Burn Injury Lawyers in Dallas, TX
Types of Burn Injuries
A burn injury can cause severe physical damage and emotional distress to a person. These injuries seriously impact a person’s health and are often very traumatic. Additionally, the price of care and other expenses can be costly. However, you may not need to pay for the damages yourself. You may be able to file a legal claim and have your expenses covered.
There are 4 different “degrees” of burn injury, burn injuries are categorized into these degrees as a way of understanding how the burn has affected the body, and how the injury can be treated:
First degree burns - are the least severe type of burn. This is the type of injury that may occur when you burn your hand on a stove, for example. First degree burns can usually be recovered from quickly.
Second degree burns - cause greater damage to the skin than first degree burns. The top two layers of skin are damaged by these types of burns, and blisters often develop.
Third degree burns - totally destroy two layers of skin, causing the affected area to look yellow, black, white, or brown. Third degree burns damage the nerves.
Fourth degree burns - are the most severe type of burn and can be fatal. In addition to destroying several layers of skin, fourth degree burns can damage muscles, bones, tendons, and nerves.
When a person suffers from a burn injury and another person appears to be at fault, the injury victim can potentially receive compensation for their medical bills and other damages. The Dallas burn injury lawyers of Lyons & Simmons, LLP are here to help guide you through the legal process. We will assist you with your claim and protect your rights while fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Burn Injury Claim Damages
Treating a burn injury may require a variety of different treatment methods and extensive care. A victim may need surgery, medication, medical devices, physical therapy and other forms of care to treat a burn injury or manage their condition. In any case, treating a burn injury can be expensive. Victims and their families are often responsible for these costly medical bills, but compensation can be recovered through a burn injury claim.
A burn injury may leave a person unable to work for a period of time, or even permanently. It is possible to recover compensation for lost wages through a personal injury claim too.
Burn injuries can cause significant emotional distress and mental anguish as well. Although these damages do not have a monetary value, they may also be compensable through a burn injury claim.
Causes of Burn Injuries
Although most people associate burn injuries with heat and fire, extreme heat is not the only cause of burn injuries. Burn injuries can also be caused by radiation, electricity friction, and even extreme cold.
Burn injury causes include:
Contact us today to discuss the details of your case. We are available to answer any questions you may have and guide you through your claim. We are dedicated to helping injury victims get the care they need.