Much like any other personal injury, the particulars of a burn injury are difficult to assess without looking at the case itself. No two cases are the same, but the process usually includes determining burn severity, answering the question of intent, and assessing the financial situation of the faulty party for the purpose of collecting any settlements.
At THE FIRM LA we are able to help you successfully pursue the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. Due to the high instance of scarring and severe pain generally incurred by the injured party, burn injury settlements tend to be high in value.
The location in and method by which the burn occurred are essential details in this type of burn injury suit. Such information is particularly important in these cases because it helps determine the degree to which the defendant is responsible for the burn injury, which is a major factor for the jury in determining an award should the case go to trial.
For this reason, it is important to deeply investigate the location the burn was sustained, as a workplace settlement will often differ greatly from a suit against an individual. Additionally, how the injury occurred has a substantial effect on what type of reward may be possible to collect. Clear negligence on the part of the defendant will often result in a higher settlement, whereas situational accidents may be slightly more difficult to argue.
In burn injury cases, damages for both physical and emotional pain may be recovered. While actual amounts vary widely from case to case, consideration of the intense pain and scarring associated with burns may make it possible for the victim to be paid for both the physical and emotional trauma that resulted from the incident.
Burn victims have a higher likelihood of various emotional disorders, such as depression or social withdrawal, which makes the emotional component of the settlement a highly justifiable expense. The way to recover adequate compensation for all of these damages is to hire burn injury attorneys who have years of experience with catastrophic injury cases to advocate for you.
In a product liability settlement, the injured party must have been properly operating a piece of equipment or product as instructed when a burn was sustained. An example of this would be the material of a piece of clothing being unnecessarily susceptible to flames and catching fire, resulting in the burns of the wearer. Another example would be a faultily-designed oven mitt that left serious burns on the hand of the user.
General negligence suits involve the negligent action of someone expected to behave in a way that does not result in damage. For example, if a propane tank is overfilled by an employee and the next user sustains burns from this oversight, the company and its employee may be liable for any damages or injuries caused.