Specialized Burn Injury Lawyer in Austin, TX

Tony Nguyen Law Firm specializes in burn injury cases in the entire Central Texas and Travis County area. As a burn injury law firm, we are dedicated to helping you receive the compensation you deserve.

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A Burn Injury Lawyer Who Can Help

Burns are among the most painful injuries. Besides excruciating physical pain, burn injuries can take a toll on your mental and emotional wellbeing. Severe burn injuries can also have lifelong consequences, such as permanent disfigurement and disabilities.

As a specialized personal burn injury lawyer, I will fight on your behalf to help you secure the maximum compensation for financial, emotional, and mental damages caused by a burn injury. 

To file your burn injury claim with Tony Nguyen Law Firm, simply contact us for a free legal assessment of your case. We will discuss your options, guide you through each step of the legal process, and legally represent you on a no-win, no-fee basis.

Types of Personal Burn Injuries

Depending on the severity of damage to the skin, muscle, and other organs, your personal burn injury can be classified as one of the following four types: 

  • First-degree burns. These personal burn injuries are the least severe. They only affect the first layer of the skin, the epidermis, and can be treated at home. If you’ve sustained a first-degree burn, you might experience redness, pain, and minor inflammation, which typically heals in 7-10 days.
  • Second-degree burns. Second-degree burns affect the epidermis and the middle layer of your skin, called dermis, and cause blisters. Such personal burn injuries can take up to three weeks to heal. After sustaining a severe second-degree burn, you might experience nerve damage and/or require skin grafting.
  • Third-degree burns. Third-degree burns destroy the first two layers of your skin, making it charred, dry, and leathery. Serious cases of third-degree burns might also affect the deepest skin layer, or the subcutaneous tissue. In most cases, you will need skin grafting, reconstructive surgery, and other long-term treatments to recover after a third-degree burn.
  • Fourth-degree burns. Personal burn injuries that result in a fourth-degree burn are the most severe. Besides destroying your skin, such burns cause nerve damage and might affect your fat, muscle, and bone. Fourth-degree burns can lead to permanent motor damage and require amputation, and the most severe cases may result in death.

Does My Case Qualify?

Burn injury cases can range in complexity depending on the severity and causes of your injuries. The factors below can help you determine whether your burn injury case is worth pursuing.

Some common types of burn injuries that we help our clients receive compensation for include:

If any of the following reasons caused you a burn injury, consider filing a claim to receive your rightful compensation:

Can I Still File a Burn Injury Claim?

The statute of limitations determines how much time you have to file a burn injury claim from the day when the injury happened. In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a claim is two years. This means that after you experience a burn injury, you have two years to file your claim to receive compensation.

If you miss this time frame, however, you may no longer be eligible for compensation. If you aren’t sure whether you can still file a burn injury claim, contact us for a free case evaluation.

File a Burn Injury Claim in Austin, TX

Have you suffered a burn injury? Tony Nguyen Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve for your physical injuries, financial losses, emotional distress, and other damages. Contact us and book a free legal case assessment today.

Compensation For Personal Burn Injuries

Burn injuries often have a devastating impact on your physical, emotional, mental, and financial state. Depending how severe your burn injuries are, we can help you get compensated for:

  • Medical bills, including hospitalization, medication, and other medical expenses
  • Mental anguish, suffering, and pain
  • Lost wages and loss of earning potential
  • Wrongful death
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Other financial and non-financial damage

How Can a Burn Injury Lawyer Help You?

Filing a burn injury claim on your own can be a stressful and time-consuming process. Working with a personal burn injury lawyer, on the other hand, allows you to focus on your recovery while they handle all aspects of the legal process.

An experienced burn injury lawyer can help you navigate the legal process of filing a burn injury claim with ease. They can effectively guide you through all the steps required to secure your rightful compensation, from evaluating your burn injury case to legally representing you in court, if necessary.

How to Pick the Right Burn Injury Lawyer in Austin, TX

There are many personal burn injury lawyers in Austin, TX. That said, not all of them deserve your time and trust. Here are some factors you should consider when picking a burn injury lawyer:

Experience. A lawyer that specializes in and has years of experience with burn injury cases will be able to represent you best.

Effective communication. Filing a burn injury claim can be a difficult process, so you want to choose a burn injury lawyer that clearly communicates and walks you through each step of the legal process.

Interest in your case. A burn injury lawyer with a genuine interest in your case will be inclined to put their best effort into winning your case.

“No-win, no-fee.” The best burn injury lawyer won’t charge you any fees unless they win your case.

I Filed a Burn Injury Case. What’s Next?

Contact Tony Nguyen Law Firm for a legal consultation. We will review your specific case and help you determine the best course of action free of charge.

If your personal burn injury case qualifies, we will help you collect all the documents and evidence needed to win your case and secure your rightful compensation.

After putting your burn injury case together, we will inform the defendant that they’re being sued. We will send the necessary documents to their lawyer or insurance company. From the day the defendant receives the Claim Notification Form (CNF), they will have 21 days to acknowledge that they have received it.

Once the defendant acknowledges that they have received the CNF, they will have three months to collect their evidence and negotiate a settlement. To help you win your case, we will handle the entire negotiation process on your behalf. 

Finally, we will do our best to make the defendant admit their responsibility for your burn injuries. If necessary, we will legally represent you at court to win your case and secure your compensation.

File a Burn Injury Claim in Austin, TX

Have you suffered a burn injury? Tony Nguyen Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve for your physical injuries, financial losses, emotional distress, and other damages. Contact us and book a free legal case assessment today.

FAQs About Burn Injury Cases

In Texas, you can file a burn injury claim and receive compensation even if you were partly at fault for the injury. That said, your compensation will likely be reduced in accordance with the percentage of your fault. For example, if you were 30% guilty of the burn injury, your compensation will be reduced by 30%.

However, if the court determines that you were more than 50% at fault for causing the burn injury, you might be disqualified from receiving compensation.

In many cases, personal burn injuries impact more aspects of your life than just your physical state. For this reason, you can claim compensation for financial and non-financial losses associated with the burn injury, including medical expenses, loss of earning potential, emotional distress, and more.

If you want to start your claim with Tony Law Firm, simply contact us for a free evaluation of your case. If your case qualifies, we will handle all aspects of your burn injury case to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

A no-win, no-fee burn injury claim simply means that you won’t have to pay any legal fees if we don’t win your case.

The amount of compensation that you can receive from your personal burn injury claim will depend on several factors. Some of these include the severity of your burn injuries, the impact of your injuries on your work, family, and loved ones, and whether you were partly at fault for causing the burn injury.

Every burn injury case is unique. As such, the time it takes to file a burn injury claim differs from one case to another. In most cases, it takes about a month to file a burn injury claim, whereas settling the case can take anywhere from several months to a year.

Typically, it takes the defendant’s insurance company or lawyer no more than a month to make the settlement payment.

Yes. To determine the severity of your injuries and file a legitimate burn injury claim, you will need to undergo an Independent Medical Examination (IME) with a third party physician.

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