The Woodlands Burn Injury Lawyer

Burn injuries are among the most devastating types of injuries a person can suffer. They can occur practically anywhere, and they often happen due to the negligence of others — which means many of them are avoidable with a little bit of care and awareness. Fortunately, in The Woodlands, burn injury lawyers are prepared to seek justice through compensation for victims of burn injuries.

Why Choose Us?

Results and Compassion

At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we fight hard for results and show compassion and understanding to every client. Burn injuries are frequently devastating, and victims and their families usually need significant compensation to provide for their future. Sadly, insurance companies make it difficult for victims to recover the full amount of compensation they deserve. That’s where Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law comes in.

We’ve got:

  • Decades of experience representing clients in The Woodlands
  • Award-winning, industry-respected attorneys who care
  • Multiple millions of dollars in recovered compensation
  • Personalized legal services
  • Round-the-clock availability

If you or someone you care about has suffered a burn injury, you may be entitled to receive substantial compensation for your losses.

Let The Woodlands burn injury lawyers from our team evaluate your case for free, and learn what our team can do about the losses you have suffered. Call (713) 973-8888 for a free consultation today!

Burn Injury Compensation

A burn injury victim can seek compensation when the cause of their burn injury is negligence or some other unlawful act. Negligence involves actions that do not live up to accepted standards of care. For example, all drivers on Texas roadways must maintain various safety standards, which are embodied in traffic and criminal laws. If they do not follow these laws and an accident occurs, they can be held liable for damages.

Damages available to burn injury victims include:

  • Medical treatment costs
  • Wage replacement
  • Therapy and rehabilitation costs
  • Costs for house and vehicle adjustments
  • Homecare expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium

Punitive damages may also be available. However, if your burn injury occurred at work, you may be limited to workers’ comp benefits. Workers’ comp benefits do not cover non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and mental anguish. They also provide only partial wage replacement benefits (70% of your lost wages), whereas a personal injury claim will entitle you to pursue full wage replacement.

You can file a personal injury claim for a work injury only if your employer does not have workers’ comp insurance — or if a third party is responsible for your burn injury. When we take a work burn injury case, we thoroughly investigate the circumstances to ensure that we identify all sources of compensation for your burn injury.

Burn Injury Liability

When fighting for compensation in The Woodlands, burn injury attorneys must build a strong case of liability in order to collect damages on your behalf. The exception is workers’ comp claims, which don’t require any showing of liability. A burn injury claim or lawsuit, on the other hand, must have clear evidence of liability.

Burns From Traffic Accidents

Negligence is the main cause of burn injuries in traffic accidents. It typically manifests in one of the following types of behaviors:

  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Speeding
  • Running stop signs and red lights
  • Driving too fast for road and weather conditions
  • Tailgating
  • Drowsy driving

Drivers may also be held liable for driving unsafe vehicles or vehicles that lose parts while going down the road.

Burns on Others’ Property

Property owners have the duty to protect others from unreasonable harm. If a fire breaks out in a house and the means of egress is blocked or below safety standards (e.g., broken or slippery stairs), the property owner can be held liable for the burn injuries that occur.

Fire is not the only thing capable of causing burns. Exposed and downed power lines or damaged cords and cables can burn when they come in contact with skin.

Burns From Apartment and Hotel Fires

Apartment dwellers and hotel visitors have the right to expect management and owners to maintain the property grounds in a reasonably safe manner. They also have the right to expect their neighbors to be reasonably safe. Unfortunately, apartment and hotel fires caused by negligence are not rare. In 2022, there were roughly 80,000 apartment or multi-family housing fires.

Burns Caused by Defective Products

Product manufacturers place millions of products in the marketplace and reap multiple billions of dollars in profits. In return, they are expected to provide valuable, safe products. Unfortunately, defective products sometimes make it into the hands of consumers and injure them.

