If another party caused your burn injuries, you may have a legal right to recover compensation. This money could cover your medical care, follow-up treatment, rehabilitation, and other expenses. You should not have to try to manage these costs on your own. The at-fault party should be held accountable. Our Atlanta burn injury lawyer can represent injury victims like you.
At Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group, we provide free case assessments for those who suffered burn injuries. We want you to know you have rights, and there are options for pursuing justice based on your case facts. Let us review your case and answer your questions during your free initial consultation. Contact us today.
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What Our Atlanta Burn Injury Attorney Can Do for Your Case?
At Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group, our attorneys have helped many clients recover compensation. Burns can be life-altering injuries, and we want to seek justice on your behalf. We know how to navigate the insurance claims process or take a case to trial to recover fair compensation for our clients. You need money to help you pay your medical bills and property repair costs. We are here to build a compelling case for compensation.
When you trust our team with your case, you should feel confident that we can handle all aspects of your case.
Some of the tasks we can take on include:
- Investigating the cause of your burn injury accident
- Informing you about any updates in your case
- Speaking with all other parties on your behalf, such as insurers, the at-fault party, or other attorneys
- Making you aware of your options for pursuing justice
- Assessing the damages you suffered and demanding compensation accordingly
You can focus on your treatment, healing, and rehabilitation while we deal with the insurance company and other legal matters. You should expect regular case updates from our team, and you will have our contact information to reach out with questions at any time.
What Does It Cost to Hire an Atlanta Burn Injury Attorney From Our Team?
Our attorneys work on a contingency-fee-basis. Our clients never have to pay anything upfront. Instead, our team uses firm resources to help us build a case and pursue compensation for you. Our Atlanta burn injury lawyer receives a percentage of the compensation we secure for you once your case is won or settled.
This means you do not owe us any money out-of-pocket. Our team does not wish to add to your financial burden in the aftermath of a burn injury accident. By working on a contingency-fee-basis, we make our services accessible to injury victims.
Recovering Damages After You Sustain an Atlanta Burn Injury
Burn injuries often require extended rehabilitation. Patients may need to rebuild strength, learn adaptive ways of completing everyday tasks, and physically heal their skin. Any kind of burn injury could require follow-up plastic surgery, additional treatment, or ongoing care for months or years. This makes it difficult to work or return to previous activities following a burn injury.
In your burn injury case, some of the damages you could recover include:
- Current and future medical bills
- Ongoing medical care expenses, including physical or occupational therapy
- Income losses due to missed time from work
- Diminished earning capacity if you cannot return to work
- Property damages, if applicable to your case
- Miscellaneous expenses, such as travel costs to the burn center or parking at the hospital
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
We can pursue your damages through an insurance claim or a lawsuit filed against the liable party. A member of our team can explain your legal options in more detail when you contact us.
Wrongful Death Damages You May Recover if Your Loved One Passed Away From Their Burn Injury
If your loved one passed away because of a burn injury that another party caused, you may file a wrongful death case to recover:
- Loss of companionship
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of your loved one’s income
- Your loved one’s final medical bills
Certain family members can file and benefit from a wrongful death case. The laws surrounding wrongful death cases can be complicated, so you may decide to hire our Atlanta burn injury lawyer for guidance. We can explain more about how wrongful death cases work when you hire us.
The Statute of Limitations in Atlanta Burn Injury Cases
Per state law, most personal injury victims generally have up to two years to begin a lawsuit. Exceptions exist, though. You could have more or less time to file your lawsuit depending on your case’s details. We encourage you to contact our team as soon as your injuries allow.
If your family member passed away because of a burn injury, you may decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit. You generally have two years to file a wrongful death case. When you reach out to our firm, we can make sure you are aware of the filing deadline that applies to your case. Failure to file your lawsuit on time could mean you are no longer able to recover compensation through this legal action.
Burn Injury Cases Our Atlanta Team Can Handle
Burn injuries occur in many places and under many different circumstances. Many involve one party acting carelessly or recklessly and the other falling victim.
Accidents that could lead to a burn injury include:
In any case, holding the at-fault party liable and recovering compensation requires documenting their negligence.
Our Atlanta Burn Injury Lawyers Know How To Demonstrate Negligence in a Burn Injury Case
We know how to prove the four elements of negligence in your claim:
- The liable party owed you a duty of care
- They breached their duty
- Their breach caused the accident and your injuries
- You suffered damages
To demonstrate negligence, we would use evidence often eyewitness statements and video to show that another party violated their duty of care. Running a red light, for example, is a display of negligence. We can present medical bills and relevant medical records to show the injuries that occurred. Your attorney can document the expenses and losses you experienced to ensure we seek appropriate compensation for them.
