It's easy to underestimate the devastating effects of a serious burn until you experience one. Beyond the intense pain, burns are one of the leading causes of permanent disfigurement. Burn victims are also more vulnerable to infections and other potentially fatal complications. If you or a member of your family was severely burned, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and other damages. The Fort Lauderdale burn injury attorneys at Englander Peebles can help you navigate the claims process and will fight to assist you in obtaining compensation for your serious injuries.
We understand that no amount of compensation can undo the trauma of a catastrophic injury, but filling a successful claim may allow you to regain your financial footing. Our burn injury lawyers represent clients in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, and throughout Florida. Schedule a free consultation today by calling (954) 500-4878.
Recovering Compensation for Pain and Suffering After a Burn Injury.
There are two categories of damages recoverable in personal injury cases in the state of Florida: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages include economic damages, such as lost wages and medical bills, and non-economic damages such as emotional distress and pain and suffering.
As you may suspect, proving the value of economic damages is more straightforward since they can be calculated using medical bills, paystubs, invoices, receipts, and other documentation. Proving the value of non-economic damages can be challenging since they are more subjective in nature.
In burn injury cases, pain and suffering is often the largest component in personal injury awards for burn victims. The Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at Englander Peebles will consider several factors when calculating your pain and suffering damages including:
- The severity of your injury;
- Whether there will be ongoing consequences;
- Your age;
- Whether you had a preexisting condition; and
- The amount of economic loss you suffered.
Who May Be Responsible for My Burn Injuries?
It is not always obvious which party or parties may be responsible for burn injuries. The answer to this question really depends on the facts surrounding your injury. If your burns occurred in a car accident, the driver who caused the collision may be liable for your damages and would hopefully have an insurance policy that would cover your losses.
If your burns were caused by a defective product, the liable party could be the designer of the product, the manufacturer, the vender, or another party involved in the development or distribution of the product. Burns that occur at work may be covered by workers’ compensation. The Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at Englander Peebles can investigate your case to identify all potentially liable parties and help you in holding them accountable.
Contact the Burn Injury Attorneys at Englander Peebles Today.
If you or a member of your family suffered a catastrophic injury, call us today at (954) 500-4878 to discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer in Broward County.