Burn Injuries

Lubbock Burn Injury Lawyers

If you suffered a burn injury in Lubbock or the surrounding community and want to bring a personal injury claim against the party responsible for your injuries, you need a Lubbock personal injury lawyer to help you recover damages.

  • Liability: Determining the individual or entity whose negligent act or omission legally caused the accident in which you were injured; and
  • Damages: Completely and accurately itemizing and proving valuation of all harm caused by your injury.

Liability means legal responsibility for one’s acts or omissions. In most cases, a party must be negligent for them to be held legally liable. Our legal system defines negligence as “the failure to exercise the care toward others which a reasonable or prudent person would do in the same or similar circumstances.” A party who is found to be liable has a legal obligation to the party that they’ve injured to compensate them for the harm caused by their negligence.

Once you have established a liable party in your case, the party whose negligence is found to be the cause of your harm is legally obligated to compensate the value of your damages. It is not enough to go to court and simply demand money from the wrongdoer, however. As the party who is making the claim for damages, you have the “burden of proof,” meaning you must show the judge or jury how the wrongdoer’s actions impacted your life mentally, emotionally, and physically.

Burn injury cases are particularly complex cases because the harm caused by a severe burn can be lifelong and affect every aspect of a person’s life. Because of this, skilled lawyers with knowledge and experience in this area of law are best equipped to give your case the attention and commitment needed to achieve a successful outcome. At The Ammons Law Firm, we have successfully recovered more than $1 billion on behalf of our clients, and we will fight tirelessly for you, too.

How We Handle Burn Injury Accidents

At The Ammons Law Firm, we understand the difficulties involved in proving liability and damages in a burn injury case and make sure nothing is left to chance. For instance, we understand testimony regarding the nature and extent of your injuries by trained and qualified experts is critical to recovering fair compensation under the law. We have a working relationship with industry experts of all disciplines – doctors and specialists, psychiatrists and vocational experts – who have devoted their careers to burn injury victims. Their experience helps us understand the full extent of your injury and allows us to properly convey the full extent of your harm. Working with lawyers that know and understand burn injuries is critical to recovering all damages you may be entitled to under the law.

How to Properly Value a Burn Injury Claim

An award for damages is financial compensation provided to the injured party by the wrongdoer. In general, there are two types of damages: special and general. Special damages, which are also known as economic damages, serve to return the plaintiff as near as possible to the financial position they were in prior to their injury. Economic damages encompass medical expenses, property damages and loss of earnings, among other tangible losses.

By contrast, general damages, also known as non-economic damages, involve losses not easily determined by monetary calculations and may include pain and suffering, loss of consortium (the loss of participating in family life as experienced previously,) and mental anguish. Non-economic damages are designed to compensate for an injured person’s pain, emotional distress and suffering related to an injury. Unlike economic damages that come with receipts, non-economic damages depend on the mental and emotional effects your injury will have on your life. To adequately measure these harms, trained experts are needed.

If you have suffered a severe burn injury, you are legally entitled to seek recovery for both economic and non-economic damages by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the parties responsible for your injuries. A thorough and accurate evaluation of all damages arising from your burn injury is crucial to determining the value of your claim.

Types of Burn Injury Cases We Handle

  • Post-Collision Fires
  • Exploding Pressure Cookers
  • Product Liability
  • Factory, Plant, and Other Workplace Explosions

Burns From Truck and Car Accident Fires

Post-accident car and truck fires are commonplace and lead to severe burn injuries and death. Fires break out after motor vehicle crashes for various reasons but are often the result of a defect in the vehicle.

If you were seriously injured or burned in a fire that broke out after an accident, it is crucial to your claim to consult an attorney that understands product defect litigation. Attorneys who know how to handle these claims will perform an in-depth investigation of all factors surrounding your collision and the ensuing fire to identify what caused your injury, including any defects in your automobile or the one that hit you. By law, manufacturers are strictly liable for all harm caused by a defective product.

Instant Pot and Other Kitchen Appliances Explosions

Defective and faulty designs may cause a pressure cooker to explode, resulting in serious injuries for nearby people. A pressure cooker can also explode due to a malfunctioning or defective part, causing scalding hot water to explode onto anyone in the vicinity. These pressure cooker accidents have left thousands burned and scarred throughout the nation. At The Ammons Law Firm, we are pursuing several pressure cooker claims on behalf of our clients for injuries they received as a result of defective pressure cookers, and we have the knowledge and skills necessary to make those who produced and sold these defective cookers compensate their victims under product liability law.

Defective Consumer Products

While national attention has been directed toward select products known to cause severe burn injuries, for example, hoverboards, space heaters, pressure cookers, and other kitchen appliances, there are many other culprits of burn injuries that are not as well known. Whether the defective product that burned you is among the commonly known products or the lesser-known ones, it is equally important that an investigation is conducted on the faulty device by trained product liability lawyers to determine whether you have a claim against the manufacturer of the product.

Workplace Explosions

Workplace explosions happen at an alarming frequency in the United States, killing and injuring people and causing millions of dollars in damage. When industrial companies fail to take proper precautions, they act negligently, and serious accidents occur. To further compound matters, industrial plants use highly specialized equipment that may be defective, which can lead to catastrophic injuries and death.

Plant and factory explosions are very complex cases that require special knowledge and experience. We have successfully prosecuted claims for industry explosion victims, obtaining record-breaking verdicts on behalf of our clients and their families. If you or your loved one were injured in a plant or other industry explosion, let our team of skilled litigators help you recover the damages to which you are entitled by law.

Types of Burn Injuries

The economic and non-economic damages of your burn injury claim will largely depend upon the 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, 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.

Contact our Lubbock Burn Injury Lawyers

If you or someone close to you was severely injured or burned in an accident and you need assistance determining fault and seeking compensation, we can help. At The Ammons Law Firm, we have a proven track record of holding large corporations accountable for their actions and have successfully recovered over $1 Billion for our injured clients.

Our Lubbock burn injury attorneys have spent over twenty years litigating burn injury claims, including ones caused by post-collision fires, defective products, industrial explosions, and more. We are here to help you receive the financial compensation you need to rebuild your life.

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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