Texas Personal Injury Law Firm – Buzbee Law Firm – Just Win


What is the Incidence of Burn Injuries in the U.S.?

It is reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that every year, 1.1 million burn injury accidents require medical treatment within the United States. Burn injuries are a global health problem, claiming the lives of about 4,500 people yearly. 

There are many ways to prevent burn injuries from occurring, such as practicing safe driving, implementing safety procedures at work, and ensuring that environments with visitors uphold safety standards as well. 

In the instances where victims remain unprotected and end up hurt, burn injury lawyers are able to help them obtain financial compensation for damages, loss, pain and suffering, and more. Your burn injury may be an accident, but you can intentionally seek legal action. Learn more.

Can I File a Lawsuit for Being Burned?

Yes. Our personal injury attorneys have assisted burn victims in recovering from a variety of burn injuries, including heat, thermal, and electrical burns. These different types of burns can result from vicarious accidents such as:

Vehicle Collisions

Serious, even life-threatening burns from a catastrophic car accident could happen from your body coming into contact with a hot surface, scalding fluids, electrical currents, or the flames themselves. 

Premise Liability Incidents

You can file a premise liability lawsuit if you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property. In premises liability cases, the defendant is sued by the plaintiff for creating a risky environment, but there must be proof that there were dangerous conditions present.

Your burn must be the direct result of the property owner’s negligence. You could file a claim against the owner or manager of the store, for instance, if a hotplate was left exposed, unattended, and without proper signage.

Occupational Hazards

Certain professions, such as construction workers, longshoremen, shipboard employees, or oil rig staff, get hurt while performing maintenance, working on pipelines, or other tasks. In any of these situations, explosions from toxic chemicals or exposure to such chemicals can result in dangerous burns. 

Defective Products

In order to win product liability cases, you must prove negligence, breach of warranty, or liability. Some broad examples of defective products include: 

  • Risky product design 
  • Products with toxic chemicals or unknown side effects
  • General malfunction
  • A device with missing or inadequate safety guards, instructions, or safety warnings in the manual

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Is There a Deadline in Texas for Taking Legal Action After a Burn Injury?

Under Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.003, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the injury in most cases. If your burn injury incident occurred at work, there are some situations that might require legal action even if you are receiving workers’ compensation.

In the event that a defective product caused your burn injury, the deadline may vary if there is a mass tort or class action filed. Mass torts and class actions happen when several plaintiffs seek to sue the same entity for the same reason. Should your case fall into one of these categories, our product liability attorneys in Texas will advise you with updates.

In each scenario, there may be exceptions to the statute of limitations, so it is best to contact a Texas personal injury attorney as soon as possible to preserve your right to claim.

How Much Money Can I Win From a Burn Injury Settlement in Texas?

In the U.S., there is no limit set on how much money can be won from a personal injury settlement. If you experience a burn injury accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation that covers:

  • Full medical expenditures, including emergency services, diagnosis, and follow-up treatment
  • Lost income and additional financial assistance for day-to-day costs that your injury rendered essential, such as child care
  • Nursing home and care facility costs, as well as necessary in-home care
  • Punitive and emotional damages

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Burn Injury Lawyer?

The cost of healthcare is high in the United States. And after your burn injury accident, your medical expenses may be mounting. Due to our primary concern of assisting you in recovering financially, our Texas burn injury attorneys at the Buzbee Law Firm offer a case evaluation at no cost to you.

If you choose to retain us as your legal counsel, we will handle your case on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t be required to pay for our services unless a settlement is granted. You can contact us any time if you’d like to know more about your legal options concerning your burn injury lawsuit.