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Are Burn Injuries Permanent?

Burn injuries can be physically and psychologically damaging. But, do the effects of a burn injury last forever?

Can You Recover from a Burn Injury?

The only good news about a burn injury is that most of them can be recovered from. First- and second-degree burns, in particular, typically heal completely within days to weeks. Third-degree burns, on the other hand, are more complicated.

However, most burn victims will survive their injuries. Still, this does not negate the fact that many effects of burn injuries are long-term—and these effects are not just physical. The long-term effects of burn injuries include:

  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Costly medical procedures and treatments
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Fear surrounding objects or situations related to the initial accident

The long-term effects of any type of burn injury can be physical, emotional, psychological, and financial. In the wake of such trauma, victims should know they may be able to recover compensation for their injuries. With the help of an experienced attorney, you may be able to recover the following damages:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

While these damages cannot undo the harm you experienced, they may be able to help you move forward positively by receiving the medical treatment you need without going into financial turmoil.

At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, our Los Angeles product liability attorneys can help determine whether your burn injuries were caused by a product defect, such as a faulty automobile part, kitchen appliance, or something else. We have a strong track record of success in cases like these, and we’re prepared to help you through this difficult time.

Call Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation at (866) 884-1717 to schedule a free consultation.