McKinney Burn Injury Lawyer
Burns are among the most serious and painful injuries a person can experience. Severe burn injuries can have serious, life-changing implications for the victim. Inability to work, scarring, disfigurement, infection and organ damage are just a few of the devastating results of a burn injury.
If you or a loved one have suffered a burn injury due to the negligence of another, you may be able to get compensation for your injuries. To achieve the outcome you desire you will need the services of a dedicated McKinney burn injury lawyer with the skills and resources to aggressively negotiate with the insurance companies and, if necessary, take them to court.
The McCraw Law Group has been representing residents of McKinney, Richardson, Plano, Blue Ridge, Weston and other North Texas communities for over twenty years. Our clients know they can depend on our catastrophic injury attorneys to get them the just and fair settlement they deserve for their pain, suffering, and financial losses.
How Burn Injuries Occur
We have extensive experience representing burn victims who have been injured in a wide variety of home, roadway and workplace accidents. This includes:
- Truck, motorcycle, and automobile collision related fires
- Electrical fires
- Chemical exposure
- Radiation exposure
- Smoke and toxic fume inhalation
- Defective products
- Scalding liquids
What Should You Know About Burn Injuries?
Here are a few statistics provided by the American Burn Institute:
- In 2016, almost 500,000 people were treated in hospitals and emergency rooms for burn injuries.
- Over 3,000 people died as a result of fire or smoke inhalation injuries.
- Leading causes of burn injuries are: fire/flame, scald, contact, electrical, chemical
- The vast majority of burn injuries occur in the home.
As McKinney burn injury attorneys can explain, burn injuries are classified by the degree of their severity:
A first-degree burn, such as a sunburn, usually result in only minor damage to the epidermis, or outer layer of skin. The majority of first degree burns heal without leaving scars and can be treated using over the counter medications.
A second-degree burn damages the epidermis and the layer directly beneath, called the dermis. The skin is red as in a first-degree burn, but it can also become blistered and blanched. These types of wounds can be painful to the touch and leave scars.
These are the most severe burn injuries, destroying epidermal and dermal skin layers and penetrating into the subcutaneous tissues. A victim may not feel pain as a result of nerve damage. These injuries can take months to heal and may require surgical procedures such as skin grafts. Scars and organ damage can also be caused by third-degree burns.
Smoke Inhalation Injuries
Another type of injury associated with burns are inhalation injuries. Inhalation injuries are caused by breathing in smoke and other toxic fumes released by burning materials. These airborne contaminants can severely damage the eyes, nose, throat and lungs and even result in suffocation.
Complications resulting from burn injuries can include:
- Debilitating pain
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Impairment of function in the affected parts of the body
- Severe, even permanent damage to skin, nerve, muscle, and bone tissues
What are Other Losses?
The suffering caused by a burn injury is not always limited to physical pain. In addition to physical trauma, burn injuries can have a long-lasting financial impact on the victim as well. They may permanently lose the ability to work and be stuck with huge medical bills and other financial obligations. They may face many years of ongoing medical procedures and physical therapy.
Financial pressures, as well as having to live with severe disfigurement or scarring resulting from a burn injury can result in severe emotional distress for the victim.
Speak With a McKinney Burn Injury Lawyer Today
You have a right to compensation if you have suffered pain and suffering due to another’s negligence. Let us put our legal skills and expertise to work for you to get you the cash settlement you deserve.
Our McKinney burn injury lawyers are available to discuss the details of your burn injury case. Call us or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are available. And if your injury has made it difficult for you to travel, we can arrange to meet with you at your home or hospital room.
The McCraw Law Group handles all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means you won’t be burdened with any up-front fees – we only collect a fee when you win your case.