If you recently suffered a serious burn injury, you may face substantial medical bills and an uncertain future. Your injuries may require extensive ongoing treatment for many years. In addition, burn injuries can often lead to a permanent disability, leaving you unable to work. When negligence is involved, you can hold the responsible party accountable and seek compensation. When the reality of the financial costs for your burn injuries hits, our Carmel burn injury attorney can help.
Our staff works to defend victims like you. We will be with you throughout the process, ensuring your case gets the attention and compassion it deserves. Don’t bear this hardship alone. Get the compensation you and your family are owed. Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. is ready to help you.
What Is Your Case Worth in Indiana?
Your case is valued at the sum of your total losses. Our job will be to fully explore what all your losses may be. We will focus on compensatory damages in your burn injury case, including economic and non-economic losses.
Economic damages are your direct financial losses. These are the damages that you generally can add up, find a bill, or show a receipt. Examples of economic losses can include:
- Ambulance charges
- Physician costs
- Hospital stays
- Property damage
- Rehabilitation costs
- Travel to and from medical appointments
- Lost wages
Non-economic damages are less defined, at least monetarily. For example, pain and suffering is a form of non-economic loss but it does not have a value attached. Such forms of non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Loss of society
If you lost a loved one to a burn injury, please accept our condolences. We understand the terrible loss you and your family must be experiencing. We can assist you through this time and help you pursue compensation for funeral and burial costs, loss of support, and loss of consortium.
For a free legal consultation with a burn injury lawyer serving Carmel, call 317-636-7777
How Our Law Firm Helps Burn Injury Victims
Our law firm has extensive practice representing burn victims and can help injured clients in various ways. We can assess your claim and manage the details from start to finish. This can include having professional investigators determine the cause of your accident. Our law firm can identify responsible parties and file suit. Professionals can contact and interview any eyewitnesses and take down their testimony.
We are also professional negotiators, which means we could negotiate a settlement for your claim without ever going to court. When you have severe burn injuries, it may take some time to understand the extent of the treatments you will need. Settle too soon, and you may fall short of the costs you will face for long-term rehabilitation.
Should the liable party refuse to settle, we can and will represent you in court. If your case does go to court, we will demonstrate the cause of your injuries and fight to protect your rights.
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Can You Afford to Hire Our Law Firm?
Our law firm understands that when you are a victim, injured, and facing an uncertain future, finances are tight. You may be tempted to represent yourself as you pursue justice but we strongly advise against this. The legal system is complex and we have years of expertise handling cases just like this. We exclusively focus on personal injury cases and we know how to move your case forward. Let us do the heavy lifting for you.
To help our clients decide to work with us, we offer the following:
For every new client, we provide a case review. In your case review, we’ll listen to your story. You can explain everything that happened and ask any questions you may have. Our legal staff will review your claim and give you an idea of the process needed to resolve it. If required, we can even arrange to come to you.
A contingency agreement is a basic payment arrangement in which you agree to pay a pre-approved percentage of your settlement.
This agreement works well for our clients. Upfront costs are not needed to get your claim started. Our attorney will accept the responsibility to manage your lawsuit and negotiate a fair settlement. Your legal fees will be deducted from your compensation.
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Does Indiana Have Time Limits to File a Burn Injury Claim?
Your burn injury is considered a personal injury claim. You will have limited time to file a lawsuit under the statute of limitations. Each state has time limits for specific types of cases in court.
Indiana Code I.C. § 34-11-2-4 covers the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in the state. Under this law, you generally have two years to file. Some exceptions may extend or shorten this deadline. We can explain if any apply to your case.
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Common Causes of Burn Injuries
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) mentions several common causes of burn injuries.
- Mass traumas
- Thermal burns
- Hot liquids
- Hot surfaces
- Chemical burns
- Electrical burns
Any of these can cause minor to severe burns. First-degree burns are mild whereas second and third-degree burns are much more dangerous, even life-threatening if left untreated.
Burn Injuries Happen Frequently
The American Burn Association, a burn research organization, utilizes a fact sheet to help inform the public about burn injuries. The data focused on burns that required hospitalizations. Many additional burns are treated in emergency rooms, clinics, or primary care providers’ offices. Caution should be taken no matter where you are, although, most burn injuries occur at home.
Every 2 hours and 41 minutes, someone (non-first responder) dies because of a fire. In 2016, the U.S. had 486,000 burn victims who needed hospital care. Over 60% of severe burn victims (30,000) had to seek long-care hospitalization at one of the 128 burn centers in the United States.
Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. Can Help You After Your Carmel Burn Injury
When you need to find help to deliver the maximum compensation for your serious burn injuries, contact Sevenish Law, P.C. Our law firm has represented many injured victims. We have represented burn victims with success.
Let us investigate your claim and discover the liable party. We can file to get you the compensation needed for the expensive medical treatments and rehabilitation you may require to get back on your feet. Call us today; we can fight for your future.