Houston Burn Injury Lawyers 

Filing a Severe Burn Injury Claim in Texas

Severe burn injuries are among the most traumatic, painful, and life-threatening injuries a person can endure. Second- and third-degree burns require immediate medical attention and ongoing care. They often result in chronic pain, permanent scarring, and significant disfigurement, even with proper treatment. For victims and their loved ones, the healing process can be extremely difficult and overwhelmingly costly. 

At The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC, we understand just how devastating severe burns are, which is why our Houston burn injury lawyers fight tirelessly on behalf of victims and their families. If you or your loved one suffered severe burns because of someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your losses, including medical bills, future care costs, lost income, lost earning ability, pain, suffering, and more. 

It is important that you act quickly, as you typically have just two years from the date of injury to file a personal injury lawsuit in Texas. The sooner your contact our team, the sooner we can begin gathering evidence and building a powerful case on your behalf.

Types of Burn Injuries

Burns are classified according to type and severity. The type of burn refers to how the injury occurred, whereas the severity refers to the overall physical effects of the injury.

The different types of burns include: 

  • Thermal Burns: Caused by contact with hot items, surfaces, and substances
  • Electrical Burns: Caused contact with live electrical currents
  • Chemical Burns: Caused by contact with harsh chemicals, solvents, detergents, and dyes
  • Radiation Burns: Caused by various forms of radiation, including solar radiation (sunburns) and certain types of cancer treatments
  • Friction Burns: A combination of friction burns and abrasions; also known as “road rash”
  • Cold Burns: Skin damage resulting from extreme cold; also known as “frostbite”

 The different degrees of burn injuries include: 

  • First-Degree Burns: A burn that only damages the outer layer of skin is a first-degree burn. These are similar to what you experience from a sunburn. 
  • Second Degree Burns: These types of burns are severe enough to require medical attention, as they affect deeper layers of skin and may lead to complications, like infections.
  • Third-Degree Burns: If a burn goes all the way through the skin and into deeper layers of tissue, it is considered a third-degree burn. These injuries are medical emergencies, often requiring skin grafting surgery and other treatments. 
  • Fourth-Degree Burns: These are the most severe types of burn injuries, as damage affects multiple bodily systems. It is not unusual for victims to succumb to their injuries from fourth-degree burns covering large areas of the body.

Burn injury victims typically experience physical disfigurement and emotional scarring, both of which can last a lifetime. To make matter worse, the costs associated with treating burn injuries are immense and can cause significant financial burdens for victims and their families. 

Call us at (713) 561-5454 or reach us online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Your initial consultation is free, and there are no attorney fees unless we win your case.

Common Causes of Burn Injuries 

All types of accidents and traumatic events can lead to burn injuries. 

Some examples include: 

Numerous accidents can cause burn injuries. However, the main goal is to demonstrate that the other party acted negligently towards you. Your lawyer will need to prove that the other party breached his or her duty of care, leading to your injuries and losses. 

At The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC, our Houston burn injury attorneys have extensive experience handling all types of burn injury cases resulting from a wide range of causes. We know how to evaluate the available evidence to determine what happened and, most importantly, who is liable for our clients’ resulting damages. 

We often work with accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, economists, and other experts who provide invaluable testimony regarding the nature of the incident, the severity of our client’s injuries, and the effects those injuries have had and will continue to have on our client’s life. With this information, we can aggressively pursue maximum compensation for burn injury victims and the families of those wrongfully killed

Why Hire a Burn Injury Lawyer? 

When you or your loved one has suffered severe burn injuries, taking action and filing a personal injury claim may be the furthest thing from your mind. At this point, you should be focused on getting the proper medical treatment for yourself or your family member—not on fighting with the insurance company or another liable party for a fair settlement.

When you hire the burn injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC, you can have peace of mind knowing that we will handle every aspect of your case, allowing you to dedicate your energy to healing. This includes handling all communication with the insurance company or another liable party on your behalf, as well as gathering important evidence and building your claim. By choosing our team, you will have assurance knowing that your case is handled correctly from start to finish. 

