Sacramento personal injury lawyer

Sacramento personal injury lawyer


Severe burn injuries almost always lead to extensive scarring which is not only emotional but can be painful as well. Worse, it could lead to permanent disfigurement. If you have suffered burns or severe scarring from auto accidents, construction site accidents or any other type of accident, contact a Sacramento personal injury lawyer for a free consultation as you may be entitled for financial compensation. Damages that are awarded are to compensate current and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and for the impact the injury has had on your life and the life of your family.

Types of Burns and Scars

The damages you receive depend on the type of burn you suffered. There are three different classifications of burns:

  • First degree – the least serious of the classifications and only affects the outer layer of the skin
  • Second degree – this type of burn penetrates beyond the first layer of skin into the dermis layer, which is the second layer of skin
  • Third degree – these are the most serious types of burns as it affects all layers of the skin and can even damage the underlying tissue

Scarring is an essential part of the healing process of a burn. Damage to the outer layer is healed by rebuilding the tissue of the skin. When the damage the tissue beneath the skin, healing becomes more complicated and leads to different types of scars:

  • Keloid scars – these scars result from an overgrowth of tissue and are generally red or pink but can darken over time. These scars typically expand beyond the site of the injury.
  • Hypertrophic scars – these scars look like keloid scars but do not go beyond the location of the injury
  • Contractures – these develop when normally elastic skin becomes inelastic due to a serious burn injury

The type and severity of the scar depends on many factors such as location and genetics. No scar or injury is ever the same and it’s important you talk to a skilled Sacramento personal injury lawyer who can look at your case and get you the maximum compensation you deserve.

Available Compensation

As with any personal injury lawsuit, it is difficult to make an accurate prediction of what the settlement will turn out to be. Burn injuries tend to have higher settlement value due to the pain and permanent scarring but only a skilled and experienced lawyer will be able to get you the maximum compensation.

No burn injury is ever the same because they could occur in a variety of accidents such as:

  • Hot coffee
  • Chemical exposure
  • Electrical fires
  • Construction accidents
  • Car fires and car accidents
  • Road rash
  • Explosions related to truck accidents
  • Warehouse fires and explosions
  • Other serious accidents

And within each accident there are a multitude of factors that take into play. Because of that, it is a good idea to consult with a personal injury attorney. If the defendant acted intentionally or very negligently, the burn victim may be able to receive punitive damages which are meant to punish the defendant. The defendant must not only compensate for the physical pain of the burn but also the emotional pain the victim has suffered.

The psychological impact of scars is severe. Not only do scars impact the way we look at ourselves but it also impacts the way others perceive us. Additionally, scars serve as a constant reminder of the trauma the victim endured. If you or a loved one has suffered the devastating effects of a serious burn injury, don’t wait to talk to a Sacramento personal injury lawyer.

Speak to a Sacramento personal injury lawyer if You’ve Suffered Serious Injuries from Burns

At The Choyce Law Firm, we work aggressively to get you the best results possible while also compassionately guiding you through this difficult time. If you’ve been injured in an accident, give us a call at (916) 306-0636 to speak to an experienced accident attorney.





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