Burns are the result of tissue damage caused by exposure to heat, radiation, friction, heated objects, the sun, electricity, or chemicals. There are a variety of types of burns that result from this exposure, such as:
- Thermal Burns: Thermal burns are the most common type of burn and are associated with hot metals, scalding liquids, steam, or flames coming into contact with your skin. You may suffer from a thermal burn if you were involved in a burning car crash.
- Chemical Burns: Chemical burns are the result of direct contact with a toxic agent, such as a household cleaner, construction material, or other substance. Many people suffer chemical burns at home or in the workplace.
- Flash Burns: Flash burns are the result of exposure to an explosion, which may be caused by an automobile fire, gas tank, or other source. Severity of the injury varies depending on the proximity of the flash burn.
- Inhalation Injury: Inhalation injuries are the result of breathing toxic fumes caused by hot smoke or toxic chemicals, usually occurring in an enclosed area. Injuries may include upper airway swelling, difficulty breathing, and carbon monoxide poisoning.
If you suffered a burn due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to recover damages. To find out more about your legal rights, contact the Houston burn injury lawyers at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law by filling out a free initial consultation form or calling us at 1 (800) 444-5000.