Dallas Burn Injury Lawyers
Our Dallas Burn Injury Law Firm Helps People Find Answers After Serious Accidents
Burns might be one of the most difficult types of catastrophic injuries a person can experience. They often require extensive medical care and, in the worst instances, can change the rest of a person’s life. That’s why those with burn injuries deserve answers and compensation from those who could have prevented their suffering.
When the negligence of another party causes people to sustain serious injuries, Arnold & Itkin LLP steps in to fight for justice on their behalf. No one deserves to suffer because of the careless actions of others. Our Dallas burn injury lawyers focus on the recovery of clients. We never settle for less than they deserve and we never back down on their behalf.
Call us today to find out how our Dallas burn injury attorneys can fight for the compensation you deserve. We’re standing by to take your call right now at (888) 493-1629.
Types of Burn Injuries
There are three common types of burn injuries: thermal, chemical, and flash burns. While many people associate burns with making direct contact with a hot surface or flames, they can happen from lesser expected sources.
- Thermal burns occur when a person is exposed to a hot surface or substance.
- Chemical burns occur when a person makes contact with a dangerous substance. Notably, heat isn’t always involved with chemical burn injuries. For example, exposure to hydrofluoric acid can trigger burn injuries in the absence of heat.
- Flash burns describe when a person sustains injuries because of their proximity to a heat source. For example, some people might sustain burn injuries if they are close to an explosion.
Inhalation Injuries: One of the Most Dangerous Aspects of Burns
One of the most dangerous aspects of burns are the injuries that can accompany them. Those with burns often experience inhalation injuries because of the smoke and vapors they inhale during accidents. Inhalation injuries can cause lasting damage to the respiratory system, eyes, and other parts of their body.
Symptoms of inhalation injuries include:
- Coughing up phlegm
- Irritated sinuses
- Pain or tightness in the chest
- Running nose
- Scratchy, irritated throat
- Shortness of breath
Notably, inhalation injuries are one of the most deadly aspects of burns. In fact, they’re attributed to between 60 and 80 percent of burn victim fatalities.
Degrees of Burn Injuries
The skin has multiple layers and burns are categorized according to which ones are damaged. For example, burns that happen from accidentally touching a hot pan usually only harm the first layer of skin and are minor and require no professional help. Yet, burns for prolonged exposure to fire can burn through multiple layers and require extensive medical care.
First-degree burns are the most common and only affect the first layer of skin. They result from quick contact with heat or a friction-causing surface. A first-degree burn only causes mild discomfort and will heal with minimal care.
Second-degree burns are slightly more serious than first-degree burns because they damage more than the first layer of skin. However, they don’t always require extensive medical care. A second-degree burn can be differentiated by a first degree burn because they cause a deep redness of the skin and make it appear wet or shiny.
Third- and –fourth degree burns are very serious, require immediate medical attention, and might change the rest of a person’s life. They extend past multiple layers of skin and, if severe enough, can even char a person’s muscle tissue and bones.
Third and fourth-degree burn symptoms include:
- White coloration
- Smooth, waxy appearance of skin
- Brown discoloration
- Conspicuous lack of blisters
Burn Injury FAQ
Who Is Responsible for Burn Injuries?
This depends on the situation. For example, employers who fail to provide a safe work environment can be responsible for burn injuries caused by accidents they didn’t prevent. In other instances, a person who drives negligently and causes an accident can be liable for the burn injuries others suffer because of it.
What Do Burn Injury Lawsuits Help With?
Burn injury lawsuits are focused on helping accident survivors secure the finances they need to move forward after their accident. Common losses a burn injury lawsuit can help recover include medical debt, lost wages, and the cost of future care. Often, those with severe injuries also deserve compensation for the loss of the ability to work, future care, and emotional suffering.
How Much Is Hiring a Dallas Burn Injury Law Firm?
Hiring a Dallas burn injury lawyer from Arnold & Itkin LLP costs nothing. Our firm works on contingency fees. This means that we cover all costs associated with a case and only collect a payment if we obtain results for a client. This makes our services attainable, risk free, and helps clients have the peace of mind that we’re fighting for the best results possible.
Call Our Dallas Burn Injury Attorneys for Help: (888) 493-1629
When you call Arnold & Itkin LLP, you’re turning to a law firm that’s known nationwide for getting the results that clients need. In fact, we’ve recovered billions of dollars for clients by never backing down from a fight. We know people come to us during some of the most difficult moments of their lives, and we refuse to accept anything but the best for them. For us, winning a case means helping a person rebuild after they’ve lost everything.
If you’re suffering from burn injuries that someone else could have prevented, we’re standing by to help. Call us today at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation that’ll help you decide what to do next.