Burn injuries are not only incredibly painful, but they can leave you with lifelong scarring and disfigurement.
Burn victims whose injuries were the result of another party’s negligence may be entitled to meaningful compensation.
At the law firm of Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP, our experienced personal injury lawyers have a robust burn injury practice.
We can help you understand your rights, where to look for fair compensation, and work with you to present a compelling claim for maximum damages through a burn injury lawsuit.
Types of Burn Injuries
When most people think of burns, they think back to when they placed their hand on a hot stove or spilled scalding hot water on themselves. While these are common types of burn injuries, burns can happen in several other ways.
Electrical burns occur as a result of an electrical current coming into contact with the body. As an electrical current enters the human body, the current slows down significantly, causing heat to build up.
Electrical burns can damage the brain, heart, and other organs.
A chemical burn is caused by coming into contact with a toxic chemical. There are many hazardous household substances that can cause chemical burns, such as cleaning supplies.
Chemical burns may not be painful at first, as the full onset of symptoms may be delayed in this type of injury.
However, chemical burns can cause severe skin damage depending on the substance and the duration of contact with the skin.
Thermal burns, or heat burns, are the most common type of burn. Thermal burns are the result of the skin coming into contact with extreme heat.
The hotter the object is and the longer the skin is in contact with the heat source, the more serious the burn.
Valuing a Burn Injury Lawsuit
Burns can be minor or very serious, and the wide range of settlements and jury verdicts in these cases reflect that fact.
As a general rule, burn victims can recover the following damages from the party responsible for their injuries:
- Past and future medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Reduction in earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering;
- Disfigurement (including scarring); and
- Emotional distress.
The value of a burn injury lawsuit depends in large part on the extent of your physical damages and how your injuries affected your life.
Additionally, if you were partially responsible for your injuries, the value of your claim decreases. Under Texas law, an accident victim’s damages award gets reduced by their own percentage of fault.
An experienced Texas personal injury lawyer can help burn victims understand their rights and pursue a claim for fair compensation.
Did You Recently Suffer Serious Burn Injuries?
If you or a loved one suffered burn injuries, Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP can help you hold the party responsible for your injuries financially accountable.
At Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP, we recognize that most personal injury cases are settled out of court, but we prepare every case as though it’s going to a jury.
That way, you are prepared for whatever lies ahead. To learn more and schedule a free consultation with a Texas burn injury lawyer, contact us today through our online contact form.