Texas Burn Injury Lawyer
Every year, more than one million people suffer burns so severe that they require medical attention. Many of these burns result in permanent, debilitating conditions. Others are unable to survive their burn injuries, leaving their families to grieve an unexpected and sudden loss of a loved one.
Many burn injuries are the result of avoidable accidents. If you’ve suffered a burn injury because someone else was careless, you may have the right to demand compensation. The money you’re awarded can help to pay for medical bills, make up for lost wages, and help to compensate for your excruciating pain and suffering. Let the experienced burn injury lawyers at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP help you fight for the money you deserve.
Since 2001, we’ve been the fiercest advocates for accident victims across the state of Texas. If you’ve suffered burn injuries through little-to-no fault of your own, we’re here to help you, too. Give our Texas law firm a call to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment. We’ll explain your rights and help you decide the best way to move forward and seek compensation.
Why Should I Call a Texas Burn Injury Lawyer For Help After an Accident?
It can take a long time to get back on your feet after you’ve suffered a burn injury. Even then, you might struggle with pain and significant physical limitations for the rest of your life. Seeking compensation from the person (or people) responsible for your burn injury might be the most important thing you’ll do.
However, navigating a lawsuit or injury claim can be challenging, especially if you’re dealing with a painful injury. Insurance companies will do everything they can to deny or drive down the value of your claim. Others will try to blame you for your burn injury.
Fortunately, you don’t have to fight for compensation on your own. Hiring an experienced Texas personal injury lawyer can help to level the playing field and put you in the best position to get the money you need.
Here’s why you should call Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP for help with your burn injury case. We’ll fight for you by:
- Investigating your case to determine why you got hurt and who is to blame
- Seeking compensation from anyone who contributed to your burn injury
- Mitigating claims that you’re responsible for your burn injury
- Working closely with burn injury experts to better understand the extent of your injuries and the value of your claim
- Standing up to insurance companies on your behalf and fight to negotiate a meaningful settlement, and
- Taking your case to court if at-fault parties or insurers refuse to extend a fair offer.
You got hurt because someone else was negligent. Our goal is to hold them financially accountable. Give our Texas law office a call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
We Handle All Burn Injury Cases in Texas
There are actually several different ways to classify a burn injury. Burn injuries tend to be classified by “type” and “degree.”
- First-Degree Burns: First-degree burns, or superficial burns, are the most common type of burn, and also the least severe. Symptoms include pain, swelling, redness, and/or white skin. A first-degree burn will not usually require medical attention.
- Second-Degree Burns: Second-degree burns often require medical care and treatment, due to the risk of infection. However, it may depend on the size of the affected area. These burns don’t just affect the outer layer of your skin, but also the tissue underneath. Symptoms include severe pain, swelling, and blistering.
- Third-Degree Burns: Third-degree burns, or partial-thickness burns, are quite severe and will require medical attention. It’s not uncommon to require skin grafts to close the burn wound. These burns affect your skin, the first layer of tissue, and the fat beneath your skin. Symptoms include white, leathery, and stiff skin.
- Fourth-Degree Burns: Fourth-degree burns, or full-thickness burns, are the most severe and will require immediate medical attention. These burns are so severe that your bone and muscle can become damaged or destroyed. It’s common for nerves in the affected area to be destroyed, which can prevent you from realizing the seriousness of your injury.
- Thermal Burns: A thermal burn is the most common type of burn, caused when the skin makes contact with something hot. This can include contact with fire, water, steam, oil, or other heated objects.
- Chemical Burns: You don’t have to touch something hot to suffer a burn injury. You can also suffer a burn if your skin comes into contact with certain chemicals. A chemical burn is defined as the destruction of tissue after exposure to a chemical or fumes. The longer the exposure, the more severe the injury.
- Radiation Burns: A radiation burn can affect cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment or individuals working in the medical industry who are exposed to radiation on a consistent basis. Radiation damages the skin, resulting in burns. The longer and more frequent the exposure, the greater the risk of a burn injury.
- Electrical Burns: Electrical burns occur when you make contact with an electrical current. This might include light fixtures, stun guns, lightning, or electrical wires.
How Common Are Burn Injuries in Texas?
Burn injuries happen more frequently than you might think. According to the American Burn Association, burn injuries are a leading cause of unintentional injury and death in the United States. In the five year period between 2011 and 2015, more than 486,000 people visited the emergency room because of burn-related injuries. Approximately 34,000 of those victims were admitted to the hospital because their burns were so severe.
Statistics show that men are much more likely to suffer burn injuries than women. About two-thirds of burn victims are men.
Children also account for a large percentage of burn injury victims. Kids are about 2.4 times more likely than adults to suffer burns that require medical treatment.
Data shows that 24 percent of burn victims are kids under the age of 15. In fact, burn or fire injuries are the fifth leading cause of unintentional death for children between the ages of 1 and 4. Burns are the third leading cause of avoidable death for children between the ages of 5 and 9.
Damages Are Available to Burn Victims in Texas
If you’ve suffered a burn injury through little-to-no fault of your own, you might be entitled to compensation. This can include money for:
- Medical expenses, including hospitalization and surgery
- Other medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages and income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
There’s only a limited amount of time to file an injury claim or lawsuit, so it’s important to act quickly. Give our Texas personal injury attorneys a call today. We’ll make the process as easy as we possibly can for you. You can focus on getting better while we work hard to recover the money you deserve.
Call Our Texas Burn Injury Lawyers For Help
A burn injury can turn your life upside-down. Let the experienced Texas burn injury lawyers at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP help you fight for the money you need. Give our law firm a call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more. We have offices in Austin and Waco to assist you, and home and hospital visits are available.