Burn injuries can occur when harmful elements, such as fires or electrical currents, touch the skin. A burn injury can impact the top layer of skin down to the deep tissues, tendons, and bones depending on its severity. Many burn injury survivors suffer long-lasting physical and emotional damages. At Villarreal & Begum Law Firm, our Round Rock burn injury lawyers have years of experience helping clients with these types of claims. We may be able to obtain financial compensation for you and your family.
Your recent burn injury might entitle you to financial compensation if someone else’s negligence was a significant contributing factor to the injury. If a negligent or irresponsible party caused the circumstances that gave you a burn injury, you may have grounds to file a claim to damages against that person. Negligence is a common factor involved in many accidents that can cause severe burns.
A lawyer from Villarreal & Begum Law Firm may be able to help you prove the elements necessary for a successful burn injury claim in Texas. These elements are duty of care owed, duty of care breached, causation and damages. Strengthen your case by calling the police after your accident, gathering information, taking photos, following your treatment plan and contacting a lawyer as soon as possible after a burn injury in Round Rock.
A physician will categorize a burn injury into one of three degrees. A first-degree burn is the most minor. It only affects the epidermis, or the top layer of skin, and does not form blisters. A second-degree burn impacts the dermis, the second layer of skin, and will blister. A third-degree burn impacts the deeper tissues. A third-degree burn typically causes permanent scars or physical disfigurement. It could also cause permanent nerve damage. In general, the value of your injury claim will vary according to the degree of your burn injury. The lawyers at Villarreal & Begum Law Firm can evaluate your case.
One of the many laws that apply to your burn injury case is Texas’ statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is a law with a deadline by which all plaintiffs must file their injury claims. The statutes of limitations on personal injury claims are different in each state. In Texas, you have two years from the date of your accident to bring a claim against a defendant, with rare exceptions (Texas Civil Code Section 16.003). In general, if you miss your statute of limitations, the courts in Texas will not allow you to recover compensation. Act quickly if you believe you have a claim.
A burn injury could change your life. At Villarreal & Begum Law Firm, we have the power to help burn injury survivors pick up the pieces and move forward with peace of mind after serious accidents. We are passionate about fighting for maximum compensation from the parties responsible for causing burn injuries. If you or a loved one has a burn injury from any type of accident in Texas, please contact our Round Rock injury attorneys to arrange a free consultation. You can reach our Austin office at (512) 888-7777.