No matter how a burn injury happens, whenever a person has suffered a severe burn injury it’s a very traumatic, and most often, an event that’s a life altering one. If the burn injuries were sustained as the result of a defective product or another party’s negligence, you have the ability to file a personal burn injury lawsuit in order to receive compensation from those responsible for your injuries. Based upon the facts of each case, the damages available to injured parties will vary significantly.
Generally, damages awarded in a personal burn injury lawsuit will include:
Pain and Suffering
Past Medical Expenses
Future Medical Expenses
If a family member has lost their life, you have the ability to bring an action that’s called a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death lawsuits seek damages from the responsible party. The Doan Law Firm works with medical professionals that are highly skilled in all aspects of burn injuries in order to document your injuries properly and ensure that the damages you’ve suffered (or the family members in the instance of a wrongful death case) are properly established.
Statutes of limitation apply to burn injury cases, which will limit the amount of time that you have to file your personal burn injury lawsuit. Statutes of limitations have no flexibility; they have to be complied with strictly. The lawsuit has to be filed within the time limits provided or else it’ll be barred forever and there will be no recovery entitled. That’s why it’s essential that the first call after you seek medical attention is to an experienced burn injury lawyer at The Doan Law Firm.
Burn Injuries Overview
Severe burns are not only extremely painful, but they’re also devastating to both the burn victim and their family. Burn injuries are classified under three degree types:
First Degree – Affects the Top Lawyer of Skin And Rarely Requires Medical Attention
Second Degree – Deeper Than First Degree Burns and Can Result In Blister and Tissue Damage
Third Degree – The Most Significant Of All the Burn Degree Types
The majority of the time there’ll be nerve damage with a third degree burn and they always require that you seek immediate help from a medical professional. Often, they’ll also necessitate surgeries and skin grafts. It’s even possible for a severe third degree burn to lead to the death of the burn victim.
All three of the burn degree classifications can be caused by many things, most typically:
Direct Heat from an Object
The majority of the time a severe burn injury will require multiple surgeries, a long term stay in the hospital and ongoing rehabilitation. A significant amount of the burn injury cases we’ve handled have involved the scarring of the head or the face, damage to the genitals or torso, and limb deformities. The pain both emotionally and mentally, along with the suffering that goes along with the injury, is something that’s completely impossible to overstate. The emotional and mental anguish is just as real as the physical problems experienced from the burn injury.
At The Doan Law Firm we recognize both the physical and the emotional/mental anguish and work with many reconstructive and plastic surgeons throughout Texas and we’ll happily go the extra mile to ensure that the needed medical care is provided to our clients. It’s not uncommon for us to also help our clients obtain the mental health services, counseling and job retraining they need in order to assist with the emotional and psychological issues these types of injuries can lead to.
Severe Burn Injury Causes
There are many different ways a severe burn injury can occur, with just some of them being bycar, motorcycle, construction accidents, truck, cruise ship, and others. When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, the severe burn injuries are most frequently caused, either in part or in whole, by a defect(s) within the design or the manufacturing of the vehicle itself, or the component parts in the vehicle, such as the gas tanks, seatbelts, airbags, or tires.
Experienced Counsel – The Doan Law Firm
The Doan Law Firm’s burn injury lawyers have a combined decades of experience litigating burn injury claims. We have the financial resources, experience and the knowledge to investigate and litigate personal burn injury lawsuits anywhere in the state of Texas. Our experienced and dedicated trial lawyers have helped hundreds of seriously injured burn victims receive the medical attention they need and have successfully settled or litigated these cases to get victims the financial compensation they need and deserve.
No matter how a severe burn injury occurs, whenever someone has suffered a severe burn injury it’s a traumatic, and most of the time, an event that’s life altering. You have rights, and you deserve compensation from those responsible for you or your loved ones injuries. If you or a loved one has been victim to a severe burn accident and a defective product or another person’s negligence is at fault, contact The Doan Law Firm and speak with one of our experienced personal burn injury lawyers. Our firm offers free and confidential consultations. Our personal injury cases are taken on a contingent basis, which means you pay nothing until we’ve settled or successfully litigated your case. If we don’t recover, you will owe nothing. Once successful, we will get a percentage of the settlement along with all of the expenses we’ve covered upfront.
With our combined decades of legal counsel in burn settlements and lawsuits we’ve litigated countless wrongful death, severe personal injury and product liability burn cases. We have the knowledge, resources and experience to get you the financial compensation and medical care you deserve. Call 24/7/365, our lawyers are on call regardless of time of day or night, or holiday. Contact us now at (800) 349-0000.