Ask a Personal Injury Attorney: Get Answers to Your Questions About Burn Injuries
If you’ve been injured in an accident that resulted in burn injuries then you likely have questions. You may wonder if the at-fault party is responsible for your medical costs, and what other type of damages you may be eligible for. Read on to get answers to many of these questions and then call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a comprehensive, free legal consultation.
What’s the first step in filing a burn injury claim?
If you believe that your injury was the direct result of another party acting negligently or recklessly then you should contact a personal injury attorney. When you reach out to Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas and we decide to work together, we’ll gather evidence to support your case, discover who’s responsible, and work tirelessly for the best possible outcome for you.
Who’s responsible for paying for my burn injuries?
In most accident cases that involve a burn, the insurance company of the at-fault party will be responsible for paying damages. There are many situations in which an at-fault party’s insurance company would pay up, including car accidents, defective products, premises liability accidents, and more.
What damages do my injury entitle me to?
Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, you may be eligible for a wide range of damages for your injuries. They may include both economic and non-economic damages, which are known as punitive damages. You may be eligible to be compensated for the cost of ambulance rides, loss of income, medical bills, loss of enjoyment of life, necessary medical assistance and devices, surgical costs, pain and suffering, loss of future earnings, and physical therapy.
How long does it take to resolve my personal injury lawsuit?
This will vary because every single case is unique. There are a number of factors that will affect how long it takes to resolve your case, including the process required to collect evidence, the time it takes to negotiate, and litigation time if the case goes to trial. What you can trust is that if you work with Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas and remain patient, we will be working as hard as possible to get you the best possible outcome as soon as we can.
Do I really need to hire an attorney if the insurance company has made a settlement offer?
If an insurance company immediately offers you a settlement after your accident then that’s an excellence sign that you need to contact an attorney. Why? Because the insurance company is not on your side. They are beholden to their investors and their goal is to pay as little as possible out on their claims. If they’re offering you money then it’s likely because they want to get you take a settlement and sign away your rights to litigation before you know what your case may actually be worth.
Every burn injury is unique and you need an attorney who will take the time to understand your circumstances and your needs. Reach out to Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 today and let us help you through this terrible time.