Suffering burn injuries is not only painful but also financially-demanding. Victims of fire accidents spend most of their time behind closed doors due to fear of stigmatization, especially in cases where the skin damage is severe. This form of mental anguish often results in low self-esteem and in the worst-case scenario, depression. Worse still, the victim’s family and loved ones suffer huge financial costs seeking their treatment. Some families have had to sell their assets to pay for the huge medical bills that arise after a burn accident.
If you are involved in a fire accident that leaves you with burn wounds, your injuries will likely be your main concern. For many burn victims, you will be concerned with getting the proper medical attention. However, you should also consider reaching out to an experienced personal injury lawyer to hold the responsible party liable for your damages. Remember, accident claims have a time limit, often referred to as “Statute of Limitations” within which you must file your claim. Should this time elapse, you likely stand no legal ground to file a lawsuit or be compensated for your injury. To avoid this, you should retain the services of a seasoned Pearland burn injury lawyer.
We often come across burn injury victims debating on whether they should really hire a lawyer for their injuries. Some feel that retaining a lawyer is an expensive undertaking, while others believe that they stand no chance for compensation. These beliefs are understandable but untrue. Hiring an attorney doesn’t come with any upfront costs. Our lawyers understand the financial implications of being involved in a burn accident. For this reason, you may not be able to foot legal fees.
With us, you are assured of a free-case evaluation as well as a free legal representation. We only receive attorney’s fees if we obtain monetary compensation for your claims. This is a win-win situation for both parties. You can concentrate on nursing and healing your burn injuries, while our attorneys work on your case. If someone was responsible for your skin damage, we strongly believe that they should be held accountable for causing you harm.
Like any other injury, burn injuries result from an array of accidents. While going about your daily activities, you are at risk of sustaining burn injuries from every corner. You can suffer harm at work, at home, on the road, at school, at the hospital, or even at recreation parks. Depending on the cause, you may qualify for monetary compensation. Major causes of burn injuries include factory accidents, electrical faults, car accidents, and airplane crashes.
Many factories, such as food processing plants, use boilers and high-temperature liquid/steam producers. While this is essential in their running, such risky operations may pose a threat to factory workers and boiler technicians. Employers are bound by law to protect the workers’ safety by providing necessary safety equipment.
Any electrical fault can result in a fire, and if not well prepared or alerted, you may sustain severe burns. Defective appliances cause at least 40 percent of all electricity-related fire accidents. If you were injured in such a scenario, the manufacture of the faulty product may be held liable for your damages.
Severe car crashes account for a large number of burn injuries. While any type of car can lead to a fire in case of an accident, trucks and larger vehicles are three times more likely to cause a fire to break out. This is often the case with trucks ferrying flammable products such as Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) and gasoline. Apart from the fuel on transit, long-distance trucks have enormous tanks to accommodate the maximum amount of fuel. When a fire in these tanks erupts, victims may suffer irreversible burn injuries.
Sadly, 90 percent of plane crashes result in fire outbreaks. Airplanes are designed to store thousands of liters of flammable fuel as they traverse thousands of miles without refueling. On impact, this fuel spills and explodes, leaving behind serious destruction. If the crash is caused by a mechanical problem, passengers and other injured parties have the right to sue the appropriate airline for damages. A knowledgeable burn injury lawyer may be incredibly helpful especially when it can be difficult to find the proper corporate party at-fault.
Litigating your claim on your own is possible and legally accepted. However, an insurance company may take advantage of you and persuade you into accepting an unfair settlement. Our Pearland burn injury lawyer will help fight for your legal rights in a bid to obtain the maximum settlement for:
To discuss more about your burn injury claim, please schedule a free case evaluation with us today online or by phone.