Are you the victim of a serious burn injury in Texas?
TX burn injury lawyer provides legal help to burn victims
Burn injuries are often severe, and can be caused by fires, electricity, chemicals, heat, automobile accidents, and more. Typically, burn injuries only involve the skin, however, severe injuries can also affect your blood vessels, muscle and bone. These injuries are incredibly painful, very difficult to endure, and can have permanent effects such as scarring, infection, organ dysfunction and even amputation.
Burn victims often require hospitalization, long-term medical treatment and care. Some even sustain permanent disabilities as a result of burn injuries. Still others may die, from the burn injuries themselves or related causes, including, smoke inhalation and infections. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious burn injury you know these facts all too well.
McAllen burn injury lawyer, Michael R. De La Paz is committed to pursuing justice and compensation on behalf of burn victims and can help you and your family. As a Texas personal injury law firm, we do not require up-front payment because we represent clients on a contingency basis. Meaning, that you do not owe attorney fees unless we win a recovery for you.
Burn injury cases in Texas
Burn injuries fall under one of three categories:
- First-degree burns. These injuries only affect the outer layer of your skin and generally heal in a week to ten days.
- Second-degree burns. These injuries go deeper and penetrate the dermis. Often second-degree burns will heal within two to four weeks, and can leave scarring.
- Third-degree burns. These injuries penetrate deep into the tissue and may require skin grafting or other reconstructive procedures.
Serious burn injuries can result in a long-lasting pain, scarring, disfigurement and disability. If you sustain serious burn injuries you may require skin grafts, skin replacement, physical therapy and reconstructive surgery. You may also suffer nerve damage, dehydration, permanent scarring, as well as mental and psychological coping problems.
Because of the extensive medical treatment and the often lasting effects of burn injuries, insurance companies and/or juries can award significant compensation. In addition to medical costs, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of future income, disfigurement, and loss of consortium.
Discuss your burn injury case with an experienced Texas personal injury lawyer
As your McAllen personal injury lawyer, Michael R. De La Paz will take the necessary steps to obtain the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. Having a committed lawyer on your side will only improve your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free case consultation, at our San Antonio or Corpus Christi office, your home, or the hospital, call (210) 225-HURT (4878) or toll free (800) 645-8553. For our Spanish speaking clients, se habla español.
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The Law Office of Michael R. De La Paz has its principal office in San Antonio, Texas, however, we can represent your personal injury case no matter where you live in Texas, the U.S., or Mexico.