Burn Injury Lawyers in Garland, Texas
Each year in the United States there are over half a million burn injuries that require medical treatment. Thousands of people are hospitalized each year for burn injuries and there are almost 4,000 fire related deaths each year. Burns are classified by severity with first-degree burns being superficial causing injury to the top layer of skin. These are similar to a sunburn and usually don’t require hospitalization.
Second degree burns damage the second layer of skin causing blisters and red patches. Third-degree burns extend to the third layer or subcutaneous layer of skin. This type of burn does require medical attention because the skin does not have the ability to heal itself. This type of injury can be very severe and cause extensive damage, scarring and multiple medical problems.
Fires & Burn Injuries in Garland
Lately the news has been full of stories about big fires. From the fires burning out in southern California to the explosion of a chemical plant in Texas, there just seem to more fires than usual these days. More and more explosions and fires are being caused by faulty gas lines. These gas lines and the connections were installed many years ago and have become corroded. At some point, pipe lines start to leak and entire neighborhoods can be lost in a moment’s time.
Fires like these are tragic and unexpected and they can leave victims with severe burn injuries. Recovery can be slow with catastrophic injuries like these and burn victims often need multiple surgeries. In cases where the fire or explosion was caused by someone else’s negligence, victims may be able to receive compensation for all damages, medical bills, and other expenses.
Various complications can arise from a severe burn injury. There may be permanent scarring, serious crippling, and other long-term medical problems. When victims are facing this type of prognosis, the last thing they should have to worry about is money. Medical treatments, therapy and surgery can be expensive. If someone else was at fault and their negligence caused the injuries, then the law in Texas gives the victim a right to recover expenses like lost wages, pain and suffering, and future medical treatments.
Whether your burn injury occurred from a motorcycle, automobile accident, house fire, or as the result of an industrial accident, it’s important to see a qualified Garland injury attorney right away about your case. If you have a family member who is still in the hospital and unable to speak to a lawyer, family members may be able to file a claim on your behalf.
Do You Have a Case?
At Zinda Law Group, our Garland injury attorneys go the extra mile for our clients. We understand the emotional stress and the pain that burn injury victims go through. We work hard for you and your family to help you recover the many expenses that you will need to live on and get the best treatment options. There are many factors to consider in cases like this and there is a statute of limitations which can prevent you from filing a claim if too much time has elapsed from when your accident occurred.
When you contact one of the burn injury lawyers at Zinda Law Group PLLC, we will perform a free case evaluation for you. This can help you learn whether you may have a case. If we feel that you do, then we can move forward with legal action and you won’t pay a penny until we win your case. Call today to schedule your free legal consultation and speak to one of our skilled Garland injury attorneys.