Round Rock Burn Injury Attorney

Burns are one of the most painful and destructive injuries a person can endure. Burn injuries are known for causing immense physical pain, scarring, disfigurement and emotional distress. The medical care needed to treat a burn injury can also be highly expensive, especially for severe third-degree burns.

Hill Law Firm helps burn injury survivors rebuild their lives by pursuing justice and financial compensation on their behalf. We can help you hold a careless or reckless party accountable for causing your burns in Round Rock, Texas. Start with a free case consultation by contacting us.

Round Rock Burn Injury Attorney

Why Choose Our Round Rock Burn Injury Lawyer? 

  • We are a team of experienced Round Rock personal injury attorneys who are ready to fight for you.
  • Attorney Justin Hill and his associates have helped thousands of injured Texans obtain justice.
  • Our lawyers have collected millions of dollars in successful case results for our clients.
  • Your burn injury lawyer will take the time to personalize your legal strategy.
  • We accept burn injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t pay anything unless you win your case.

Common Causes of Burn Injuries 

Burn injuries refer to damage that affects the skin and, in some cases, deeper tissues due to contact with a dangerous source of heat, electricity, radiation or caustic chemicals. Burns can affect the dermis (top layer of skin), the epidermis (second layer of skin), muscle tissue, tendons and even bone. 

Common causes of burns in Round Rock include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Chemical spills
  • Refinery explosions
  • Oil and gas incidents
  • Structural fires
  • Defective products
  • Exploding e-cigarettes
  • Electrical shocks
  • Workplace accidents
  • Daycare incidents

Burn injuries can result in permanent scarring and disfigurement, as well as health complications such as nerve damage, issues with thermoregulation, contractures from scar tissue, chronic pain, limited mobility and infections. In addition to long-term physical consequences, burns can have a psychological effect on a victim, such as causing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Why Should You Seek Out an Experienced Burn Injury Attorney? 

A burn injury attorney in Round Rock can help you seek the financial compensation that you deserve as a burn injury survivor. Your lawyer can conduct an in-depth evaluation of your accident to search for signs of negligence, or someone else’s failure to use reasonable care. A law firm can send investigators to the scene of your accident to collect evidence and hire experts to prove your case, if necessary.  

A lawyer can take over negotiations with an insurance company to seek a fair settlement while you focus on healing from your burn injuries. Having an attorney represent you can prevent you from settling for less than your claim is worth. A lawyer will know how to navigate Texas’s personal injury laws to your benefit and advocate for your best interests during an insurance claim. If necessary, a lawyer can pursue justice at trial.

What Damages May Be Claimable After a Burn Accident?

As a burn injury victim in Round Rock, you may be eligible for damages, or financial compensation, for various losses you suffered. If one or more parties were negligent, or failed to use reasonable care, and this contributed to your burn injury, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim against those responsible. 

A successful personal injury lawsuit could result in payment for the following: 

  • Economic damages: the tangible and specific losses caused by the incident, such as money spent on medical costs or funeral and burial expenses in a wrongful death claim.
  • Noneconomic damages: the intangible and general losses suffered by the victim, otherwise known as pain and suffering.
  • Exemplary damages: an additional amount sometimes awarded as a penalty or punishment against a defendant rather than compensatory purposes.

To receive damages for a burn injury in Texas, your lawyer must prove that the accused party (defendant) caused your accident based on a preponderance of the evidence, or enough to show that the claim is more likely to be true than not true. Our lawyers can present evidence against a defendant to obtain the best possible case results on your behalf.

We Seek Maximum Compensation After Your Accident

The amount of compensation that is fair and reasonable for your burn injury case will vary depending on the circumstances. In general, the available compensation is greater for severe injuries than mild injuries since catastrophic injury victims require more medical care and suffer greater losses, such as permanent disability or lost capacity to earn a living.

You may be eligible for compensation for your past and future medical bills, disability-related expenses, losses of income, emotional distress, physical pain and suffering, loss of consortium, lost enjoyment of life, or costs associated with a loved one’s fatal burn injuries. An attorney at Hill Law Firm can use aggressive legal strategies to maximize your financial recovery.

How Much Time Is There to File a Burn Injury Claim? 

In general, claimants have two years to file burn injury lawsuits in Texas. Two years is the statute of limitations, or the time limit on the ability to file a lawsuit, under Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.003. This law states:

TWO-YEAR LIMITATIONS PERIOD. (a) Except as provided by Sections 16.010, 16.0031, and 16.0045, a person must bring suit for trespass for injury to the estate or to the property of another, conversion of personal property, taking or detaining the personal property of another, personal injury, forcible entry and detainer, and forcible detainer not later than two years after the day the cause of action accrues.

(b) A person must bring suit not later than two years after the day the cause of action accrues in an action for injury resulting in death. The cause of action accrues on the death of the injured person.

In some circumstances, the two-year deadline could be shortened or extended. This is why it is important to contact an attorney about a potential burn injury case in Round Rock as soon as possible.

Speak to an Experienced Round Rock Burn Injury Lawyer Today 

If you or a loved one has sustained a serious burn injury in any type of preventable accident in South Texas, do not hesitate to contact Hill Law Firm to request a free case consultation. You may be eligible for financial compensation from one or more parties.  

We can help you pursue the case results you need to move forward with greater peace of mind during this difficult time. Learn more during a free case review with a burn injury lawyer in Round Rock when you call (210) 762-4396.

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