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Types of Burn Injury Lawsuits

What should you do after suffering a severe burn injury? What options does Texas law provide for burn victims? There is help available for those affected by catastrophic burn injuries. Burn victims in Garland can file a variety of burn injury lawsuits in order to seek financial compensation for their injuries, medical costs, and suffering.

There are many types of burn injury lawsuits; the circumstances of your accident will determine which option is right for you. Consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Garland will help you to decide which category of burn injury lawsuit you should file. Remember that the state of Texas has a statute of limitations on some forms of burn injury lawsuits, so contact a qualified Garland burn injury attorney as soon as possible.

Personal Injury Lawsuits

If your burn injuries were caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another, consider filing a personal injury lawsuit. You can file a personal injury lawsuit if you were injured by another party who owed you a duty of care and breached that duty.

It is important to hire a personal injury lawyer with extensive knowledge of Texas law so that they can fully establish liability in your personal injury lawsuit.

  • Workplace Liability

    Workplace liability is complicated in terms of burn injuries. Many employers subscribe to workman’s compensation insurance (especially in potentially hazardous workplaces) and will offer workman’s compensation payments to injured employees. However, if your employer is not a subscriber or you were burned due to the negligence of another employee or third party, you may need to contact a burn injury attorney.

    Note: you are unable to file a lawsuit if you accept a workman’s compensation payment, so it is important to verify that what you are offered covers the full extent of your injuries before accepting.


  • Product Liability

    Were you scalded or burned by a household appliance or other product? If a manufacturer offers faulty consumer products for sale that eventually harm consumers, they should be held financially responsible for the consequences of their negligence.


  • Premises Liability

    Landlords or other business proprietors have a duty to provide safe environments to tenants/visitors/customers. Texas law requires that proprietors (such as hotel owners or landlords) install functioning smoke alarms near all bedrooms.

    If you are injured on a property due to lack of functioning smoke alarms, fire exits, or other hazardous conditions, you may be able to file a premises liability suit against the owner(s).


  • Wrongful Death

    Tragically, victims of severe burns may die from complications related to their injuries. If you have lost a loved one after a burn accident, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit may entitle you to receive compensation for your grief, medical bills, loss of primary wage-earner’s salary and benefits, or funeral costs.

    While no amount of money can truly recover the loss of your loved one, you should still receive the financial compensation you deserve during such a difficult time.

Texas Burn Injury Attorneys at Carabin Shaw

If you would like more information about which type of burn injury lawsuit you qualify to file, the Carabin Shaw personal injury lawyers in Garland are here to help. We have proudly represented burn injury victims and their families in the Garland area for nearly three decades. Let us know how our Garland burn injury attorneys can best help you and your family in your time of need.

Free Case Review

If you would like to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation case review with the experienced Texas burn injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw, call our office toll-free today at 800-862-1260 or fill out our online form.

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

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