Austin Burn Injury Lawyer

Burn-related injuries are a tragic occurrence that happens all too often in the United States. What is even more tragic about burn-related injuries is when the careless actions of a third party cause them.

Why Choose An Austin Burn Injury Attorney From Shaw Cowart?

If this situation describes you or someone you love, the firm of Shaw Cowart LLP is here to say that you’re not alone. We are here to tell you that while the pain you are experiencing is not erasable, we can help you seek financial compensation to begin setting things right. Our Austin personal injury lawyers have helped our clients receive millions in compensation.

Contact our team today and request your free, no-obligation case review in your burn injury case.

Understanding The Statistics On Burn Injuries

According to the research team at the World Health Organization, preventable burns are a public health crisis globally. Each year over 180,000 individuals perish each year due to burns.

Here are some additional shocking statistics regarding burn injuries, according to the American Burn Association, a national burn advocacy group:

  • One civilian death from a fire every 2 hours and 41 minutes
  • 486,000 Americans receive non-fatal burns requiring medical treatment annually. 40,000 of those burns require hospitalization
  • 3,000 deaths result from burns each year

If your or your loved one’s burn is attributable to the negligence of another individual, you may be able to bring a civil suit against them in a court of law.

What Types Of Burns Could Get Me Compensation In An Austin Burn Injury Lawsuit?

All types of burns of any severity could make you eligible to receive damages in either a settlement or a trial verdict. However, it is a safe assumption that the more severe your burns are, the more likely you will receive a larger financial settlement in your burn injury case.

Here are basic definitions of these burn grading categories:

  • First-degree burns are the most superficial, only penetrating the outermost layer of skin (epidermis). These burns do not blister or scar.
  • Second-degree burns go to the next layer of skin (the dermis). These burns may scar or require surgery but likely will not be life-threatening.
  • Third-degree burns penetrate both skin layers, known as a “full thickness” burn. These burns go to the subcutaneous tissue depth, likely killing the nerves in the affected area and requiring skin grafts for the victim. Victims of third-degree burns may perish due to their injuries, although it is not always the case.
  • Fourth-degree burns are also full-thickness burn, except that it goes past the subcutaneous tissue to the muscle and bone. These burns typically result in a loss of limb at a minimum and are likely fatal to the recipient.

Contact An Austin Burn Injury Lawyer Today

At Shaw Cowart LLP, our accident attorneys in Austin always try to maximum compensation for all of the burn victims we represent. With millions in successful settlements and trial verdicts, we try to bring compassion and justice to those who suffered unduly at the hands of a negligent third party.

Getting started with our team is fast, easy, and free. Call us today at 512-499-8900 for your free, no-obligation burn injury case review. We’ll give you our honest legal opinion of your case and recommend your next steps as you continue your healing journey.