Severe burn injuries often require prolonged treatment which can be quite expensive. The journey on the road to recovery can be painful and agonizing for the victim. Aside from the burns, you may not realize the full extent of the harm suffered unless you undergo intensive medical evaluation. For many Baytown residents, seeking medical treatment for harm suffered can be an expensive affair. And even with health insurance coverage, you may still have to pay many bills such as deductible, medication, and transports costs out of your own pocket.
Filing a personal injury claim with a skilled injury attorney can help you recover for your losses. Although insurance may take care of some of these bills if you have suffered burn injuries, it’s still in your best interests that you understand all of your legal rights. By doing so, you can use your sources of compensation to adjust to your new life. Unfortunately, most burn injury victims are not aware of their rights. Therefore, it’s important that you learn and keep yourself apprised of what to do if you find yourself injured in a fire incident. You can receive personalized legal advice from our Baytown burn injury lawyers.
After sustaining a burn injury at work, in a road accident, or at a construction site, multiple parties may be involved. Negligence may have played a role in the injuries you have suffered. In this case, a burn accident attorney will help you establish fault for the responsible party. By doing so, you will get the opportunity to file your case against the individual or parties responsible for the conditions that caused you harm. But before then, it’s possible that insurance companies may contact you with an initial settlement offer. For many survivors struggling with their finances, this will sound like good news. However, in reality, it’s likely that you deserve much more than what the initial offer is.
The insurance company may request you to fill out forms and answer questions about the incident. If not careful, you may end up making significant mistakes that would affect the outcome of your case. For example, you may sign off on documents without understanding their contents. Or worse still, you may end up admitting fault when you did not cause the injury. To avoid all these scenarios, it is advisable to retain a skilled and aggressive Baytown burn injury lawyer. Our attorneys are trained to handle communication and negotiations with insurance companies, protecting you from acts of bad faith on their part.
Initially, your attorney will engage the insurance company on the offer they made. Having taken into account your past, present, and future losses, your Baytown will have a true picture of the amount of settlement that your case is worth. Back-and-forth negotiations will begin, allowing you to reach a fair agreement with the defendant or insurance company without going to court. But in case both parties fail to reach a point of mutual understanding, you may have to proceed to trial. Your lawyer will gather evidence and file applicable documents in court to have a judge or jury determine the damages in your case.
No matter how careful you are, you can find yourself in an accident when you least expect it. Similarly, burn injuries can happen anywhere at any time. So to help you be on the lookout for accidents likely to cause this type of injuries, here are some of the accidents where burn injuries occur:
If you were in any of these types of accidents, you should reach out to a lawyer with experience handling burn injury claims.
The type of injury you have suffered often depends on the type of accident you are involved in, or the conditions leading up to your burns. Fire accidents are the most common causes of burn injuries among Baytown residents. However, you may still suffer life-threatening burns from the following causes:
From the above-mentioned causes, you may suffer first, second, or third-degree burns. They vary depending on the location of the accident, the type of chemical or fire involved as well as where the burns occurred. One of our dedicated lawyers can assess the severity of your burn injury and calculate your damages.
No one should be left to suffer huge financial implications after sustaining burn injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. Our Baytown burn injury lawyers at Lone Star Injury Attorneys can help put together a comprehensive legal plan to have you compensated for your losses. We offer free consultations and a contingency fee arrangement is always in place to have our lawyers represent you at no upfront cost to you. To schedule a session with us, get in touch with us online or by phone today.