Helping Bay Area Residents Recover For First, Second, Third And Fourth-Degree Burn Injuries

Understanding The Different Burn Degrees

Burns are some of the most devastating injuries a victim can experience. There are multiple types of burn injuries that could occur as a result of exposure to heat, cold or chemicals. Each burn injury is classified by degrees:

  • First-degree burns: First-degree burns occur on the very outer layer of skin. These burns can be painful, but many individuals are able to recover from them in about a week's time.
  • Second-degree burns: Second-degree burns are more intense and often result in blistering of the skin that may become infected if not properly treated. These burns can last longer and often cause scabbing, pain and scarring.
  • Third-degree burns: These burns are much more severe, causing scarring, leathery-looking skin and total dermis skin damage. In some situations, amputation and visible muscular damage occur.
  • Fourth-degree burns: Fourth-degree burns are the most severe type and often result in major damage to both tissue and bone loss. Such burns often get infected, resulting in limb removal and, in some cases, death.

Recovering from these types of catastrophic injuries is lengthy, often requiring multiple surgeries and rehabilitation. Serious burns are often emotionally devastating as well, leaving lifelong scarring and damage to victims.

Sadly, many experience burns as a result of another person's negligence. Fortunately, legal recourse is available.

Are Your Burns Due To Another Person's Negligence?

If you believe your burn injury was caused by another person's negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your pain, suffering and financial losses.

At The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., our attorneys are proud to offer representation for injured parties and their families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

We have helped people recover compensation for burns sustained from:

  • Fires
  • Chemical spills
  • Radiation exposure
  • Intense cold

Over 35 Years Of Experience To Help You

With over 35+ years of experience handling these matters, we are confident that we can utilize our knowledge to help you obtain the highest amount of compensation available for your case.

Contingency Fees

We understand that this is stressful time for you and your family. Your focus should be on the healing process, not financial matters. Our firm provides contingency-fee arrangements. You pay nothing unless we recover for you.

We also offer free consultations. Call 415-513-4824 to set up a meeting with one of our lawyers today.