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Liability of a Negligent Motorist After a Burn Injury in Waco

Car crashes are always terrifying experiences. But if you’ve been hurt in a Waco, Texas car crash that also resulted in serious burn injuries, you are probably doubly traumatized and dealing with costly medical bills.

If you’re looking to learn more about the liability of a negligent motorist after a burn injury in Waco, our Texas burn injury lawyers at Carabin Shaware here to help. Read on to learn about how our personal injury attorneys serving Waco can help, and discover how to schedule a free consultation with an expert Waco burn injury lawyer.

Causes of Burn Injuries During a Car Crash

There are many ways that car crashes may result in burn injuries. Some include:

  • Airbag deployment, which releases many high-temperature gases (including carbon dioxide and nitrogen) that can result in either chemical or thermal burns
  • Exposure to external heat sources, such as hot metals, scalding liquids, or steam
  • Fuel spillage resulting in a fire or explosion
  • Coming into contact with a live current
  • Coming into contact with hazardous chemicals spilled from the vehicle during the crash
Who can be Held Liable for a Burn Injury After a Car Wreck?

If you were seriously burned due to a car crash, you may be dealing with costly burn treatments such as skin grafts, burn center stays, and more—not to mention lost income from missed work. However, if the crash was partially or fully caused by the other driver’s negligence, you may have grounds to file a claim against the at-fault driver.

Negligence is defined as acting in a reckless or careless way—or failing to take proper care in doing something. Negligent driving may include:

  • Texting and driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Failing to yield or stop
  • Failing to turn on lights while driving at night

If the at-fault driver did something that they should not have done, did something that a reasonable person in their position would not have done, or if they fail to do something they should have done, that’s negligence. And as long as they are determined to be more at fault than you, you can file a negligence claim against them within two years of the date of your crash.

But first, you’ll need to consult with and hire a personal injury attorney who practices in Texas who specializes both in car crash claims and in burn injury cases. And that’s where the experienced lawyers at Carabin Shaw come in.

Have You Been Burned After a Car Crash in Waco, Texas? Call Carabin Shaw

The expert Texas burn injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw have more than 200 years of combined legal experience and have been successfully handling Texas accident claims for more than two decades. We’re passionate about fighting for the legal rights of burn accident victims and car crash victims, and we will help you understand your rights and options at every step of the process. And best of all, you don’t pay us unless we win your case. If you’re unsure what caused your accident, we can investigate and determine whether negligence played a role.

Free Case Evaluation / Initial Consultation

If you’re ready to speak to a knowledgeable Waco burn injury lawyer, you should know that Carabin Shaw offers all new clients a free, no obligation consultation and case review with an attorney.

To schedule your free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our Waco office today at 1-800-862-1260 or simply fill out our contact form. Learn how our personal injury attorneys serving Waco can help you win the compensation you truly deserve.

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