Common Types of Fire and Burn Injury Lawsuits
At the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we have extensive experience helping people who have suffered burn injuries in a wide range of accidents, such as:
- Burn injuries at work, including those caused by defective tools, equipment, or machinery, or from fires and explosions
- Burn injuries in auto accidents, such as burns caused by road rash, friction, vehicle fires, and contact with a hot surface, liquid, or steam
- Burn injuries on dangerous property, including fires that were triggered by hazardous conditions on the property like unsafe radiators or faulty gas lines, or by other hazardous property conditions like defective or nonfunctioning smoke detectors or faulty fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems
- Burn injuries caused by defective products, including defective cooking or kitchen appliances, defective motorized tools or equipment, or products with faulty wiring that cause electrocution injuries
Demanding Compensation for Your Burn Injury
If you’ve been burned in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the law allows you to seek compensation from the at-fault party. Let a San Antonio burn injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover stand up and demand justice for you. You could be owed compensation for:
- Medical expenses, including hospital stays, doctor’s appointments, or purchases of medical devices and equipment
- Surgery costs, including skin graft procedures or plastic surgery to revise scar tissue left by a burn injury
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning capacity, including the loss of job benefits such as pensions and health insurance
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Prescription medication, including antibiotics, prescription burn creams, and pain medication
- Travel costs to and from doctor’s appointments and medical procedures
How a San Antonio Burn Injury Lawyer Can Help
Depending on how severe your burn injury is, you may be looking at months of recovery, including treatment to heal the burn wound, physical therapy to restore range of motion, and plastic surgery to revise or improve the appearance of scars from a burn injury.
While you focus on your recovery, let a San Antonio burn injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover handle the legal legwork to seek the compensation and justice you deserve. Our firm is ready to help you by:
- Thoroughly investigating the accident or incident that caused your burn injury, both to determine what caused your injuries and to identify who may be held responsible for compensating you
- Working with your treating medical providers to document your injuries and course of treatment so we can calculate what fair and full compensation might look like in your case
- Preparing and filing your claims against liable parties and insurance companies
- Aggressively pursuing maximum compensation for you through settlement negotiations, if possible
- Taking your claims to court and trial, if needed to fight for the financial recovery and accountability you’re owed
Time Limit for Filing a Burn Injury Claim in Texas
When you have been burned in an accident in San Antonio, you have limited time to pursue a burn injury lawsuit against the parties at fault for the accident and liable for your losses. Under Texas’s statute of limitations for injury claims, you usually have only two years from the date you sustained a burn injury to file a lawsuit to seek compensation.
Filing suit after the limitations period has expired on your claim will usually result in the court dismissing your case. It is crucial to speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to start preparing your case so that your burn injury claims can be timely filed.
Types of Burn Injuries
Common types of burn injuries include:
- Thermal burns – Thermal burns include any burn injury caused by contact with or exposure to a heat source, such as a fire or explosion, hot water or steam, or a hot surface like a stovetop or radiator.
- Electrical burns – Electrical burns refer to burn injuries that result from electrocution or contact with a live electrical wire or power line.
- Friction burns – A friction burn is caused by the abrasion of the skin against another surface. Common examples of friction burns include rug burns and road rash.
- Chemical burns – Chemical burns are caused by contact with an acidic, corrosive, or caustic chemical or substances.
- Radiation burns – Radiation burns are caused by exposure to a radioactive source such as nuclear fuel. They may also occur upon exposure to damaging electromagnetic radiation such as ultraviolet light, sunlight, or X-rays.