From permanent disfigurement to ongoing, chronic pain, burn injuries can have a major impact on your life. If you suffered burns due to the negligence of another person, you deserve justice—and the San Francisco burn injury attorneys at Choulos, Choulos & Wyle can help.
Our firm is sensitive to the needs of burn injury survivors and is dedicated to helping them pursue compensation for the damages they have suffered. We work hard to make the parties responsible for your pain, suffering, scarring and medical expenses fully accountable, handling the legal issues so that you can focus on your recovery.
Burn injuries can result from a wide range of personal injury incidents, including car accidents, car fires, electrocutions, chemical burns or defective products (also known as product liability). Our burn injury attorney will assess the details of your situation and will determine the best way to achieve the most favorable compensation for your burn injury.
Different factors are considered when determining the degree and severity of burn injuries, including:
Many burn injuries happen as a result of someone else’s negligence, from motor vehicle drivers who cause accidents to property owners who fail to mitigate fire hazards. If you suffered burns due to another person’s actions, you have the right to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit against the person responsible.
By filing a claim, you can recover financial compensation to help pay for any losses associated with your burn injury. These damages may include:
Statutes of limitations limit the amount of time you have to file certain types of lawsuits. In California, burn injury claims fall under the category of personal injury. You must file a personal injury lawsuit within two years from the date of the initial injury, or the court will likely dismiss your case.
There are some exceptions to the statute of limitations, but they are rare. To protect your right to compensation, it is best to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to initiate your case.
Burn injury claims often result in high-value settlements and involve painful, extensive injuries. As a result, these cases can be highly complex and difficult to handle alone, especially while recovering from a burn. If you plan on pursuing a burn injury lawsuit, you need an attorney on your side who can protect your right to recovery.
At Choulos, Choulos & Wyle, our firm can walk you through your lawsuit and will prepare you for each stage of litigation. We will conduct a full investigation into your claim and gather evidence to help prove the at-fault party’s negligence.
Our attorneys will represent you during negotiations, prepare your case for trial, and fight for your right to recovery. As soon as possible following your injury, contact our firm to discuss your case and plan your next steps.
Contact a lawyer at Choulos Choulos & Wyle in the Bay Area to schedule your free initial consultation. Please send us an e-mail, or call us at (877) 702-7800 or at (415) 432-7290 today to learn more about our services, our experience and how we can help you.