Our Southern California personal injury lawyers have seen countless unfortunate accidents that leave victims with various degrees of burns causing excruciating pain, or even the victim’s death. One of these cases tragically occurred this past week on August 31st. That day, 20-year-old William Calabrese of San Diego became the victim of a fireworks accident in Lake Elsinore, California. According to the Press Enterprise, Calabrese and two other people were injured when an explosion occurred near a minor league baseball stadium, setting off fireworks that may have been enclosed in a truck that burned in the resulting fire. The fireworks were meant for a fireworks show at the Lake Elsinore Storm Minor League Baseball Game.
The accident occurred just before 5:00 PM, and Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department responded to the 500 block of South Diamond Drive after calls reporting a vehicle on fire. Calabrese suffered burns over 90% of his body and was transported by air to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, California. The two other victims suffered only minor burns. Calabrese passed away two days later on September 2nd. The cause of his death is currently under investigation. The cause of the accident is still unknown and is also currently under investigation.
The Effects of Burn Injuries From Explosion or Fire Accidents:
When an accident occurs involving an explosion and/or a fire, it is extremely important that a proper investigation be conducted in order to determine the cause. It is advisable to contact a lawyer who specializes in these types of accidents who can ensure that an investigation is completed, recovering all relevant evidence in your case. Furthermore, a burn injury attorney will have the requisite knowledge of the intricacies of burn wounds, which helps them advocate for the compensation you deserve. Burn injuries of any degree are amongst the most painful injuries imaginable, yet the pain and suffering does not always end with the physical injury. These types of wounds often require a lengthy hospitalization and extensive medical attention throughout recovery. This leaves victims not only with physical pain, but also with financial stresses that should be compensated.
Getting Legal Help in Southern California:
If you have suffered an injury due to a fireworks accident, or any other burn injury, do not hesitate to contact a burn accident attorney to find out about protecting your rights. The San Diego personal injury lawyers of the Walton Law Firm have the experience necessary to advocate for compensation for your burn injury. They can also help you if you have lost a loved one to such an injury. Contact the Walton Law Firm toll free at (866) 607-1325 or locally at (760) 571-5500 for a free confidential consultation about your case and to find out how we can help you. A confidential consultation can also be requested through our website.