You may be in a very difficult situation right now if you suffered burns in a recent accident. You could still be in recovery or you could be struggling to pay off your medical bills. However, you may be able to improve your situation if you hold the party that caused your accident accountable for your damages. This other party may have to compensate you for your medical bills, your recovery process, and more.
A Jeffersonville burn injury lawyer from our firm can hold this party to account for you and negotiate a settlement or litigate your case on your behalf. Don’t prolong your suffering by waiting to take legal action. We’ll tell you more about legal process during a free case review.
We Can Help You in Any Burn Injury Case in Jeffersonville
Our firm handles all personal injury cases. These cases can involve any kind of injury, including burns, and any type of accident. We can take your case on if it involves any of the following accidents or another kind of accident:
- A motor vehicle accident, such as a motorcycle accident involving road rash
- A workplace accident, such as an industrial accident
- A premises-related accident, such as an accident in a hotel
- A product-related incident, such as an incident involving a defective recreational vehicle
- An incident in which someone suffers fatal injury
- Another type of personal injury incident
You Can Recover Damages in Your Jeffersonville Burn Injury Case
You deserve compensation for the damages you’re suffering, and you can demand them from the other party. In an insurance claim or lawsuit, you can demand many different types of damages, including:
- Financial damages: You can claim all of your medical losses, including your burn therapy bills, as well as any other losses, such as lost income or a loss of income earning potential. You can also claim any damage done to your property, such as your vehicle.
- Physical damages: In your case, these may be the pain due to your burn, any disability you have due to nerve or muscle damage, and/or any disfigurement you have due to scarring.
- Mental/emotional damages: These could be mental anguish due to your injuries or emotional trauma due to your incident.
Judges rarely award these damages, but they may do so in your case if the other party was grossly negligent or malicious. Generally, punitive damages are awarded in order to punish the other party and dissuade them from any other bad behavior.
Wrongful Death Damages
You can claim these damages if you lost a close family member due to their severe burns. Wrongful death damages can help a family recover financially and even find some closure.
A Jeffersonville Burn Injury Attorney Can Help You Recover Damages
Currently, you might be overwhelmed by health and family matters. You shouldn’t have to manage legal matters as well. If you leave your case in the hands of a lawyer from our firm, you’ll be able to focus on health and family, and your lawyer will manage every aspect of your case and pursue all of your due damages.
To recover the compensation you’re due, your lawyer will:
List and Valuate All of Your Damages
There may be some damages you don’t know you can claim, such as loss of consortium. Your lawyer will list all of the damages you can claim and then put that list into your insurance claim or lawsuit so you can receive compensation for them.
In your list of damages, your lawyer will include a monetary valuation of your damages. This valuation will cover your non-financial, intangible damages, like your physical pain. The valuation may convince the other party’s insurer to compensate you fairly.
Negotiate Your Settlement or Litigate for a Court Verdict
Your lawyer will present your claim or lawsuit to the other party’s representatives and then try to negotiate a settlement with them. If they aren’t interested in negotiating fairly, your lawyer can threaten them with litigation. This may convince them to cooperate and compensate you fairly.
If the other party’s representatives refuse to settle your case fairly, your lawyer can litigate. Your lawyer will file your lawsuit for you, hire experts for their testimonies, and fight for fair compensation in court, instead.
About the Deadline for a Burn Injury Lawsuit in Indiana
Indiana imposes deadlines for lawsuits, including burn injury/personal injury suits. If you’re considering this kind of lawsuit, you’ll have to meet the deadline by filing your lawsuit within 2 years from the date of your accident according to IC § 34-11-2-4. The same 2 year deadline is true for strict liability per IC § 34-20-3-1.
Your lawyer can discuss a lawsuit with you and help to meet the filing deadline.
About Our Jeffersonville Burn Injury Lawyers
The lawyers from our firm take on personal injury cases, including burn injury cases, exclusively. Because of this, our lawyers have become especially familiar with personal injury law and cases like yours. We’re very confident one of our lawyers can help you with your case, and you should be confident too.
In their practice, our Jeffersonville personal injury lawyers have gained a reputation as being very assertive and aggressive with insurance companies. Our lawyers have also gotten many awards, including an award from the American Registry for the top 1% of America’s Most Honored Professionals. This award is for outstanding professionalism, community presence, and practical knowledge.
Connect With Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. for a Burn Injury Attorney in Jeffersonville
If you’d like to consult with our firm, connect with us. During the consultation, we’ll go over your case with you and give you a better idea of what it would be like to work with one of our attorneys. We’ll tell you about how your attorney can work for you on a contingency-fee basis, which means you do not owe us any fees unless you are compensated.
By letting one of our burn injury attorneys work for you, you won’t have to worry about anything other than your recovery and your family. Our attorney will take care of your case and your compensation. Contact Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. today to speak with us for free.