All burns hurt, but only some lead to serious issues such as disfigurement, loss of function, and death. If you or a loved one has sustained a serious burn injury in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for damages well in excess of the offerings of insurance companies. The best way to determine what you are owed and how to get full compensation is by discussing your case with Bakersfield burn injury attorney Mickey Fine.
To schedule a free and informative consultation at our Bakersfield or Manhattan Beach location, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine by email or by calling (661) 333-3333 today. If your injuries make travel difficult, Attorney Fine will travel to your location for this and all future meetings.
First degree burns are the most common, but only involve the epidermis and typically do not require medical assistance. First degree burns may be red and slightly tender, but they seldom produce discomfort for longer than a few days.
Second degree burns may necessitate a visit to the doctor, but are not considered life-altering. Scaring may occur during the healing process, but the largest risk is infection. These burns should be kept covered until they heal.
Burns that will likely necessitate hospitalization and result in life-changing consequences are:
- Third degree. These burns can result in disfigurement, scarring, and a loss of function in the affected area. Amputation may be necessary depending on the area impacted
- Fourth degree. These burns typically involve damage to the muscles and bone and commonly require amputation. Fourth degree burns may also result in death
If you have suffered one of these more serious burns or lost a loved one to burn injury, Mickey Fine can help. Please call (661) 333-3333 to discuss your case with our Bakersfield personal injury attorney and learn how we can help you get the justice you deserve.