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What is my Burn Injury Claim Worth?

From 2019-2020, Dallas has seen many burn accidents, ranging from apartment complexes, to private homes, to businesses, to a large industrial plastic plant. Some of these accidents tragically caused deaths and injuries.

If you or one of your loved ones was involved in a burn accident, you may have grounds for a lawsuit if you suffered a serious burn due to the negligence of another individual or company. Please contact a Dallas personal injury lawyer to discuss your case and determine if you may be eligible for compensation.

Top Texas Lawyers at Carabin Shaw

The Dallas attorneys at Carabin Shaw have been representing burn victims for decades. We make it a priority to fight for the maximum amount of compensation for each and every client. We know that a burn injury can have long-lasting health and financial impact on a victim’s life, so we are committed to recover the damages that our clients need to return their life back to normal.

However, we also understand that the legal process can seem confusing, and you may be wondering what is my burn injury claim worth? To help with this, we have provided some information on the current Texas laws regarding compensation caps and the different types of damages that could potentially be awarded.

Texas Laws on Compensation Caps

The answer to the question of how much your claim may be worth depends on the specific circumstances of the accident. However, in Texas, there are no caps on compensation amounts, except in cases involving medical malpractice. This means that there are no caps on burn accident claims, and the damages a burn injury attorney in Dallas may potentially recover could be substantial. The specific amount depends on the types of damages your personal injury attorney can prove you should receive.

Types of Burn Accident Damages

There are several different types of personal injury damages. The two main categories are compensatory and punitive.

Compensatory damages are awarded to provide compensation for the hardship they have endured. Punitive damages are awarded to directly punish the party responsible for their severely negligent or reckless conduct. The different types of compensatory damages a Dallas personal injury lawyer could recover include:

  • Medical Costs

    Burn accidents often require serious medical care for a long period of time. This medical care can quickly become overwhelming and leave the victim with a crushing amount of debt. A personal injury lawyer can fight to have the responsible party compensate the victim for these costs.

  • Lost Wages

    As a victim is receiving medical care and is recovering from their injury, they are forced to miss work and their regular wages. Dallas residents rely on their regular wages to pay for rent, for groceries, for childcare, etc. Forcing a victim to miss out on their wages is a large financial burden, and they should be compensated for it.

  • Pain and Suffering

    Burn injuries are incredibly painful. Evidence has shown this level of pain and suffering causes increases in depression, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Although not as visible as a burn, the mental anguish is serious, and a burn injury attorney in Dallas can argue for compensation.

These are only three of many different types of compensation. The compensation totals for each category varies from case to case. The best way to determine how much your claim may be worth is to contact a personal injury attorney.

Contact Dallas Attorneys at Carabin Shaw for a Free Case Review

If you want to discuss your case and how much it may be worth, contact us today for a completely free initial consultation. Our attorneys can provide you with unparalleled representation. Call us toll-free at 800-862-1260 or fill out our online form.

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