Burn injuries can cause immense pain and suffering and should not be taken lightly. If you or a loved one have sustained some form of burn injury as a result of another’s negligence, compensation for the injury may be available to you. However, you will first want to contact an experienced and renowned personal injury attorney that has experience with this type of law. Contact The Fitzpatrick Firm or call (678) 607-5550 to receive a free consultation regarding your situation.
Important Elements of Burn Injury Cases
What caused the accident is critical to the validity of your claim. For example, texting and driving, t-bone accidents, drunk driving, and multi-vehicle collisions all are common occurrences that can result in someone being exposed to fire. If you were involved in some form of a car accident, one that transpired due to someone else’s negligence, that left you with a sustained burn injury, you are entitled to compensation. Additionally, a burn injury that took place in the work environment due to a co-worker’s or employer’s negligence also could result in the victim receiving compensation to cover medical bills.
Will I Receive a Large Settlement?
The settlement amount, if you win the case, is largely determined by the severity of your injury. The kind of damage fire can do to an individual is well known and frankly, it can be absolutely ghastly. Sometimes a burn injury will leave someone in a hospital for multiple days, forcing them to miss work and other daily activities. Medical bills coupled with long-term physical therapy costs will add up. Nevertheless, it’s not a good thing to sustain significant, long-lasting pain and injury, but the greater the severity of the injury, the greater the settlement. Emotional and/or psychological damages also are factored into the settlement, albeit not as much as medical bills and the physical damage (scars) that is easily visible.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries
- Electrical current
- Chemicals like strong acids, lye, paint thinner, or gasoline
- Car accidents
- Hot liquids that cause scalding burns
Being the victim of a burn injury as a result of someone else’s negligence is a situation that inflicts tremendous physical and emotional pain on the victim. Nonetheless, hiring an experienced personal injury attorney can help mitigate the stress and pain caused by the incident, and could potentially result in the victim getting compensated for all medical bills and expenses incurred by the victim.
To receive a free consultation contact the Fitzpatrick Firm today, or call 678-607-5550.