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While many people in the United States suffer from personal injury accidents, most do not realize how often serious injuries occur due to  fire-related incidents.. However, the American Burn Association reports that one civilian fire death occurs almost every three hours in the United States. Fire-related accidents often inflict severe, debilitating injuries that require immediate and extensive medical attention. 

If you suffer a severe and life-threatening burn injury in Houston, speak with a highly-qualified lawyer at Hilliard Martinez Gonzales to recover compensation for your losses. The emotional, physical, and financial losses you suffer from a burn injury may burden you heavily. A knowledgeable and experienced Houston burn injury lawyer can give you the representation you need for a smooth legal process.

Common Types of Burn Injuries 

While fires cause some burn injuries, a person may suffer debilitating burns in several ways. Depending on the severity and cause of the burn, you may require different types of care. For some, simple topical treatments may suffice for treating the burn. However, other burns may require extensive medical treatment and even amputation. 

Consider the following types of burn injuries:


When the skin is exposed to a hot oven, scalding steam, or an open flame, you may suffer thermal burns. Individuals in severe car accidents are often exposed to thermal burns when the airbag deploys and puts their skin in contact with hot gas. You may also encounter fire if the vehicle combusts into flames after a collision. 


Coming into contact with an electrical current may cause an electrical burn which is common for those working in construction. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) reports that 60% of all fatal electrical injuries occur in the construction industry. Another example of an electrical burn is if a person is exposed to a broken wire and suffers burns.


In industries where working with chemicals is expected, a person may suffer exposure to harmful chemical burns. Household products may also cause deadly chemical burns when exposed to the skin. If an apartment complex places toxic chemicals in your home, you may be able to hold them liable for any injuries they cause.


If you’ve ever fallen off a bike or skidded across the floor, you know the pain of a friction burn. These types of burns are prevalent in motorcycle accidents and catastrophic injury accidents. Friction burns often leave welts and require a medical professional to examine the injury.


Radiation is often associated with nuclear energy, but you’re exposed to radiation daily by simply walking in the sun. UV rays, X-rays, and even ultraviolet light may cause radiation burns. If you are forced to stay in the sun without proper shade or breaks, you may hold the person accountable for the radiation burns you suffer.

Burn injuries require specific types of medical attention and treatment. If a burn injury goes untreated, the damage may cause even worse harm than the initial injury. Once you receive medical care, contact your Houston burn injury attorney about holding the negligent party accountable for your injuries. 

Who Can I Hold Liable For My Burn Injuries?

Just like with other personal injury accidents, determining who is responsible for your burn injury is vital for your claim. To recover compensation for your losses, you and your Houston burn injury lawyer will need to provide evidence that the negligent party caused your injury. Some parties who may be held responsible for your injuries include:

  • Transit companies
  • Building or property owners
  • Drivers, bicyclists, or pedestrians
  • Negligent employers
  • Government agencies
  • General contractors on a construction site
  • Manufacturers

In some cases, more than one party may be liable for your injuries. For example, if you are a construction worker and suffer a burn injury from malfunctioning equipment, you may hold both your employer and the manufacturer responsible for your injury. Contact a burn injury lawyer to discuss your claim and determine who is liable for your injury.

Recoverable Compensation For Your Burn Injury

The damages you suffer in a burn injury accident may result in losing your job or your ability to enjoy activities you once loved. Playing sports and walking in the park may even become challenging tasks. While we may not be able to prevent accidents, our experienced team at HMG has the knowledge and resources to help recover the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Hospital costs
  • Treatment costs
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Prescription medication
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages or income
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Physical disfigurement and impairment
  • Wrongful death damages

Texas law allows individuals to pursue legal action against the negligent party for burn injury damages within two years of the accident. If you suffer from a severe burn injury due to someone’s negligence, speak with attorney Robert Hilliard for professional legal representation in Texas. 

Contact HMG For an Experienced Burn Injury Lawyer in Houston

Burn injuries cause debilitating harm and you deserve to recover monetary compensation for your pain. Our knowledgeable Houston burn injury attorneys at Hilliard Martinez Gonzales have years of experience fighting for our clients. Our firm is founded on the principle that our clients are our family, and we will do everything in our power to recover the compensation you deserve. 

We have been helping personal injury victims since 1986 and we will fight for you as well. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay us unless we win. Arrange a free consultation with one of our highly-qualified team members by completing our contact form or calling 1-800-334-3298.


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