Burn injuries can be very serious and result in a large scope of consequences, physically, emotionally, and financially. They can also take a very long time to heal. So if you suffered severe burns in an accident that was caused by another person, it is important to understand and apply your rights to compensation.
Continue reading to learn what you need to know about pursuing a burn injury claim, including how they work, what to expect, factors that may influence the value of your claim, and where to get started.
Burn Injury Claims
When a person suffers a serious burn as a result of another’s negligence, it is right for them to pursue a personal injury claim. Typically, the process will commence with a phone call from the opposing party’s insurance company offering you a preliminary settlement.
Their goal is to push the claim through as fast as possible, pay you as little as possible, and avoid a lawsuit. But never accept a low settlement from the insurance company. Always consult with an Indianapolis personal injury lawyer who specializes in burn accidents before accepting any offer from an insurance company.
The Value of Your Claim
Burn injuries vary greatly in scope and severity, which makes all claims different in value. In cases that of malicious intent or egregious negligence, a court might award punitive damages in addition to full compensatory damages. See our blog, “A Brief Explanation of Compensatory, Nominal, and Punitive Damages” to understand types of personal injury compensation better.
Certain factors that influence the value of a burn injury claim include:
✤ Extent of Burn
✤ Location of Burn
✤ Level of Negligence
✤ Duty of Care
✤ Intentions of Opposing Party
✤ Extent of Pain and Suffering
✤ Total Losses and Damages
✤ And More
Where to Get Started on Your Burn Injury Claim
Because every burn injury claim is unique, it is vital that you discuss your case with a seasoned Indianapolis burn injury attorney who can help navigate you in the right direction. Contact the Law Office of Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C. at 317-881-2700 for burn injury representation in Indiana. Attorneys Daniel Craven, Ralph Hoover, and Keith Blazek are eager to help you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve after being injured in a serious burn accident. Best of all, we offer free initial consultations and never collect lawyer fees unless we recover a settlement for you!