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Dallas Burn Accident Attorney

Coppell Burn Injuries Attorney

Lawyer for Victims of Fires, Explosions, and Chemical Accidents in Dallas

The road to recovery after suffering a burn can be long and painful. Beyond the initial excruciating pain, many burn victims face a long painful recovery and can be left with permanent scarring and disfigurement. If you or a loved one has been in an accident resulting in serious burn injuries, you can trust Jerry D. Andrews, P.C. to help you recover compensation for your accident-related medical bills, future costs, and pain and suffering.

Experienced Grand Prairie Attorney for Burn Cases

Jerry D. Andrews is a board-certified personal injury attorney who had represented clients who have suffered serious, even fatal, burns.

There are many different accidents that can result in burns, including:

Thermal burns. These burns are due to heat sources which raise the temperature of the skin and tissues and cause tissue cell death or charring. Hot metals, scalding liquids, steam, and flames, when coming into contact with the skin, can cause thermal burns.

Radiation burns. These burns are due to prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays of the sun, or to other sources of radiation such as X-ray.

Chemical burns. These burns are due to strong acids, alkalis, detergents, or solvents coming into contact with the skin or eyes.

Electrical burns. These burns are from electrical current, either alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC).

Severity of Burn Injuries

Burns are classified into different degrees, depending on how deep and severe they impact the skin.

First-degree burns - First-degree burns are superficial burns that only affect the outer layer of skin. While the burn site is red, painful, and dry, it does not blister, and long-term tissue damage is rare.

Second-degree burns – These burns penetrate through multiple layers of skin. The burn site will be red, swollen, and painful, and blistering will occur.

Third-degree (full thickness) burns – Third-degree burns destroy all layers of the skin. The site of the burn is white and charred. The victim will lose feeling in the area because the nerve endings have been destroyed. Burns that damage bones, muscles, or tendons are referred to as fourth-degree burns.

Irving Lawyer Helping With Burn Injury Recovery

Burn cases are unique in that it is necessary to assess the long-term impact of the injury. Burns are some of the most painful injuries, and victims are at a high risk of becoming infected during the healing process. Burn injury victims may require skin grafting and other reconstructive surgeries because of the high potential of scarring, disfigurement, and loss of bodily function.

Jerry D. Andrews is board-certified in personal injury law and understands the complexities of burn injury cases. He is skilled at anticipating the future costs that burn injury victims may face, such as surgery and rehabilitation. Our ultimate goal is to help clients find the best treatment possible for their injuries without worrying about the cost. We are here to deal with the insurance company.

Economic damages are damages that compensate burn victims for any expenses that they have incurred as a direct result of their burn injury. Common economic damages include but are not limited to:

  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Medical expenses
  • Physical therapy costs
  • Surgery costs

Burns are devastating injuries that can cause a lifetime of pain and suffering. Non-economic damages compensate burn victims for the psychological, emotional, and physical suffering that they have sustained as a result of the accident. Common non-economic damages include compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

A severe burn can be a seriously devastating injury - not only physically but emotionally. It can affect not only the burn victim, but the entire family. Persons with severe burns may be left with a loss of certain physical abilities, including loss of limb(s), disfigurement, loss of mobility, scarring, and recurrent infections because the burned skin has decreased ability to fight infection. In addition, severe burns can penetrate deep skin layers, causing muscle or tissue damage that may affect every system of the body.

Burns can also cause emotional problems such as depression, nightmares, or flashbacks from the traumatizing event. The loss of a friend or family member and possessions in the fire may add grief to the emotional impact of a burn.

Trust a Garland Lawyer for Burn Victims

Let us assist you on the long road to recovery from a severe burn. At Jerry D. Andrews, P.C., we can help you pursue compensation for your burn injury claim. Call 214-221-5800 today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and case review. We only charge legal fees if you collect compensation. Our law firm serves burn victims in Dallas, Grand Prairie, Carrollton, Valley Ranch, Irving, Garland, Mesquite, Farmers Branch, Coppell, and other communities throughout North Texas. Se habla Español.

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