Kent Burn Injury Lawyer

Burns can be serious, painful injuries that require extensive medical care and therapy. If your burn injury is due to someone else’s negligence, you might be entitled to compensation.

A skilled Kent burn injury lawyer can listen to your story and help determine your legal rights. One of our dedicated attorneys could take the time to review your eligibility for compensation and advise you on how to obtain the compensation you deserve. Call today to get started on your case.

Understanding Types and Causes of Burns

When most people think of a burn, fires come to mind. But there are many ways to sustain burns, and many of them are preventable.

Some of the causes of burns may include:

  • Car accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Faulty products
  • Surgical explosions
  • Worksite accidents
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Improper radiation levels (such as x-rays or cancer treatment)

The responsible party could vary depending on how you received your burn. It could be a property owner, manufacturer, employer, or another driver. A skilled personal injury attorney can help determine who’s responsible.

Burn Victims Often Need Extensive Care

Burn injury victims often require extensive care to recover. For instance, some of the medical services victims may need could include:

  • Emergency room treatment
  • Extended hospital stays
  • Skin grafts
  • Counseling and emotional support
  • Physical therapy
  • Plastic/Reconstructive surgery

There may well be other costs associated with a burn injury including missed time from work and professional services such as housecleaning.

Damages Kent Burn Victims can Claim

In the section above, we listed some of the medical treatments and other costs associated with a burn injury. These would all fall under the category of economic damages. Think of these damages as the ones you can assign dollar amounts to. We can total up your doctor bills, lost wages, and other out of pocket expenses to determine your financial losses.

In addition to economic damages, burn victims are also entitled to non-economic damages. This category includes the pain and suffering you’ve endured because of your injury. We also look at the impact to your quality of life. Have you been unable to resume activities you once enjoyed? Has your injury strained your important relationships? Have you struggled with PTSD since your accident? While it’s difficult to assign a dollar amount to non-economic damages, a settlement is a partial acknowledgement of the harm you’ve suffered.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer can Help with your Burn Claim

The first step is to call a Kent burn injury lawyer to set up a free initial consultation. During our meeting, we’ll hear what happened and help you understand your legal options. But don’t delay; you only have a limited time to file a claim in the State of Washington (RCW 4.16.080).

Given your injury, we recognize it may not be possible for you to make it into our office. If that’s the case, please let us know. One of our attorneys can arrange a meeting with you at your home or hospital.

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