Legal Help for Victims of Burn Trauma
Severe burns are among the most traumatizing physical and psychological injuries that an individual can endure. Recovery often requires spending a great deal of time in the hospital for extensive medical treatment, surgical procedures, and physical therapy, all of which can become incredibly expensive. When such drastic losses are the result of another’s recklessness or wrongdoing, taking legal action can at least help relieve the financial burden. Contact Texas burn injury attorneys at Williams & Brown LLP online or by calling (888) 741-6200 to learn about how we may be able to help you get rightful compensation for your injuries.
Months and years of rehabilitation and surgical procedures may not be able to completely relieve the effects of second and third degree burns, such as scarring, nerve damage, disfigurement, or limb loss. The psychological suffering can be overwhelming for the survivor, as well, especially after a violent accident. In many cases, psychological therapy is necessary for those who experience depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and the emotional trauma of coping with disfigurement.
With the guidance of an experienced Waco, TX personal injury lawyer, burn survivors may receive restitution for the economic damages they have suffered as well as the non-economic costs, such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life. By hiring a legal representative, survivors can also focus on recovery while his or her lawyer takes care of the personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Handling Insurance Companies in Texas
After sustaining serious burns, the last thing a survivor and his or her family want to deal with is the often necessary negotiations with insurance companies. Regardless of fault, the responsible party’s insurance provider may attempt to delay or refuse providing an adequate settlement. In the case of burn injuries, proper expert care is essential for preventing further injuries or illness, and a deceptive insurance company may contribute to a bad situation becoming even worse. A knowledgeable and aggressive attorney will fight on behalf of the injured survivor in order to hold the at-fault party responsible and to ensure that the insurance companies cooperate.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries
In many cases, serious burns are preventable, but happen as the result of another person’s negligence or willful wrongdoing. Common burn injury accidents include:
- Car accidents
- Defective products
- Worksite explosions
- Building fires
- Exposure to toxic gases
- Exposure to radiation
If a negligent employer, manufacturer, property owner, or other party is responsible for a burn injury accident, taking legal action may allow families to obtain justice as well as rightful compensation for such devastating damages.
Our Waco Burn Injury Attorneys Protect Injured Survivors’ Rights Throughout Texas
The aftermath of a burn injury accident can be particularly painful and difficult for survivor and family alike. The journey to recovery can take years and require the expert care of skilled doctors, surgeons, and therapists. To secure rightful compensation for the medical care you need for current and future costs, please contact Williams & Brown LLP to discuss your case. You may be entitled to significant compensation from the at-fault party. Call our Texas burn injury lawyers for a free consultation at (254) 741-6200.