Sacramento Burn Injury Attorneys

If you suffered a burn injury due to someone’s negligence, the experienced attorneys at Tiemann Law Firm can help. Burn injuries are one of the most traumatic types of injuries that a person can suffer. In an instant, someone’s life can be irrevocably changed. These types of injuries can be extremely painful and leave both physical and mental scars long after the initial incident.

The American Burn Association estimates that at least 486,000 individuals in the United States are admitted to the hospital every year for burn-related injuries. Burn injuries are so serious that entire wards and medical treatment facilities have been created and set aside just to be able to cater to the devastating wounds that burns can cause.

The attorneys at Tiemann Law Firm know what kind of impact a burn injury can have on someone’s life. We understand that you may be dealing with the painful aftermath of a catastrophic injury. Burn injuries don’t just take a toll on you physically, they take a massive toll on an individual emotionally as well. While you try to cope with these new physical and mental challenges, you may also be bombarded with another painful truth, how will you pay for the overwhelming cost of burn treatments and medical care?

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident that has led to a serious burn injury, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. At Tiemann Law Firm, our experienced Sacramento attorneys can help you seek the legal compensation you are entitled to if your burn was the result of a negligent accident. To find out how we can help, contact our office at (916) 999-9000 for a free case consultation.

Why Hire a Burn Injury Lawyer?

Burn injuries can happen in a wide variety of ways. The nature of the accident and who may be held responsible for that accident can vary, and that can make it complicated for individuals seeking compensation for their accident. How do you know who should pay? More importantly, even if you determine who is responsible for the accident, how do you make sure they compensate you for what you deserve?

At Tiemann Law Firm, we have handled a wide variety of burn injury cases and sought compensation from landlords, insurance companies, even companies that manufactured a defective product. We understand what it takes to get to the bottom of a burn injury accident, find fault, and hold that party or their insurance company responsible for paying out what is owed.

We understand that no one wants to take the blame for an accident that results in serious bodily harm to someone, but when negligent actions lead to tragic results, that negligent party needs to be accountable. Our aggressive legal team can negotiate with insurers to make certain you are getting what you deserve, not shortchanged to keep their bottom line in check. In incidents where a settlement can’t be reached in good faith, we are ready and able to take a negligent party or insurance company to court for resolution.

In short, you need an attorney working with you following a serious accident to ensure your rights are being protected, and you get every penny you deserve. Burn injuries require constant and consistent medical attention and follow-up care. Burn scarring may require physical therapy and rehabilitation to maintain mobility in impacted limbs. Will a hastily written check by an insurance company cover all your current and future medical expenses? At Tiemann Law Firm, we’ll make sure you get what you are entitled to.

Burn Injury Cases We Handle

There are numerous ways that an accident may cause a serious burn injury. While we typically think of burn injuries as being caused by fire and flames, a burn injury can also be the result of a chemical reaction. The legal team at Tiemann Law Firm has worked on many different cases and many different scenarios. We understand what makes each case unique and what it takes to help our clients achieve a positive outcome for their situation. These are some of the more common burn injury cases that we handle:

  • House/Apartment fire: The American Burn Association estimates that in 2016, 2,745 people died from residential fires, either from the fire itself or smoke inhalation. House fires can result from poor or improperly installed electrical wires, faulty heating equipment, appliance malfunction, or poor maintenance. If a landlord or property owner has been negligent in properly maintaining a property or responding to problems, they may be liable for compensation.
  • Car accident fires: The American Burn Association also estimates that in 2016, at least 310 people were killed as a result of vehicle fires. Serious car accidents can lead to spilled fuel or broken fuel lines – just one spark and an accident scene can erupt into flames. Tanker trucks carrying flammable materials or dangerous chemicals can also pose significant health risks to drivers caught in their path.
  • Chemical spills: Larger tanker truck accidents aren’t the only accidents that can cause serious burn injuries. Improperly stored chemicals at home, in the workplace, at schools, or even recreational facilities, like pools, can pose a threat. Chlorine, car battery acid, bleach, ammonia, drain cleaners, fertilizers, and industrial solvents can all lead to chemical burn accidents.
  • Workplace accidents: Thermal and chemical burn accidents can also happen in an unsafe working environment. Improperly stored chemicals, sparks from heavy machinery, electrical failures, hot steam, UV lights, and hot objects all have the potential to injury a worker if proper safety requirements are not in place.
  • Defective or unsafe products: Unfortunately, not all consumer products end up being safe for the public. There have been numerous reports of e-cigarette or cell phone batteries exploding and faulty cooking products causing fires. Unsafe products have no business being on store shelves and in the hands of unsuspecting consumers.

