Bryan, TX Burn Attorneys
Burn Injury Claims in Texas
Getting burned in an accident, whether by a fire or explosion, is a traumatic experience that can leave many individuals feeling overwhelmed and isolated, not to mention in a lot of physical pain. What can only make matters worse is that severe burn injuries can be expensive to treat, and you may find yourself in debt that you can’t seem to escape.
Fortunately, our burn injury attorneys in Bryan, Texas are here to carry your burdens so you can simply concentrate on healing. Through our investigation, strategy-building, and advocacy, we’ve been able to successfully secure compensation for countless injured clients over the last 70 years.
The Payne Law Group is known not only in Bryan, but throughout the state for our long track record of success. When you work with us, you can rest assured knowing our attorneys care about you and always put your well-being first, from start to finish.
Contact us online or by phone at (979) 300-7406 for a consultation. Our team is here to listen to your story and provide you with options should you wish to proceed with your personal injury case in Bryan, College Station or the surrounding areas.
Burn Injury Statistics
Burn injuries are not uncommon in the United States, as they can be caused by a variety of factors. In 2011 alone there were 486,000 burn injuries that received medical treatment in the U.S., according to the American Burn Association (ABA).
Types of Burn Injuries
Burns are known to vary in severity according to how much skin tissue is damaged—in addition to your three layers of skin, your bones, muscles, and blood vessels can also be damaged by burns.
The three categories of burn severity include first-degree burns, where only the top layer of the skin is damaged, as is typical when you get sunburned; second-degree burns go through the top layer of skin and cause blistering; and third-degree burns, the worst type of burn, can damage all layers of skin and reach organs and bones. Third-degree burns can cause permanent nerve damage and even cause death and are often a result of catastrophic accidents.
How Do Burn Injuries Happen?
According to the ABA, the most common causes of burn injuries include:
- Car accidents: Gasoline can ignite in cars that have been damaged or overturned, causing the vehicles to burst into flames and injure those still in the cars or in proximity of such cars. 16% of all fires that fire departments respond to involve fires caused by cars, trucks, and other vehicles.
- Fires in homes or workplaces: Whether someone leaves food burning on the stove or an apartment/building structure has a gas leak, fires are known to occur at offices, homes and apartments, and can trap occupants inside if there are no clear exit paths.
- Defective products: Defective or dangerous products can cause burns when they overheat or spark, or they can catch on fire or explode, which lead to injuries. Many defective products use batteries or combustible fuel sources.
- Gas explosions: Gas explosions can happen on worksites or virtually anywhere propane, natural gas, or other fuels are stored or used, like in homes. Gas leaks may not be apparent to occupants until it’s too late.
- Chemical accidents: Chemical burns can occur on worksites or in labs, but also in homes through household products like cleaning products, bleach, and pool chlorinators.
Burns can be expensive to treat, as the most severe ones often require multiple surgeries, skin grafts, hospital stays, and physical therapy to recover. Some even require amputations that force individuals to quit their jobs if they can no longer perform their job tasks.