Nueces County Severe Burn Lawyers Helping Victims in Rockport and Port Aransas

There are multiple types of cases where victims may suffer catastrophic injuries that affect their health and well-being, place limitations on their ability to work and meet their daily needs, and cause them to experience ongoing issues that disrupt their lives and their relationships with loved ones. Burn injuries can be especially traumatic, and they can cause a great deal of physical pain, scarring, and disfigurement, as well as emotional issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Victims who suffer burn injuries that were caused by someone else's negligence will need to understand their options for pursuing compensation, and with the help of an attorney, they can take legal action against those who caused them to suffer harm.

At The Edwards Law Firm, we understand how seriously a person and their family can be impacted by burn injuries, and we work to ensure that victims can receive compensation that fully addresses the ways they have been affected. Our lawyers have a combination of more than 100 years of experience in personal injury matters, and we have helped our clients obtain numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements from liable parties. We know the legal issues that play a role in cases involving serious injuries, and we make sure our clients take the correct steps to achieve justice for the wrongs that have been done to them.

Types of Burn Injuries

Burns are classified into different degrees as follows:

  • First-degree burns - These types of burns are mild and superficial, and they usually will not cause long-lasting or permanent harm. Only the outer layer of skin is affected, and a person will usually experience redness and pain. These burns often heal quickly, and a person may have mild scars that involve the discoloration of skin.
  • Second-degree burns - A partial-thickness burn will affect the first few layers of skin, and it may lead to swelling and blistering. Burns that penetrate into lower layers of skin may require corrective surgery, and they also bring a higher risk of infection and the likelihood of more serious scars.
  • Third-degree burns - A full-thickness burn will affect all layers of skin, as well as underlying tissue such as fat cells. Since multiple layers of skin may be completely destroyed, skin grafts may be required, especially if a large portion of the body was affected. These burns are likely to cause serious, disfiguring scars, and they have a high risk of infection.
  • Fourth-degree burns - Severe burns destroy all layers of skin and also affect other parts of the body, including muscle tissue or bones. If these burns are serious enough, they may lead to amputation of the parts of the body that are affected.

Burn injuries can occur in a variety of situations. Following a car accident, a vehicle may catch fire, and the driver and passengers may suffer severe burns. Workplace accidents, including fires or explosions in oil fields or refineries, may lead to burns that affect employees. Defective products such as home appliances may have faulty wiring that causes fires, or people may suffer burn injuries due to electrocution. By working with an attorney to identify the person or parties who were responsible for these types of injuries, victims can take steps to recover compensation that addresses the ways they have been affected by serious burns.

Contact Our Corpus Christi Severe Burn Lawyers

Following a burn injury, victims can pursue compensation from liable parties, and this compensation may address the costs of medical treatment, income lost while recovering, permanent impairments to their ability to work, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. Our attorneys work to ensure that burn victims are fully compensated for the damages they have experienced. Contact The Edwards Law Firm at 361-320-6752 to arrange a complimentary consultation. We represent victims of severe burns and other serious injuries in Robstown, Portland, Nueces County, Kingsville, Alice, Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, and Corpus Christi.
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