Fire & Burn Injury Attorneys in Dallas, TX
If you have reason to believe someone else caused or contributed to your burn injury, talk to the Dallas burn injury lawyers at McGilberry & Shirer. Burns are serious and can put victims in the hospital for weeks. A personal injury lawsuit could result in compensation for burn-related hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation therapies, pain medications, and other costs, as well as payment for your lost wages, physical pain, emotional suffering, and disabilities. Talk through your potential case with an experienced Dallas personal injury attorney today.
Your Rights After a Burn Injury in Dallas, Texas
The skin is your body’s largest organ. For the most part, your skin is resilient in the face of stress or harm. Under some circumstances, however, the skin cells and tissues can suffer damage or die from exposure to external elements. Burns happen when flames, hot liquids, harsh chemicals, ultraviolet rays, or electrical components damage the tissues of the skin. Third-degree burns – the most severe – can also damage the underlying muscles and tendons, resulting in permanent injuries or disfigurement.
Burns can happen because of car accidents, chemical spills at work, defective products, building fires, or explosions. In many situations, someone could have prevented another person’s burn injuries. Due care, such as a driver obeying the rules of the road, can avoid scenarios that put others at risk of burns. If someone failed to fulfill these duties to you, contributing to the injuries you now have to live with, you could have the right to sue him or her for damages with a premise liability lawyer.
What to Do After a Burn Injury
After suffering a burn injury, your first stop on the road to recovery is to seek medical care. Burns are painful and serious injuries that often require emergency medical attention. If your skin appears blistered, white or black, or if the burn covers an area greater than the size of the palm of your hand, go to the doctor. Delaying burn injury treatment puts you at greater risk of infection and scarring. Small burn injuries may be treated with aloe vera. Get help for any type of chemical or electrical burns, as internal damages might not be visible to the eye.
Then, report your accident. If your burn happened at work, report the incident to your employer right away. If your vehicle caught fire or you suffered chemical burns in a car accident, call 911 and report it to the police. Talk to an employee or supervisor if you suffer burns in a business building. Reporting your burn creates an official record that it happened, and it gives you a chance to document details while the incident is still fresh in your mind. The more facts you can gather about your burn injury, the stronger your case will be.
Next, talk to our Dallas burn injury attorneys. Our team is ready and waiting to answer your phone call. We are happy to travel to your home or hospital room if necessary to discuss your recent accident. Our initial consultations are always free, and we can help you explore your options after an accident that causes serious burns. We can help you file a claim against an employer, product manufacturer, property owner, driver, and/or other parties in pursuit of full compensation. Call (972) 392-1225 to request your no-charge evaluation today.