Burns, Scarring & Disfigurement
Burns, and the resulting scarring and disfigurement, are often the consequence of a personal injury. Scarring and disfigurement can also occur independently of burns; for example, in car crashes and explosions.
Scarring and disfigurement, particularly of the face, are difficult to deal with because apart from the physical pain and limitations that these conditions may impose, you have to face the fact that the scars and disfigurements are very visible to others. Depression and psychological problems may result from the situation. Disfigurements can also include fractures and amputations.
Corrective surgery and pain medication is expensive and you can claim compensation from the negligent party on whose account you have received such injuries. You are also within your rights to seek damages for physical and mental anguish and any loss of income.
Burns, whether from chemicals, hot water, electricity, or fire, are excruciatingly painful and can lead to infections. Third degree burns, even over less than 20% of the body, can be fatal. The treatment routine for burn injuries can be long and painful. Skin grafts can take up to six months to heal. Inhalation injuries associated with burns can damage the throat and lungs, and aggravate pre-existing heart and lung conditions.
Consult the Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. for personal injuries that have resulted in burns, scars, fractures, inability to use the body as before, sight and hearing issues, and changes in appearance. Facial disfigurement and scars often invite a sympathetic hearing from juries and you have a good chance of being awarded compensation. Where necessary, we consult medical experts and present their testimony to buttress your case.
We will prepare a strong case that is backed by evidence in the form of photographs, videos, medical illustrations, eyewitness accounts, medical records, and medical bills. We work to substantiate our client’s claims because the defendant may try hard to avoid paying compensation.