Austin Burn Accident Lawyer
100 Congress Avenue, Suite 2000
Austin, Texas 78701
Nearly 500,000 people endure burn injuries that require medical treatment annually, according to the American Burn Association. Each year, 40,000 people are hospitalized, with 30,000 individuals being admitted to special burn treatment medical centers. Almost 3,300 people die in fire-related incidents annually in the United States.
In many cases, a person sustains burn injuries, or dies, because of the negligence of a third party. If you reside in our around the Texas capital city, and have sustained burn-related injuries because of someone else's negligence, you need to seriously consider retaining the services of a skilled, experienced Austin burn accident lawyer. You also need to understand what your essential rights are in the aftermath of sustaining burn injuries because of someone else's negligence. The Doan Law Firm includes attorneys with experience in representing people suffering from burn injuries as well as in representing the family members of victims of burn injuries who have died.
Compensation for Burn Injuries
You want maximum compensation if you sustained burn injuries because of someone else's negligence. The best way to protect your rights and interests in this regard is retaining an experienced burn accident lawyer.
The reality is that insurance companies actively attempt to minimize the amount of money paid out on claims, including those related to burn injuries. They are not in business to settle claims. Insurance companies are in business to make money.
An experienced personal injury lawyer understands how to fight insurance companies' intent on denying appropriate claims. In addition, a burn injury attorney from the Doan Law Firm knows the ins and outs of the judicial system when it comes to pursuing a burn injury lawsuit on behalf of a client.
You may be entitled to compensation in a number of areas when suffering from burn injuries causes by negligence. Our firm may assist you in obtaining compensation for losses that include:
- medical bills
- lost income
- pain and suffering
The reality is that medical experts maintain that burns represent some of the most painful types of injuries a person potentially can sustain. The extent of loss and the need for compensation can be significant. Many burn victims ending up off work for an extended period of time. Moreover, a significant percentage sustain permanent injuries because of a fire or similar type of injury-causing event.
In addition to compensation for current losses, you may also be entitled to compensation for losses reasonably expected to occur into the future. You may be entitled to payment for future pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost income in the future. There must be a reasonably likelihood that you will sustain these types of losses in the future to receive this type of compensation in a burn injury case.
Depending on how negligent, or reckless, the person or entity that causes the burn is deemed, a court may order punitive damages in some cases. Punitive damages represent an additional award of money above and beyond things like medical bills, pain and suffering, and so forth. Punitive damages are designed, in part, to serve as a punishment of a negligent party for particularly egregious conduct.
Statute of Limitations
You cannot dally when it comes to protecting your rights in a burn injury case. The state of Texas has a law called the statute of limitations. This law establishes a specific deadline by which you must file a lawsuit in a personal injury case, including one involving burns. The same holds true in a wrongful death case as well.
If you miss the deadline, you likely will be precluded from ever filing a lawsuit to recover compensation for your losses. The statute of limitations, and deadlines related to the filing of insurance claims, underscores the need to retain an experienced burn accident lawyer promptly.
Retain a Burn Accident Lawyer
The legal team at the Doan Law Firm stands ready to meet with you regarding your burn accident case. The first step in retaining our firm is scheduling an initial consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers by calling us at 512-806-0000.
There is no cost and no obligation associated with an initial consultation. At the meeting, you will be able to discuss the specifics of your case with one of our lawyers. In addition, an attorney will discuss possible strategies for your case. An initial consultation can be scheduled.
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