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FAQs Regarding Burn Injury Claims in Austin Texas

Suffering from a burn injury in Austin is tragic. The pain, the life-long impact, and the financial burden make a burn injury especially difficult for victims to endure. What’s more, these cases can be complicated and difficult to understand.

To help victims, our attorneys at Carabin Shaw have put together a list of FAQs regarding burn injury claims in Austin Texas and their expert answers.

Burn Injury FAQS

Q: Who can be held liable for a burn injury?

A: Depending on the circumstances of your case, a number of parties could be held liable for your burn injury. If a faulty smoke detector or product caused your accident, the manufacturer could be held at fault. In the case of a fire resulting from a car crash, you can seek damages from the at-fault driver. If your injury occurred at a place of business or corporation, you can pursue damages under premises liability law.

Talk to Austin burn injury lawyers about who caused your accident.

Q: Do I need medical attention for my burn injuries?

A: Deciding whether or not you need medical attention for your burn injuries comes down to the severity of your burns. For most Austin burn victims, first-degree burns do not require a doctor’s visit and can be treated at home.

The following are some indications that you should get medical treatment after a burn injury:

  • Burns affecting the elderly or infants under the age of three, regardless of the severity of the burn
  • Burns that cover an important joint, such as the elbow or knee
  • Burns that extend across the whole torso or an entire limb
  • If anyone of any age suffers from second-degree burns on their neck and/or face
  • Third-degree burns or severe second-degree burns, no matter what part of the body

If you think you might need medical attention for your burn injuries, you probably do. If you have questions, an experienced personal injury lawyer in Austin can help.

Q: What is the statute of limitations for a burn injury case?

A: For personal injury cases, there is a window of time you’re allowed to file your case within known as the “statute of limitations.” In Texas, the statute of limitations is 2 years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. If you don’t file within this timeframe, you may be unable to pursue damages.

Q: What damages could I recover in a burn injury claim?

A: After suffering from a burn injury, you may be able to pursue compensation. Burn victims can usually recover both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages available to burn victims are medical bills, loss of income, and property damage. When it comes to non-economic damages, you may be able to pursue pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, and more.

To know what damages you may be eligible to earn, talk to our Austin burn injury lawyers.

Q: How much does an attorney cost?

A: When you’re trying to get justice after an accident that leaves you burned, working with a lawyer can benefit your case. Many people are hesitant to work with attorneys because they think they’ll be expensive, but that’s not necessarily the case. Many firms (including ours) work on contingency fees, which means we only make money if you win.

Carabin Shaw: The Law Firm Ready To Fight

If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries, you need personal injury lawyers in Austin on your side. Our attorneys at Carabin Shaw have years of experience helping victims of burn injuries fight to get damages after a burn accident.

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