Whether you or someone you love suffered severe burns in a workplace accident, as the result of a defective product, as the result of a car crash with another driver, or because of the negligence of a landlord or property owner, a New York City burn injury lawyer can help you recover compensation for your damages. An attorney can make it much easier to navigate the legal system by taking care of all of the details for you.
When you hire a burn injury attorney, the first thing to do is make sure that they are licensed in your state and have experience handling personal injury cases similar to yours. Also, make sure that you are comfortable discussing intimate details about your injuries and your life with your attorney, including how the injury has affected your quality of life. A good burn injury lawyer will keep you updated throughout the case and be easy to talk to and communicate with.
Your legal team will determine if you have grounds for filing a lawsuit by examining the extent of your damages and the likelihood that you can prove liability in court. They will also advise you about the statute of limitations in your state and how long you have to file a claim. The next step will be to identify the party or parties that are legally responsible for your injuries. The law allows you to sue multiple parties in a civil suit, but determining who is legally responsible for your damages may involve an investigation and interviewing eyewitnesses.
After your lawyer has determined that you have a strong case, they will work to secure maximum compensation on your behalf. The amount of compensation that you receive will be based on the severity of your injuries and how they have impacted your life. In addition to calculating the total cost of your medical bills and expenses, they will also take into account other types of non-economic damages, such as emotional distress, lost enjoyment of life, relationship strain, and pain and suffering.
In some cases, the defendant will be required to pay punitive damages, which are intended to punish them for their egregious actions. However, these are very rare.
Burn injuries can be devastating and debilitating for victims. They often require years of treatment and can impact your quality of life in many ways. When you are unable to work and have no income, the financial consequences can be catastrophic. A burn injury lawyer can ensure that you get the compensation you need to support yourself and your family. They will also make the legal process less stressful for you and take the burden of dealing with insurance companies off of your shoulders. This is important because any mistakes could lead to a costly delay or prevent you from receiving the full value of your claim. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We represent clients in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and throughout New York City.