Burn injuries are among the most painful and severe types of injuries. Even with medical care, burn injuries can lead to painful, life-altering consequences for the victim and his or her family. Serious burn injuries can require extensive medical attention, hospitalization, skin grafting, surgery, and other costly procedures. Burn injury victims may not be able to return to work and may suffer extensive physical pain and emotional suffering.
Discuss Your Case With a Houston Burn Injury Attorney
If you or your loved one have suffered a burn injury because of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim. The experienced burn injury attorneys at Ceja Law Firm PLLC work diligently to pursue the total amount of compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about your legal options.
Accidents That Can Lead to Burn Injuries
To pursue a personal injury lawsuit, you must prove that another person, company, or entity’s negligent actions caused your injuries. Many burn injuries result from accidents that could have been prevented. Some of the most common causes of burn injuries that may be caused by another person’s careless or reckless behavior include the following:
- Dangerous conditions on premises that lead to fires
- Car, trucking, or motorcycle accidents
- Workplace and construction accidents
- Defective products and/or equipment
- Electrical fires or burns
- Oil and gas industry fires
- Industrial accidents
These are just a few examples of how someone else’s negligence can cause burn injuries. The best way to understand whether you have a valid compensation claim is to discuss your case with an attorney. One of the attorneys at Ceja Law Firm PLLC will sit down with you during your free initial consultation and discuss the details of your situation to determine whether you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages.
Determining the Severity of Burns
After sustaining a serious burn, it’s crucial to seek medical care. Doctors categorize burns into four different stages. Typically, the higher the degree of the burn, the more severe the burn. First-degree burns only affect the top layers of skin and typically don’t require medical attention. Second-degree burns injure the second layer of skin and can be prone to infection. Third-degree burns reach the underlying tissue and cause disfigurement, scarring, or even death.
Depending on the extent of the burn, victims of third-degree burns may require skin grafts, reconstructive surgery, and physical therapy. Patients may need to wear expensive compression suits to try to flatten scars. Once the burns have healed, they may need to undergo surgery to reduce the appearance of scarring.
Fourth Degree Burn Injuries
Fourth-degree burns are the most severe and life-threatening burn injuries. Survivors may require amputation of the burned area in addition to aggressive treatments used for third-degree burns. Most victims of fourth-degree burns need long-term care and will need to learn how to adapt to everyday life. There is always the potential that a third or fourth-degree burn will become infected and cause the death of a burn victim.
Understanding Liability in Burn Injury Cases
To recover compensation through an insurance settlement or personal injury lawsuit, you must show that the other party is liable for your injuries. Establishing liability requires proving that the individual or entity owed you a duty of care and breached that duty by failing to use reasonable care under the circumstances. You also need to show that their failure caused your injuries and that you have damages and financial costs associated with your burn injuries.
Who Can Be Held Liable for My Burn Injury?
If the burn injury you suffered wasn’t your fault, an attorney could help you determine whether you can hold another person or company liable for your injury. When an injury is caused by a car accident or a lack of safety on another person’s property, you may be able to pursue compensation through the at-fault party’s insurance policy.
In other cases, you can pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. When you work with Ceja Law Firm PLLC, we will conduct a thorough investigation to determine which party or parties are liable for your injuries to hold them accountable. The following parties may be liable for burn injuries:
- A negligent driver who caused a car accident resulting in burn injuries
- A coworker who failed to use caution with safety concerns
- Defective products
- Exposure to a chemical substance in a commercial business
- Restaurant fires caused by negligence
- Burn injuries from explosions caused by a lack of safety measures
- Poorly managed rental properties with faulty appliances or wiring
Compensation Available in Burn Injury Cases
Burn injuries can cause extreme pain and disfigurement. Victims who suffer third and fourth-degree injuries may never be able to return to work because of the pain and limitations caused by their burn injuries. Medical treatment for burn injuries can exceed $1 million in severe cases.
By pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, burn injury victims can recover compensation for all their medical bills, lost income, and the pain and suffering they have to endure because of their injuries. The attorneys at Ceja Law Firm PLLC can help you understand the full extent of your injuries so we can advocate aggressively for the total compensation you deserve. Insurance companies and defendants frequently try to deny or minimize victims’ claims.
Contact a Skilled Houston Boating Accident Attorney
At Ceja Law Firm PLLC, we are committed to fighting for the rights of burn injury victims and their families. We will help you understand your legal options and develop a plan to recover the total amount of compensation you deserve. Our skilled attorneys know how to hold insurance companies and defendants accountable. You only have a limited amount of time to file a claim for compensation in Texas. Contact Ceja Law Firm PLLC today to schedule your free initial consultation with a skilled burn injury attorney.
Ceja Law Firm PLLC helps clients with burn injury cases throughout Harris County and the Greater Houston Area including Pasadena, Baytown, Sugar Land, Bellaire, Galveston, Texas City, Jacinto City, and more.