Burn injuries can arise because of workplace accidents, car wrecks, defective products, and many other scenarios. If someone else’s negligence causes a burn injury, the victim may have grounds to recover damages. Burns can be severely damaging – physically, emotionally, and financially. If you or a loved one have burn injuries from an accident in Huntsville, contact our attorneys to discuss the possibility of financial compensation for your damages.
Why Choose Us?
Why choose Haney.Moorman.Paschal, P.C., out of all possible law firms in Walker County, Texas?
- We have more than 30 years of combined legal experience in Huntsville and throughout East Texas.
- We believe in personalized legal services and treat each client like our only client.
- We have handled serious and catastrophic burn injury cases in the past, and know how to litigate these claims.
It is important to feel confident in the personal injury lawyer you choose to represent your case. Retain an attorney with the experience and resources to maximize your odds of compensation.
Why Do You Need a Burn Injury Lawyer?
Serious burns can cause thousands of dollars in damages over a survivor’s lifetime. An insurance company, however, may drastically undervalue them. Insurance claims adjusters work for the company, not for you. You may find, therefore, that it is difficult to negotiate a fair settlement. Hiring a lawyer to negotiate for you can level the playing field and result in a better compensation award. It can also give you the freedom to focus on healing from your burns, while your attorney takes care of the legwork of your lawsuit.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries have four main types: thermal, electrical, chemical, and radiation. Thermal burns are the most common and happen when the skin comes in contact with a heat source, such as fire or a hot burner. Electrical burns stem from electricity passing through the victim’s body, such as after contact with a powerline. Chemical burns arise when a dangerous, corrosive chemical damages the skin. Radiation burns can happen from malfunctioning medical equipment or too much sun.
Burns also come in three different degrees. A first-degree burn is the least serious, and will only require medical attention if it covers a wide area of the body or if it affects a vulnerable body part, such as the face. First-degree burns may show outward signs such as redness, but will not cause blisters. If the burn does blister, it is a second-degree burn. Second-degree burns need antibiotics and dressing to prevent infection, due to the open wound. They may leave scars.
A third-degree burn is the most serious. It can affect the deepest layers of tissues, including underlying muscle and bone. The victim may not feel a third-degree burn, as it destroys the nerve endings in the flesh. Third-degree burns demand emergency medical care. Severe burns can require surgeries, skin grafts, hospital stays, and rehabilitation for treatment. They may also result in amputations, disfigurement, and permanent disabilities.
Liability falls on the party that owed the victim a duty of care, breached this duty, and caused the accident because of the breach. In Texas, more than one party can share fault for the same accident. Multiple defendants can increase a victim’s odds of securing compensation. If you are not sure who is responsible for causing your recent burn injuries, speak with an attorney to discover more about your case.
Contact Us Today
The lawyers at Haney.Moorman.Paschal, P.C. have successfully closed burn injury cases in Texas before. We know what these cases need to succeed. We are compassionate toward burn injury victims and the family members of those who did not survive their injuries. We are also passionate about pursuing justice. Our firm can help you protect your rights and fight for fair financial recovery from the negligent party. If you believe you have grounds for a case, learn more during a free consultation in Huntsville, Texas.