Posted on Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 5:55 am    

Thousands of people are injured in burn accidents each year in the United States. Sadly, some of those burn injuries are caused by defective products. Products that should be designed to be safe for the intended use result in serious burn injuries. Burns can dramatically alter a person’s life. In some cases, the damage caused by a burn injury leaves the person scarred and disfigured or permanently disabled.

If a defective product causes a burn injury, you may have a legal cause of action against one or more parties. Our Sacramento burn injury attorneys can help you with an investigation and claim.  It is important to hire an attorney who has experience handling burn injury cases so that you can receive the compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering caused by a defective product.

Defective Toys That Can Cause Burns

On Christmas morning, the last thing you are thinking about is one of the toys you put under the Christmas tree exploding into a fire that causes you or your child to be injured. However, some toys have been found to be dangerous because of the risk of burn injuries. Sadly, many parents may not know about these cases. Also, there could be additional defective toys on the market that could be dangerous for your children.

An example of toys that can catch fire is a hoverboard. Hoverboards were thought to be safe; however, many of these devices exploded or caught fire. Hundreds of thousands of these devices were recalled because of the potential risk of injury. Another toy that some parents have reported catching fire is Tonka Trucks.  Some of these riding vehicles reportedly caught fire during the past year. And recently, some of the popular fidget spinners caught fire, according to news reports.

Proving Liability in a Burn Injury Case

When a defective product causes a burn injury, the victim suffers financial and non-economic damages. In some cases, the person may have future damages because of a permanent disability caused by the burn injury. To recover compensation, you must prove that the product was defective, and the defect resulted in an injury.

You can help our attorneys build a strong case for your claim by taking the following steps if a defective product injures you:

  • Keep all packaging and instructions.
  • Do not destroy or throw away the product or any of its components.
  • Take pictures of the product and your injuries.
  • See a doctor to document your injuries.
  • Contact our office as soon as possible so that we can begin an investigation and we can preserve evidence.

Even a minor burn can cause scarring and nerve damage. It is good to know the symptoms of first, second, and third-degree burns and how to treat these burns in case a defective product injures you or your child.

Sacramento Burn Injury Attorneys

Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers can be held liable for injuries. If your child was injured, we want to help. Call our office to speak with a Sacramento personal injury attorney for free.

Call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website.  Our law firm serves clients in SacramentoFolsomRoseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.

Client Testimonials

Jennifer T. Testimonial
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I highly recommend The Tiemann 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.

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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 excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Jereme S. Testimonial
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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.

Hanna Padilla Testimonial
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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!

Matt H. Testimonial
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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.