Burn injuries can be very uncomfortable and painful. Extreme cases require extensive medical treatment that may involve amputation, grafting, and reconstructive surgery. All these treatments come at a cost that most victims cannot meet. Without enough finances, the injured person may not recover fully or on time. Our compassionate Cypress burn injury lawyers understand this too well.
If you suffered harm as a pedestrian, passenger, or worker, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. All you need to prove is that someone else’s recklessness, actions, or inactions caused your injuries. A personal injury lawsuit may be difficult to pursue on your own. To begin with, you lack the necessary knowledge and skills to advance a legal claim. On top of that, you may be physically incapacitated because of your injuries. The best way to approach an injury case is by retaining an experienced catastrophic injury attorney.
Before you think of recovering damages for your injuries, you must understand what type of burns you suffered. Of course, minor burns may require you to file a claim since they are not serious, let alone seeking medical treatment. Burn injuries are classified into four different categories based on their severity. They are:
First-degree burns are the least dangerous and only affect the outermost part of the skin. They are easily manageable at home and heal after a few days. Their symptoms include slight swelling, reddened skin, and some pain.
Second-degree burns affect some inner parts of the skin, especially the dermis. They are not life-threatening, but the victim may have uncomfortable painful swelling and blisters. They can also be treated at home but may require medical attention more so if the pain persists.
These types of burns are extremely severe and require medical attention. They affect the innermost tissues below the skin, and the affected area may turn hard, change color to black or white, and cause a lot of pain. Medical attention should be the priority in case of this type of burn.
Although these burns are the least common in accidents, but they are the most catastrophic. They not only affect inner skin tissues but also destroy muscles, tendons, and ligaments. In the worst scenario, they cause damage to inner body organs and bones. They are very painful and often require reconstruction surgery.
These classifications can be witnessed in thermal burns, radiation burns, chemical burns, and electrical burns. Proper medical diagnosis is required before you pursue pursue a burn injury claim with your lawyer.
To successfully pursue an injury claim, you must prove that your injuries were caused by negligent behavior from another party with a preponderance of evidence. Frequently, burn injuries result from negligence such as:
These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to burn injuries. Establishing the cause of your burns requires the experience and resources of a Cypress attorney.
Your attorney’s primary role will be to establish that negligence on the defendant’s part was the cause of your burn injuries. Basically, you must prove that:
With the help of your attorney’s negotiation skills, you case may settle with the insurance company without going to trial. An insurance adjuster will make an initial offer where further negotiations will continue. Our trial-tested lawyers will take the burn accident case a step higher to court if this fails. The most significant advantage is a court process allows you to recover a higher compensation from a jury of your peers than from an out-of-court settlement. Either way, your damages may include:
Our attorneys regularly retain experts to evaluate the financial impact of your injuries, thus putting an accurate dollar figure to your claim.
If your or your loved one has suffered a severe burn injury, our hearts reach out to you. We are here to walk with you through these terrifying times by getting you the compensation you desperately need to meet your medical needs. To discuss your case at absolutely no charge, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Cypress burn injury lawyers today.