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Burn Injuries

Dallas and Ellis County Burn Injury Attorney

A burn injury can be one of the most devastating injuries a person can sustain, both physically and emotionally. If you or someone close to you has suffered a burn injury because of someone else’s negligence, call our Texas burn injury attorneys today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

No matter where you are in Texas, The Hale Law Firm, P.C. can help you with your burn injury claim. We handle a variety of burn cases including:

  • Chemical Burns
  • Electrical Burns
  • Thermal Burns

Get an Experienced Burn Injury Lawyer

If your life has been affected by such a burn injury, our experienced burn injury attorneys will fight to help you get the compensation you deserve. Damages in a burn case usually include compensation for medical expenses, loss of earnings, disability, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. With burn cases, pain and suffering is unquestionably horrendous, so the compensation for pain and suffering is often high.

Chemical Burns

Chemical burns occur when living tissue is exposed to a substance such as a strong acid or base. Injuries may occur at home, at school, or in the workplace where caustic chemicals are used. Caustic chemicals are found in cleaning products, pool chemicals, drain cleaners, battery fluid, lime and fireworks. They are common place in the mining, medicine and chemical fabrication industries.

The severity of a chemical burn depends on the concentration of the substance, the length of exposure, and the type of chemical causing the damage. The exact symptoms of a chemical burn depend on the chemical involved. Symptoms include itching, bleaching or darkening of skin, burning sensations, trouble breathing, coughing blood and/or tissue necrosis.

Electrical Burns

Electrical burns are caused by either an electric shock or an uncontrolled short circuit. They normally occur when an electrical current jumps from a wire, cord, outlet, or appliance. Some electrocutions produce no external burns at all, as very little current is required to cause fibrillation of the heart muscle. Therefore, even when the injury does not involve any visible tissue damage, electrical shock survivors may experience significant internal injury which may lead to cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and unexpected falls with resultant fractures or dislocations.

Thermal Burns

Thermal burns are what we typically think of when it comes to burn injuries. This covers sunburns, burns from touching a hot pan, steam burns and burns from fires. Thermal burn injuries are often serious and can be fatal.

Some of the most serious burns are caused by gas explosions, automobile accidents and boating accidents, often due to defective fuel tank design or negligent pipeline installation.

Sadly, some of the most common thermal burns are scald burns involving children under four years old. Liquid at a temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit can cause third degree burns within seconds. Child scald burns typically occur in the kitchen when a parent or caregiver is distracted or at bath time when a hot water heater is set too high by a landlord or another person.

Free Consultation and Contingency Fee Representation

Contact us today at 972-351-0000 to receive a free initial consultation and detailed assessment of your legal situation after you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, been hurt in an explosion or electrocuted. Our burn injury attorneys represent burn accident victims on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not owe legal fees unless or until compensation is recovered through settlement negotiations or at trial.