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Burn Injuries Attorneys in Santa Ana.

We Are Here To Help You With Your Burn Injury Accident Problems.

After a burn injury resulting in severe injury or the death of a loved one, victims and their families may have many questions. Who is going to pay for medical expenses? How should you handle communications with the insurance company? What about lost earnings? Without an experienced attorney, it may be difficult, if not impossible, to obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries or the death of a family member. Before you make a recorded statement to the insurance company, or accept a settlement offer, talk to an experienced Santa Ana burn injury lawyer and get an unbiased opinion of the value of your case. You may be entitled to far more compensation than the insurance company will initially offer you.

Causes of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are a common injury in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and SUV rollovers. Some other possible causes of burn injuries include:

  • Industrial accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Electrical accidents
  • Gas tank explosions
  • Building fires
  • Motor vehicle fires
  • Flammable liquids
  • Hot liquids/scalding
  • Radiation exposure

Smoke Inhalation Injuries

More than half of people who die in fires die not from contact burn injuries, but from inhalation injuries. For victims of indoor fires, smoke inhalation is the primary cause of death. Fires burning with insufficient oxygen may produce toxic chemical compounds, including carbon monoxide, which may quickly cause loss of consciousness, and hydrogen cyanide. Inhaling smoke can also cause suffocation (simple asphyxiation) from a lack of oxygen. Symptoms of smoke inhalation include coughing, shortness of breath, headaches, and loss of consciousness.

Compensation for Burn Injuries

When burn injuries are the result of another person or party’s negligent actions (i.e., leaving a candle burning that causes an apartment fire, or causing an accident that ignites a car on fire), victims may be entitled to compensation from whoever is responsible for their injuries. Compensation awarded in a burn injury claim can include damages for:

  • ALL medical expenses
  • Future medical care costs
  • Skin grafting
  • Plastic surgery
  • Lost earnings
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Therapy and rehabilitation
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Compensation for disfigurement and scarring

In order to recover monetary damages in a personal injury claim, the injured victim (the plaintiff) must be able to prove that the at-fault party (the defendant) caused their injuries. With years of collective experience representing burn injury victims, the lawyers at Hess & Nghiem are familiar with how to establish liability in accidents caused by negligent motorists, negligent supervision of children, dangerous and defective products, and unsafe premises.

Experienced Burn Injury Lawyers

Many personal injury attorneys can win burn injury cases. However, not all attorneys can get maximum, full, and fair compensation for a burn injury claim. Because burn injuries cause not just physical pain but lifelong scarring and disfigurement, it is crucial to choose an attorney who can recover damages to fully compensate you for your injury. The Santa Ana burn injury attorneys at Hess & Nghiem have a proven record of obtaining maximum settlements and verdicts in burn injury cases. If we cannot get a fair settlement in a reasonable amount of time, we will promptly take a case to trial.

Protecting Your Rights After a Burn Injury

At Hess & Nghiem, our experienced Santa Ana burn injury attorneys are fully committed to protecting the rights of burn injury victims. We offer a free and comprehensive consultation to review your situation, answer your questions, and give you an honest opinion of your potential case. Because a statute limits the amount of time you have to bring a claim for your injuries, do not waste any time in contacting an experienced burn injury lawyer. Call today for a free consultation. 657.333.5726

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The alliance of our partners, Mr. Ed Hess and Mr. Phillip Nghiem, along with their tenured staff can be described as nothing less than a powerful team and force to have on your side. Countless references and reviews can attest to their dedication and attentiveness to each and every client.

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Client Testimonials

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    I was referred to Phil and Ed by a good friend after my two prior lawyers dropped the ball on my case. I was viciously assaulted at a bar. Phil and Ed took my case on and it was night and day. They stood up for me and kept in regular contact. I never had to guess what was going on with my case. They conducted a thorough investigation and collected crucial evidence that helped prove my case. Initially, the bar refused to take responsibility but eventually the bar relented after the job Phil and Ed did. Ultimately, the case resolved favorably for much more than I expected. Thanks so much again Phil an Ed!

    Rudy G.
    Bar Assault
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    Not backing down, Phil and Ed pressed forward and never once compromised our position. After the insurance company kept increasing their offer and wanting us to negotiate, Phil and Ed refused to relent and accept anything less than what we initially asked. Basically, their response each time to the insurance company was pay our original demand or we are going to trial. It worked! Eventually, after bidding against themselves, the insurance company finally offered to pay the original amount we wanted. I couldn’t be more impressed with the way Phil and Ed handled my case. They really stood up for me and took on a case that was by no means a simple one. Thanks again fellas!

    Mark W.
    Personal Injury
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    I can’t say enough great things about Phil Nghiem. He was on my case from the minute I called him. He got things handled from day one immediately and made me feel supported and taken care of. His office staff was the same way, replied to every email immediately and addressed all of my concerns. I got into a car accident and called him, and I am SO GLAD I did. He got me the compensation I was entitled to and fought for me and my well being the whole way through. He took are of everything so that I just had to worry about getting my health back. He and his staff really care about YOU and do not treat you like another name in the book. They help you step by step and always keep you in the loop. I can’t thank him enough for helping me through this excruciating ordeal.

    Kahiwalani M.
    Personal Injury
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    I’d like to start off by saying that Phil is incredibly passionate about what he does, he’s very kind-hearted, and he genuinely cares for his clients. I was struck by a hit-and-run driver, who was fleeing from the police in a stolen vehicle with no insurance. Given the circumstances of my car accident, Phil was able to negotiate an incredible sum to be paid out by my insurance. It made my day when he was able to share the news. Most attorneys would have settled earlier in the case for significantly less. Overall, I had a pleasant experience and the end of my investigation was a success. Thank you again Phil, I am eternally grateful for everything that you’ve done for me.

    PS. Phil’s office is quite the drive for me, but he’s very accommodating and we managed to make things work with EASE. So don’t hesitate to contact him regardless of where you’re from because he’ll take care of you.

    Shawn N.
    Car Accident
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    I was involved in a rear end accident and was referred to Phil from my chiropractor. Honestly I was nervous to take on an attorney because I was already overwhelmed by everything involving the accident but Phil really put me at ease. He took the time to explain things to me in a way I could understand and wasn’t pushy at all for me to hire him. I’m really glad I chose Phil because I literally didn’t have to worry about anything after that meeting. He set me up with one of his associates named Bri and she was always so quick to respond whenever I had questions. On top of that they worked hard to reduce my other fees and got me a nice settlement too! I’m thankful for all the help they provided and will definitely use them again if I ever need it.

    Yen P.
    Car Accident
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    I’m so glad I hired Phil to help me after my car crash. My car was totaled after a driver ran a red light and struck me. For days, I didn’t have a car to get to work and school. Finally, I decided to hire an attorney and eventually found Phil. He immediately got to work. My accident happened at an intersection where there was a restaurant. Phil personally went out to the restaurant and obtained video footage that captured the crash showing that I was not at-fault. I couldn’t believe that he actually did this. He then helped me get into a rental and get medical treatment. I am completely satisfied with Phil. He truly went above and beyond to get me through this difficult time in my life.

    Richard B.
    Car Crash

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