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Los Angeles Burn Injury Lawyer
Burn injury survivors endure some of the most horrific and painful injuries that a person can experience. Not only must survivors deal with the intense physical pain of damaged nerve endings, but they must also deal with the emotional and psychological effects of disfigurement and disability. On top of all this, burn injury survivors incur tremendous medical bills that can persist throughout their lifetime, creating an immense amount of stress and uncertainty for burn injury survivors and their families.
Burn injuries come from a multitude of sources such as open flames, explosions, household chemicals, electricity, gasoline, and many more. Examples of negligence range from improper storage of gasoline to supplying an aluminum ladder near power lines to putting too much lighter fluid on a BBQ. Products that are improperly manufactured are also a common cause of burns. There are simply too many combinations to list or predict.
Burns are different than other injuries. They cause deeper emotional and physical scars than an injured back or whip flashed neck. People who overcome burn injuries are called burn survivors, not burn victims. Overcoming a severe burn takes an amazing amount of bravery, courage, and tenacity. Although both emotional and physical scars may always remain, those who overcome the worst, most painful phase of burn recovery are survivors.
In Southern California, most severe burn patients are taken to one of the Grossman Burn Centers. In fact, they treat burn survivors from all over the world. We are lucky to have them here in our community. We at Mann & Elias have had the opportunity to work with the staff at Grossman and we are constantly amazed at how skilled, caring, and dedicated they are to the well being of their patients. For more information on Grossman Burn Centers, go to grossmanburncenter.com.
After medical care has ended, burn survivors are often comforted by knowing they are not alone. Support groups such as the Phoenix Burn Society (phoenix-society.org) are valuable resources for burn survivors and their families.
Not only do burn survivors face astronomical medical bills, they are often unable to return to work for significant periods of time. Unfortunately, after recovering from their injuries, burn survivors often return to work to find their job is no longer available. It is not uncommon for burn survivors to face discriminatory employment practices. Not all law firms can address all of a burn survivors needs. At the Law Offices of Mann & Elias, we are experts at both liability and discrimination.
At Mann & Elias, we are dedicated to assuring that burn survivors are fully compensated. This includes money for lifetime medical care, past and present loss of earnings, and fair compensation for the both the mental and emotional scars. Burn injury cases are complex legal undertakings that demand the skills of an attorney experienced in the specialized field. Burn injury cases can easily be mishandled by well-intentioned general practice attorneys who do not have the experience in the field. You do not want to be your attorney’s first burn case.
At Mann & Elias, we have resolved several severe burn injury cases. We stop bill collectors, assure fair employment, assemble teams of the finest experts, and pursue claims against every party responsible for the injury. If you or a family member has any questions about burn injury cases, please have them call Scott Mann at Mann & Elias or click here for a free evaluation. Even if you only have general questions, we are happy to help.
AC v. Oriental Trading Company, BC307719
AC hosted a Polynesian themed party for a friend. She purchased various items online from the Oriental Trading Company. One of the products was a hula skirt. The skirt was made of long shreds of paper and looked like the type of garment worn at a luau. It tied around the waist with a plastic waistband. read more...
MM v. Doe
Ms. M went to a Halloween party in the backyard of defendant’s home. Both the guests and the hosts were drinking alcohol. At approximately 2:00 in the morning, the defendant decided to light a fire to keep the guests warm.