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Burn Injuries It's a Long Recovery. Fight for the Money You'll Need.

San Antonio Burn Injury Lawyer

Legal Counsel for Burn Injury Victims in Bexar County, TX

Burn injuries, no matter how severe, are traumatic personal experiences. The physical, mental, and financial cost of treating a severe burn are astronomical. The most serious burns often require physical therapy, numerous doctors’ visits, reconstructive surgery, skin grafting, and long-term hospitalization. The victim may also require extensive counseling services in order to overcome mental trauma and social stigma resulting from disfigurement.

When burn injuries occur due to defective products or another’s negligence, the victim may be entitled to financial compensation, covering long-term medical or rehabilitation expenses, hospital bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and permanent disability. Recovering fair compensation will require properly presenting your case to the insurance company, including the cause of your burns and the full value of your claim. A San Antonio burn injury attorney can offer legal counsel to help you get the money you need.

Contact the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover at (210) 321-9792 for a free consultation regarding a burn injury claim in San Antonio, Bexar County, or the surrounding areas in Texas.

Identifying Cause & Liability in a Burn Injury Claim

Burn injuries can occur from a wide range of sources, including fire, hot water, thermal appliances, fireworks, gasoline, and faulty products. Identifying the source of a burn injury is necessary if you are to determine who or what party should be held liable for paying your medical bills and covering lost earnings, property damage, and even emotional trauma.

San Antonio burn injury lawyer Troy A. Brookover handles claims involving such causes as:

More Than Three Degrees of Burn Injuries

The severity of your burn injury will greatly affect how your burn injury claim is handled because it will affect the type of treatment you need. The more intensive the treatments, like surgery or skin grafts, the more costly it will be to treat you. As the cost of your care goes up, the more likely any responding insurance parties will try to fight your claim, even if it is clear that you deserve compensation.

What are the degrees of burn injuries?

  • First: A first-degree burn is considered mild and weakly painful. First aid is required but likely no medical attention. It should heal with proper in-home care, like hydration and soothing lotions.
  • Second: A second-degree burn will destroy the first few layers of skin, causing severe pain and potential nerve damage. Medical attention is required immediately to treat the burn, or else it could cause permanent scarring and complications. Moving the burned region of the body while it heals can be debilitatingly painful.
  • Third: A third-degree burn is severe, burning through the skin and possibly damaging the underlying muscle and bone tissue. Emergency medical attention is necessary, as the pain caused by the burn could put the patient into shock. There is also a high risk of infection associated with a third-degree burn. Treatment costs may be steep due to extensive hospitalization and surgeries. Recovery may take weeks or longer, causing pain and debilitation throughout.
  • Fourth and worse: A degree in the fourth, fifth, or sixth degree is devastating and not considered survivable from a medical standpoint. If your loved one suffered catastrophic burn injuries, then our law firm can assist you with a wrongful death claim.

It is important to remember that you are not able to demand only economic damages for your medical treatments and missing wages. You can also include noneconomic damages in your burn injury claim, which should compensate you for the emotional trauma, pain, and suffering you experienced due to the liable party’s negligence. Since severe burn injuries can be debilitating and cause sharp pain as they heal, the noneconomic damages you can pursue might be sizeable.

File a Claim with a Team You Can Trust

If you or your loved one has suffered from a serious burn injury, it is important to seek competent legal representation. The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover focuses on fighting for the rights of burn victims in and around the San Antonio area and across Bexar County. We aggressively seek full compensation for each client, while also providing compassion and individual attention.

To learn more about our firm and how we can help, call (210) 321-9792.

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