Our team is ready to: 

  • Evaluate your case for recoverable losses
  • Address all of your questions and concerns
  • Help you understand your legal options
  • Investigate your accident thoroughly
  • Gather and preserve evidence
  • Identify the responsible party/parties 
  • Argue and prove the losses you sustained
  • File your case in civil court if necessary 

Our top-rated legal team carefully reviews the evidence and meticulously develops innovative legal strategies, leaving no detail unexamined and no possible avenue of compensation unexplored. In short, we will do everything possible to maximize your claim as we guide you through every step of the legal process. 

Call us today at (713) 561-5454 or contact us online to request an appointment with our team.

Compensation for Burn Victims 

Most serious burn injuries require immediate medical attention. Treating a moderate or severe burn injury can be exorbitantly expensive, not to mention extremely painful and emotionally challenging. To make matters worse, many burn victims are unable to return to work, meaning they cannot generate any income to help with the cost of their medical care. 

One of the reasons why we help people file personal injury claims is to help them seek full reimbursement for their medical expenses, as well as the mental harm they have sustained. The exact damages you may be able to recover depends on the specific details of your case; however, we are often able to obtain notable settlements and verdicts to help our clients offset some of the physical, emotional, and financial hardships they are facing. 

You may be entitled to compensation for the following types of damages: 

  • Emergency medical transportation and care
  • Hospital and ambulance fees
  • Skin grafts, surgery, and other treatments
  • Medications, antibiotics, and ointments
  • Medical equipment and devices
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Ongoing and future medical expenses
  • Lost income, wages, and benefits
  • Loss of future earnings and earning capacity
  • Physical and mental pain and suffering
  • Future pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • At-home assistance and care
  • Costs associated with home modifications

In rare cases, burn victims and/or their family members may also be entitled to exemplary, or “punitive” damages. Unlike compensatory damages, such as those listed above, exemplary damages are not intended to compensate victims for measurable damages. Instead, they are awarded to punish the defendant and deter others from similar conduct. Generally speaking, exemplary damages are only available in cases involving gross negligence, willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others, or intentional acts of violence or misconduct. 

Our Houston burn injury lawyers can review the details of your case and determine what types of damages you may be entitled to recover after a serious accident or injury. We are committed to fighting for the full compensation you are owed, including fair compensation for all of your injury-related expenses, losses, pain, and suffering. 

Our Promise To You

What Sets The Law Offices Of Omar Khawaja Apart?
  • Dedicated & Experienced Counsel
    Our team has handled thousands of cases and we have the skills, insight, and commitment to fight for the results you need and deserve. We are not afraid to go to trial and will work until we obtain justice on your behalf.
  • Personal Touch to Personal Injury
    At The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja we pride ourselves on providing personalized attention to each and every one of our clients. We work to get to know you and your case to understand how we can best assist with your goals.
  • Customized Legal Strategies
    We believe that no two cases are alike and work with you to understand, first and foremost, the details of your case and how our team can be most beneficial to you and your needs. Next, we work to collaborate with you on a targeted legal approach.
  • Commitment to Integrity

    Your legal rights are our priority. We give our utmost attention to every case with outstanding morals and work ethic. Our team commits ourselves to ALWAYS providing you and your loved ones with the highest quality legal service around.

Your Time to File a Burn Injury Lawsuit Is Limited 

As in other states, burn injury claims in Texas are subject to a filing deadline, known as the “statute of limitations.” The statute of limitations governs how long you have to bring a lawsuit against the liable party. In Texas, the statute of limitations on nearly all burn injury cases is two years from the date of injury. In burn injury cases leading to wrongful death, the two-year deadline typically begins on the date of the deceased’s passing. 

If you wait too long, you could lose your right to recover compensation for your injury-related damages. We encourage you to reach out to our attorneys at The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC right away to avoid missing your chance to file a burn injury lawsuit. 

Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights 

The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC is ready to fight tirelessly for you and your family. If you are unable to travel to our office due to your injuries, we can come to you. We also offer remote consultations by phone, email, or video conferencing. We utilize highly secure technology to ensure the confidentiality of all attorney-client communication, and our multilingual staff can assist you in English, Spanish, Urdu, or Arabic.  

Fight Back Today

Our skilled attorneys, years of experience, and passion have made us one of the top law offices in Texas. When you have been injured, you need a team dedicated to giving you a voice. The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja is that team. 

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Every case is different and every client has unique needs. Contact us today to see if we are the right lawyers for you.

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