Severe Burn or Disfigurement Attorney in Austin

Burn injuries are extremely painful and are often quite difficult to treat, and many victims are left to endure long lasting pain and suffering. Depending on their severity, burn injuries can damage skin and the underlying tissue, which can leave a person's body prone to infections. Some burn injury victims may require long-term medical care such as skin grafts and multiple surgeries. Additionally, some burn injury victims suffer heavy scarring and disfigurement.

If you suffered a burn injury that was the result of another person's negligent conduct, or due to a defective product, you may be able to recover significant compensation. The Tony Nguyen Law Firm fights for burn injury victims in Travis County, Austin, and throughout the Central Texas area.

Causes of Burn Injuries

According to the American Burn Association, the most common causes of burn injuries are:

  • Contact with fire or flame

  • Scalding injuries (from steam, hot bath water, spilled coffee)

  • Thermal burns (from contact with hot objects like irons or ovens)

  • Electrical burns

  • Chemical burns

Types of Burn Injuries

There are four categories of burn injuries based on the extent of damage to the skin, muscles, tissues, bones, and internal organs:

First-Degree Burns

These burn injuries are superficial as they involve the first layer of skin (the epidermis). Symptoms include redness, minor inflammation, and pain. These burns can typically be treated with home care, and usually heal within seven to ten days.

Second-Degree Burns

Second-degree burns are more serious because they go beyond the first layer of skin and reach the dermis, resulting in skin blisters. These burn injuries can take up to three weeks to heal, and severe cases may require skin grafting or result in nerve damage.

Third-Degree Burns

These are severe injuries that destroy both the outer layer of skin and subcutaneous tissue, resulting in charred and leathery skin. These wounds often require skin grafting, reconstructive surgery, and other long-term medical treatments.

Fourth-Degree Burns

Fourth-degree burns not only damage the skin but also nerve endings and may even reach the fat, muscle or bone. These injuries can lead to permanent motor damage, usually require amputation, and may result in death.

Dedicated Austin Burn Injury Attorneys

At the Tony Nguyen Law Firm, we are keenly aware of the pain and suffering that burn injury victims endure. Depending on the severity of the injury, treatment may require lengthy hospitalizations and a variety of medical procedures. Not only are these injuries traumatic, many victims suffer permanent disfigurement and long lasting emotional and financial burdens.

If you have suffered a burn injury as a result of another's negligence, you may be able to recover damages for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses. We will fight for your right to just compensation and ensure that you receive the medical care that you need. Don't suffer in silence, call our office today at 1-800-35-TEXAS, or fill out a contact form, for a free consultation.  We serve the greater Austin area including Cedar Park, Georgetown, Travis County, and Williamson County.

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