Just like any other personal injury, it is difficult to put a price on a burn injury. Often the severity of the burn, how it happened and why it happened will determine your compensation.
But, burn injuries do have higher settlement amounts, especially because of the excessive pain and suffering an individual suffers because of that injury.
Where and how the burn occurred is a key piece of information for attorneys. This determines how liable the other party is for the injury as well as if the injured party is partially responsible. Most importantly, it determines the cause of the burn – such as faulty products, work-related injury, negligence, arson or intentional injury.
Burns are classified by medical professionals into three categories: first degree, second degree, and third degree. These determine the severity of the burn. Obviously, the more severe the burn, t higher the settlement.
Every burn case is unique. The circumstances and type of burn can often determine how much a claim is worth. An attorney will assess multiple factors when coming up with an exact figure, which can include:
If you or a loved one has been injured in a burn accident, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer in West Palm Beach. The team at Fetterman & Associates, PA can help you with your burn injury claim and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Call now for a free consultation at 561-845-2510.
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