Burn Injury Lawyer in Houston

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Each year, more than 1 million burn injuries receive medical attention in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those injuries, roughly 50,000 require hospitalization and 4,500 prove to be fatal. Although many burn injuries heal quickly and require minimal attention, severe burns may result in painful, permanent harm. If you or someone you love suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s mistake or negligence, make sure you know your legal options.

Our Team Can Help

At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, our nationally-recognized Houston trial lawyers have what it takes to ensure your voice is heard both in and out of court. Dealing with a burn injury, especially one caused by someone else’s mistake, can be extremely challenging, and we want to help hold the negligent party responsible for the damage they caused. Our firm has a long record of success and we’ve secured positive results for many of our clients, no matter how complex the case. We are honored among 10% of Texas board-certified specialists in our field, and we have ample experience working with personal injury victims. If you have a case, our compassionate, zealous attorneys want to hear from you.

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Types of Burn Injuries

Depending on the type of burn you receive and the severity of the injury, burns can result in nerve damage, physical disfigurement, and even amputation. There are plenty of different ways burn injuries can occur, but the classification of burn injuries depends largely on what actually did the burning. If you were harmed by a hot frying pan, for example, you suffered a contact burn, because you were burned by something hot. A chemical burn, on the other hand, occurs when dangerous chemicals, usually acids, come in contact with the skin, causing severe skin irritation.

There are several different types of burn injuries, including:

  • Chemical burns
  • Contact burns
  • Electrical burns
  • Open flame burns
  • Scalding burns
  • Steam burns

How Severe is My Burn Injury?

The severity of burn injuries can vary significantly. While a first-degree burn might only require minimal medical attention, a third-degree burn might require surgery and ongoing hospitalization. If you or someone you love suffered a burn injury, make sure you know what type of burn you’re dealing with.

First-Degree Burn

These types of burns are relatively minor and will only affect the top layer of the skin. The burn site will likely be red and painful, and it might also be slightly swollen.

Second-Degree Burn

A second-degree burn damages the first two layers of the skin, usually resulting in blisters, leaking fluid, deep redness, and possible skin loss in some areas. These types of burns should receive professional medical treatment, as some home remedies could lead to infection or further damage.

Third-Degree Burn

Third-degree burns are very serious and can result in destroyed tissue, infection, shock, or even death. A third-degree burn can be identified by the loss of multiple layers of skin, remaining skin may have a leathery texture, and there may be patches of white, brown, or black skin. Because these burns affect the deeper tissues, the victim might not feel any pain at the burn site.

Do I Have a Burn Injury Claim?

If you suffered a serious burn through no fault of your own, you may have a valid personal injury claim. Burn injuries aren’t just painful, they can be extremely difficult to recover from and they may result in catastrophic damage. Severe burns can cause disfigurement, loss of nerve function, and even loss of limb. In extreme cases, severe burns can also be fatal. If you or someone you love was burned, our firm is prepared to help.

Contact Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs to discuss your burn injury case with our Houston lawyers.

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  • Tommy Fibich, a Houston Personal Injury lawyer

    Tommy Fibich

    Founding Partner

    Tommy Fibich is a widely respected Texas Trial Attorney who has dedicated 45 years to a life of law and advocacy.
  • Attorney Russell Briggs

    Russell Scott Briggs


    Russ Briggs is a native of Beaumont, Texas, the son of two teachers. He is happily married to Rebekah Briggs and they have two adult daughters
  • Attorney Erin Copeland

    Erin Copeland


    Erin K. Copeland is a partner with the law firm of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs in Houston, Texas.
  • Attorney Greg Fibich

    Greg Fibich


    A native Houstonian, Greg started his legal career at a highly respected, boutique defense firm.
  • Attorney Jay Henderson

    Jay Henderson


    Jay Henderson was born and raised in the East Texas town of Palestine. Jay graduated from Palestine High School in 1976.
  • Sara J Fendia, a Houston Personal Injury lawyer

    Sara J. Fendia

    Of Counsel

    Attorney Sara J. Fendia is an experienced trial lawyer who has spent her more than 25 years in the legal field
  • Kelly Bogusevic, a Houston Personal Injury lawyer

    Kelley Bogusevic


    Kelley has spent her entire career representing individuals injured by the acts of others. She has the compassion and drive to get great results for her clients.
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    W. Michael Leebron, II


    Mike Leebron was one of the state’s great trial lawyers until his death on July 6, 2013.
  • Anthony Foster, a Houston Personal Injury lawyer

    Anthony Foster


    Attorney Anthony Foster of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs works on personal injury, products liability, business litigation, and Essure cases to help get clients maximum compensation for their injuries and losses.

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