Types of Fires and Burn Injuries
Every burn injury is as unique as its victim. However, all burn victims experience some degree of pain and suffering as a result of their injuries. If these injuries were caused by the negligence of another, Texas law stipulates that Lubbock burn victims may be able to seek compensation for their pain and suffering with the assistance of an experienced Lubbock burn injury attorney.
The compensation victims can expect depends on the circumstances of their burn accident. Personal injury lawyers in Lubbock have the resources to investigate burn accidents to determine the cause and type of the fire. Determining the facts of your accident will help your personal injury attorney build the strongest claim possible to win you a fair financial settlement.Five Types of Fire
The National Fire Protection Association categorizes fire into five types. The types are as follows:
The first type of fire are fires ignited by “ordinary combustibles” (such as wood, plastic, rubber, paper, etc.).
Class B fires are ignited by flammable liquids (such as oil, gasoline, tar, and alcohol) or flammable gas (such as propane and butane).
This type of fire occurs in electrical equipment (such as common household appliances, computers, or transformers).
Class D fires are caused by combustible metals (such as lithium, magnesium, zirconium, or potassium).
This type of fire is ignited by cooking grease and oils.
All of the above types of fires can result in first, second, or third-degree burns. The severity of your burn will determine how much you can expect to receive in a financial settlement.
It is important to note, however, that no matter how severe your burn, if your injuries were caused by the negligence of another, you can and should receive financial compensation with the help of a Lubbock burn injury attorney.Common Burn Injuries
There are many types of injuries that result from the above classes of fires. These injuries include:
Thermal burn injuries are caused by contact with hot surfaces or air. These injuries may be caused by contact with open flames, breathing smoke, or touching hot surfaces such as stovetops or gas ranges.
You can be severely burned by prolonged contact with industrial or household chemicals. Chlorine, ammonia, and bleach are all common sources of chemical burns.
Electrical burns are commonly caused by contact with improperly insulated wires. This causes an electric current to run through the body, which can result in surface burns or internal muscles and tissue.
Prolonged exposure to UV rays or other forms of radiation can result in severe burn injury. These injuries may look like thermal burns on the surface of the skin but can cause serious internal complications.
Friction burns are caused by the skin rubbing against rough surfaces (such as “road rash”). While many of these burns heal on their own in a few days, occasionally they may affect deeper layers of the skin and require hospitalization.
All of the above burns may develop further complications and long-term injury. Whatever the extent of your damages, you deserve fair financial compensation.Trusted Lubbock Attorneys at Carabin Shaw
If you or a loved one have suffered a severe burn injury, you should contact a qualified personal injury lawyer in Lubbock to explore your options. The Lubbock attorneys at Carabin Shaw are the foremost personal injury attorneys serving the Lubbock area. With nearly three decades of experience and the resources of a nationwide firm, we are deeply invested in representing our local communities. We proudly represent Lubbock burn victims and their families.Free Case Review | Initial Consultation
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