Kansas City Burn Injury Lawyer
Explaining Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are a dangerous form of personal injury due to the many different ways in which a burn can occur. Thermal burns originate from open flame or very hot surfaces and can cause varying degrees of injury. Electrical burns can also affect the surface of the skin, but do the bulk of their damage internally, along the path of current as it travels through the victim's body. Chemical burns are also very dangerous, and occur in a chemical reaction of the skin which in turn causes burning. Burns can occur in virtually any situation such as a
slip and fall accident,
workplace accident or another type of incident.
There are three varying degrees of burn injury, and all may require medical attention for proper treatment. First degree burns are considered to be the least harmful, although they can be quite painful and unsightly. Second degree burns affect deeper than just surface skin, however, and can cause redness and blisters. Third degree burns are considered to be the most serious, and can damage all layers of skin while victims experience no pain due to the loss of critical pain-sensing nerve fibers. This is clearly the worst burn injury and can result in amputation, deep scarring, extensive surgery and other negative results. Determining the extent of your injuries can best be accomplished through a physician, and an experienced Kansas City personal injury lawyer can provide critical guidance in the pursuit of compensation.
Burn Injury Attorney in Kansas City
Attorney Brent Sumner has a keen understanding of how burn injury accidents may take place, and can provide valuable insight to clients, defendants and the court in terms of liability. The Sumner Law Group prides itself on collaborating with clients in order to gather as much pertinent information as possible in an effort to organize a strong, compelling case for financial compensation for costs associated with the burn injury. We support a victim's right to seek compensation for injuries caused in an accident that was not their fault, and we will aggressively pursue that financial reward in court.