Dealing with severe burns can leave many victims with many medical challenges and a long road to recovery. As your medical bills continue to mount, you may find yourself frustrated by the obstacles in front of you, including the need to work with an insurance company to file a burn injury claim.
At Perenich Law Injury Attorneys, our skilled legal team has extensive experience managing many injury claims, including burn injuries. Contact us for your free consultation with a compassionate Trinity burn injury lawyer.
Perenich Law Injury Attorneys Can Help Trinity Burn Victims Pursue Compensation
At Perenich Law, we believe in fighting for justice for people who cannot always pursue compensation for themselves following a severe accident. We believe that everyone deserves a fair settlement for injuries sustained due to another party’s negligence. We fight aggressively to help our clients pursue the total compensation they deserve for their injuries.
We have successfully helped many past injury victims throughout the Florida area obtain substantial compensation for their injuries, including auto accident victims, medical malpractice victims, and the victims of premises liability accidents. We bring that same considerable experience and determination to our clients as we help them navigate insurance companies and deal with challenges related to burn injury claims.
We make sure our clients know how much compensation they deserve.
Burn injuries can leave their mark on their victims. You may find yourself with an extended stay in the hospital, several procedures intended to treat your injuries, and substantial limitations, not to mention the risk of long-term scarring. Unfortunately, despite the suffering you have faced, many insurance companies will make you fight for the compensation you may deserve. You may get an insultingly low settlement offer, or the insurance company may refuse to acknowledge the full extent of your injuries at the compensation you deserve.
At Perenich Law, our dedicated Trinity burn injury attorneys make sure our clients understand the compensation they deserve for burn injuries so that they can more successfully negotiate with the insurance company.
We work to collect all the evidence related to your claim.
Burn injury claims may involve complex investigations to uncover all parties that may share liability for the incident. At Perenich Law, our seasoned burn injury lawyers in Trinity conduct a full investigation to help us uncover the vital details that may aid in your claim and improve your ability to establish who caused your burns.
In many cases, we have successfully identified multiple parties who may share liability for an accident, which allows our clients to recover more compensation and improves their ability to seek justice for all of their injuries.
We support our clients as they deal with the insurance company and handle the challenges that may come their way.
We ensure our clients receive the full support they need to handle any challenges they may face in handling the insurance company following burn injuries. We can represent our clients to the insurance company to help reduce the odds that they will inadvertently accept partial liability for the accident or miss out, in some way, on the compensation they may deserve. If needed, our proactive Trinity lawyers represent our clients in court as they fight for their right to compensation following severe burn injuries.
The Aftermath of Serious Burns
Burns may vary in severity depending on the depth of the burn and how it occurs. For example, a patient that sustains an electrical burn may suffer damage throughout the body, not just in the area around the burn. Chemical burns may introduce complications, mainly when chemical exposure occurs around the eyes or the patient inhales the chemical.
Treatment for any burn can prove extremely extensive. Patients may require:
- A stay in a specific burn unit, where medical care providers can reduce the possibility of exposure to potential contaminants that could raise the risk of infection
- Skin grafts in which skin from another area of the body covers the injury
- Extensive time in recovery
Burns often cause extreme pain, depending on the depth of the burn and how it impacts the nerves. Many patients with severe burn injuries also have substantial scarring, proving psychologically traumatic.
The Compensation You Can Expect for Trinity Burn Injuries
If you suffered burn injuries in Trinity, you might need substantial compensation for the medical costs and other financial losses that may come with your injuries. At Perenich Law, we cannot guarantee the payment you will recover for your burns. However, we can help you look at what losses you sustained because of your injuries and how you may want to put together your burn injury claim to establish the full extent of the damage.
Your Medical Costs
Medical expenses form the foundation of many injury claims, including burn injury claims. Because burns often require such extensive medical treatment, they can mean extreme medical bills, many of which may keep arriving long after initial treatment for your injuries.
You may need long-term care in your home or in a long-term care facility to help you recover as fully as possible for your injuries, which can continue to extend your medical costs. Keep track of those medical bills to include them as part of your claim.
Your Lost Income
Your burn injuries may have a heavy impact on your ability to complete your usual work responsibilities. Burns cause immense pain, which may prevent you from using the part of the body where the injury occurred. Still, you may also find that the high risk of infection in fresh burn injuries can leave you unable to enter many environments until your healing progresses.
