Why Choose Us?
Firm President and Founder attorney Terry Bryant served as a judge for 22 years. He is Board Certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He understands the legal system and why people need strong advocates. His hand-picked team at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law shares his values of fighting hard for their clients and never backing down from deep-pocketed corporations and insurance companies.
We have secured settlements in all ranges from our clients, with some cases resulting in multimillion-dollar awards. We work just as hard for every client, regardless of potential settlement size. We consider ourselves partners in your physical, emotional, and financial recovery.
“I was in the hospital for a whole month. The amount that was burned, according to the surgeons, was about 50 to 55% of my body… What made me call Terry Bryant was that he was a former judge. In Houston, he does have a really good reputation. They’re a really good law firm. They treat you like family. My advice to anybody that’s injured right now, whether it’s work-related or even an automobile accident: Go ahead and just call Terry Bryant.” – Client testimonial.
How Can We Help?
Terry Bryant presided over 100,000 cases as a judge, giving him keen insight into the judicial system and how cases are resolved. His focus on personal injury law comes from his devotion to helping people. In 2023, he has been recognized by Super Lawyers, a rating service for attorneys with high degrees of professional achievement and peer recognition.
Our other Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law attorneys show the same commitment to helping victims get justice. Attorney Gregg Anderson pushes insurance companies during the settlement process and fights them in court. Attorney Steve Waldman grew up watching his lawyer-father represent the injured and spent weekends in his father’s law office.
Our attorneys at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law pride themselves on helping people and doing so in a compassionate and caring way. You will never be just another case to us. Call us now at 713-973-8888 for a free & confidential consultation.
Burn Injury Attorneys Address Your Concerns
Our burn injury attorneys know that along with the pain and physical problems, a severe burn brings emotional issues and major fears and worries. If the burn is on your face or other visible area, you may be depressed and embarrassed by the disfigurement, and if damage is severe, you may be unable to work. Burn injuries can also affect your marriage, your social life, and your relationships with the other members of your family. You may be facing long, painful periods of rehabilitation and worry about how much potential you have for recovery and whether you will be able to ever work again. The full extent of your injuries may not be known for months or years.
Fears about your financial situation are common, as burn injury treatment may involve expensive hospitalization, doctors, therapy, plastic surgeries, and medication bills. If you cannot work, you worry about how the financial needs of your family will be met. When you contact the Houston burn injury lawyers at Terry Bryant, we can address and alleviate these concerns. You no longer have to deal with legal issues and negotiations with insurance companies. You can let us do the work to get you and your family the best settlement possible through your burn injury lawsuit.
Be mindful that the statute of limitations in Texas typically allows two years after the date of injury to bring a claim. (*Always speak directly to an attorney to obtain the exact deadlines that apply to your potential claims.) If you wait for that date to expire, you are giving up your right to file a claim forever for that injury.
Call us now at 713-973-8888 or toll-free 1-800-444-5000 to discuss your situation and get your case started.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries
Below are the most common causes of severe, negligence-based burn injuries.
Structure fires – According to the NFPA, one residential structure fire was reported every 90 seconds in 2016. Statistics point the finger at several reasons for apartment and residential fires. Two of the most prominent are faulty cooking and electrical equipment or wiring and open-faced portable heaters.
Smoke alarms cut in half your chances of being seriously injured or dying in a fire, according to the NFPA. Houston and its surrounding communities have stringent smoke alarm requirements in all rental homes and apartments. If landlords do not obey the regulations and a fire occurs, they may be held liable for legal damages even if they had no hand in causing the fire themselves.
Car Accidents – With gasoline, other flammable fluids, and the high concentration of plastics and foam rubber in all vehicles, burn injuries in a car accident are often catastrophic. Fires and explosions can turn a serious car accident into a fatal one in the blink of an eye. If the accident was caused by a negligent, intoxicated, reckless, or distracted driver, victims can recover legal damages.
Chemical burns– Caustic chemical compounds such as industrial acids or other corrosive liquids can cause severe burns when they come into contact with the skin. Highly toxic chemicals can burn away soft tissue in seconds. With Houston having the largest concentration of petrochemical refineries in the U.S., hazardous chemical exposure is very common. And disastrous chemical fires can irrevocably sear lungs in workers all too quickly. Companies which do not safely manage their chemical plants, leading to an explosive chemical fire or widespread exposure event, can be sued for damages by injured workers and residents who live in proximity to the disaster.
Electrical burns – An electric shock or uncontrolled short circuit can cause electrical burns, resulting in extreme internal damage such as cardiac arrest or damage to other vital organs, which may not be apparent at the time of the injury. Though many electrical burns are obvious at the point of contact, that is not always the case.
Scalding – Hot liquids can cause scalding burns when they come in contact with the skin. Scalding is frequently the cause of burns experienced by children younger than five, but they can also occur in restaurant kitchens or near steam release valves.
