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How Do Burn Injuries Happen & What Treatments Are Available?

Each year, 3,500 people in the United States are fatally injured by burns. But while the number of burn-related fatalities is relatively low, the number of severe burn injuries that lead to lifelong complications is far higher. If you’ve been severely burned in McKinney, Texas, you are likely facing expensive medical bills, debilitating pain, and other serious difficulties. However, burn injuries caused by negligence are grounds for a personal injury claim.

Read on to learn more about burn accidents, about choosing the right burn injury lawyers in McKinney, and how to receive a free consultation with our McKinney personal injury attorneys.

How Do Burn Injuries Happen and What Treatments Are Available?

What causes burn injuries? Here’s what research suggests:

  • According to the American Burn Association, the primary causes of burn injury include fire flames, scalds, contact with hot objects, electricity, and chemical substances
  • Most burns—73%—occur in the home
  • The second most common location of burn injuries is in the workplace
  • The majority of house fires are caused by cooking-related accidents

Burn treatment depends largely on the severity and type of the burn. Minor burns can usually be treated at home.

Treatments for serious burns may include:

  • Medications
  • Wound dressings
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery
  • Skin grafts
  • Treatment at specialized burn centers
  • And more

Because severe burns may necessitate hospitalization or inpatient treatment at burn centers, they can quickly become costly. However, if your burn injury was caused by another person or party’s negligence, you can file a personal injury claim against the negligent party to recover damages—including the full cost of your medical treatment.

What Damages Can Burn Victims Recover?

Burn victims who have been hurt by another person’s negligence may recover significant damages for their injuries. These damages may include:

  • The full cost of medical treatments related to the injury
  • Lost income due to missed work after the accident
  • Future lost income, if the burn caused a permanent injury
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damages
  • And more

Unsure whether or not negligence played a role in your accident? If so, your next step should be contacting the Texas burn injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw, who will review the circumstances surrounding your case and inform you of your legal options. Your first consultation with a lawyer is completely free, so you have nothing to lose by giving us a call.

Hurt in a Fire or Burn Accident? Call Us Today for a Free Consultation and Case Review

Here at Carabin Shaw, we are passionate about defending the legal rights of accident victims, and our team has more than 200 years of combined legal experience. We’re experts in handling burn accident claims in Texas, and we want to help you understand your legal options and rights.

Because our attorneys operate on a no win, no fee structure, you don’t owe us anything unless we win your case. And our expert Texas burn injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw have recovered more than one billion dollars in settlements so far for our satisfied clients.

We offer all new clients a free, no obligation consultation and case review with a lawyer. To schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced McKinney personal injury attorneys, call our office serving McKinney today at 800-862-1260 or simply fill out our online form. Let our talented burn injury lawyers in McKinney help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve following your burn injury.

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