Dallas Burn Injuries Attorney
Burn injuries are some of the most painful injuries a person can experience in their lives and can happen in a number of circumstances. While most people assume the burns are largely the result of intensive fires, burns can occur as the result of boiling water, electrical charges, and radiation. If you or a loved one have suffered a burn, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact our experienced Dallas burn injury lawyer at The Benton Law Firm for a free initial consultation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that throughout 2010, one person died in a fire every 169 minutes and one person was injured in a fire every 30 minutes. The majority of burns are preventable, and the overall number of burn injuries and fatalities has declined over the last few decades. However, residential fires continue to happen and hurt people, as the United States is currently ranked 8th out of the 25 developed countries in terms of the mortality rate from fires. Residential fires continue to pose a huge threat to families throughout Texas and are often caused by faulty wiring due to contractors, builders, and electricians.
Other burn fatalities and injuries are the result of severe car accidents, which cause massive car fires due to the force of impact. In these case working with a talented Dallas car accident lawyer who has experience helping people who have been hurt by burns is key. These fires are often severe and quick acting, leaving little room to escape. This type of traumatic accident usually occurs at a high rate of speed and often from driver distraction or other factors. Burns can also be the result of hot liquids, chemical burns, radiation burns, electrical sources, or inhalation injuries.
Burns are classified in terms of severity:
- First degree burns are the least serious burns. These are the kinds of burns you receive while cooking or from a curling iron.
- Second degree burns are more serious and involve burns received from scalding water or liquids. Second degree burns can also occur from fire.
- Third degree burns are very severe and are often caused by fires, or by steaming or boiling liquids.
- Fourth degree burns are life-threatening and are caused from extensive building fires or high voltage electrical shock.
Burn injuries leave long-lasting scars and injuries that can often be fatal if serious enough. If you bring a claim against the negligent person who caused your injury, you may be able to recover damages for medical expenses and any related expenses such as lost wages or future earnings.
Contact a Dallas Burn Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have received burn injuries, do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced Dallas personal injury attorneys at The Benton Law Firm today. Our attorney has years of experience handling burns and other related injuries and understands that burn injuries are quite extensive and may result in permanent scarring. No amount of rehabilitation will be able to heal skin that has been exposed to severe burns. Contact our offices today at (214) 219-4878 for your free initial consultation where we will go over the facts of your case and develop a strategy to get you the compensation you deserve.