Houston Burn Injury Attorney
Common Causes of Burn Injuries
When someone acts with negligence or otherwise ignores commonplace safety
procedures, the results can be both devastating and unexpected, such as
is the case when a burn injury occurs. Most people think of broken bones
or lacerations when it comes to
personal injury claims, not serious burns; this “out of sight, out of mind”
mentality may cause people to behave negligently around dangerous burn
sources, unaware of that the hazard is so close and can be so damaging.
Sources that may cause serious burn injuries include:
- Faulty wiring (electrocution)
- Open flames
- Hot surfaces
- Hazardous chemicals
- Unstable combustible materials
- Extended exposure to the sun
The Cox Pradia Law Firm, P.L.L.C., our Houston burn injury lawyers can hear your claim in full detail, using
our 30+ years of combined legal experience to pinpoint the cause of your
burn injury and who should be held liable. Medical bills, rehabilitation
costs, wages missed while you recuperate, and more should all be provided
by the person who has so wrongfully done you harm. Our unique strategies
and courtroom aggression are geared towards winning you the maximum compensation possible.
You can start your case today –
contact us now to learn your legal rights.
Degrees of Burn Injuries
The value of your claim will depend almost-entirely on the severity of
your burn injury and how much it debilitates you in your day-to-day life. Allow
our team to review your medical records and we can determine the degree classification
of your burn. From there, we can consult with medical experts and figure
out how long you will require treatment for the injury, ultimately establishing
how much compensation you will need now and for the rest of your life.
The various degree of burn injuries are:
First: Redness and sensitivity on the skin; generally does not require medical
attention, only first aid.
Second: Skin may thicken, blister, and redden; lingering pain; requires medical
attention to heal quickly and properly.
Third: Whitening of flesh and inability to move the affected area without extreme
pain; numbness in the area when still; medical attention is a must.
Fourth: Blackening of the skin as the burn goes deep into muscles, nerves, and
bone; area may never fully recover and can require amputation.
Fifth and sixth: Catastrophic burns; considered fatal even with immediate treatment.
Our Simple Philosophy Achieves Victory
At our personal injury law firm, we believe in a straightforward philosophy
to litigation: we treat our clients with the respect and friendship they
deserve, we never back down from a legal dispute once we take the case,
and we do not collect payment unless we win our client a settlement. With
a long history of successful
case results under our belts,
our Houston personal injury attorneys like to think that our philosophy serves us, and our clients, quite well.
Call us at (888) 240-0843 to request your
free case evaluation with a Houston personal injury lawyer.