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Burns are unpleasant and can leave lasting physical and mental scars. Whether it’s a chemical burn from an unsafe product, a burn caused by a hazard on the unclean property, or an accidental burn at a bonfire or gathering, you may want to hire an experienced burn injury lawyer to ensure that you are compensated for your medical expenses and pain.
At Texas Personal Injury Lawyers, we realize the intricacy of burn injuries and understand how long it takes to complete the treatment process. We document all medical, therapeutic, and rehabilitation services required to keep a burn victim going for years or even a lifetime.
Contact one of our knowledgeable burn injury attorneys at Texas Personal Injury Lawyers for more information on how we can assist you and your family in a burn injury lawsuit as well as the resources to help you during the long and difficult recovery process.
For a free initial consultation on your case, contact one of our burn injury attorneys now. There are no attorney fees unless you win.
Compensation For Burn Injury Victims
In the case of a burn injury, you may be eligible for the same compensation as anybody else who has suffered a personal injury. Burn injuries, in particular, can cause severe discomfort and physical alteration. In many burn injury claims, the victims can be compensated for both physical and emotional suffering caused by their injuries. As a result, burn injury compensation amounts are generally higher than those in other personal injury situations. Depending on the specifics of your situation, our lawyers may seek compensation for the following losses:
- Ambulance rides
- Medical devices
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Surgical costs
Emotional Distress Awards For Burn Injuries
An emotional distress payment is determined by a variety of criteria, including the severity and breadth of the victim’s disfigurement. This is because, based on the severity and extent of the burn damage, the victim will most likely experience feelings of embarrassment, sadness, and other mental conditions. In this case, for example, a victim who has suffered a horribly burned face might receive more compensation than another victim who has experienced a badly burned back since their disfigurement is more apparent.
Burn Injury Negligence
In a burn accident, negligence refers to someone, business, or other entity’s failure to use reasonable judgment and as a result of this negligence, a burn injury was incurred. Negligence can also be defined as the conduct of someone who has created a hazardous situation by doing something or not doing anything.
The skilled burn injury lawyers at Texas Personal Injury Lawyers will work tirelessly to show that the negligent party in your case was accountable for your injuries. We’ll fight to get you the money you need to begin healing after we establish that carelessness caused your hurt.
In each burn injury case that we handle, negligence takes various forms. If you have any questions regarding negligence and how it might apply to your situation, please contact us right away so we can meet and assist you in understanding your circumstance.
Types Of Burn Injuries
Burns are divided into three degrees of severity:
First-degree burns are characterized by relatively mild injuries to the epidermis, or skin’s outer layer. First-degree burns might be unpleasant and cause reddening of the burned area, but they can usually be treated at home with a cool water compress, lidocaine topical solution, aloe vera gel, and an antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.
Second-degree burns are characterized by redness, swelling, and blistering of the skin. Second-degree burns penetrate further than first-degree burns, and while certain second-degree burns can be treated at home, if a large area of skin is damaged or the burn site appears to be infected, it’s advisable to see a doctor.
Third-degree burns are extremely severe, and can result in edema, blistering, and scarring if they go deep enough into the skin. Third-degree burns should be treated as an emergency since they can have serious consequences for the people who suffer from them.
Common Causes Of Burn Injuries
Burns occur on a daily basis as a result of fire, scalding, electrical mishaps, and chemical exposure. These incidents can happen anywhere, including in homes and businesses. Accidents that may result in burn injuries include:
Gasoline leaking from an engine and igniting in a vehicle accident can cause the car and its passengers to burst into flames. Vehicle fires account for approximately 17% of fire incidents responded to by the United States Fire Administration. Vehicle fires result in around 500 fatalities and 1,300 injuries each year on average.
Consumers have high expectations for all of the items they use on a daily basis. However, products can fail to function properly, resulting in them becoming overheated, scorching, and igniting a fire. Burn injuries can occur as a result of several things, including faulty products that use batteries or power outlets.
Construction, electrical, and oil jobs are all extremely hazardous. Every year, many burn injuries occur in these industries. When a person is subjected to an electrical current, the electricity coursing through their bodies may wreak havoc on their cardiovascular, respiratory, and central nervous systems. Electrocution is frequently fatal.
Propane explosions are becoming increasingly common throughout the United States. They can happen on construction sites, in homes, and at any other place where propane tanks, gas furnaces, and water heaters are present.
Who Will Pay My Compensation For My Burn Injury?
In most burn injuries, the at-fault party’s insurance company will pay compensation to the victim. Even if your burn injury was caused by a vehicle accident or a faulty product, the insurance company that insures the at-fault party will be responsible for compensating you.
How Long Will My Burn Injury Claim Take To Complete?
The length of a burn injury case is impossible to estimate. The duration of your case is generally determined by variables such as your recovery, the gathering of evidence, negotiations, and litigation if your case goes to trial. The most crucial thing you can do is try to remain calm. You may rest easy in the knowledge that we will explore every nook and cranny to get you the compensation you deserve. While we care for your case, you may focus on mending your wounds.
Should I Accept An Insurance Settlement For My Burn Injury?
Insurance companies are never looking out for your best interests. They seldom offer you reasonable settlements. The fact is that before you speak to anybody connected with an insurance company, you should first contact one of our burn injury lawyers. If you accept a settlement from an insurance company, you will be prohibited from receiving any additional compensation for your burn injury in the future. Speak to one of our attorneys right now before discussing the specifics of your accident with anyone.
Free Consultation with a Burn Injury Attorney
Contact Texas Personal Injury Lawyers now for a free initial consultation if you need legal assistance and representation in pursuing your rights in a burn injury case. We’ll listen to your narrative, ask relevant questions, and give you an accurate assessment of your situation. If we think it’s appropriate for you to pursue legal action, we’ll fight on your behalf without charge until you win your case.
We are relentless advocates for individuals who have been hurt as a result of the carelessness or negligence of other people or groups. With passion and objectives, we will represent your best interests.
To learn more about your rights, call us at (888) 997-2148 if you’d like to talk with the burn injury law team from Texas Personal Injury Lawyers.