Burn Injury Lawyer in Fort Worth
Getting victims the compensation they deserve
Fire and burn injuries are among the most painful, traumatic injuries one can endure. Serious burns are painful, disfiguring, psychologically damaging and could even be fatal. Victims of severe burns often face months of painful medical procedures and rehabilitation and may face years of emotional trauma and financial difficulty due to the cost of treatment and lost wages resulting from missing work. A burn injury attorney can fight for their rights.
Burn injuries can happen in a matter of seconds and affect multiple body parts, including skin, nerves, muscles, blood vessels and bone. Many types of accidents can cause severe burn injuries. The following are a few types of accidents that may cause severe burns:
- Natural gas pipeline explosions
- Car and truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Accidents involving defective products
If you’ve suffered a fire or burn injury as a result of somebody else’s negligent or reckless behavior, you have rights. Contact an experienced burn injury lawyer in Fort Worth today. Contact Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C. You might be entitled to compensation for your serious injuries.
What are the different types of burns?
Common types of burn injuries include:
- Radiation burns
- Thermal burns
- Inhalation burns
- Electrical burns
- Chemical burns
Some people can suffer certain types of burns after a car accident. For example, following the force of impact they may have been left with seatbelt burns or burns from airbags. When an airbag deploys, the force of impact can cause an abrasion burn, and certain alkaline chemicals are released that can cause a chemical burn. People thrown from a car or motorcycle onto the pavement may suffer road rash burns.
There are different classifications of burn injuries based on severity. A first-degree burn is the least serious, resulting in pain and redness on the skin. A second-degree burn results in blisters and destruction of the top skin layers. A third-degree burn extends through all layers of skin into deep tissue. A fourth-degree burn is the most severe, destroying skin and also damaging muscle or bone. Third and fourth-degree burns are also sometimes called full thickness burns because all the layers of the skin are destroyed.
People with burn injuries may need surgery, hospitalization, medication, rehabilitation, and multiple follow-up appointments. They may also need reconstructive surgery to reduce scarring and restore their appearance. A burn injury can be both physically damaging and emotionally devastating.
Burn injuries can also lead to financial stress. Medical expenses add up very quickly and can seem insurmountable. If victims miss time from work, there is less income coming in. Many start to worry about paying their bills.
You have rights. Contact Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C. today
A burn injury can change life for you and your loved ones forever. However, when dealing with a serious injury, the person or company who caused your personal injury accident might try to deny responsibility. His or her insurance company might even try to claim that you were the one who caused the accident. That isn’t fair. That’s why you need an attorney on your side that knows how to find the facts and protect your rights. You need Coby L. Wooten.
Our firm takes nothing for granted. Our legal team investigates your accident to get the facts. We gather evidence that can help us prove negligence. We carefully review accident reports, medical records and other documentation. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
We also determine the total amount of damages you suffered to calculate how much your burn injury claim is worth. This includes current and future medical expenses for treating your burn injuries. It includes lost wages if you couldn’t work. Other damages may include pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
Our lawyers are familiar with all of the tactics used by insurance companies to minimize your compensation and we don’t put up with them. We build strong cases that insurance companies have to address seriously. And we are committed to helping you get the best possible outcome, whether that’s through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
Call us today for a free consultation
Know where you stand. Get legal advice as soon as possible. State law gives you two years from the date of your accident to take legal action. But over time, evidence can be lost or destroyed and witnesses can forget important details. The sooner we can get started, the better. You won’t be dealing with a case manager at our firm. One of our burn injury attorneys will personally handle your case.
Your case is about more than just money. It’s about justice. It’s about holding negligent parties responsible for their actions. Take a stand and get help for your burn injury claim. Contact Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C., today to speak with a burn attorney in Fort Worth who vigorously fights for injury victims. Or call (866) 408-0940 to schedule an appointment at our Fort Worth office.
Put more than 30 years of personal injury litigation experience to work for you. Your initial consultation is free and we don’t get paid unless we win your case. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis. Serving families in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington and throughout Texas.