Dallas Burn Injury Attorney
Per the American Burn Association, there are 500,000 burn injuries in the
U.S. each year that require medical treatment. There are approximately
4,000 burn and fire related deaths each year, with 3,500 of those resulting
from residential fires and 500 from motor vehicle, aircraft accidents,
or other sources of burn injury. 40,000 people are hospitalized for burn
treatment every single year.
Types of Burns
Traditionally, burns have been classified by severity, but more recently
burns are being classified by the number of layers affected:
First Degree or Superficial Burn - Causing injury to the epidermis, or the top layer of skin, about the
thickness of a sheet of paper. These are the most common types of burns
and are the least serious. Superficial burns cause tenderness that is
similar to a sunburn.
Second Degree or Partial Thickness / Dermal Injury Burn - Injures the dermis or the second layer of skin. Partial thickness burns
are deeper than first-degree burns and are characterized by blotchy white,
pink or red patches which cause blisters.
Third Degree or Full Thickness Burn - Burn injury that extends down to the third layer, known as the subcutaneous
tissue. A full thickness burn penetrates through all layers of the skin
and may injure tissue beneath skin, so the skin is not capable of healing
itself. Full thickness burns are characterized by skin that is leathery
and dry and has a white, brown, charcoal-gray or deep red appearance.
Full thickness burns will not have blisters and there may be little or no pain.
Do You Have a Case?
A burn injury can be one of the most devastating injuries a person can
sustain, both physically and emotionally. Many factors have to be considered
when evaluating a case. Experienced burn injury attorney can accurately
assess a situation and determine whether or not a client has a case. The
best thing to do when a serious burn injury occurs is to contact a skilled
burn injury lawyer as soon as possible.
In many states, a statute of limitations may make it impossible for you
to file a claim if too much time has passed between the time the injury
occurred and when you seek compensation. If you or a family member have
sustained a serious burn injury, you should consult with an attorney at
Gresham, P.C., who is experienced in this area of law to determine whether
a personal injury claim should be pursued.
Why You Need a Burn Injury Attorney
Serious burn injury cases can be complex and require someone experienced
with handling catastrophic injury claims. Often, there may be several
parties at fault, depending on the specifics of the case. Burn injury
attorney can also help you understand all your rights and assess the appropriate
level of compensation based on actual damages beyond the physical injury.
Extensive medical care can be extremely costly, but it is not the only
expense for which a victim needs to be compensated.
Some victims spend years in a painful rehabilitation process and go through
numerous reconstructive surgeries in an attempt to rebuild their lives.
If your life has been affected by a catastrophic burn injury, our experienced
attorney can fight to help you get the compensation you deserve. Unless
an attorney is highly experienced with such cases, they might not understand
all the costs involved.
Burn survivors may endure the following:
- Physical and emotional trauma
- Persistent pain
- Organ damage
- Body chemistry damage
- Sensitivity to temperature change
We focus on the complexities of catastrophic injury cases.
What makes our firm different?
Our firm truly cares about making a difference in our clients' lives.
We go out of our way to help families cope during extremely difficult
times and help manage more than just a client's legal issues. We routinely
make home and hospital visits. We truly go the extra mile for our clients
and we believe our experience, past case results, and personal attention
make us different than most other attorneys.
We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don't charge
our clients one dime unless the case is settled in their favor. If you
or someone close to you has suffered a burn injury due to someone else's
call us today for a free consultation!