Burn injuries are commonplace in the country, with thousands suffering serious wounds that take weeks or even months to heal. These injuries are often incredibly painful, impacting the victim’s ability to lead a normal life.

If you suffered a burn injury, you probably have several questions running through your mind. Who pays your medical bills? Can you file a claim against the party/parties responsible? Should you hire an attorney to help you build your case?

In this article, we answer a few of the most common question about burn accident claims and explain how a lawyer may be able to help you recover fair compensation:

What Damages Can I Pursue?

A burn injury can lead to extensive medical costs, lost wages, and a host of other unanticipated expenses. Thankfully, many of these losses may be recoverable, handing you a financial lifeline in the aftermath of this traumatic experience.

In addition to the damages listed above, you may also be able to seek compensation for replacement services, home modifications, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment in life. However, the types of losses available will depend on the unique circumstances surrounding the accident. A skilled burn injury attorney can assess your situation to determine which types of damages might be available to you. 


What Evidence Can Help Strengthen My Case?

Every case is different, so the types of proof you might need to demonstrate liability and damages will depend on your situation. However, there are some kinds of evidence that commonly play a role in burn injury claims, such as:

  • Medical records 
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Surveillance camera recordings
  • Financial documents
  • Photographs of the accident scene and/or your injuries
  • Personal injury journal entries

How Can a Lawyer Assist with My Case?

If you suffered a serious burn injury, you are probably considering hiring an attorney to help you build your personal injury claim. While you may already be aware that a lawyer can represent you throughout proceedings, their services usually extend further than just negotiating your claim.  

For instance, he or she can investigate the accident on your behalf, gathering the necessary evidence to prove liability, causation, and damages. Additionally, an attorney can help estimate fair compensation for your losses, ensuring that you enter negotiations with a number in mind and aren’t lured into accepting an unfair offer. An attorney can also guide you through proceedings, explaining your role at each stage. 

Schedule a Free Consultation with a California Burn Injury Attorney 

Did you suffer a serious burn injury because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness? You may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and other associated losses by filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party/parties. 

At HPIL, we can assist with almost every aspect from your claim, providing tenacious representation from the first consultation until the final verdict. We have decades of combined experience representing burn injury victims, arming us with the knowledge necessary to prevail in any situation. Dial 1-800-GO-HARRIS or click through to our contact page HERE to request a free case review with a burn accident attorney.