Burn Injuries

Since 1984, AgnewBrusavich has fought for the rights of clients who have been seriously injured in accidents caused by others in the South Bay region.

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If you’ve received burn injuries in an accident, you’re likely under extreme duress from the physical pain and emotional trauma of your injuries, not to mention rising financial costs. You shouldn’t have to worry about any of these issues when you’ve already suffered through so much. Our burn injury lawyers in Torrance can shoulder these burdens for you when we handle your personal injury case. From gathering evidence to calculating damages to filing your claim before the deadline, we can tackle every aspect of your case so you don’t miss your opportunity to win the compensation you deserve. As a small firm known for achieving big results, you can trust us to give you our undivided attention and stand up to those who harmed you.

How Burn Injuries Occur

Burn injuries are extremely common because they can occur in a variety of situations and impact any part of the body, from your hands to your neck. Someone can receive burn injuries just as easily in their homes as they can on construction sites. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), burns and fires are the third leading cause of fatal injuries in a home.

Victims can file claims against parties when they can show that the defendant owed them a duty of care and violated this duty, causing their burns and associated damages. Some examples of negligence that lead to burn injuries include:

  • Car accidents: Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injuries, which can include burn injuries. While we often associate car accidents with broken bones and head injuries, burns can also occur as a result of fires from fuel spillage or explosions from gas leakage. According to the National Automotive Sampling System (NASS), from 1993 to 2001 around 15,820 vehicle occupants on average were exposed to fire in car crashes every year.
  • Defective products: Though we purchase seemingly harmless products every day assuming they’re safe to use, unfortunately some products are defective or inherently dangerous as a result of manufacturing or design negligence. It’s not uncommon for victims to be burned by a product that catches fire or explodes from a defect. Some examples of faulty products include electrical appliances and pilot lights. A malfunctioning smoke alarm can also indirectly cause burn injuries when it fails to alert individuals of a fire in the room.

Types of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are divided into separate categories to determine the extent of the injury. You may be familiar with a sunburn being classified as a first-degree burn, for instance. A burn is first-degree if it only affects the outer layer of skin and can be tender or painful to the touch. A second-degree burn involves burns to the outer layer of skin and the skin tissue lying below it, turning the skin pink in color. A third-degree burn is the most serious type of burn and involves the destruction of both the epidermal and dermal layers of skin, as well as the underlying tissue. There’s often nerve damage and the skin appears charred.

Beyond categorizing burns by degrees, they can also be categorized based on the source of the burn injury:

  • Thermal burns: Perhaps the most common burn injury, these burns are caused by fire, steam, hot liquids, and other forms of extreme heat
  • Chemical burns: People can be burned after a chemical explosion or when they come into contact with acid
  • Radiation burns: Victims can receive severe burn injuries when they come into contact with nuclear radiation
  • Light burns: These are caused by sunlight or ultraviolet light, such as sunburns

How Much Does It Cost to Recover from Burn Injuries?

Like other types of serious injuries, burn injuries can be expensive to treat. Third-degree burns can take years of treatment to heal, considering they involve damage to multiple layers of skin and tissue. These burns may require numerous surgeries, skin grafts, and rehabilitation to recover from, all of which can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

If you’ve been a victim of a burn injury, you need the help of an established law firm that has aided clients time and again. Our lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience in personal injury law and have helped many clients recover successfully from their burn injuries. Healing from burns will take time and money, but with our help, we can make the process easier.


    The entire AgnewBrusavich team took over everything and were a tremendous help. The insurance company was dealt with, the settlement was received, and I was very pleased with the results. I would not hesitate to recommend AgnewBrusavich to anyone.

    - David H.

    The team at Agnew Brusavich cannot come more highly recommended. If you should have some sort of personal injury case, particularly if you are a cyclist, I cannot think of a better team to handle a personal injury case.

    - E.H.

    Gerry and the rest of the AgnewBrusavich staff certainly delivered on their promises. I would not hesitate to recommend Gerry Agnew to anyone—he and his firm know exactly what they are doing, and take the time to do the very best job they can for the

    - Geoffrey L. (Member of Big Orange Cycling Club)

    Agnew and Brusavich helped me so much after an injury from a car accident. I was shaken up from the experience but they made me feel so comfortable and truly showed they cared about my case.

    - N.B.

    I was referred to Agnew Brusavich, and after meeting with Gerry I felt much better. He and his team handled all the communication between the insurance companies and opposing attorneys and kept me up-to-date throughout the process.

    - John P.

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