An unidentified woman was injured after a food truck caught fire in Barrio Logan on Monday morning, October 18.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the crash happened at around 10:35 a.m. at 925 S. 26th Street in the Barrio Logan neighborhood.
A food truck caught fire for unclear reasons. The fire was contained in the truck’s kitchen. A woman was burned as a result of the mishap.
The burn victim was immediately taken to UC San Diego Hospital for treatment. She sustained minor burn injuries. It’s unclear whether she was a customer or an employee in the food truck.
Additional information about the accident is unavailable at the moment. Local authorities are further investigating the case.
Burn Injury Statistics
According to the American Burn Association, around 1.1 million people sustain burn injuries across the country. Hospitalization is required for approximately 45,000 of these catastrophic injuries, and 4,500 people die due to their injuries.
In many cases, burn injury victims must endure years of treatment and surgeries as they recover, which results in astronomical medical costs. Disabled individuals may be out of work for months, even years, depending on the severity of their condition.
There are three levels of burn damage. There will be no blistering or scarring from a first-degree burn. When the skin is burned to a second-degree degree, it can blister and even break. A third-degree burn is excruciating and can leave your skin looking white, brown, flaky, leathery, and swollen.
Because the burn destroys the nerves in the third degree, it’s not uncommon for patients to report no pain from these burns. If the burns are third-degree, a victim may need amputation, skin grafts, and other surgeries to heal. Many people get burned because someone else was careless, reckless, or deliberately doing something stupid. Lawsuits for third-degree burns, which are the most serious, are possible.
San Diego County Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Burn Injuries
When someone else is to blame for your burns, you may not have grounds to sue the person who caused them. Even minor injuries with low medical costs may not be worth the time, money, and effort it takes to file a claim. The best way to get compensation for significant losses is to file a claim if you’ve suffered severe or catastrophic burns.
Many years of treatment and surgeries are required for burn victims during their recovery, which results in substantial medical bills. Many people are disabled for a short time or the rest of their lives, resulting in lost wages over months or years.
If you believe someone else was at fault for the incident that resulted in your burn injuries, our Arash Law burn injury attorneys can assist you. If you think you can get a better settlement through a trial than through negotiations, filing a civil lawsuit will be your best option.
Our experienced burn injury attorneys from Arash Law have experience in dealing with cases similar to this. For a no-obligation consultation, please contact us by phone at (888) 488-1391 or by e-mail.