Every case is unique, and your situation may fall into one or more than one of these categories. Your situation may not even be listed above. At Tiemann Law Firm, we understand this; that’s why we offer a free case consultation. We want to get to know you and the specifics of your case so we can best determine what legal avenue may be right for you.

Different Types of Burn Injuries

Burns injuries can vary, depending on the nature of the accident. The type of burn you have can impact the medical treatment you receive and the prognosis for your injury. The type of burn can also tell investigators a lot about the type of accident you were in. Flames are not the only mechanism that can cause a significant burn injury. In general, these are the different types of burns that may be caused by an accident:

  • Thermal Burn: A thermal burn is the type that most people typically think of when they hear the word “burn.” A thermal burn occurs when the body comes into close contact with something extremely hot, such as an open flame. Hot metal, hot liquids, and steam can also lead to a thermal burn. These burns cause damage to the skin and tissue by raising the temperature of the area that came into contact with the hot substance to the point where cells begin to die.
  • Electrical Burn: Electrical burns happen when a person comes into contact with an electric current either from a power line, exposed wire, or uncovered outlet. These types of burns can end up charring the skin and surrounding tissue, leading to a blackened or burnt appearance.
  • Radiation Burn: Chances are you’ve already suffered an accidental radiation burn. Sunburns are actually a form of radiation burn. Negligent radiation burns can happen as a result of exposure to X-rays or working with or near radioactive materials.
  • Chemical Burn: Chemical burns are the result of exposure to an extremely strong acid or base, which means agents with a significantly high or significantly low pH level. Battery acid, bleach, drain cleaner, metal cleaning solvents, pool chemicals, lye, and other improperly stored chemicals can cause chemical burns.

Severity of Burn Injuries

The severity of a burn injury can greatly impact an individual’s health and their ability to get back to a pre-accident way of life. First-degree burns are painful but may be the least traumatic, depending on how much of the body is impacted by the burn. Sunburns are common examples of first-degree burns. These burns only penetrate the top layer of skin and can cause the skin to become red and painful.

Second-degree burns are much more serious and impact both the outer layer of skin as well as the second layer of skin, known as the dermis. Second-degree burns are extremely painful since they can expose raw nerves. These burns can result in red skin and blisters and may lead to some skin loss.

Third-degree burns are the most serious category of burn. A third-degree burn penetrates all layers of the skin and can even destroy underlying tissue, muscle, and nerves. The pain associated with third-degree burns typically comes from surrounding second-degree burns because third-degree burns char and destroy nerve tissue to the point where there is little to no feeling left.

Unfortunately, the burn itself is not the only medical concern for victims of burn accidents. The sensitive and exposed tissue of a burn injury makes it very susceptible to infection. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that up to 10,000 burn victims die every year in the U.S. as a result of serious burn-related infections.

Contact an Experienced Burn Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a burn-related accident, you have legal options for recovering the valuable compensation you need to cover your present and future medical bills, as well as the time you’ve missed from work. At Tiemann Law Firm, our attorneys will aggressively represent you and help you secure the money you deserve, while treating you and your family with the utmost respect and compassion.

Contact the experienced burn injury attorneys at Tiemann Law Firm to review your legal options. Call (916) 999-9000 to schedule a free legal consultation.

Client Testimonials

Elena Basquez
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The Tiemann law Firm has been very good to me ever since I walked in the door. James and Emily have been very responsive and professional and make me feel comfortable when I start to freak out a bit. Accidents can be pretty stressful and I feel like they’ve gone above and beyond. I’m happy that keep me up-to-date on how my case is going. I appreciate that they make me feel like a priority and that they take my case serious. I have already recommend them to a few friends and family members. God forbid I get into another accident, but if I do, I know exactly where to come for help.

