Brooklyn Burn Injury FAQs
We know there are many questions surrounding burn injuries. We want you to have answers from the onset. Contact us with additional questions: 347-318-4935.
I Suffered A Burn Injury. How Do I Know What To Do?
If you have suffered a burn injury, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Severe burns can be life-threatening so when in doubt dial 911 or your local emergency services.
If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries due to another party’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing, you may be wondering what to do in regard to your legal rights. It is possible you could pursue compensation from those responsible. It’s important to establish where and how the burn occurred and document treatment and rehabilitation. The amount of compensation for a burn injury a jury is willing to award might be affected by the degree of the defendant’s liability and the severity of injuries. Schedule a consultation with a lawyer in your jurisdiction to discuss a potential lawsuit. Write down your questions before the appointment and bring all the information you have about the incident including medical records, medical bills, any correspondence or settlement offers from the defendant or insurance companies, and any evidence you’ve gathered on your own such photographs or videos.
How Much Compensation Can I Get For A Burn Injury?
It is difficult to predict accurately what your burn injury settlement will be. Compensation for burn injuries involves the same types of damages in other personal injury cases. Factors such as the severity of the injury, the intent of the person who caused the burn, and the extent to which the defendant can pay heavily influence compensation for burn injuries. Because of the high level of pain, permanent scarring, and disfigurement that can occur, burn injuries tend to have higher settlement values.
Why Hire A Lawyer?
There are some legal matters like speeding tickets and small claims court that you alone could handle without an experienced lawyer. However, there are legal circumstances where you would not want to risk not having the advice of an experienced lawyer. The law is complicated and by hiring a lawyer you can navigate legal proceedings knowing documents are filed properly, procedures are followed, and settlements proposed by the opposing party are fair or should be negotiated instead of going to trial. A lawyer who understands the law and has experience with cases similar to yours can explain your options and make a calculated guess about how it might resolve in trial.