Severe burns cause devastating injuries that may result in a lifetime of anguish. They can also produce scarring and disfigurement that require extensive medical treatment. After a burn injury in Denton County, you may be forced to miss work for an extended period of time while your medical bills continue to pile up.
Insurance companies know that burn injuries generate astronomical medical bills, but they make their money by paying out as little in claims as possible. It’s important to find an experienced Denton County personal injury lawyer who knows how to stand up to the big insurance companies.
At The Lenahan Law Firm, we’ve won millions of dollars in settlements for people suffering from severe injuries. We’ll file a claim against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to your injuries to help you get the money you need to put your life back together.
Call (214) 295-1008 to learn more today.
Third and fourth-degree burns cause the most damage. They penetrate all the layers of your skin, leaving it scarred, discolored, and acutely damaged. Severe burns penetrate deep enough to harm hard and soft tissue, including bones, nerves, and organs.
Severe burns may be caused by electricity, friction, contact with hot objects, and fire. They can happen at home, at work, or when you’re visiting a business.
Accidents that result in burns are frequently caused by careless behavior and lack of oversight. Common burns accidents include:
- Home, building, and apartment fires
- Work accidents
- Automobile collisions
- Oilfield explosions
- Chemical plant explosions
- Water heater malfunctions
- Overheated pipes
Our team at The Lenahan Law Firm will investigate the accident to determine who’s liable for your injuries. Our investigators will use police reports, surveillance camera video, forensic evidence, witness statements, expert testimony, accident scene recreations, and other types of evidence to paint a clear picture of what really happened.
Examples of negligent actions that cause burn injuries includes:
- Obstructed or unmarked escape routes
- Locked fire exits
- Lack of working fire extinguishers
- Missing or inoperative smoke detectors
- Broken fire escapes
- Doors that haven’t been fireproofed
- Poor wiring and unsafe outlets
- Not enough fire prevention sprinklers
- Defective chemical containers
- Dangerous products
- Overheated pipes
- Poor maintenance
- Lack of inspections
Property owners have a duty of care to make a reasonable effort to eliminate hazards. When it comes to accidents, Texas is an at-fault state. That means the person responsible for the accident is also liable to pay for your injuries. Liable parties may include:
- Apartment building owners and managers
- Business owners
- Careless, speeding, or intoxicated drivers
- People responsible for unsafe road conditions
- Manufacturers and designers of unsafe products
It’s very likely that your life will never be the same if you are afflicted with severe burns. You may be suffering from pain, sleeplessness, itching, infection, anxiety, depression, disability, and body image issues.
Severe burns will have an adverse impact on your quality of life. Treatment may require skin grafts, antibiotics, reconstructive and plastic surgery, synthetic hair replacement, bone reconstruction, and amputation.
A Denton County personal injury claim for severe burns may include the following types of expenses:
- Hospital bills
- Ambulance transport
- Emergency room care
- Doctor’s office visits
- Future medical care
- Loss of income
- Reduced earning capacity
- In-home nursing care
- Wrongful death
You shouldn’t have to pay your own medical bill when you were hurt by someone else’s careless behavior. At The Lenahan Law Firm, our mission is to get justice for anyone who was injured in a senseless accident.
Our firm has been recognized by Super Lawyers for outstanding service and we have a perfect 10.0 Avvo rating.
Call (214) 295-1008 to schedule a FREE evaluation today. You won’t owe us anything unless we win your case.