Burn Injury

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First of all, let a personal injury lawyer from Messina Law Firm fight your burn injury case for you. Dallas personal injury lawyer Joey Messina and his associates have more than 35 years of experience.

Experience in handling personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those relating to burn injuries.

We have collected tens of millions of dollars for personal injury victims, including burn injury victims.  A Messina Law Firm lawyer will fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve if you or a loved one has suffered personal injury or wrongful death from a burn injury. Contact an experienced burn injury lawyer today and we will evaluate your case absolutely free!

Suffered A Personal Injury From A Burn Accident?

Above all, a burn injury can be one of the most traumatic personal injuries a person can suffer. The monetary, mental and physical costs of recovering from a burn injury are staggering. A burn injury can require months, sometimes years of hospitalization.  Even more, doctors visits, physical therapy and will often even require extensive counseling. In order to overcome the mental trauma sustained from suffering a burn injury. If you have suffered a burn injury, Contact an experienced burn injury lawyer at our Dallas law firm so we can help you through this difficult time.

Burn Injuries In Texas

Burn injuries in Texas often happen in industrial accidents, construction accidents or through the negligence of others. According to the Centers For Disease Control, approximately 1.1 million people per year suffer burn injuries in the United States. Which result in approximately 50,000 cases that require hospitalization. Furthermore, an average of 4,500 people die and 25,100 suffer major burns of over 25% of their body as a result of a fire. The remainder of burn injuries and fatalities resulting from things like:

  • Motor vehicle and aircraft crashes
  • Contact with electricity,
  • Chemicals or hot liquids and substances, and other sources of burn injury.

Fire kills more Americans than all natural disasters combined

Fire kills more Americans than all natural disasters combined. In Texas alone, hundreds of people die in fires each year, with thousands more suffering injury. The South (including Texas) has the highest fire death rate per-capita with 18.4 civilian deaths per million population.

Common burn injuries:

  • Thermal burns are caused by contact with intense heat, such as flames, steam, scalding liquids, hot metals and other sources of heat.
  • Radiation burns are caused by contact with nuclear radiation (X-rays, etc.) or ultraviolet rays such as from sunlight or tanning beds.
  • Chemical burns are caused by contact with caustic chemicals, such as acids, alkalis, detergents or solvents.
  • Electrical Burns are caused by electric current passing through the body.

Severities of burns:

First Degree Burn: a first degree burn damages only the outer layer of skin or epidermis. A sunburn is typically a first-degree burn. A superficial burn is usually red and turns white if you press on it. A first-degree burn heals by itself in three to six days. Hospitalization is required only if fever, dehydration (not enough fluid in the body) or uncontrollable pain develops.

Second Degree Burn: a second-degree burn involves the entire epidermis, the top layer of the skin, and some portion of the dermis, the second layer of the skin. Second-degree burns can cause blistering, and deep second degree burns are dry and may appear ivory or pearly white. A skin graft is usually recommended for deep second degree burns.

Third Degree Burn: a third-degree burn destroys the epidermis, first layer of the skin, and dermis, the second layer of the skin. Third-degree burns are dry, with a dark brown or leathery appearance. Most third degree burns larger than 3 centimeters in diameter are best treated with removal of dead tissue. Also immediate skin grafting, and long-term use of compression garments to minimize scarring.

Severe burns:

Severe burns are a devastating injury, both physically and emotionally. Persons with severe burns may be left with permanent physical disabilities: loss of mobility, disfigurement, scarring, infection, muscle or tissue damage, nerve damage, respiratory system damage, loss of a limb, and permanent mental disabilities: nightmares or flashbacks from the traumatizing event and anguish from loss of a friend or family member. Severe burn injuries often necessitate long-term medical care, nursing care, physical therapy, and psychological care

Useful Burn Care Information

Burn Care Facilities in Texas :

CHRISTUS Spohn Memorial Medical Center2606 Hospital Blvd.Corpus Christi, Texas 78404(361) 902-4000

Parkland Memorial Hospital Regional Burn Center5200 Harry Hines Blvd.Dallas, Texas 75235(214) 590-8000

Las Palmas Del Sol Wound Care Management

10525 Vista Del Sol Dr # 110,

El Paso, TX 79925

(915) 593-1887

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Galveston Burns Hospital815 Market StreetGalveston, Texas 77550(409) 770-6600

University of Texas Medical Branch Blocker Burn Center301 University Blvd.Galveston, Texas 77555(409) 772-1191

Hermann Burn Center6411 Fannin St.Houston, Texas 77030(713) 222-2273

UMC Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center602 Indiana Ave.Lubbock, Texas 79415(806) 775-8668

Personal Injury Burn Victims

Finally, If you have suffered a personal injury due to a burn accident, it’s important to protect your rights. Contact an experienced burn injury lawyer at our Dallas law firm as soon as possible. Joey Messina at the Messina Law Firm can evaluate your burn injury case at no cost to you. If we determine you have a personal injury claim, we will handle your case aggressively, and you pay absolutely nothing unless we win your personal injury case.

Click here to submit your case for free!

Thanks For the Referrals

If you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury and needs legal help, call us. If someone you know has had a wrongful death in their family due to someone’s negligence, contact a Messina personal injury lawyer today. Above all, our burn injury legal staff pledge to do their best to obtain the compensation every burn injury victim needs and deserves.

The overwhelming majority of our personal injury clients come from referrals by our previous clients. We are grateful that many of our clients and friends feel confident in recommending our firm. In fact, the Messina Law Firm has received over 5,000 referrals from satisfied clients

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