Lacey Burn Injury Lawyer

US hospitals and burn centers treat over a million burn injuries every year. And while burns are common, they can be complex and problematic to treat. Not to mention, burns are incredibly painful and emotionally distressing. When a victim’s burns were the direct result of someone else’s carelessness, filing a personal injury lawsuit may be a way to seek compensation. A Lacey burn injury lawyer could help you determine if you’re eligible.

The Impacts of a Burn Injury Can be Far Reaching

Burns can have lasting, devastating impacts for both victims and their families. In personal injury law, we refer to these negative impacts as “damages.”

Have you experienced any of the following as part of your injury?

  • Hospitalization or stay at burn center
  • Painful wound dressing changes and skin grafts
  • Surgery
  • Reduced mobility
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Nerve damage
  • Infection
  • Follow-up care, such as physical therapy
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of income or ability to work
  • Impacts to key relationships, such as a spouse becoming a caregiver

On top of a long and difficult recovery, burn victims often worry about how they will pay for all the medical interventions needed for their care.

Can I Sue Someone for My Burn Injury?

If your injury was a direct result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. A claim is a legal way of pursuing cash compensation for the harm you’ve experienced, such as medical bills, pain, and suffering.

Here are some examples of when a personal injury claim might be appropriate:

  • Car accident – the other driver failed to yield, was intoxicated, or made another traffic violation and struck you.
  • Negligent property owner – the owner neglected to take reasonable action to keep you safe or warn you of a potential hazard.
  • Medical malpractice – a doctor or surgeon was careless, causing a chemical or other burn during a medical procedure.
  • Criminal action – someone was willfully malicious or violent towards you.

These are just a few examples of negligent behavior and your situation may be different. The best way to know if you could have a valid case is to reach out to a burn injury lawyer and ask for a free case review.

Involving a Personal Injury Lawyer

When dealing with serious injuries, such as burns, we highly recommend that you involve a personal injury lawyer. A skilled lawyer will know how to navigate all applicable Washington State laws to your benefit and fight for a fair settlement on your behalf.

Some of the other functions of a good lawyer include:

  • Gathering key, relevant evidence that supports your case
  • Network with outside experts and investigators
  • Handle all communication with the at-fault party and their representatives
  • Manage the process, completing all paperwork and deadlines
  • Negotiating a settlement on your behalf
  • Advise you of the fairness of any offer made

Here’s another good reason to work with a lawyer as soon as possible: in the event negotiations stall, they can file a personal injury lawsuit. Now, your case will have a chance to be heard in court. At Ladenburg Law, we treat every case as if it will end up in court. This means that we start building your case as soundly as possible, from Day One.

Have Questions?

We want to remind you that it’s free to call a Lacey burn injury lawyer from our team and ask for a case review. During this meeting, we’ll listen to what happened and provide you with legal options. Rest assured, we work on a contingency basis so you only pay us if we win you a settlement. Since there’s no risk or obligation, why not call us right now and see if we can help?

Finally, please know that you don’t have to physically come into our offices for the case review if you’re unable to do so. If need be, we can schedule an attorney to visit with you at your home, hospital, or other preferred location.

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