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El Paso, TX Burn Injury Attorney

Ector County serious burn injury lawyer

Lawyer for Victims of Burns in El Paso and the Permian Basin

Burns are some of the most common injuries that people experience. They can range in severity from a minor burn caused by touching a hot surface to catastrophic injuries that result in disfigurement, disability, or death. When burn injuries are caused by another person's negligence, victims should consult with an experienced attorney to determine their best options for recovering financial compensation.

At James Kennedy, P.L.L.C., I believe in fighting for those who have been injured by others' negligence, and I am ready to help you receive the compensation you deserve. As an attorney who is Board Certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization,  James Kennedy is dedicated to fighting for justice for injury victims. With more than 25 years of experience, including litigating cases in court in each of those years, he is prepared to do what it takes to ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries.

Types of Burn Injuries 

Serious burn injuries can occur in a wide variety of situations. Vehicles may catch on fire following a car wreck, injuring drivers or passengers. Fires may be caused by a defective appliance or faulty wiring in an apartment. Workplace accidents may result in electrocutions or chemical burns. In any of these situations, victims may be able to hold one or more negligent parties responsible for the damages they have suffered.

The severity of a burn injury will depend on the depth of damage to the victim's skin. Burns typically fall into one of three categories:

  1. First-degree burns - These burns only affect the outer layer of the skin, and they can usually be treated with first aid. However, if a large area of the skin is affected, scarring can result, and burns on major joints such as elbows, shoulders, forearms, knees, or ankles may require additional medical treatment.
  2. Second-degree burns - These burns affect the first and second layer of the skin, and they can cause severe pain, blisters, and swelling. They can lead to scarring, especially if they cover a large area or affect the hands or feet.
  3. Third-degree burns - These burns affect all layers of the skin and the tissue beneath. They often cause permanent scarring and nerve damage, and skin grafts may be needed to replace the damaged skin. 

Second and third-degree burns can be especially dangerous, since they will not only cause severe pain and disfigurement, but they may also lead to infections and sepsis. Any burns to the face can also be very serious, and burns to the airway, such as those caused by the inhalation of toxic chemicals, can result in temporary or permanent respiratory problems.

A burn injury can have significant, long-lasting effects. More serious burns may require extensive medical treatment, including skin grafts or cosmetic surgery to correct scarring. Nerve damage can affect a person's ability to work and earn an income. Severe scarring and disfigurement are likely to affect someone for the rest of their lifetime, and victims may also require psychological treatment to address issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Contact a Las Cruces, NM Severe Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered a serious burn injury, you should be sure to understand your options for pursuing compensation from the person or people who were responsible. You may be able to recover damages that include the costs of your medical treatment, income that you have lost because of inability to work, and the physical and emotional pain and suffering you and your family have experienced. To learn how James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. can help you recover the compensation you deserve, contact my office at 915-544-5200 to set up a free consultation. I assist burn victims throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada, including El Paso, Midland, Odessa, Las Cruces, Carlsbad, and the Permian Basin. Se Habla Español.

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