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Napa & Sonoma County Fire Burn Injuries

Personal Injury Lawyers Helping Napa County Fire Victims

Dozens of people have lost their lives due to the Napa, Sonoma, and Wine County fires and countless more have been severely injured. Many reports state the blazes often moved rapidly and unpredictably, chasing people out of house and home within minutes. As people fled, they suffered burns and smoke inhalation injuries that could be life-threatening.

If you or a loved one were seriously burned while fleeing the blazes in and around North Bay, you may be able to seek compensation for your damages. Call (415) 858-6692 to connect with our Napa and Sonoma County fire attorneys at Matiasic & Johnson LLP. Tell us what happened during a free case evaluation and we can tell you what to do next.

Damages for Burn Injury Claims

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) is being targeted by lawsuits filed by people severely burned by the Sonoma and Napa Valley wildfires. Preliminary evidence suggests the company did not properly trim trees near its power lines, which felled the live wires in a windstorm, sparking the flames. If you are struggling with burn injuries across your body suffered while fleeing your home or neighborhood, then it might be PG&E who owes you compensation.

In a burn injury case, you may be able to file for compensation that pays for:

  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Lengthy hospitalization
  • Ongoing rehabilitation
  • Lost wages or income
  • Reduced enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering

Smoke inhalation and severe burns are notoriously difficult to treat. You may need extensive and expensive medical services for months or years to reach your maximum medical improvement (MMI), or to heal as much as you can when given the best medical treatments and using the best technologies. Let us handle your claim so you are not the one who has to foot that costly bill.

Degrees of Burn Injuries

In order to get as much compensation as possible for your injuries, our team of Sonoma and Napa County wildfire lawyers need to know the true extent of your injuries. Burns are rated using a series of degrees. The higher the degree, the more damage and, as it follows, the more medical treatment will be needed.

Burn severities are rated:

  • First-degree: Temporary reddening of the skin with minimal pain; should heal easily.
  • Second-degree: Skin whitens and may be extremely painful while healing, especially if located on a sensitive body part or join; medical attention is recommended.
  • Third-degree: Skin may blacken and underlying tissue can be destroyed; emergency medical attention is necessary.
  • Fourth-degree: Deep tissue damage and possible destruction of internal organs; extremely dangerous; emergency medical attention is necessary and extended hospitalization should be expected.
  • Fifth- and sixth-degree: Not considered survivable due to intense and extensive burns.

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You should be able to rest and recuperate after being burned in the Napa or Sonoma County wildfires. Managing a personal injury claim for your burn injuries is not ideal. Get in contact with our Northern California burn injury attorneys to remove the legwork and the guesswork from your claim. We will do everything in our power to pursue only the largest recovery amount possible on your behalf, allowing you to focus on other matters, such as your own wellbeing.

Free case evaluations are available for people affected by the North Bay fires.

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