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How are Burn Settlements Calculated in Texas

In 2020, Austin has experienced fires in many different areas, including apartment complexes, private homes, and businesses. If you or one of your loved ones have been involved in a burn accident, the best course of action is to contact a burn injury attorney in Austin to determine if you may be eligible to receive compensation for your suffering.

The top Austin injury attorneys are the lawyers at Carabin Shaw. Our lawyers have been representing the victims of burn injuries for years, accumulating the resources and experience you want in your corner. Our lawyers are committed to fighting for justice for our clients, and our record of success speaks for itself. When you have been unfairly suffered a terrible burn injury, Carabin Shaw wants you to know that we are dedicated to arguing for every bit of compensation you rightly deserve.

However, we also understand that the legal process can seem intimidating or confusing to burn victims. Often, they wonder how burn settlements are calculated in Texas. To help with this, we have provided some information on the types of compensation potentially available and the important factors that determine eligibility.

Types of Personal Injury Damages

There are many different types of personal injury damages a burn victim could potentially recover if they have received a serious burn or if they were burned due to the negligence of a company other than their employer.

Some of the most common types of damages include:

  • Medical Costs
  • Lost Wages
  • Physical Disfigurement
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Etc.

These are only a few of the potential damages. To determine eligibility and the potential amount of compensation, a burn injury attorney in Austin must account for several important factors.

Factors in Calculating a Settlement Amount

There are three main considerations in determining which damages you may recover and how much your compensation could be. The three considerations are:

  • Can You Establish Liability?

    In order to receive substantial compensation, a personal injury attorney must be able to prove in a court of law that a specific party was responsible for your injuries. If it can be proven the injuries occurred to a party’s negligence or recklessness, the probability of receiving substantial compensation increases.


  • What Is the Financial Situation of the Party Responsible?

    Once you have established liability and can prove the party’s liability, an Austin injury attorney would then assess the financial situation of the responsible party. If they are already in financial ruin or do not possess a sizable insurance plan, it may be more difficult to attain a substantial amount of compensation. Conversely, if the party responsible is large, wealthy, and has a robust insurance plan, there may be greater opportunity to recover the damages you deserve.


  • The Extent of Your Injury

    Proving the extent of your injury with the official support of a medical professional can be vital to recovering damages. Based on the extent of your injury, you may receive more or less compensation.

    For example, with serious injuries like second-degree and third-degree burns, the amount of medical care, physical disfigurement, and pain and suffering is highly increased, which can translate to a much higher amount of compensation. Nonetheless, no matter the degree of injury, the best way to calculate the potential worth of your claim is to contact a personal injury lawyer in Austin.

Contact the Lawyers at Carabin Shaw for a Free Case Review

There is only one option in Austin for the best possible representation: Carabin Shaw. Our reputation is nationally known and nationally respected for our tenacious passion in recovering the most damages possible for our clients. When you call us today, you will receive a completely free initial consultation.

Call us toll-free at 512-832-1101, or you can fill out the online form.

Visits with the Attorney are by appointment only. Main office San Antonio, Texas.

Austin Office
1609 Shoal Creek Blvd #100
Austin, TX 78701


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