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A burn injury can be the most traumatic incident a person can suffer. The mental, physical and monetary costs of recovering from these injuries are staggering. They can sometimes require years of hospitalization, doctors visits, physical therapy, and extensive counseling to overcome the mental trauma sustained from a such an incident.
First degree burns usually affect the outer layer of the skin (epidermis). These tend to be moist and red in color. A classic example would be a mild sunburn.
Second degree burns penetrate the entire epidermal layer of skin and extend to the deeper layer of skin called the dermis. They are characterized as moist pinkish in color with blistering. They are usually not that serious, and heal within two weeks.
Third degree burns, the most serious type of burn, occur when all layers of the skin as well as the underlying tissue are damaged. They are characterized by a white or black dry wound and permanent scarring is inevitable.
These circumstances can be the direct result of a personal injury, and you can hold another person or company liable for the suffering endured. The source or cause of the fire or accident will need to be determined. It is important to know what to do to protect the legal rights of yourself and your loved ones.
Selecting the right attorney is an important decision. You should choose someone who is experienced, aggressive, and dedicated to obtaining fair compensation for you or your loved ones. We have successfully handled thousands of similar cases, which is why you should contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer Frank D. Penney.