death and injury among children ages nine and under is due to carelessness
- The most common causes of product-related thermal burn injuries among children ages 14 and under are hair curlers, curling irons, room heaters, ovens and ranges, irons, gasoline, and fireworks
- Most scald burns to children, especially small children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years, are caused by hot foods or liquids spilled in the kitchen, or other areas where food is prepared and served
This list is not exhaustive. If your children suffered a burn in a manner not listed above, contact a skilled child injury lawyer to learn more about your potential case.
If your child was injured by a product that was defective or did not work as promised, you might be able to recover financially for your child’s medical bills, pain and suffering, etc… These damages are known as compensatory damages in California and are designed to compensate innocent victims for injuries they suffered at the hands of a negligent third party. Whether that party is a company or individual, you need to discuss your legal rights with a burn injury attorney in Los Angeles.
Being burned can be a life-changing experience. Child burn injury victims often must work through the trauma of the initial burn and learn how to handle future challenges with peers and with self-esteem as they grow up. The effects of a child burn injury can be emotionally devastating, but don’t let it be financially devastating as well. Contact BIKLAW attorneys to defend your child’s rights today.
The seasoned doctors turned lawyers at BIKLAW understand both the law and the medicine behind your child’s injuries. When searching for legal representation that can skillfully explain your injuries and the damages suffered, contact Bradley I. Kramer, MD, Esq. today.