Dallas Burn Injury Lawyer

Dallas Burn Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered a burn injury in Dallas or the surrounding area, the outcome of your personal injury claim largely hinges on two factors:

  • the proper identification of any parties whose negligence caused or contributed to the incident that caused your injuries; and
  • identifying and conveying all harm suffered because of the accident.

These two components of a personal injury claim are known as liability and damages. Liability is the legal term for holding at-fault parties responsible for the damages they cause. For liability to be established, you generally must prove that someone failed to act reasonably under the circumstances. This concept, legally known as negligence, states that every person owes a duty to behave as a reasonably careful person or company would under the same or similar circumstances. A person or company is negligent if their actions are proven to be unreasonable or careless.

When you are injured by someone else’s wrongful conduct, you are entitled to legal damages—the monetary value of the harm you suffered.

  • Failing to identify and prove damages for which you are legally entitled will prevent you from recovering those damages.
  • Claiming damages that cannot be verified or are unrelated to your accident will detract from your case.

This is one of the reasons working with lawyers with burn injury experience is important. A seasoned attorney will understand how to properly identify and prove all harm caused by a burn injury and hold the wrongdoer liable for all compensation available under the law.

At The Ammons Law Firm, we have handled burn injury lawsuits for over three decades, and we have made it our life work to identify wrongdoers and hold them responsible for all damages suffered by our clients. Burns caused by post-collision fires, defective products, or workplace accidents, including industrial explosions, are highly complicated areas of the law for which capable professionals with experience and training are needed. With The Ammons Law Firm at your side, you can have confidence that your claim will be handled appropriately.

Resolving a Burn Injury Claim Requires Experience, Relationships, and Resources

A burn injury claim is unique from other personal injury claims because of the life-changing effect of a serious burn. The emotional, mental, and physical suffering a burn victim experiences is indescribable, and the associated cost of these injuries is difficult to value.

  • Recover for your Emotional Suffering
  • Recover for your Mental Suffering
  • Recover for your Physical Suffering

Nevertheless, the law allows an injured victim to recover compensation for all suffering, and it is the attorney’s job to make sure that is done.

At The Ammons Law Firm, we take this job seriously and call upon industry experts to help us accurately convey the harm you have suffered. Our team is made up of life care planners, psychologists, economists, physicians, journalists, graphic illustrators, and other experts whose sole purpose is to capture the effects of your injury and convey it to the wrongdoer. There is no shortcut to good lawyering; it requires experience, relationships, and resources. At The Ammons Law Firm, you can have complete confidence that your claims will be handled properly.

How to Value a Burn Injury Claim

In personal injury law, compensatory damages, also known as actual damages, are damages awarded by a court equivalent to the loss suffered by a party. Compensatory or actual damages can be further broken down into economic damages and non-economic damages.

The economic damages that may be recovered in an injury claim include expenses for past and future medical treatments, loss of past and future wages and lost earning capacity, vocational rehabilitation, property damages, and other out-of-pocket expenses, including costs for household services that you are unable to perform while injured. Economic damages resulting from a severe burn injury are usually extensive. Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and when it gets burned, the results can include permanent scarring, tissue damage, and even death. The economic cost of such an injury is exorbitant, and recovering these costs is essential to moving forward.

In addition to the economic damages described above, you are also entitled to non-economic damages such as pain, suffering, emotional distress, loss of society and companionship, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life. These intangible damages vary widely from person to person and do not come with a receipt or an itemized bill. Non-economic damages depend upon a person’s unique situation and the life they led before the accident. Presenting a credible, legitimate claim for non-economic damages is something that requires a trained legal mind with expertise in the field of personal injury law and damages.

Varying Degree of Burn Injuries

The value of your economic and non-economic damages will largely depend upon the degree of burn you suffered. Burns are classified as either first-degree, second-degree, or third-degree, depending on how deep and severely they penetrate the skin’s surface.

First Degree Burns

First-degree (superficial) burns are the least severe, as they affect only the epidermis or outer layer of skin.

Second Degree Burns

Second-degree (partial thickness) burns are next in severity. Second-degree burns involve the epidermis and part of the dermis layer of skin. The burn site appears red, and blistered, and may be swollen and painful.

Third Degree Burns

Third-degree (full-thickness) burns are the most serious type of burn. Third-degree burns destroy the epidermis and dermis. Third-degree burns may also damage the underlying bones, muscles, and tendons. Third-degree burns often cause permanent scarring.

Accidents Causing Severe Burn Injuries

Regardless of how you received your burn injury, we can help. Our team of accomplished attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm handles severe burn injuries that occur in many ways.

Post-Accident fires

Post-accident fires, which are often the result of a manufacturing defect or faulty vehicle design, can cause severe burn injuries. A car should not ignite or explode after an accident; if it does, it may be caused by a product defect or design, such as an ill-placed fuel tank.

If you were in an accident in which a vehicle ignited and/or exploded, you need an attorney who knows product liability law to conduct an independent investigation of the crash to determine the exact cause of the fire. If you want to hold manufacturers of defective products liable for your injuries, it is vital that you retain professionals in this area of law to help you.

Exploding Pressure Cookers and Other Defective Products

If you were burned by a pressure cooker or other consumer product that caught fire or exploded, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, scars, medical treatment, and more. Many consumer products can cause severe burn injuries, including:

  • Pressure Cookers
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Space Heaters
  • Power Tools
  • Generators
  • Electric Blankets
  • Hoverboards

When manufacturers fail to produce safe products, consumers suffer catastrophic injuries that leave them in physical, emotional, and financial turmoil. Regardless of the product that burned you, it is important to have the product investigated by attorneys with expertise in product liability to make sure the manufacturer is held responsible.

Industrial Accidents and Explosions

Texas is home to many industrial plants, which are a major source of employment for our community. Unfortunately, industrial plants contain many hazards, one being the possibility of explosion. Injuries caused by industrial explosions are highly complex cases that necessitate the use of trained experts. At The Ammons Law Firm, we have helped many clients throughout Texas recover fair compensation for injuries caused by industrial explosions and know how to navigate these complex cases. If you or a family member were injured in an industrial accident, we will hold the wrongdoer responsible and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Contact a Dallas Burn Injury Attorney

Whether you were involved in a post-collision fire or injured by a defective product, you need experienced attorneys to hold the wrongdoers responsible and recover the compensation you are entitled to under the law. At The Ammons Law Firm, we have served clients throughout Dallas for over twenty years and have recovered over $1 Billion for our injured clients. With our help, you can have confidence that all wrongdoers will be held responsible for their actions and that you will recover fair compensation under the law.

Our Firm Will Fight for Your Right to Compensation
  • We Wrote the Book on Tire Defect Litigation

    Attorney Rob Ammons has not only handled some of the most complex tire defect cases but also wrote the book on how to properly litigate these types of cases.

  • Team Approach to Handling Each & Every Case

    Unlike smaller law firms, we have the resources necessary to tackle even the most complex cases. To ensure our clients get the best possible results, we hire industry experts and other professionals to advise on any complex legal issues.

  • Over a Billion Dollars Recovered for Our Clients

    Our seasoned legal professionals have handled some of the largest personal injury claims nationwide and have a strong track record of favorable outcomes.

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