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Anyone who has visited the beach or spent too much time outdoors on a hot summer day knows how painful and uncomfortable a sunburn can be. But sunburns are generally very minor burns – other, more serious burn injuries can cause excruciating pain as well as significant damage to skin, muscles, and bones. Serious burn injuries can also require multiple reparative surgeries and skin grafts in order to minimize the effects of the burn. Some damage from burn injuries might not be able to be fully repaired.
When another individual’s careless or reckless conduct causes you to suffer a serious burn injury, that individual should be held to account for your expenses, losses, and pain. Contact a Virginia personal injury attorney right away to learn about rights you have and how to protect them.
Burn injuries are classified according to degrees, with a first-degree burn being the least severe burn injury and a third- or fourth-degree burn injury being the most severe. The severity of a burn injury dictates how critical it is for the victim to receive immediate medical care:
If you are in doubt about the severity of a burn, it is always best to seek medical treatment for a burn injury.
Heat and flame are not the only causes of burn injuries. Second- and third-degree burns can also be caused by:
Discovering the cause of your burn injury and establishing how the injury occurred is essential to determining the legal rights and remedies you may have and who may be held responsible for your injury.
Attorney Jan Hoen and the team at Hampton Injury Law are here to assist you if you have been injured in a burn accident. Hampton Injury Law has the resources and experience necessary to uncover the cause of your burn injury and hold those responsible for causing your injuries accountable for the expenses and losses you experienced. Contact Hampton Injury Law for legal counsel and representation for your personal injury claim today.