Burn injuries are some of the most painful types of injuries not only because of the physical pain they cause but also, their potentially disfiguring aftereffects. Ramsey Law Group represents victims who suffer severe burn injuries due to the negligence or carelessness of others. We offer compassionate and empathetic attention to burn survivors and their families in Texas and throughout the United States.
If someone else’s negligence resulted in serious burns to you or your loved one, call Ramsey Law Group today.
Ramsey Law Group offers a no-obligation consultation and claim review. We personalize our services to fit and address your needs and goals, and work to secure fair compensation for you.
A Burn Injury Attorney Can Help You
Ramsey Law Group’s Houston burn injury attorneys stand beside you throughout your case to answer your questions, keep your claim moving forward, and ensure you get the accident-related legal services and representation you deserve. They also protect you from tactics the insurance companies use to issue low payouts to injury victims.
Our burn injury attorneys build a strong case for your recovery and for holding any negligent parties responsible for your injuries. When Ramsey Law Group handles your case, we will:
Investigate your accident and identify all liable parties;
Pursue all sources of compensation;
Calculate your total economic, medical, and personal losses;
Hire qualified experts;
Aggressively negotiate with the insurance companies;
File your personal injury lawsuit; and
If needed, move forward towards trial.
You must focus on your health and let the stress of your legal matters rest with your Houston burn injury attorneys. You can put your confidence in our experienced attorneys to handle your burn injury case successfully, while you are recovering.
Types of Burn Injuries
Medical professionals classify burn injuries according to their degree of severity. There are first, second, third, and fourth-degree burns:
First-degree burns. First-degree burns cause pain, redness, and swelling and are like a mild sunburn. These receive treatment at home;
Second-degree burns. Second-degree burns need medical attention. These burns cause redness, swelling, and blistering and have a wet or moist appearance. Second-degree burns may scar;
Third-degree burns. These burns extend to the fat tissue below the skin and cause nerve damage. Skin looks waxy, leathery, or tan and will likely scar. Third-degree burns require hospitalization; and
Fourth-degree burns. The skin may blacken, or char and nerves suffer extensive damage. Fourth-degree burns damage muscle, tendons, and bone and may prove fatal. These burns need hospitalization.
Third and fourth-degree burns may require consecutive surgeries and rehabilitation therapy and leave lifelong scars or disfigurement. Due to skin loss, burn victims may succumb to infections. If burns were due to an enclosed fire, respiratory issues from smoke inhalation might prove fatal.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries come from several sources. However, all burn injuries are due to a transfer of energy to the body. Common causes of burn injuries include:
Thermal energy. A thermal burn comes from an external heat source such as an open flame, boiling liquid, or hot metal coming into contact with the skin;
Electrical energy. An electric current enters and exits the body from an exposed wire, power line, or some other electrical source;
Radiation energy. UV rays, an X-ray, or any other source of radiation can result in a radiation burn; and
Chemical energy. Chemical burns may result when a strong detergent, solvent, or industrial product comes into contact with the skin or eyes.
Call Ramsey Law Group Today
Innocent victims suffer burn injuries every day in Texas and the United States. If you need to speak with an experienced Houston personal injury attorney, call Ramsey Law Group. We fight for burn injury victims and their families, so they have the resources they need to move forward with their lives.