Victims can suffer permanent scarring and disfigurement because of severe burns, as well as loss of limb and disabilities. Bad burn injuries are also emotionally scarring for many victims. If you or someone you love has sustained a major burn injury in contact a San Antonio burn injuries lawyer at the Law Offices of Maloney & Campolo. We have the experience in personal injury law to build a strong case against one or more responsible parties.
Why Choose Us?
- We care about clients. Attorneys Tim Maloney and Paul Campolo founded the firm because they care about people. Our goal has always been to passionately defend clients’ rights and protect their best interests.
- We have years of experience in the field. Our firm has over 20 years of hands-on experience representing clients and winning cases in all categories of personal injury law, including burn injury claims.
- We operate on a contingency fee basis. Our San Antonio personal injury attorneys will only charge you for their services if they win financial compensation for you. We have secured more than $150 million in verdicts and settlements for past clients.
When to Call a San Antonio Burn Injury Attorney
Not all burn injuries will give you grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you suspect that someone else’s negligence, carelessness, recklessness, or intent to harm contributed to your burns, however, you may have a claim. Signs of negligence, such as distracted driving that caused a car accident, could mean someone else is liable for your damages. A phone call to a local San Antonio burn injury lawyer could give you the information you need to protect your rights and bring a lawsuit against the at-fault party.
What Causes Burn Injuries?
The four types of burn injuries are thermal, chemical, electrical, and radiation. Thermal burns occur from contact with a source of heat, chemical burns from acidic or base chemicals, electrical from live wires or electrical components, and radiation from UV rays or other sources of radiation. A person could suffer severe burn injuries under many different circumstances.
- Car accidents
- Fires or explosions
- Steam or hot liquid
- Harsh chemicals
- Workplace accidents
- Defective products
- Electrical problems
- Exposure to radiation
Hot metals, electrical currents, defective x-ray machines, paint thinner, gasoline, or building fires could all lead to victims with life threatening burn injuries. After suffering a serious burn, victims need to ask themselves whether someone else should have prevented the injury. Having a law firm investigate the incident can help uncover facts or evidence that point to a person, company, or multiple parties that negligently caused the burns.
Filing a Burn Injury Claim in San Antonio
In the state of Texas, the statute of limitations gives personal injury victims two years from the date of the accident to bring civil claims. You or your lawyer will file the claim with the county courts in the county where the accident happened. The claim will include the name and contact information of the defendant, a description of the accident and your damages, and an amount of compensation you seek as restitution. The defendant will then respond to your claim with acceptance or denial.
Claim acceptance will move to the settlement negotiation stage. Claim denial gives you the right to take the defendant to court. If settlement negotiations are unsuccessful, you can also take the defendant to court. A lawyer can help you with a burn injury trial in San Antonio. Your lawyer will fight for fair and full compensation through all available outlets, ensuring you get the most possible for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and property damages.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today
A San Antonio burn injury attorney can help you hold a negligent party accountable for causing or contributing to your burn injuries. If you or a loved one recently suffered serious burns because of an accident involving a vehicle collision, chemical spill, workplace incident, unsafe property, or defective product, contact us for a free consultation.