Of all the injuries one can experience, burns are some of the most destructive and painful. They can happen at home, on the job, or in a car crash. Most burn patients require long-term hospitalization and are at risk for infections and additional complications. If you have been a burn injury victim, contact Bradenton's burn injury lawyer for a FREE case evaluation.
Our experienced burn injury attorneys are ready to help you recover the compensation you need. Each case is different, and our law firm will work to uncover all the facts in your case.
When you work with a burn injury attorney, they can help with the following:
NOTE: never speak with the other party, insurance company, or legal team. Refer them to your personal injury attorney for even the simplest of questions. They will take anything you say out of context and use it to deny your claim quickly as possible.
Heintz Law Firm works on a contingency. Contingency means the law firm will not charge you anything unless you win a settlement or in court. A contingency fee ensures the victim pays nothing out of pocket and that the law firm works hard for your case. We also offer contingency for other areas of practice, such as:
Burns are generally grouped into four categories of increasing severity:
A first-degree burn is a minor burn you receive when you touch something hot, such as a heater or stove burner. First-degree burns primarily affect the outer layers of the skin but can hide the deeper damage. Although painful, they usually heal in a few weeks and may not require a doctor’s care.
Second-degree burns affect the first and second layers of skin and are extremely painful. These burns leave scarring and blisters, along with long-term pain. Infections are more common, and treatment may include pain meds and antibiotics. Surgery, including skin grafts, may also be needed.
Third-degree burns are the more severe burns since tissue and nerve damage happen. Pain may not result until much later because of the damage to the pain receptors. Major surgery is required and includes skin grafts and long-term pain management.
Fourth-degree burns are the most destructive since they may cause damage to bones, tendons, and muscles. Skin charring is also expected and requires surgical removal and replacement with a skin graft.
Burn injuries are some of the most difficult to establish and prove responsibility for. We strongly suggest that anyone who has suffered burn injuries seek legal advice from an attorney. The burden of proof falls to the plaintiff to show that the at-fault party was responsible for the accident and the plaintiff’s injuries. A Bradenton burn injury lawyer specializing in burn injuries can help you do that.
The defendant could be anyone who could have prevented the burn and did not, including:
Florida has a statute of 4 years to file personal injury claims. With few exceptions, you won’t be able to file your compensation claim after the time limit has expired. Accident victims should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately after the injury.
Burn injuries can be incredibly traumatic and costly experiences for victims. Not only do they have to endure the physical pain of the injury, but they also face a long road of medical treatments and expenses. In Florida, those legally responsible for causing a burn injury must compensate the victim for their financial losses.
Medical expenses are often one of the most significant costs associated with burn injuries. Victims may require:
Furthermore, some burn victims develop secondary diseases, such as respiratory illnesses, which can add to their medical expenses. Rehabilitative services such as physical and occupational therapies may also be necessary to help them recover from their injury. All these costs can add up quickly, and victims must receive adequate compensation to ensure they get the care they need.
Financial Compensation or damages available through legal action include the following:
Obtaining legal representation for your burn injuries can ensure you will receive the maximum compensation in your case.
Burn injuries can be devastating and life-altering, and they can occur in a variety of ways.
Severe burn injuries can be caused by:
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident causing burn injuries, you need an experienced Bradenton burn injury lawyer from Heintz Law Firm. Call: 941-238-0093