Fort Worth Burn Injury Attorneys
Serious burn injuries can have a life-altering impact on your physical health and emotional wellbeing. The initial pain and swelling from a burn can progress and worsen over time if the burn is not treated appropriately. If you have been seriously burned in an accident in Fort Worth, Texas, you may be considered a protected victim and be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney at The Benton Law Firm will be able to thoroughly examine the facts surrounding your case during a free evaluation and assist you in receiving the coverage and compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys go above and beyond in their efforts to provide effective legal representation to injury victims in Fort Worth. The Benton Law Firm has been serving our community since 2012, and we have worked hard to achieve our reputation as a trustworthy and successful firm in Texas. We maintain an AVVO rating of 10 and have earned distinguished, nationally-recognized memberships and honors for our work.
The people of Fort Worth are our community members, friends, and family. Our Fort Worth burn injury lawyers will work tirelessly to ensure that your burn injury case is well-researched and accurately represented by our knowledgeable legal team. If you or someone you love has suffered through a burn accident, contact The Benton Law Firm today for a consultation with one of our team members. You can schedule a free evaluation by filling out our email form, calling us at (817) 935-8000, or chatting live with one of our representatives by clicking the grey banner to the left or bottom right of your screen.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
At The Benton Law Firm, we believe that serious burn injuries fall under the umbrella of personal injury cases that should always be reviewed by an attorney. Whether your burn injury took place in a house fire, from electrical currents, or from chemicals or extremely hot liquids the job, you should be aware that you could be considered a protected victim. You may be eligible to receive compensation to cover the costs of your medical bills, ongoing treatments, and long-term care. If you are out of work as a result of your workplace-injury, you may also receive additional coverage for your injuries.
Our firm understands that the legal process can be confusing and intimidating. Let The Benton Law Firm handle the paperwork, conversations, and legal proceedings for your case. We offer a free initial consultation with one of our excellent personal injury attorneys. Our goal is to help you find peace of mind while you recover from your injuries.
Why Should The Benton Law Firm Represent Me?
The legal team at The Benton Law Firm takes pride in their approach to providing compassionate legal representation to the Fort Worth community. If you, your partner, or your family member has suffered a burn injury, you may have many questions about your health and future. How will you be able to afford medical treatment? Will you be left permanently scarred from your burn? What do you do next? One question you shouldn’t have to consider twice is whether or not you need an attorney from our firm to represent you. The following factors distinguish us from other firms:
- Client Satisfaction: We work extremely hard to ensure that our clients feel that they receive thorough communication and sincere compassion from the very first moment that they contact us. There is no better way to hear about our client satisfaction than by reading their testimonials.
- Track Record: Our legal team has successfully recovered millions of dollars for injured victims. Read our case results to hear about how we have excelled in getting the verdicts and settlements that our clients deserve.
- Our Incredible Team: Each member of our team is a true pioneer in the legal profession. The combined skills and abilities of our attorneys have led our firm to be acknowledged as a member of both the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Jeff Benton is an esteemed Texas lawyer who lectures at the University of Texas at Brownsville as an adjunct professor and acts as an Assistant Editor of the State Bar Litigation Section Report.
Our team has successfully helped people just like you recover the compensation they need to move on with their lives after an accident that caused serious burns. Call us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss what happened to you and to hear more about our experience and how we can help you.
Burn Injury Facts and Statistics
Burn injuries occur very frequently in the United States, and they can be incredibly dangerous to the victim if not treated properly. The Mayo Clinic recommends that people seek the immediate assistance of a medical professional for burns that are deep, caused by chemicals or electricity, affect a large portion of the body, or impact the victim’s breathing. Complications can occur if burns are improperly cared for or go untreated. Infection is a serious concern for burn injuries and can be life-threatening or cause organs in the body to fail. Other dangerous complications that are prevalent in burn injuries include lowered blood volume, lowered body temperature, breathing problems, scarring, and bone and joint problems. The Mayo Clinic describes the three types of burns as follows:
- First-Degree Burn: This type of burn affects the epidermis (the top layer of the skin) and includes burns such as a sunburn. A first-degree burn leaves the victim with minor symptoms (such as redness) and usually heals on its own or with simple home treatments.
- Second-Degree Burn: This type of burn penetrates the skin deeper than first-degree burns and affects the dermis (the second layer of skin). A second-degree burn can appear moist, produce blisters, and even form scars.
- Third-Degree Burn: This type of burn reaches deeper than the previous two classifications and affects the fat layer beneath the skin. A third-degree burn may look charred black or white, and it can destroy nerves and cause the skin to go numb.
The National Institute of General Medical Science reports that people with severe burns can be treated better now than ever before. Even people with burns that cover 90% of the body are still able to survive with the treatments available today. The Institute explains that a burn is tissue damage caused by sunlight, electricity, heat, or nuclear radiation. Burns are commonly caused by “hot liquid or steam, building fires, and flammable liquid and gases.” Those who are severely burned require fluids, and treatment may include “natural skin grafts, artificial skin products, and laboratory-grown epidermis.”
The American Burn Association reports that the leading cause of accidental death in the United States are burn injuries. In 2014, there were 486,000 people seen in emergency departments across the country for the treatment of burns. One fire-related death takes place every 2 hours and 40 minutes. Of those treated in emergency departments, 68% were male, and 32% were female. Work injuries accounted for 8% of the burn victims seen, and injuries that occurred at home accounted for 73%.
Safe Kids Worldwide reports that only 23% of homes in the United States have a fire escape plan. Most house fires occur at night, and it only takes 2 minutes for a home to be filled with black smoke or covered in flames. The majority of home fires are caused by cooking equipment. In 2013, there were 126,035 children under the age of 19 who were treated in the emergency room for their burn injuries.
As the above statistics reveal, burn injuries are shockingly common in the United States and can lead to even more serious side effects if they are not treated properly. We recommend that burn victims seek treatment immediately to avoid the injuries worsening.
Contact a Fort Worth Burn Injury Attorney
At The Benton Law Firm, our team understands that burn injuries can occur within the blink of an eye. We also know that many burn accidents are caused by negligence—perhaps from an employer or from home builders who did not abide by national and regional codes when designing their projects. For this reason, we are prepared to go above and beyond to fight for the justice you are owed in your case. The pain and suffering you or your loved one may have endured as a result of the burn injury can be overwhelming. We want to extend our experience and knowledge to help secure the compensation that you are owed.
Our team is here to help you get the compensation you deserve. We work on a contingency basis, which means that you won’t have to pay us a thing unless we win your case. Contact us today for a no-cost, no-obligation evaluation by filling out our email form, calling us at (817) 935-8000, or by chatting live with us today.