Injured From A Burn
If you’ve sustained a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, it’s essential to consult with a Richmond burn injury lawyer. Depending on the severity of your injury, you could have a long and stressful recovery ahead.
Burn injuries aren’t uncommon in the United States. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, work-related fires and explosions are responsible for over 5,000 burn injuries annually. Victims deserve compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, suffering, and more. The experienced and dedicated team at Vendt Accident Attorneys is here to fight for you.
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What Are Burn Injuries?
A burn is an injury to any organic tissue, like the skin, that’s caused primarily by heat or by electricity, radiation, chemicals, friction, or radioactivity. Burns can be classified as first, second, or third-degree. The degree assigned is based on how deeply and severely the burn penetrates the skin.
- First-degree burns
These burns are superficial, meaning they only affect the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) like a mild sunburn. The burn may be red and painful, but free from blisters. Long-term damage is unlikely.
- Second-degree burns
A second-degree burn impacts both the epidermis and some of the layer beneath (dermis). The affected area may be painful and appear red, swollen, and blistered.
- Third-degree burns
A third-degree burn destroys both the epidermis and the dermis. It may even impact the bones, tendons, and muscles underneath. A burn this severe may appear white or charred, but there will be no sensation due to the nerve endings being damaged.
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Don’t let your chance for financial recovery slip away. Our Richmond burn injury lawyer will assess your case honestly and precisely and help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve. Everyone deserves a fair chance. And we are here to provide you with the legal assistance necessary to get you there. You just need to offer us the case details, and we can begin fighting for you today. Contact us today for a consultation.
What Causes Burn Injuries?
Contact with fire isn’t the only way to sustain a burn injury. Other common causes of burns include explosions, chemical exposure, and electrical accidents. Here are a few common situations in which people can suffer burn injuries:
- Car accidents
A car accident can result in burn injuries from extreme heat exposure, explosions, or smoke inhalation.
- Work accidents
Burn injuries are not uncommon in the workplace. Depending on your job, you could be exposed to various hazards, including heated metals, toxic chemicals, hot liquids, and exposed electricity.
- Product malfunction
People have sustained burn injuries at work and at home from malfunctioning products/devices/equipment. An example of this would be a pressure cooker suddenly overheating and/or exploding.
Long-Term Impact of Burn Injuries
Healing from a burn injury can take significantly longer than recovering from a broken bone. You may require ongoing care, including physical therapy, skin grafts, and other surgeries. If you’re left with scars, that tissue may limit your range of motion and cause chronic pain. You may have no choice but to take time off work, change jobs, or stop working entirely.
Burn injuries can also increase your risk of several conditions, including cancer, musculoskeletal disorders, diabetes, infections, anxiety, and depression. All of this physical and mental suffering can then be exacerbated by financial troubles from medical care and lost wages.
Why Hire a Richmond Burn Injury Lawyer?
If someone else caused your burn injury, you should not be responsible for the financial burden that comes with it. With the help of a Richmond burn injury attorney, you can receive the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses and the physical and mental anguish you’ve experienced.
At Vendt Accident Attorneys, our car accident attorneys in Richmond have extensive knowledge of burn injury laws and regulations. With our extensive experience handling burn injury cases in Richmond, we can confidently navigate the complex medical and legal issues associated with your injury. We have the expertise to assess the full extent of a burn injury and the impact it has on the victim’s life. This empowers us to be strong advocates for our clients, ensuring fair compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation, and pain and suffering.
Services Offered by Vendt Accident Attorneys
Unsure if you’re eligible for any financial compensation for your injury? We’re happy to offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case. If we move ahead as your Texas burn injury lawyer, we’ll perform a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the burn injury and identify liable parties.
We work diligently to acquire the evidence we need for your case. This includes collaborating with medical experts to assess the severity of the burns and necessary treatment. We’ll also analyze the financial impact of the injury, including medical expenses, future care needs, lost wages, and diminished earning capacity. We can then begin pursuing compensation through negotiation or litigation.
Types of Burn Injury Cases
There are several types of burn injury cases. The key difference between them, broadly speaking, is the nature and cause of the burn. The different types of burn injury cases include:
- Thermal burns from fires or scalding liquids
- Chemical burns from exposure to hazardous substances
- Electrical burns from electrical malfunctions or accidents
- Radiation burns from radiation therapy or industrial accidents
- Inhalation injuries from smoke or toxic fumes
Establishing Liability in Burn Injury Cases
Our attorneys know how to gather crucial information and establish liability in burn injury cases. They may find that your injury was caused by negligence, premises liability, and/or product liability.
when one party causes harm to another by being careless or failing to act reasonably or ethically.
- Premises liability
when a claim arises due to an injury sustained on someone else’s property.
- Product liability
when parties that make products, such as manufacturers and suppliers, are held responsible for an injury caused by that product.
The evidence your Texas burn injury attorney may acquire to prove negligence may include accident reports, expert opinions, eyewitness testimonies, or safety code violations. We can also identify responsible parties, such as property owners, manufacturers, employers, or contractors, and file a claim against them.
Compensation in Burn Injury Cases
Several factors are considered when determining compensation for victims of burn injuries, such as the extent of the burns, medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, and loss of quality of life. Depending on the details of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future medical treatments
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Lost income/loss of earning capacity
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Physical pain and suffering
Contact Vendt Accident Attorneys for a Free Case Evaluation
If you need a Richmond burn injury lawyer, you can rely on the experienced attorneys at Vendt Accident Attorneys. Our team has the experience and knowledge necessary to build your case and pursue compensation for your injury.
To receive a free consultation from an expert burn injury attorney, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 832-276-9474 , emailing email@example.com, or filling out our web form. You can also visit our office in Richmond at 1104 Thompson Rd.
Remember, no one can advocate for you better than a professional burn injury lawyer. Take action and seek legal representation for your case today.
Who Do We Represent?
We are burn injury attorneys in Richmond, Texas. We represent burn victims due to someone else’s negligence. We aim to help you get justice from the negligent party and receive compensatory damages for your suffering.
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– SHARNDELL CARR
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the timeline for a burn injury case?
Once your attorneys have gathered the necessary information from you, they’ll collect evidence to build your case. They will then negotiate with lawyers representing the other party (or parties). If an agreement can’t be reached, they’ll enter mediation or file a lawsuit.
What is the statute of limitations for filing a claim for a burn injury?
According to Texas law, the plaintiff must bring a burn injury lawsuit no later than two years from the date the injury was sustained.
Are there resources for burn injury prevention and/or burn injury victims and their families?
If you have any additional questions, please get in touch with a burn injury lawyer at Vendt Accident Attorneys.