Common Causes of Burn Injuries

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As experienced injury attorneys, we have seen just how catastrophic burns can be. While the majority of burns do not qualify for a personal injury lawsuit, those caused by someone else’s negligence may qualify. The following are some of the common causes of burns in typical personal injury cases:

  • Apartment fires
  • Fires at hotels and rental properties
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Transportation accidents
  • Workplace explosions or fires
  • Chemical spills
  • Electrical accidents
  • Faulty or malfunctioning fire exits

Burns can be life-altering depending on the severity. You could be left permanently disfigured and in extreme pain. Invasive surgery and skin grafts are sometimes required to treat the deepest burns. All of these things can be expensive and traumatic. That’s where our injury attorneys step in. We will tirelessly pursue maximum compensation on your behalf for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of wages and income
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering

The key in an injury case is to demonstrate that the at-fault party’s negligence was the direct cause of your burn injury. A negligent landlord, employer, hotel operator, retailer or other party could ultimately be responsible, and therefore should be held accountable.

The attorneys at our law firm are seasoned litigators who know how to tackle complex cases. You leave the heavy lifting and negotiating to us, so that you can focus on healing and getting better. We offer the personalized service and attention of a boutique firm. You will know how to reach us with your concerns or questions throughout the duration of your case. We also provide injury representation on a contingent fee basis, which means we do not charge you anything upfront. Instead, payment for our services comes from a percentage of any monetary award we recover on your behalf; no recovery, no fee.

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic burn injury as the result of someone else’s negligence, then you deserve full and fair compensation. Take action now: Call the experienced Austin, TX, injury attorneys at Shaw Cowart LLP for a complimentary consultation at 512-499-8900.