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Burn Injury Lawyer in Corpus Christi, TX

Burn injuries extend beyond the immediate physical pain and distress. They can lead to significant changes in a person's life, including long-term medical treatments, possible loss of income due to inability to work, and the emotional toll that comes with enduring such an ordeal. The ripple effects of a burn injury can be vast, touching every aspect of your life.

The aftermath of a burn injury can be a complex web of medical, financial, and legal challenges. At Hilliard Law, we're committed to standing beside you throughout this process. Our goal is to help you understand your rights and legal options, advise you on the following steps to take, and offer the support you need during this trying period. 

Call (866) 927-3420 to schedule a free consultation with a Corpus Christi burn injury lawyer at Hilliard Law today.

Common Causes of Burn Injuries


Home Fires

Home fires account for a significant portion of burn injury cases, stemming from various factors like faulty electrical wiring, unattended candles, mishandled cooking appliances, or improper handling of flammable substances. The consequences can be devastating, resulting in severe injuries or even loss of life. 

Oil Field Explosions

Oil field explosions are another common cause of severe burn injuries. The oil and gas industry carries risks, and despite safety regulations, accidents can still happen. These incidents may arise from negligence, inadequate maintenance, failure to comply with safety regulations or faulty equipment. These explosions can result in catastrophic injuries, including severe burns and even fatalities.

Defective Products

Defective products are a common cause of burn injuries, often resulting from faulty or poorly manufactured household appliances, electronics, or even children's toys. These products can pose risks such as overheating, short-circuiting, or catching fire, leading to severe burn injuries. Manufacturers and distributors have a legal obligation to prioritize safety.

Work Injuries

The workplace can also be a common setting for burn injuries, especially in jobs that involve handling hazardous materials, operating heavy machinery, or dealing with electricity. Employers must provide a safe working environment for their employees. If an employer's negligence or failure to uphold safety standards results in a burn injury, the victim may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits.

Types of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can vary significantly in their severity, typically categorized into four degrees. The type of burn injury sustained can impact both the treatment needed and the potential legal recourse.

First-Degree Burns

First-degree burns are the least severe type, affecting the outer layer of the skin or the epidermis. Symptoms typically include redness, slight swelling, and pain. While these burns can cause considerable discomfort, they usually do not require extensive medical treatment and heal within a week to ten days. Legal representation may not typically be necessary for first-degree burns unless they are part of a broader personal injury claim.

Second-Degree Burns

Second-degree burns are more severe, affecting both the epidermis and the dermis, or the second layer of skin. These burns often result in blisters, significant redness, and swelling, and they can be incredibly painful. Second-degree burns may require more intensive treatment and can leave scars. If a second-degree burn is the result of another's negligence, it could be advisable to seek legal advice.

Third-Degree Burns

Third-degree burns are severe injuries that damage all layers of the skin and the tissues underneath. These burns can result in a white or charred appearance and may cause permanent damage or disfigurement. Pain may not be present due to nerve damage. Given the severe nature of third-degree burns and their potential long-term complications, victims often seek legal representation to explore possible avenues for compensation.

Fourth-Degree Burns

Fourth-degree burns are the most severe type of burn injury. They extend through the skin and damage underlying bones, muscles, and tendons. These burns are typically painless due to severe nerve damage and often result in significant scarring and disability. The severe physical and financial impact of such burns means that victims frequently seek legal representation to consider their options in seeking compensation.

Should I Hire an Attorney for My Burn Injury?

Navigating the aftermath of a burn injury can be a daunting experience, made even more challenging when legal matters are involved. A lawyer's role in a burn injury case is to provide legal guidance and representation, taking into consideration the particular circumstances surrounding your injury. At Hilliard Law, our team of Corpus Christi burn injury lawyers has significant experience dealing with burn injury cases, which we utilize to provide legal advice tailored to your needs.

We can assist you in understanding the intricacies of burn injury lawsuits. These might include determining the responsible parties, assessing negligence, or calculating the compensation you may be entitled to for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering, among other costs. 

We can also skillfully negotiate and adeptly handle all communication with insurance companies so that you are not deceived into accepting an inadequate settlement offer.

It's also worth considering that burn injury cases can involve an array of legal issues that may not be immediately apparent. These could include product liability, premises liability, or workers' compensation laws, depending on the cause of the burn injury. Having a team of attorneys well-versed in these areas can be beneficial in navigating the legal process of seeking compensation for a burn injury in Corpus Christi. 

At Hilliard Law, we believe in the power of justice and the right for every individual to receive fair compensation for their suffering. Facing the aftermath of a severe burn injury is challenging enough; let us handle the legal intricacies for you. We are here to help, to listen, and to fight for your rights. Your first consultation is free, and we don't charge any fees unless we win your case. 

To schedule a free consultation with one of our burn injury lawyers in Corpus Christi, TX, call (866) 927-3420 or contact us online.

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