Dallas Burn Injury Lawyer

Let a personal injury lawyer from the STREET LAW FIRM fight your burn injury case for you. Dallas personal injury lawyer Dan Street and his associates have more than 25 years of experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those relating to burn injuries.

We have collected tens of millions of dollars for personal injury victims, including burn injury victims.  A STREET LAW FIRM personal injury lawyer will fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve if you or a loved one has suffered personal injury or wrongful death from a burn injury. Contact an experienced burn injury lawyer today and we will evaluate your case absolutely free!

Suffered A Personal Injury From A Burn Accident?

A burn injury can be one of the most traumatic personal injuries a person can suffer. The monetary, mental and physical costs of recovering from a burn injury are staggering. A burn injury can require months, sometimes years of hospitalization, doctors visits, physical therapy and often even require extensive counseling to overcome the mental trauma sustained from suffering a burn injury. If you have suffered a burn injury, Contact an experienced burn injury lawyer at our Dallas law firm so we can help you through this difficult time.

Burn Injuries In Texas

Burn injuries in Texas often happen in industrial accidents, construction accidents or through the negligence of others. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Fire Administration, approximately one million people per year suffer burn injuries in the United States, resulting in approximately 7,000 deaths. An average of 4,400 people die and 25,100 are injured as a result of fire, with the remainder of burn injuries and fatalities resulting from motor vehicle and aircraft crashes, contact with electricity, chemicals or hot liquids and substances, and other sources of burn injury. Fire kills more Americans than all natural disasters combined. In Texas alone hundreds of people die in fires each year, with thousands more suffering injury. The South (including Texas) has the highest fire death rate per-capita with 18.4 civilian deaths per million population.

Common burn injuries:

  • Thermal burns are caused by contact with intense heat, such as flames, steam, scalding liquids, hot metals and other sources of heat.
  • Radiation burns are caused by contact with nuclear radiation (X-rays, etc.) or ultraviolet rays such as from sunlight or tanning beds.
  • Chemical burns are caused by contact with caustic chemicals, such as acids, alkalis, detergents or solvents.
  • Electrical Burns are caused by electric current passing through the body.

Severities of burns:

First Degree Burn: a first degree burn damages only the outer layer of skin, or epidermis. A sunburn is typically a first degree burn. A superficial burn is usually red and turns white if you press on it. A first degree burn heals by itself in three to six days. Hospitalization is required only if fever, dehydration (not enough fluid in the body) or uncontrollable pain develops.

Second Degree Burn: a second degree burn involves the entire epidermis, the top layer of the skin, and some portion of the dermis, the second layer of the skin. Second degree burns can cause blistering, and deep second degree burns are dry and may appear ivory or pearly white. A skin graft is usually recommended for deep second degree burns.

Third Degree Burn: a third degree burn destroys the epidermis, first layer of the skin, and dermis, second layer of the skin. Third degree burns are dry, with a dark brown or leathery appearance. Most third degree burns larger than 3 centimeters in diameter are best treated with removal of dead tissue, immediate skin grafting, and long-term use of compression garments to minimize scarring.

Severe burns:

Severe burns are a devastating injury, both physically and emotionally. Persons with severe burns may be left with permanent physical disabilities: loss of mobility, disfigurement, scarring, infection, muscle or tissue damage, nerve damage, respiratory system damage, loss of a limb, and permanent mental disabilities: nightmares or flashbacks from the traumatizing event and anguish from loss of a friend or family member. Severe burn injuries often necessitate long-term medical care, nursing care, physical therapy, and psychological care

Useful Burn Care Information

Burn Care Facilities in Texas :


Spohn Memorial Medical Center
2606 Hospital Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404
(512) 902-4360

Parkland Memorial Hospital Regional Burn Center
5201 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75235
(214) 590-7635

Columbia Medical Center West
1801 North Oregon Street
El Paso, TX 79902
(915) 521-1200

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Galveston Burns Hospital
815 Market Street
Galveston, Texas 77550
(409) 770-6600

University of Texas Medical Branch Blocker Burn Center
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77555
(409) 772-2023

Hermann Burn Center
6411 Fannin St.
Houston, Texas 77030
(713) 704-4350

Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center
602 Indiana Ave.
Lubbock, Texas 79417
(806) 743-3406

US Army Institute of Surgical Research
3400 Rawley E. Chambers Ave., Fort Sam Houston
San Antonio, Texas 78234-5012
(210) 916-2720

Don't Be A Personal Injury Victim

If you have suffered a personal injury due to a burn accident, it's important to protect your rights. Contact an experienced burn injury lawyer at our Dallas law firm as soon as possible. Dan Street at the STREET LAW FIRM can evaluate your burn injury case at no cost to you. If we determine you have a personal injury claim, we will handle your case aggressively, and you pay absolutely nothing unless we win your personal injury case.

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Thanks For the Referrals

If you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury and needs legal help, call us. If someone you know has had a wrongful death in their family due to someone's negligence, contact a Street personal injury lawyer today. Our burn injury legal staff pledge to do their best to obtain the compensation every burn injury victim needs and deserves.

The overwhelming majority of our personal injury clients come from referrals by our previous clients. We are grateful that many of our clients and friends feel confident in recommending our firm. In fact, the STREET LAW FIRM has received over 5,000 referrals from satisfied clients.

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