Posted By Simpson Law Group LLP Trial Attorneys Posted in:Burn Injury
When people think about burn injuries, the first thing that comes to mind is some insignificant redness and minor swelling from pouring hot coffee all over your hand or lap. But in reality, the vast majority of burn injuries that become the basis of personal injury claims have life-long consequences, affect the injured victim’s ability to work and earn a living, and can total hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in recovery.
Yes, we are talking about the high-caliber personal injury claims filed by victims with severe burn injuries, the type of injury that can impact many aspects of the victim’s life. If this sounds like your case, do not hesitate to contact our San Diego burn injury attorney at the Simpson Law Group to get legal help with your claim.
The truth is, only after consulting with a lawyer, most victims with burn injuries realize the actual impact and damages of their injuries, which can help determine the lifelong costs associated with the recovery, rehabilitation, medical expenses, and loss of income. Your claim can be worth much more than you think or imagine.
Burn injuries are one of the most difficult injuries to treat and recover from, as they require lots of medical care and treatments or even surgery in order to repair damaged skin and eliminate the pain. In the extreme cases, the victim may be required to undergo a reconstructive surgery or even plastic surgery in order to enjoy his or her life and earn a living as he/she did prior to the injury.
As with any other type of injury, you have to understand that when calculating the medical expenses for your personal injury claim, future medical bills have to be taken into account as well. The last thing you would want is having to pay for future medical expenses out of your own pocket. Instead, make the person whose negligent act or omission to act caused your injury pay for the medical expenses.
Loss of income could also constitute a sizeable portion of your personal injury settlement, as your recovery will most likely take quite some time. Depending on the nature of your burn injury, you may require months of healing before returning to work, especially if the burn injuries are visible and cannot be covered by the clothing (face, hands, neck, etc.).
With an experienced burn injury attorney in San Diego by your side, you may be able to obtain compensation for any lost wages and loss of earning capacity.
Also, do not ignore the importance of recovering pain and suffering damages caused by the burn injury. The problem with psychological costs of a burn injury is that it is practically impossible to put a dollar value on your pain and suffering damages without taking into consideration all factors relevant to your case.
Let a San Diego burn injury attorney put a price tag on the psychological costs of your injury. Emotional distress and mental anguish can take a toll on your overall health, put a strain on your family, and cause a plethora of other challenges and problems.
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