Damages Our Burn Injuries Lawyers Can Win for You
There is a wide range of damage amounts victims of burn injuries can be awarded – from 4-figure to 7-figure awards – and even higher. The award our burn injury attorneys can win for you depends on factors that include the severity of the burns, the insurance available, and the type and circumstances of the accident. Damages that you may collect for a successful burn injury lawsuit include:
- Current and future medical expenses (e.g., ER bills, other hospitalization, debridement, skin grafting, plastic surgery)
- Past and future lost wages
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Disfigurement and emotional suffering
- Loss of life’s pleasures.
In cases where there was gross or willful negligence, you may also be awarded punitive damages, which are meant to punish a defendant that acted in a particularly reckless and reprehensible manner.
If your burns are particularly disabling or disfiguring, such as causing severe scarring to the face, the settlement often will increase accordingly, but may be limited by the amount of insurance and assets the defendant has available.
If the burn injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, such as a car crash, or through a workplace accident, you may be able to pursue compensation through a negligence or workers’ compensation claim, or, if a death resulted, through a wrongful death claim.
Types Of Claims Handled by Our Burn Injury Lawyers
Burn Injuries Caused by Negligence
If your burn injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or fault, your attorney would have to prove the following:
- The defendant owed you a duty to take reasonable care not to cause you harm.
- The defendant breached this duty and failed to exercise this care.
- The breach of duty caused your injuries.
Workers’ Compensation Claims
If you were severely burned in a work accident that occurred while you were on the job, you may be able to recover damages through a workers’ compensation claim instead of a negligence lawsuit, unless there was negligence by your employer that caused the accident.
Wrongful Death Related to a Burn Injury
If the burn injury resulted in the death of a close family member, survivors may file a wrongful death claim. This is similar to a negligence lawsuit, but the settlement goes to the survivors or estate of the deceased to compensate for the losses suffered as a result of the death.
Frequently Asked Questions for Our Houston Burn Injury Attorney
The period following a burn injury can be trying, and it isn’t unusual to need answers to many questions. These are some of the questions our clients frequently ask our Houston burn injury attorneys.
Can my medical bills be paid for?
Yes. If you file a lawsuit against the party responsible for your burn injury, and they agree to pay for your medical bills or are found legally responsible in a court of law, that party may be held accountable for the cost of your medical bills. To learn more about your right to file a claim after suffering a burn injury, call Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law at 713-973-8888.
Do I have to have a lawyer to file my case?
You can file a case on your own, but Houston burn injury lawyers have detailed knowledge of the court system and the settlement process. Insurance companies will try to take advantage of your inexperience, and you risk missing important deadlines for filing court papers that could get your case thrown out.
What if I’m not sure someone else’s actions led to my burn injuries?
Proving someone else’s negligence can be a complex process, especially if there may be more than one party at fault. Contact our burn injury lawyer for a consultation and let us determine whether negligence played a part in your burn injuries and who should be held accountable.
Should I talk to the insurance company?
Never agree to talk to an insurance company without your Houston burn injury attorneys present. They may try to trick you into admitting that you were at fault or convince you to take a settlement much lower than you deserve to end the case.
Will my burn injury claim go to court?
Our Houston burn injury attorneys will push for every party responsible for your injuries to provide proper compensation during settlement. If they are unwilling to settle for an amount that truly compensates you for your economic damages and pain and suffering, we will prepare for trial and fight them vigorously in court.
You should never feel intimidated by your attorneys. Our burn injury lawyers at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law will answer questions for you and your family at every step of the process. Every question is important, and every detail matters to us.
Getting Help from Our Experienced Burn Injury Attorneys in Houston
Serious burn victims who survive their wounds invariably experience physical and psychological scars. They (and, by association, their families) are often saddled with devastating medical bills and lost wages, and the victims themselves deal daily with excruciating pain and suffering. When some negligent party or entity causes the burn injury — such as an apartment or rental house landlord failing to follow fire safety law, an employer not following workplace safety regulations, or a careless driver causing a catastrophic accident — victims are often able to seek financial compensation for their medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and other legal damages.
Get the help you deserve. Contact one of our experienced burn injury attorneys in Houston, TX, today for a free consultation.
Contact a Houston, TX, Burn Injury Lawyer
Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law has more than 35 years of experience fighting for the rights of injured burn victims. Let our experience and knowledge of the law work to help get you the compensation you’re owed for your injuries.
Contact Terry Bryant today and get the justice you deserve. Call 713-973-8888 or toll-free 1-800-444-5000, or fill out our online contact form, for your free consultation.
“Gregg and everyone at the Terry Bryant firm were great. Very helpful, always answered my questions. It was a long process, and being during COVID made it even longer but we made it through with a very successful outcome.” – Jodi Cook (Google Review)