Disfigurement and Burn Injury Attorneys

Burns are among the most catastrophic injuries any individual can suffer. The pain, suffering, and disfigurement that an injured victim may experience are among the worst in personal injury cases. Burn injuries affect victims of all ages, but are more common among children and seniors.

Enduring burn trauma is an unbearable experience. Severe burns may have steep medical expenses. Victims may also miss work and lose income as they recover. The healing process may vary from one victim to the next, but severe injuries may require months or even years to fully heal. Unfortunately, other burn injuries may be lifelong and cause permanent disability.

If you or your loved one has suffered disfigurement due to a burn injury that you believe is someone else’s fault, Nix Patterson may be able to fight your legal battles for you. Our burn injury lawyers can help you seek compensation to help you move on with your life.

We understand how stressful the days, weeks, and months after a burn injury may be for victims and their families. It is our mission to help you recover physically, financially, and mentally. You don’t have to suffer alone. We are here to help you.

Causes of Burn Injuries

Various sources can cause burn injuries and disfigurement, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Defective products
  • Explosions
  • Open flames
  • Workplace accidents
  • Faulty electrical equipment
  • Fireworks
  • Aviation accidents
  • Apartment building fires
  • Arson
  • Recreational and retail fires
  • Construction accidents
  • Oil rig accidents

Burn accidents may happen at home, school, work, childcare facilities, during hospital procedures, or in accidents. If they happen due to the incompetent, negligent, or careless actions of another person, it’s advisable to get in touch with an experienced attorney to protect your legal rights.

Types of Burns

Burns are classified as first, second, or third-degree burns depending on their severity. These classifications reflect how deeply and severely the burn penetrates the skin.

First-Degree Burns

These are superficial burns that affect the top skin layer but don’t usually blister. They may appear red and be painful, but they rarely cause long-term tissue damage.

Second-Degree Burns

These are partial-thickness burns that affect the top two layers of skin – the epidermis and the dermis. You may experience swelling, pain, and blistering after sustaining second-degree burns.

Third-Degree Burns

These burns affect all three skin layers — the epidermis, dermis, and fat. Pain sensation may be unbearable or virtually nonexistent due to damaged nerve endings. These burns may also affect tendons, bones, and muscles. 

When the burn affects connective tissues, it may be referred to as a fourth-degree burn. This type of burn is often life-threatening.

How a Burn Injury Lawyer Can Help

If you’ve suffered a burn injury, please reach out to our experienced disfigurement and burn injury attorneys. We may be able to help you if you believe someone else is responsible for your injury and losses. Our legal team is ready to investigate and prove what led to your disfigurement, identify all liable parties, and assess the extent of your injuries. Our burn injury lawyers will:

  • Gather and analyze evidence, like police records, fire department records, and photographs of the scene as well as your injuries.
  • Review your medical reports.
  • Consult with medical professionals to get expert evaluations of the severity and extent of your burn injuries. 
  • Determine the expenses associated with your recovery and future medical care.
  • Investigate with electricians, safety inspectors, and accident reconstructionists to ascertain the cause of the accident as well as who was at fault for your burn injury.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies and defense lawyers as you rest and recuperate.

Potential Compensation You Can Recover in a Burn Injury Claim

If your injuries were caused by someone else’s careless actions, the burn injury and disfigurement lawyers at Nix Patterson can help you recover compensation in the form of these damages:

Economic Damages

These damages refer to objectively verifiable monetary losses that victims incur after burns. Economic damages are quantifiable since bills, receipts, and pay stubs may be available. They include:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Property damage
  • Cost of replacement or repair
  • Loss of business opportunities

Non-Economic Damages

This compensation covers damages for subjective, non-monetary losses due to a burn injury. They include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, reputational harm, and loss of enjoyment of life. In burn injury cases, the non-economic damages from pain and suffering are often the largest measure of damages.

Punitive Damages

These damages are rarely awarded in personal injury claims. Punitive awards aim to punish and deter the extremely reckless or intentional behavior of the defendant. They aren’t meant to compensate for any loss.

Will My Burn Injury Claim Go to Trial?

Most personal injury claims are settled out of court. But this isn’t always the case. If negotiations with insurance companies and other involved parties hit a dead end, Nix Patterson is ready to go to court to protect your legal rights.

Our legal team have decades of experience trying cases to juries and judges, and we don’t shy away from taking on big corporations or insurance companies to ensure injured burn victims get their rightful compensation. We will use our understanding of your physical and emotional situation as well as our trial experience to push for the best verdict in your personal injury case.

How Much Does a Burn Injury Attorney Cost?

Nix Patterson operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay any upfront costs for our legal services. We don’t charge injured victims any consultation fees, and we advance all litigation expenses so you won’t pay anything out-of-pocket. You will only pay a reasonable attorney fee if we recover compensation for your personal injury claim. We can answer any questions you have about how contingency fees work during your free consultation. 

Contact Reliable Burn Injury Lawyers at Nix Patterson

At Nix Patterson, our experienced disfigurement and burn injury attorneys are prepared to review your case and help you understand your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation that covers your medical expenses and other losses. For this reason, it’s best to reach out to our legal team as soon as possible. You can call our phone number or fill out a form on this website.

The burn injury attorneys at Nix Patterson are here to help you navigate the complex legal system. We are experienced in personal injury law, and will work tirelessly on your case. 

Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation and learn how we can protect your rights and interests.

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Nix Patterson only works on a contingency fee basis. Our clients pay us nothing unless we win. Schedule a free consultation today. Call 512.328.5333 or complete the form below. 

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