Burn Injury

Unfortunately, every year about 100,000 people are hospitalized and treated for burn injuries in the U.S., and of those cases, 5,000 people lose their life. According to the CDC, nearly 85% of all fatalities caused by fire in the U.S. involve house fires; however, severe burn injuries can also be caused by hot liquids, chemicals, electricity, steam, and other causes.

Burn injuries are horrible because they damage the skin and, in worse cases, deep body tissues. Burn injuries are categorized by degree. First-degree burns are limited to the skin’s outer layer; second-degree burn injuries affect several layers of skin, and will result in blistering; third-degree burns can destroy deeper tissues and lead to swelling, nerve damage, and death. Infection is an enormous risk with all burn injuries, because the skin can no longer protect the tissues underneath.

The treatment for severe burns usually includes a lengthy hospitalization, often in specialized burn units or intensive care. Multiple surgeries and skin grafts may be necessary. Both the burns and the medical treatments can leave patients scarred or disfigured, and burn injuries are often accompanied by severe emotional trauma.

Culpepper Law Firm Attorneys are dedicated to pursuing full compensation for the harm suffered by its clients, including burn victims or their families who lost loved ones as a result of burn injuries. We represent injured people throughout the state. While we maintain offices in Houston, if you don’t live near those locations, our attorneys will come to you. We can meet you in your home or hospital room, or set up a meeting in a professional setting close to where you live. We put our full resources, experience, and skills into every case we take. Our initial consultation is free, and we don’t get paid unless we collect money for our client.

If you or someone you love suffered a burn injury and are considering seeking compensation in Texas, please call Culpepper Law Firm. We will assess your case and explain the various types of harm for which you may pursue financial compensation.

We are also ready to help if you are considering filing a wrongful death claim related to burn injuries. If the injuries or subsequent death were caused by someone’s negligence, or by a defective product, you should not have to bear all of the consequences alone.

For a free consultation with an experienced Texas personal injury attorney, please call at 281-494-1030 or fill out and submit our online form.

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