Any accident or injury which breaks the skin’s surface can be considered potentially serious. While the advent of antibiotics several decades ago reduced the threat of infection in the case of severe burns, infection can still be a concern. Car accidents and other serious mishaps can result in first degree, second degree, and even third degree burns which leave the burn victim open to bacterial infections as well as other disabling conditions. If you have suffered serious burn injuries because of another’s negligence consult a Houston catastrophic injury attorney who will demand fair compensation on behalf of a burn victim.
Burn Injury Lawyer
A second degree burn, now called a partial thickness burn, affects both the outer layer of skin, the epidermis, and the second layer of skin, the dermis. Observable symptoms include redness, pain, swelling and blisters or peeling skin usually accompanied by shock. Correct medical treatment is most important as otherwise this injury may deepen into a third degree burn from swelling and decreased blood flow.
The victim of a second degree burn may also suffer from inhalation or other accompanying burn injuries depending upon the circumstances of the accident. The victim of this type of injury may face a long recovery and extensive rehabilitation therapy as well as subsequent surgeries. The medical expenses can become enormous and some victims are left with permanent disabilities. A skilled Houston burn injury lawyer at our firm understands the importance of conducting an investigation which identifies the person or entities liable for the victim’s damages prior to filing a claim for compensation.
It is important that a claim for damages concerning a serious Houston burn injury includes future medical care and procedures, future rehabilitation, and all other accident related losses including pain and suffering. Our legal team remains responsive to an injured client’s needs and acts quickly to answer questions and resolve concerns. Call The Doan Law Firm, P.C. to speak with a conscientious and aggressive Houston car accident lawyer about your future.