First Degree Burn Injury Attorney
How serious is a burn injury?
Approximately two and one-half million
burn injuries are reported each year and many more go unreported and unnoticed. The first
question, which is asked after a burn accident, is "how serious is
the burn injury?" The best thing to do if there is any reason for
concern is to seek medical care immediately as burn injuries which are
not given the proper treatment can evolve into a more serious injury.
Depending upon the circumstances of the accident other less obvious but
still serious and sometime life threatening injuries may accompany a first
second degree burn, and
third degree burn. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn in a car accident caused by
misconduct or negligence on the part of another, you should consult a
Houston catastrophic injury attorney as soon as possible.
Burn Injury Lawyer
A first degree burn affects the outer layer of skin. Sunburn is an example
of this level of burn. Since the first degree burn results in redness
and pain and even some swelling the victim may develop signs of shock
depending upon the size of the burn. It involves minimal tissue damage
and causes the skin to appear blanched (white or pale) when light pressure
is applied to the area. Depending upon the cause of the burn and the amount
of skin involved an examination by a qualified medical professional may
be recommended to ensure there isn't a more serious injury.
This type of burn may be caused by flame, radiation, chemicals, hot water
and other hot fluids, steam, explosions and electrocution. While painful,
a first degree burn will usually heal fairly quickly, but the victim may
also suffer an inhalation injury from heat, toxic chemicals, smoke or
other toxic gases which can be very serious. An apparently minor electrical
burn may cause severe nerve and muscle damage. A Houston burn injury lawyer
with our firm has years of experience in representing clients whose lives
have been disrupted by such serious injuries.
An individual who has been injured through the carelessness of another
has the right to seek compensation for damages. Call
The Doan Law Firm, P.C. for a consultation with a skilled Houston burn injury lawyer to discuss
the circumstances of your accident.
Contact with our firm for a free consultation concerning your burn injuries.
Our firm is always open. Call us today at (800) 349-0000 for a free consultation.