Burn injury victims endure some of the most painful and damaging injuries imaginable. The physical and psychological scars from serious burns can affect a survivor for a lifetime. Moreover, burn injury victims often require years of expensive medical assistance, putting financial stress on survivors and their families. It is important for burn injury victims to seek representation with a burn injury lawyer who has experience in this field of law. In Oklahoma City, OK and throughout the state, survivors can turn to the attorneys at the Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC. Our lawyers have successfully represented burn injury victims in residential- and commercial-related cases. To learn more about how you can begin healing, contact our practice today and schedule a consultation.

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Understanding the Effects of Burn Injuries

In its most basic sense, a burn is an injury that is caused by electricity, heat, gases, chemicals, friction, or radiation. Burns are considered to be one of the most agonizing injuries that a person can endure. Burn injuries can damage and even destroy nerve endings, causing intense discomfort and pain.

A burn injury is often classified by the harm it causes. When the burn is limited to the outer layer of the skin, it is considered a first-degree burn. Second-degree burns penetrate deeper layers of tissue, and often lead to blistering. A third degree burn affects every layer of skin, as well as nerve endings. Other tissue, such as muscle and bone, can also be affected.

By damaging the skin, burns can impair the body's ability to regulate joint function, fluid balance, and body temperature. In addition to affecting the skin and musculoskeletal system, burn injuries can impair other parts of the body, such as the respiratory system. Severe burns often compromise a victim’s mobility and alter their physical appearance. Patients may require physical therapy to regain dexterity or skin grafts to address the effects of scarring.

Causes of Burn Injuries

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn, it may be the result of another party’s negligence. Our lawyers can hold guilty parties accountable for all types of burn injuries, including:

  • Household chemicals
  • Electrical issues
  • Explosions
  • House fires
  • Kitchen fires
  • Vehicle fires
  • Open flames
  • Burns caused by defective products
  • Stray energy burns

The lawyers at Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC have won settlements for clients who sustained burn injuries in accidents involving commercial welding, electricity in water, and gas explosions caused by a propane-burning fireplace. In each of these cases, our personal injury attorneys fought for the full restitution that clients deserved and needed to heal.

Choosing the Best Legal Representation

Burn injury cases can be highly complex and require legal skill. Our proven success in representing these victims is based on our extensive legal experience, and ability to build a team of specialists to fortify your case. We can help determine the source and cause of the accident, the extent of your injuries, and aggressively pursue the parties that are responsible for your suffering.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

Catastrophic burn injuries can be life-changing. To aid with your recovery, you deserve the absolute best legal assistance. Contact our practice today and schedule your complementary consultation to learn more.

The Tawwater Law Firm Office

The Tawwater Law Firm

As a client of the Tawwater Law Firm in Oklahoma City, you can benefit from: 

  • Our more than 36 years in practice serving personal injury victims
  • Our listing in the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers of America
  • A case supported by some of the nation's leading experts 

To schedule a consultation, contact us online or call us at (405) 607-1400.

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