Elizabeth Ochoa
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I chose Tiemann Law Firm to help me after a car accident I was involved in. Throughout the entire process, Moe made sure to keep me updated, he always responded quickly whenever  I had questions about anything. My case won thanks to this law firm and their dedication. My experience with Tiemann Law Firm was amazing! 10/10 recommended.

Beca Lopez
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Such wonderful experience with Tiemann Law firm. The employees are great, respectful, and kept in contact with me throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend this firm. Thank you so much for your services!

Tajii Black
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Don’t listen to the bad reviews! My experience with this law firm is unmatched , I always recommend to colleagues and friends and they have not been disappointed either. Great quality people who care about the outcome not just the bottom line

Dawniel Ewing
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I have nothing but great things to say about this firm. They have been extremely helpful and professional when dealing with my case. Anytime I needed anything or wanted updated they responded immediately. They made me feel like they cared. Highly recommend them!

Amy J
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Tiemann Law Firm is a great law firm. The best part is we won and I received a bigger settlement than I thought was possible! They keep in touch and are friendly and easy to talk to. If you want the best settlement for your case,   CALL THESE GUYS!!!

Michael T.
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I sat down and met with Jelena Tiemann about my vehicle accident.I presented all of my documentation to her in which she gave me her assessment.Although the Tiemann Law Firm wont be representing me because my settlement offer was pretty good she was very clear,forward and professional about what she felt could and couldn't be done.I recommend this law firm to anyone who needs a helping hand at fighting a case where you don't have to worry about the outcome not going in your favor. Please don't review this business if you received a freebie for writing this review, or if you're connected in any way to the owner or employees.

Herb T.
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The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

Jennifer T.
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I highly recommend The Tiemannn Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

Hanna Padilla
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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!

S.B.
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Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had an excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Star Fire
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It is hard to put into words the care and dedication that I received from the Tiemann’s. They have been here for me every step of the way and were always available when I had questions or concerns. My husband and I will be forever grateful for everything they have done for us and our family. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and time you have put into my case, we greatly appreciate it and your friendship. We highly recommend this firm and will always be thankful for everything they have done. Thank you so much again, Kim

Jereme S.
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No-one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

Maye Ly
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I just saw my lawyer Jelena Tiemann on a t.v ad, which reminded me how much she helped when I was in a desperate situation. I just love her! That is why I feel a need to tell everyone. I had a situation that happened & didn’t know what to do, our where to go. I didn’t even know if she could help me or if any lawyer could. All I wanted was it to go away & was afraid most lawyers wanted to drag it out & possibly go to court. For one she was very professional but was very personable (maybe b.c she’s a lady). She didn’t make me feel embarrassed or self-conscious that I did something wrong or was the cause of the situation. She immediately said we should try our best before going to court. Let me handle some paperwork, if at the last we do go to court we have documents. She gave me all the details, pros and cons but reassured me she deals with these cases all the time. She came through and made it as painless as possible. I now have my life back.

Matt H.
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I was in a car accident a while back where I was injured and had to miss work for an extended period of time.  After nearly a year of fighting with the insurance company with no results and no progress, I met with Jelena Tiemann.  I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and supportive advocate.  We quickly reached a settlement and I finally was able to move from the stress and burden of feuding with my insurance.  I highly recommending meeting with Jelena if you're in need of a lawyer.

Jennifer Birdseye
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Tiemann Law Firm helped us with an injury case for my nephew. They were very knowledgeable and we are very happy with the service they provided. The entire staff is topnotch!

Lendzey Garcia
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I was in a very bad/ major car accident I originally had an attorney who wasn’t trying to help me out much or take any of my calls so I called Tiemann and told them my situation. They made it an AWESOME and Smooth transition over to them and took on both cases I had. I just settled on my big case and am beyond great full. For them and their team! I highly recommend them. To add on to this a little On how much they will work with you, I moved to Montana in the middle of all Of this and it was not an issue!