Tacoma Burn Injury Lawyer

A burn is one of the most catastrophic injuries you can suffer. If you’ve been harmed due to someone else’s carelessness, a Tacoma burn injury lawyer could help ensure your rights are protected.

On this page, we’ll cover a few key topics:

  • Burn injuries caused by negligence
  • How burn injury settlements work
  • When to involve a personal injury attorney

When Someone Else is Responsible for your Burn Injury

Many times, burns are preventable accidents. And sometimes, burns are the cause of someone else’s careless behavior. When this happens, a victim may be able to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim.

Let’s look at some examples of when a burn may be the result of negligence:

  • Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. A victim’s skin can contact overheated engine parts or chemicals. Sometimes, a collision can trigger a care fire.
  • Property hazards. A property owner can be held responsible if a fire is caused by hazardous conditions on their premises that they should have known about.
  • Medical malpracticeA patient can be burned if an overheated surgical instrument contacts skin.
  • Defective products. A product could be designed or assembled improperly and explode, harming a consumer.

Ask yourself: was my burn injury the direct result of someone’s misbehavior or failure to act? If the answer is “yes,” we urge you to call us. There’s no charge to speak with one of our attorneys and we can investigate further.

The Costs Associated with a Burn Injury are Steep

Due to their seriousness, burns often require extensive medical care. Unfortunately, this care comes with a price. It’s not uncommon for victims to rack up extraordinary medical debt. Besides the medical costs, there are other financial impacts.

For instance:

  • Emergency room care
  • Burn center unit or rehabilitation in-patient care
  • Surgical procedures
  • Medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Short- or long-term disability
  • Loss of function
  • Family member loss of income due to caregiving

In addition, the emotional toll of burn injuries cannot be underestimated. Many victims suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, and insomnia. Physical scars can also be a source of embarrassment or a painful reminder of traumatic memories.

How a Settlement Can Help

Let’s state the obvious fact. No amount of money can fix what’s happened. Even so, we believe there are very good reasons to pursue a burn injury claim if you’ve been wrongfully injured.

A settlement could…

  • Offset lost wages due to hospitalization and recovery
  • Cover your medical bills, both past and anticipated
  • Provide an income source for your family if you’re not able to return to work
  • Hold guilty parties responsible for their actions

It’s important that your settlement adequately cover these wrongs. Once you’ve accepted a settlement, you cannot go back and request more money later. When you’re dealing with a very serious injury, such as a burn, it’s essential to work with a personal injury lawyer to make sure that final amount is fair.

When to Involve a Personal Injury Attorney

On that note, let’s talk about personal injury attorneys. Could you just handle this on your own? Yes, you could. But we really encourage you to call us first.

Here’s how we could help:

  • Do a full investigation on your behalf
  • Identify all sources of compensation (sometimes, there is more than one)
  • Build a case, including bringing in experts if necessary
  • Negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf
  • File a lawsuit if we feel the offers aren’t good enough

Best of all, you can focus on your healing and recovery and leave the legal stress to us. In case you’re wondering, you only pay us a fee if we’re able to win you a settlement.

Scheduling a Free Consultation

The first step is to call a Tacoma burn injury lawyer from our team and ask for a free initial case review. You’re under no obligation by accepting a review. Plus, we’d be happy to meet with you at your home or hospital if you can’t make it to the office. Just let us know how we can best assist you during this time.

We know every situation is different – and we’re here to answer all the questions you have. We look forward to hearing from you.

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