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Who is Liable for Your Burn Injury?

In Midland, people suffer burn injuries all too often. Depending on the severity of your burn, it can change your life forever. Third and fourth degree burns can leave a victim permanently scarred and disfigured, unable to enjoy life as they once did. When someone else’s negligence leads to your suffering, they should pay for the damage they’ve caused.

If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries, you should speak with a burn injury attorney serving Midland. The Texas burn injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw care about getting justice for victims and their families. We always begin by listening to the unique circumstances of your case, then formulate a plan that best serves you.

Causes of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can happen in a number of ways in Midland. Sometimes, they happen at home in a kitchen fire. Other times, they happen at work because of another’s negligence. They can also happen because of faulty products. The point is, there are numerous causes of burn injuries that could lead to your suffering, listed below:

  • Stoves
  • Heaters
  • Car accidents
  • Fires
  • Scalding hot liquid
  • Tanning beds
  • Guns
  • Oil explosions
  • Vape pens and e-cigarettes
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Fireworks
  • Chemical exposure
  • Faulty products

Talk to an experienced Midland personal injury attorney about what caused your accident.

In a Burn Injury Case, Who is Liable?

Sometimes, others are at fault for your burn injuries due to their negligence. Who is liable for your burn injury depends on where your accident happened and how. Below are the most common parties responsible for burn injuries:

  1. Landlord
    When you’re injured in your apartment or home, your landlord may be responsible. Texas law requires landlords to maintain a reasonable level of safety in your home. If not, they can be liable for damages. Landlords, for instance, are required to install fire alarms within 10 feet of every bedroom.
  2. Driver
    If you’re involved in a car accident, the other driver can be held liable for your damages. In a car accident, a gas tank can leak, causing an explosion that leaves those involved at risk of serious burn injuries.
  3. Employer
    When accidents at work happen, your employer can be held responsible. If your employer has workers’ comp, you can pursue damages through a workers’ compensation claim. Sometimes, though, employers don’t provide workers’ compensation. When this is the case, you can file a lawsuit against your employer.
    Additionally, if another employee’s negligence caused your accident, you can sue that employee for damages. To learn more, speak with a lawyer about your options.
  4. Parts manufacturer
    Burn injuries can also be caused by malfunctioning products. Who is liable for a burn accident caused by a faulty product depends on how the product’s fault led to your injuries. For instance, if a faulty part caused the accident, the manufacturer can be held liable. If a design flaw was at the root of the accident, the designers may be responsible for your damages. To know who to sue in the case of a malfunctioning product, a burn injury attorney serving Midland can help.

To know who to sue, it’s best to talk to an attorney.

The Law Firm Dedicated To Getting You Justice

After suffering a burn injury, you need someone with legal expertise who will fight for you. The Texas burn injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw have decades of experience helping victims fight for the compensation they deserve. We’ve won over $1 billion for our past clients, and we’re working every day to help our clients get the justice they deserve.

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If you want to talk to a Midland personal injury attorney about your options for pursuing damages after a burn injury, call us today at 1-800-862-1260 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation.

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