Have you or a loved one sustained a burn injury? You may be entitled to compensation for the physical, financial, and emotional toll that these catastrophic injuries can cause. To make sure you’re getting the full amount you deserve, call a West Palm Beach burns lawyer at Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers today.
Your first consultation is always absolutely free of charge. You can either call us at (561)-556-7873 or contact our West Palm Beach personal injury office online to get the quality legal advice you deserve.
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How Can An Experienced West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyer Help With My Burn Injury Claim?
A serious burn injury can change your life in an instant. When caused by a trauma or accident that someone else caused, you deserve justice.
Burn injury victims have the right to recover financial compensation for their losses–but that compensation can’t take away the pain of your injuries.
Burn injury victims may have to undergo multiple surgeries, skin grafts, and months of rehabilitative care. You might still be receiving medical treatment years after the accident that caused your burns. Getting enough compensation to account for both past and future expenses can be one of the most important things you ever do.
When it comes to choosing a lawyer, experience does matter. Our skilled West Palm Beach catastrophic injury lawyers at Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers have dedicated our practice to helping accident victims across South Florida. Over our 28-plus years of experience, we’ve established a proven track record of success.
We can increase your odds of getting every dollar you deserve by:
- Gathering the evidence needed to prove what caused your accident and injuries
- Find every party who shared in the blame for your causing your burns
- Using our financial resources to hire experts and specialists whose expert opinions can strengthen and support your claim
- Negotiating with insurance companies that might try to confuse you or manipulate you into dropping your claim
- Locating every available source of compensation, including insurance compensation, workers’ compensation, and personal injury lawsuits
We understand that the trauma of your accident and burns is probably still fresh in your mind. You probably want to get justice–but can’t imagine engaging in a fight with big corporations and insurance companies.
Our lawyers will leave no stone unturned in doing everything possible to get the money you need and deserve. If you’re ready to get justice for your suffering, give us a call today to get the ball rolling.
Understanding Various Degrees of Burns
Burns are classified according to degree. Your treatment and prognosis will depend upon how your burn injury is classified. The four basic degrees of burns are:
First-degree burns are usually relatively minor. While they might be painful at first, you’ll probably heal on your own within a few days. A sunburn is an example of a first-degree burn.
Second-degree burns usually result in blistering, damage to the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis), and upper dermal layers of the skin. You might require some medical care, but usually, the damage is not severe.
A third-degree burn is much more severe—these types of burns damage all layers of the skin. The damage can also extend into the tissue beneath the skin. These full-thickness burns can even result in nerve damage.
Third-degree burns usually take months to heal, require skin grafting, and result in substantial scarring and disfigurement.
A fourth-degree burn is the most serious type of burn. These burns extend through the skin and damage the bone, muscle, and nerves beneath. Victims are at high risk of infection and, in extreme cases, amputation might even be necessary.
Some serious burn injuries are fatal. The body simply cannot handle the shock and damage caused by the most severe burns. If you or a loved one were hurt, don’t hesitate to reach out to our attorneys in West Palm Beach.
We Handle All Types of Burn Injury Cases in West Palm Beach, FL
There are five primary types of burns. The severity of the burn will depend upon a number of factors. At Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers, we handle all types of burn injury cases, including those involving:
- Thermal burns caused by touching a flame, hot liquid, steam, or hot metal
- Friction burns that cause some of your skin to be rubbed off, such as when a motorcycle accidents victim suffers from road rash
- Chemical burns
- Radiation burns caused by exposure to radiation, x-rays, or even chemotherapy
- Cold burns caused by contact with extremely cold objects or temperatures
Any type of burn can have serious and painful consequences. We’ll fight to get full compensation for your injuries. If you’re ready to learn more about how we can help you get justice, call our law offices to arrange a free consultation today.
Common Causes of Burns
Millions of Americans suffer burn injuries every year. Burns are a leading cause of unintentional death in the U.S. While some burns are accidental, others happen because someone was negligent and caused an accident.
Some common accidents that can lead to burns include:
- House fires
- Electrocution accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
- Scooter accidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Medical malpractice
- Industrial accidents and explosions
- Workplace accidents
- Boating accidents
- Defective products
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
If you were burned in an accident, you might have a lot on your plate. The pain of a burn can be overwhelming. Medical bills can start to pile up, and it might be impossible to work and earn money to cover expenses. Filing a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim can help you get the cash you need.
Contact our experienced burn injury attorneys at Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers to learn more about your legal options today.
What if I Was Partly Responsible For the Accident That Caused My Burns?
When it looks like an injury will be expensive to treat, insurance companies resort to certain scare tactics to get you to accept less than you deserve. Burns can be catastrophic. To the insurance company, that means they can be expensive.
“Blame the victim” is a common insurance scare tactic. However, in the state of Florida, you don’t lose your right to sue for damages unless you were more than 50% to blame. If you were 50% or less responsible, our modified comparative fault laws provide that your monetary award can be reduced to account for your share of fault.
Damages Available For Burn Injury Victims in West Palm Beach, FL
Regardless of their classification, any burn can have serious consequences. Burn victims are at a high risk of infection–and the emotional trauma of the accident can last a lifetime. Our burn injury lawyers will work tirelessly to get the fair compensation you deserve.
This might include money for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future medical expenses
- Lost future earning potential and job opportunities
- Physical therapy
- Reconstructive surgeries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Pain management therapies
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and PTSD
- Diminished quality of life
- Damages for wrongful death
If you or a loved one suffered a serious burn, you deserve to get every available dollar from the party that caused your injuries. Our lawyers at Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers will do everything we can to make that happen.
That includes using our own resources to hire specialists who can provide insight into the future cost of your burns. Make no mistake, the insurance company will try to diminish the value of your injury. We’re here to fight back so that they don’t get away with shortchanging you and your family.
Statute of Limitations in West Palm Beach Burns Injury Cases
It’s important to think about taking legal action even if you’re still undergoing treatment for your burns. Florida state law limits the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you were hurt, you only have two years from the date of the accident to act.
Negligence cases in Florida used to have a four-year deadline, but the state updated its law on March 24, 2023. Thus, if your burn injury in West Palm Beach occurred after that time, you’ll have only two years to take action.
There are exceptions to every rule. Some victims might have even less time to sue for damages. It’s always a smart idea to speak with someone who understands the law and can step in to preserve your right to compensation. Our lawyers are proud to help–just give us a call today to learn more.
Schedule Your Free Case Review With a Trusted West Palm Beach Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Today
If you were hurt and someone else is to blame, you deserve to hold the negligent party financially accountable. An experienced West Palm Beach burns lawyer can help you navigate the complexities of the Florida personal injury system. At Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers, we’re here to help you get the financial help you need.
Remember, your consultation is always free–so you don’t have to worry about the financial cost of getting legal help. We also work on a contingency fee basis so that you don’t pay attorneys’ fees unless we win for you. Just give us a call or fill out our online contact form for help.