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Burn Injury Attorney

Burn injuries can be devastating. They are painful and can leave long-lasting physical and psychological damage. Whether your injury is from an accidental burn, mismanaged property, chemical burn, or an unsafe product you need an attorney. When dealing with burn injuries, it is best to get an attorney experienced with this type of injury. An experienced burn injury attorney understands the medical cost, suffering, and other present and future expenses that go with your injury. They can fight to make sure you are compensated.

If you or a loved one have suffered serious burns because of someone’s negligence, contact Kirkpatrick Law today to speak with one of our experienced burn injury lawyers.  Call us at (713) 893-0305.

What Types of Accidents Cause Burn Injuries?

Many different situations can cause a burn injury. These accidents can be minor, but they can be severe and leave widespread and lasting results. If you are injured due to the result of a burn, your first step to recovery is to seek the medical attention you need. Next, you should seek out a burn injury attorney to secure your financial future. 

Some of the most common accidents that cause burn injuries are:

  • Oil field accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Chemical spills
  • Electrical accidents
  • House / building fires
  • Aviation accidents
  • Product liability
  • Machinery malfunction

If another party caused your burn injuries or if you were involved in an accident that resulted in burns over your body, you should talk to a lawyer. You should know your legal options.

What Damages Can I Recover from A Burn Injury?

Burn Injuries have the chance to be life-threatening. Especially if they are not treated early on or effectively. If the injury is serious enough you may need ongoing medical care including even plastic surgery.

The cost of burn injuries can be astronomical. Several studies report the severe burns that cause disfigurement average $35,000 just for the first treatment. Additionally, you typically need more follow-up treatments after that. This is why protecting your financial future is important.

If a person suffers a burn injury they may be entitled to:

  • Emergency medical care and ongoing treatment
  • Physical therapy and plastic surgery
  • Loss of income or potential earnings if unable to return to work
  • Loss of consortium or companionship if disabled
  • Mental anguish and pain and suffering

All accidents are different, therefore what you may be able to receive in compensation depends. Your best line of attack to learn about your options is to discuss them with a Texas Burn Injury Attorney. Kirkpatrick Law is that attorney. He helps clients fight for their maximum compensation after a burn injury. He has the experience you need. Contact us today for a free consultation.

What Are the Different Types of Burn Injuries?

When looking at burn injuries you have four different types of injuries with three categories of severity.

There are four main types of burns:

  • Thermal burns – caused by contact with fire, steam, hot liquids, or other sources of extreme heat
  • Light burns – caused by sunlight or ultraviolet light
  • Chemical burns – caused by an acid, alkali, or chemical explosion
  • Radiation burns – caused by contact with nuclear radiation

There are three categories of burn severity:

  • First-degree burns – first-degree burn injury indicates that only the upper-most layer of skin (known as the epidermis) was burned. Like sunburns, the skin appears red but will turn white when pressure is applied. First-degree burns rarely need serious medical attention.
  • Second-degree burns – A second-degree burn injury indicates that both the top layer of skin (the epidermis) and the second layer of skin (the dermis) have been burned. These injuries often lead to blistering. Depending upon the depth of the burn, a skin graft may be necessary.
  • Third-degree burns – This is the worst type of burn. A third-degree burn injury indicates serious and extensive damage to both the top layer of skin, the epidermis, and the second layer of skin, the dermis.  Skin grafting and ongoing medical care will most likely be necessary.

 

Contract A Burn Injury Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has been injured by a burn injury, talk with a lawyer today. An attorney experienced with burn injuries can discuss your legal options with you. If you need an attorney experienced with serious burn injury matters call Kirkpatrick Law today for your free consultation. There is no cost to learn what legal options you have.