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Dallas Burn Injury Attorney

Burns is one of the most painful injuries a person can suffer. Burns can lead to nerve damage, severe scarring, or even disfigurement. When they are the result of someone’s negligence or intent, the emotional trauma can be overwhelming.

Turn to our firm. Our exceptional Dallas burn injury attorneys will secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

The severity of Burn Injuries

The damage caused by a severe burn can lead to swelling, infection, blistering, scarring, shock, or even death. The six types of burns are categorized by depth.

  • First-degree burn: damages the outer layer of skin. They typically heal on their own.
  • Second-degree burn: damages the outer layer and the layer underneath. These burns may scar and will sometimes need a skin graft.
  • Third-degree burn: damages or destroys the skin, hair follicles, sweat glands, and sometimes the underlying tissues. They usually need skin grafts.
  • Fourth-degree burn: damages through to the fat under the skin.
  • Fifth-degree burn: damages down to the muscle.
  • Sixth-degree burns: damages down and burns the bone.

The depth of the burn injury can be fatal or can result in long-term impairments and extreme scarring.

Common Causes of Burns

According to the American Burn Association, 450,000 severe burns require medical treatment while 3,400 people succumb to their wounds. Most burns are accidental, usually the result of negligence. Common causes include;

  • Open flame burns
  • Thermal burns to include hot liquid, steam, metal, or glass
  • Cold burns, like frostbite
  • Friction burns that are both abrasions and heat burns
  • Radiation burns, from an x-ray, sunlight, radiation therapy to treat cancer
  • Chemical burns to include acids, solvents, detergents
  • Electrical burns

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn, please contact our Dallas serious injury lawyers.

Complications That Can Result from a Serious Burn

Severe and widespread burns can cause horrific complications to a burn victim.

  • Fluid loss: including low blood volume
  • Breathing problems from smoke inhalation
  • Bacterial infection: this is a common cause of death when the infection spreads to the bloodstream (sepsis)
  • Bone and joint problems: scar tissue can shorten and tighten the skin, muscles, and tendons
  • Scarring and skin ridges

Our Dedicated Burn Injury Lawyers Are Here for You

If you or someone you love has suffered a severe burn due to negligence, you need a Dallas burn injury attorney. The dedicated attorneys at our firm, understand the catastrophic consequences of being severely burned. Our Dallas serious injury lawyers will help you secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Coverage of medical costs, both past, and future
  • Economic damages if you are unable to work
  • Coverage of therapy, if applicable
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the negligent party
  • Compensation for family members for the loss of relationship with the injured person”

When you need a burn injury attorney in Dallas, contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

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