Houston Fire & Burn Injuries Lawyers
Effective Legal Help for the Severely Burned in Texas
According to the American Burn Association (ABA), approximately half a million burn injuries occur every year in the U.S. requiring medical care. More than 4,000 people die from such injuries with up to 10,000 dying from infections related to the burns. Severe burn injuries are among the most painful and devastating for injury victims and their families. These injuries can result in permanent scarring, disfigurement, nerve damage, serious infections, multiple surgeries, and intense pain.
When you have been victimized in this way due to the negligence, recklessness, or other wrongdoing of another party, you deserve compensation for all of your burn-related damages, from the full extent of your medical expenses to pain and suffering, lost income, and more.
At Peckham Martin PLLC, one of our focus areas is on aggressive representation for fire and burn victims who have been harmed through negligence. Our legal team brings more than 60 years of combined personal injury experience to the table along with a passion to serve. We have achieved many successful judgments and verdicts for our clients throughout our history resulting in outstanding ratings from legal industry groups such as Avvo and Martindale Hubbell®.
Causes of Severe Burn Injuries
Almost half of all burn injuries stem from contact with fire such as through explosions, building fires, and flames from lighters and stoves. Other burn injuries can be caused through scalding from boiling liquids, through contact with hot objects (thermal burns), or contact with electricity or chemicals, such as strong acids like lye, gasoline, and more. Burn accidents can occur in any location, at home, at work, at industrial sites, oil rigs, hotels, in your car, and elsewhere.
Examples of situations and sites where burns may occur can include:
- Traffic accidents, resulting in vehicle fires
- Defective and dangerous products resulting in sparking, explosions, and fires, especially those that use batteries or fuel sources
- Explosions, such as gas explosions occurring at industrial or workplace sites or while working on gas pipelines
- Electrocutions occurring in private homes as well as at construction and industrial sites
- Chemical accidents resulting in chemical burns which can occur in homes using household products as well as at chemical plants and other worksites
Third- and fourth-degree burns are the most severe of all burn injuries. These types of burns affect the living tissue layers of the skin and can reach even further below the surface to nerves, muscle, and bone. They can lead to infection and require hospitalization often in specialized burn units. These types of injuries often require surgeries such as skin grafts. In the worst cases, amputation may be required. Although medical advancements have raised the survival rate of burn victims, they may still face a future permanently disfigured, disabled, and suffer lifelong pain.
Fires in homes, at chemical or other industrial sites, and in-vehicle accidents can not only cause burns in the lungs through breathing in extreme heat, they can also cause the inhalation of toxins from the types of materials burning as well as smoke inhalation. Smoke inhalation is a common fire-related injury that causes a major percentage of deaths in burn accidents.
If you were hurt in a fire, contact Peckham Martin PLLC online for help.
Fire and severe burn injuries are often catastrophic in nature for those fortunate enough to survive them. These types of injuries require intense and ongoing medical care that can be staggering in cost. Furthermore, the pain and suffering and risk of lifelong disability become major factors in any personal injury claim. To ensure that your claim is handled in the most professional and aggressive manner, we urge you to bring your case to a firm that has the experience and the focus needed. Our legal team will work tirelessly to help you obtain compensation for all of the damages you need and deserve in any burn-related accident.
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