If you or a loved one has suffered a serious burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, it’s critical to call the West Texas burn injury lawyers at the Hanna Law Firm. We will investigate your claim and fight to recover the money you need to pay your bills as you heal — and, eventually, move on with your life.
Burn injuries can be some of the most devastating of all injuries, excruciatingly painful and often requiring long periods of recovery. The emotional pain can also be enormous, as the victim may be left with significant scarring and disfigurement even after the physical wounds have healed.
Here in West Texas, on-the-job burn injuries are all too common, especially at our booming oilfields, where workers may be severely burned in fires or explosions or by toxic chemicals. Unfortunately, oil companies and other entities operating on oilfields may cut corners and fail to uphold accepted safety standards as required by law, putting every person out there in danger. If you’ve been burned, it’s important to hire an experienced burn injury attorney to investigate your case, determine what party or parties are at fault, and calculate the full scope of your damages.
The burn injury lawyers at the Hanna Law Firm are committed to representing clients with professionalism, meticulous attention to detail, and compassion. We are always available to answer questions, explain processes, and listen to your concerns. Initial consultations are free, so you have nothing to lose. To schedule an appointment, call (432) 580-4878 or fill out our online form. We have four offices for your convenience: Abilene, Odessa, Sweetwater, and Midland.
A burn injury falls under the umbrella of personal injury. In order to have a legitimate claim, a few elements must be established.
Suffering a serious burn injury puts you in a real bind. You are suffering physically and trying to recover but are also under an enormous financial burden. You have your mortgage or rent and regular bills to pay, plus other expenses directly related to your accident, like hospital bills and medication copays. And since you are unable to work, you may not be drawing a paycheck.
You may be approached by the party responsible for your injuries, or by their insurance company, and be offered a sum of money to essentially go away. While we understand the temptation, this initial settlement offer will almost certainly not be enough to cover all of your losses. The best way to ensure you will be able to cover all your bills is to hire a West Texas burn injury attorney to represent you.
The loss of an income is catastrophic — especially when your usual expenses are compounded by hefty medical bills. At the Hanna Law Firm, our burn injury lawyers in West Texas will take lost income into account when calculating the damages you should receive. We will include any wages you lost while recovering from your accident and if your injuries are so severe you likely won’t be able to return to work at all, we can include loss of earning capacity — basically, what you would have been expected to earn had your career not been cut short.
If your close relative — a spouse, parent, or child — died as a result of their burn injury and it was due to another party’s negligence, you may file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim is similar to a personal injury claim, but damages may include:
As burn and scalding injury lawyers, our goal is to represent your best interests and recover for you the maximum amount we can to cover your losses. In a burn injury, damages can be extensive. How much we recover depends on the severity and nature of your injuries and losses, of course. Every case is different. Generally, damages you may receive include:
Only an experienced burn injury lawyer has the expertise to accurately calculate your past, current, and future losses related to your accident. Call the Hanna Law Firm at (432) 580-4878 to schedule a free consultation. Or book an appointment online.
Hiring a lawyer does not mean you will have to go to court. In fact, the vast majority of cases are settled outside of the courtroom. No one wants to go through with an expensive, drawn-out trial with an uncertain outcome unless the two parties absolutely can’t come to an agreement.
But if you’ve suffered burns, it’s just not a good idea to attempt to negotiate with an insurance company yourself. You almost certainly don’t know what damages you may be eligible for or how to calculate them.
The burn injury attorneys at the Hanna Law Firm will carefully research the circumstances of your case and identify responsible parties. We will fight to get you a fair settlement — and we will help you file a lawsuit if the two sides can’t come to an agreement.
The best way to maximize your payout — and ensure you receive the money you need to cover all of your losses — is to hire one of our burn injury attorneys.
Burns are classified according to their severity.
Did you know that you can even suffer burns inside of your body? Not all burns are visible on the skin. Inhaling extremely hot air, smoke from a fire, or chemicals and fumes can injure the trachea, lungs, and other internal organs.
Burn injuries can happen out of the blue and under any circumstances. Perhaps you were driving and a reckless driver slammed into your car, causing a fire. Perhaps you were hard at work on an oilfield and negligence on the part of your employer or a contractor caused an explosion. Perhaps you came into contact with an improperly stored hazardous chemical. At the Hanna Law Firm, we understand that no matter how a serious burn injury occurs, it can upend your life.
Don’t trust an insurance company to have your back and offer you fair compensation. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and make sure every responsible party is identified. We will hire the right experts to support your case, and carefully calculate the full value of your losses. And we will fight to win you the compensation you need, whether over the negotiating table or in a courtroom.
You have nothing to lose by calling us for a free consultation. Dial (432) 580-4878 or request an appointment via our online contact form. We will be happy to meet with you at any one of our four offices: Abilene, Odessa, Sweetwater, or Midland.