Each year, too many children in California and across the US suffer serious burn injuries. A number of these tragic accidents occur as a result of a third party’s negligence, and could have been prevented. If your child was a victim of a burn injury, speak to a skilled personal injury lawyer to discuss your child’s legal rights. Children suffering from second and third degree burns often face a long road to recovery that includes a great deal of time, money, and tears. As a parent, you will also have to suffer the anguish of watching your child’s seemingly endless recovery from an injury that did not have to happen in the first place.
Annually, close to 100,000 children suffer burn injuries resulting from:
- House fires
- Defective products, including children’s toys
- Car accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Construction accidents
And other related accidents. There is a wide range of burn injuries a child may sustain in these accidents, including:
- Thermal burns, when the body comes in contact with hot objects and flames
- Scalds from hot liquids
- Chemical burns
- Electrical burns, which result from defective products or contact with power lines
These burns could result in first, second, or third degree burns. If your child suffered a burn in a manner not listed above, contact a skilled child injury lawyer to discuss your potential case.
Burn Injuries and Defective Products
Dangerous and/or defective products can cause a variety of serious injuries, including burns. As we touched on above, a serious burn injury can lead to scarring, disfigurement, and permanent impairments. Common defective products that can lead to a burn injury include:
- Vaping products and e-cigarettes
- Pressure cookers
- Lithium battery packs
- Space heaters
- Recreational vehicles
- Electric blankets
- Propane heaters
- Cell phones, cell phone cases, and cell phone accessories
- Medical devices and equipment
- Children’s toys
This list is not exhaustive. 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, emotional suffering, therapy, and more.
Suffering serious burns can be a life-altering experience for you and your child. To discuss next steps, contact the experienced injury attorneys at Ghozland Law Firm today.