Your employer may not want to risk bringing you back to work until you have recovered enough to reduce those risks. Even after you have returned to work, you may still need to miss time for follow-up appointments or procedures. That lost income can prove financially devastating. Fortunately, you can include compensation for the wages you lost as part of your burn injury claim.
Your Pain and Suffering
In addition to the financial losses related to your burn injuries, you may go through considerable physical pain. Many patients struggle with the scarring frequently associated with severe burns and have difficulty dealing with alterations in appearance, especially around the face. Talk to your lawyer about how to include the suffering you faced after your accident as part of your burn injury claim.
Who Bears Liability in Trinity Burn Injury Cases?
Burns can occur in a variety of ways, including:
The liable party may depend on who caused your accident. In general, you can identify the responsible party by determining who committed an act of negligence that resulted in you sustaining severe burns. Talk to your attorney about the negligent individual or entity that may have contributed to your accident.
Do you have questions about your right to compensation following burn injuries in Trinity, including how to manage your injury claim? You can contact Perenich Injury Law to ask your questions or look at these common FAQs below.
How do I know if I have grounds to file a burn injury claim?
To show that you have grounds for a burn injury claim, you will need to establish several essential details. First, you will need to show that someone else’s negligence caused your burns.
Next, you will need to show that you suffered injuries due to the other party’s negligence. If you did not suffer active burn injuries, despite the presence of failure that could have posed a substantial problem, you do not have the right to file a claim.
Suppose, for example, that the contractor who rebuilt a kitchen failed to secure the stove properly. While cooking, it came loose from the wall and overturned. You avoided coming into contact with any hot objects and avoided serious injury. You do not have grounds for a burn injury claim despite the immense potential for injury. On the other hand, if you have burns from the incident, you might have the right to file a claim.
Who has to pay my medical bills after I suffer a burn injury in Trinity?
Visit a Trinity hospital, including HCA Florida Trinity Hospital or Infinity Medical Institute. It will not take long to realize that you may have substantial medical bills from your burns. As the injured party, you will need to make arrangements to pay for the medical care you need. However, you may have some options that can lighten the financial burden with severe injuries.
You may choose to:
- Use your health insurance
- Talk to your care provider about ways to reduce your costs, mainly if you belong to a low-income category
- Use the funds from a burn injury claim to help pay for the cost of your medical care
Talk to your lawyer about managing ongoing medical costs while waiting for compensation for your burn injuries.
What should I do if the insurance company offers me a settlement after my burn injuries in Trinity?
In many cases, Trinity insurance companies, including the big names like State Farm, USAA, and American Strategic Insurance, will try to get ahead of your burn injury claim by issuing a settlement soon after your injuries. You may not know yet what your recovery will look like, and you may still not know what you will spend on your medical care.
The settlement offer may not include a fair representation of your current and future medical needs.
If you get a settlement offer, talk to the lawyers at Perenich Law about the offer you received and how it compares to the financial losses you sustained in your accident. We do not fear taking on the big names in insurance, and we will help fight to help you get the total compensation you deserve for your injuries.
How long does it take to settle a burn injury claim in Trinity?
The legal process to settle a burn injury claim can seem long and complicated. First, you will need to contact a lawyer to help you understand your rights and guide you through the process.
- Your lawyer and the insurance company will need time to investigate your claim.
- You will need time to recover from your injuries so you know how much compensation you should claim.
- You will need time to negotiate with the insurance company regarding the compensation you should expect for your injuries.
If you must take your claim to court, getting the total compensation you deserve can take even more time. Most Trinity burn injury claims settle out of court; however, you should plan to take your claim to court if needed.
What should I do to protect myself after suffering a burn injury?
You may need to take several steps to protect your right to compensation after severe burns.
- Report your injuries. Depending on where and when your injuries occurred, you may need to talk to a landlord, a property owner, or the police.
- Get medical care. Do not try to treat your burns on your own at home, especially in the case of severe burns or burns that cover a large percentage of your body.
- Talk to an attorney to learn more about your rights and proceed with an injury claim.
Contact a Trinity Burn Injury Attorney for Help with Your Claim
Did you suffer serious burn injuries? Do you have questions about your right to compensation or need to move forward with an injury claim? We can help. Contact a Trinity burn injury lawyer at Perenich Law Injury Attorneys today to learn more about the compensation you deserve.