Dangerously defective products that can lead to injury include:

  • Vehicle tires and other essential auto parts
  • Electronics
  • Batteries
  • Liquid gas tanks

In Texas, product makers are strictly liable for the products they create, meaning the injured party need not prove negligence.

Other common contexts that lead to burn injuries include:

  • Scalding food or beverages from a restaurant
  • Chemical burns from commercial spills or accidents
  • Sunburns caused by negligent supervision, guidance, or care

At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we meticulously investigate each case to identify the parties that should be held accountable to our burn injury clients.

If you or someone you love has suffered a burn injury caused by someone else, don’t hesitate to call Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law for help. We offer free case reviews and quality legal representation for our clients. Call (713) 973-8888 to schedule a free consultation today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read on to get answers to our most frequently asked burn injury questions. Feel free to reach out to our office anytime to speak with The Woodlands burn injury lawyers.

How long do I have to file a burn injury lawsuit?

Burn injury victims in Texas must typically take legal action for compensation within two years of their burn. (*However, always speak directly an attorney to learn the exact deadlines that apply to your potential claims.) Failure to do so will likely result in a loss in standing to seek compensation. One exception as an example, for minors, the clock works a bit differently. It starts ticking when a minor reaches the age of 18 and expires on their 20th birthday.

Do I need a burn injury attorney?

Yes. If you are seeking to recover the most amount of compensation for your burn injury, you need an experienced burn injury lawyer. Victims without capable legal representation get compensated less than those with attorneys because insurance companies fight hard to pay claimants less or nothing at all. An experienced The Woodlands burn injury attorney will hold the insurance company accountable for a proper settlement or fight it in court.

Will my burn injury case go to court?

Probably not. Most burn injury cases are settled out of court. However, certain cases need a judge and jury to decide the issues. If your case must go to trial, you can count on a burn injury attorney in The Woodlands from Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law to fight vigorously for the compensation you deserve.

Should I be communicating with an insurance company?

You should leave all interactions with insurance companies to The Woodlands burn injury attorneys. Insurance companies will use your words against you to deny or reduce your claim. Even answering the phone may be construed to dispute your allegations of pain and suffering. With an experienced The Woodlands burn injury lawyer handling your case, your right to compensation will be protected and preserved.

How long will my burn injury case take to resolve?

Many straightforward cases can take a burn injury attorney in The Woodlands as few as a couple of months to wrap up. Cases involving complex disputes and other complexities will usually take longer and may need a trial. However long it takes to get you the compensation you deserve, you can count on Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law to fight for you the whole way.

What are the levels of burn injury?

Burn injuries are classified into degrees of seriousness, with 3rd-degree burns being the most severe. 3rd-degree burns destroy tissue all the way into the fat layers below the skin. 2nd-degree burns damage the top two layers of skin, and 1st-degree burns only affect the outer skin layer. Some medical professionals use a fourth category to describe burns that reach all the way to the muscle or bone.

If you have more questions, contact The Woodlands burn injury attorneys at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law — we’re happy to give you answers!

Meet With a Burn Injury Lawyer in The Woodlands Today

Help Is Available

Burn injuries are among the most painful and life-altering of all injuries. If you have been burned in The Woodlands, burn injury attorneys can fight for significant compensation for the injuries you have suffered. You are likely contending with substantial pain and financial issues — don’t let an insurance company talk you into settling for less than you are owed.

Contact Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law to meet with a burn injury lawyer in The Woodlands and learn about the compensation you may be owed. Call (713) 973-8888 for a free consultation today.

Attorney Terry Bryant

Attorney Terry BryantTerry Bryant is Board Certified in personal injury trial law, which means his extensive knowledge of the law has been recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, setting him apart from many other injury attorneys. The 22 years he spent as a Municipal Judge, Spring Valley Village, TX also provides him keen insight into the Texas court system. That experience also helps shape his perspective on personal injury cases and how they might resolve. This unique insight benefits his clients. [ Attorney Bio ]