Our Atlanta Burn Injury Lawyer Gathers Evidence on Your Behalf
When our attorneys take on a burn injury case, we manage it every step of the way. You can count on us to collect the evidence we need to prove you deserve compensation.
We investigate how your burn injury happened and develop a storyline that demonstrates who is at fault.
The evidence in these cases often includes:
- Official reports filed by police officers, firefighters, or paramedics
- Photos or video of the incident
- A scene survey
- Fire reconstruction
- Interviews with eyewitnesses
- Expert witness testimony
- Relevant medical records
- Documentation of damages
With the necessary evidence in hand, our team has a few options for seeking the payout you deserve. We could file a lawsuit against the liable party or submit an insurance claim to pursue the compensation you need.
Frequently Asked Questions About Atlanta Burn Injury Cases
Our Atlanta burn injury attorneys have experience handling cases like yours. We offer answers to some of our clients’ frequently asked questions below. If you have additional questions we did not answer, feel free to contact us for your complimentary initial consultation.
Can You Claim Compensation for a Burn Injury?
If another party’s negligence was the cause of your accident and burn injury, it is often possible to file an insurance claim or lawsuit to recover compensation. This money comes from the insurer who provides coverage for the at-fault party or from the at-fault party themselves.
One way to learn if you might have a strong case based on your burn injuries is to schedule a free case consultation with an attorney. Our team offers these case reviews. All you need to do is call. We have someone available to discuss your options today.
How Do You Prove Your Burn Injuries Occurred Because of Negligence?
Showing that someone else’s carelessness or recklessness caused your injuries is not always easy. It requires gathering the right evidence and presenting it in a way that proves the liable party was the cause of your burn injuries. This is often difficult to do when you do not have experience with similar cases, especially when you are still undergoing medical treatment.
Working with an attorney makes this process much more manageable. When you choose our team to represent you, we handle this entire process for you. We use firm resources to investigate and build a case, gathering evidence to show what happened, how it caused your injuries, and who is responsible.
Will Your Financial Recovery Pay for Your Future Medical Care?
Future care costs are a central focus of burn injury cases. Our attorneys work with experts to document your prognosis, future treatment requirements, ongoing care costs, and more. This allows us to estimate your likely expenses and seek compensation accordingly.
Your future care costs may include rehabilitation, therapies, plastic surgery, compression garments, laser treatments, and other possible needs. Every burn victim has a different treatment plan, so there is no one-size-fits-all answer about how much your future care might cost. Once we understand how much your future medical care cost, we can demand compensation for this expense.
What if You Cannot Return to Work Because of Your Burn Injuries?
If you cannot return to work because of disabilities caused by your burn injuries, you might have the option of filing for disability benefits. This could offer some monthly income based on your previous earnings.
However, our lawyers also seek compensation for future lost income or diminished earning capacity. This is the money you likely would have earned had you not suffered burn injuries that prevent you from working. We document these damages when building your case and include them when seeking compensation for you.
Can You File an Insurance Claim Without a Lawyer?
Yes, you can manage your own case. However, you may find the process of pursuing compensation challenging on your own. Many people believe it will save them a great deal of money to handle their own insurance claims and negotiate their own settlement. In reality, this process is complex and time-consuming. When you hire an attorney from our firm, we can handle the insurance claim process for you.
Our team knows how to pursue a fair insurance settlement for you. We can use our resources to gather evidence, call in expert witnesses, and file the necessary paperwork on time.
How Can Our Attorney Help You Recover Compensation for Your Burn Injuries?
Your lawyer can manage every aspect of your case, including all communication with the insurance companies and at-fault parties. There is no reason why you need to deal with insurance adjusters, lawyers, and the at-fault party while you heal. Your attorney can handle building your case and pursuing compensation while you focus on your physical recovery.
Your lawyer knows how to navigate the legal process and build a strong case for compensation. They handle personal injury cases every day. They can seek a fair payout for you and only charge you if they secure it.
Talk to Our Team About Your Atlanta Burn Injury Case Options for Free
Personal injury attorney in Atlanta offers free consultations for burn injury victims. Our team can review your case, explain your rights, and help you understand your options for seeking compensation. We can discuss how our lawyers handled similar cases and listen to the details of your case.
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