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Austin Burn Injury Lawyer

A burn is an extremely painful injury that can leave a victim permanently scarred, disabled and emotionally traumatized. Burns can occur in house or kitchen fires, workplace incidents, explosions, chemical spills, powerline accidents, and many other disasters in Austin, Texas.

If you have suffered a serious burn injury from any type of accident, contact the Austin burn injury lawyers at the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm to find out if someone is liable. Our personal injury lawyers in Austin can review your case and provide legal advice at no charge.

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Why Clients Trust The Villarreal & Begum Law Firm

  • We have a unique advantage over other law firms: we only accept personal injury cases. Our in-depth knowledge of this practice area could boost your claim.
  • We know what it takes to negotiate, litigate and win burn injury cases in Texas. Our attorneys have years of experience handling burn injury claims.
  • We accept Austin burn injury claims on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay any out-of-pocket costs. You will only pay from an award won, and only if we win.

Types of Burn Injuries

According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly half a million people seek medical treatment for burn injuries every year. A burn injury can arise from contact with sources of thermal (heat), electrical, chemical and radiation energy. Thermal burn injuries happen the most frequently due to contact with hot surfaces, flames or steam. Any type of burn injury can cause serious pain and suffering, as well as permanent scarring or disfigurement. Within the types of burn injuries, there are three degrees of severity.

  • First-degree burn. A burn that only impacts the first layer of skin. It can appear red and painful but will not cause blisters in most cases. A first-degree burn may require medical attention if it is large or in a sensitive location.
  • Second-degree burn. A second-degree burn impacts the first and second layers of skin. It often blisters and may leave scars. It comes with infection risk and requires medical care.
  • Third-degree burn. A third-degree burn can impact the tissues below the second layer of skin, such as muscle and bone. It often damages or destroys nerve endings and causes permanent disfigurement and disabilities.

The Austin burn injury lawyers at the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm can help clients with all types and degrees of burn injuries with civil claims. We have successfully obtained full payments for many past clients due to our commitment and dedication. A burn patient may require treatment such as the ones at the Medical Reconstructive Center in Texas, which is not cheap. We fight hard on behalf of our clients, pursuing maximum results through aggressive legal strategies.

Compensation Available for an Austin Burn Injury Claim

Holding a defendant liable for your burn injuries in Austin could lead to an individual or establishment paying you compensation for your damages. Compensation aims to reimburse you for the economic and non-economic damages you suffered because of the defendant’s negligence. 

  • Health care costs
  • Emergency department fees
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Property damages
  • Home and vehicle modifications
  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Emotional injuries and trauma
  • Loss of consortium
  • Lost quality of life
  • Out-of-pocket costs
  • Punitive damages

The amount of your compensation could depend on the severity of your burns, how long it will take to recover, whether you will have lasting or permanent damages, the costs of your medical care, your age and income, and many other factors. Our lawyers can help you understand the potential value of your damages. 

Find Out Who May Be Liable for Your Austin Burn Injury

Liability can be difficult to assign without help from a lawyer. At the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm, we can investigate your case thoroughly for signs of negligence and fault. If we determine you have grounds for a case, we can help you file before the expiration of Texas’ two-year deadline. Act quickly to protect your right to file a burn injury lawsuit. Call (512) 888-7777 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.