Injury Damages under Texas
As a Texas
burn injury survivor or the family of someone who was killed in a burn
accident, you have most likely gone through both physical and emotional
trauma. Our Texas burn attorneys will help you recover
for your pain, suffering, disfigurement, emotional distress, and other elements
of your personal injury case.
Depending upon the facts of your case, you may be
compensated for permanent disfigurement, medical bills, lost wages, and pain
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS TO COMPENSATION MAY INCLUDE:
- Payment of your medical bills in the past and in the future. These medical bills can include
hospitalization, surgery, counseling, scar revision, occupational therapy,
physical therapy, plastic surgery and more.
With many injuries, especially burn injuries, the cost of future medical
care is unknown. A burn injury lawyer
will make sure you are compensated for your potential future medical costs. You can and will also recover for your lost
wages and decrease in earning capacity.
- You can require the responsible parties to pay for your vocational
rehabilitation or job re-training.
- The responsible parties will compensate you for any disfigurement,
physical disability or mental impairment resulting from the burn accident.
- Pain and Suffering – You can recover money for your conscious
mental and emotional pain and suffering, both in the past and in the future.
- Your spouse’s loss is called Loss of Consortium. Your spouse can recover if your spousal
relations are affected by your burn injuries.
Your spouse may also potentially recover for loss of support, loss of
household services, loss of love, companionship, society, affection, sexual
- Punitive Damages are damages which serve to punish a wrongdoer for
intentional or reckless actions. The negligent
party must have had conscious disregard for others’ safety in its actions.
The determination of damages an injured victim is entitled to
varies from case to case. A detailed examination
of the cause of the burn accident and of severity of the injuries suffered is
required to properly evaluate your Texas
burn injury claim. It is important that
when a serious and catastrophic injury, such as a burn injury occurs while at
work, that an attorney be retained as quickly as possible after the accident so
that evidence be preserved.