Burn Injuries: What Type of Compensation can you Expect?
Though rarely fatal, burn injuries are devastating nonetheless. A burn injury leaves the body weakened and disfigured, and the victim in significant pain.
Personal injury law sets a number of guidelines for damages in burn cases. Most personal injury cases seek to compensate victims for their medical bills, missed paychecks and other losses for which a concrete dollar value can be applied. Given the painful and disfiguring nature of burn injuries, however, many victims find success when pursuing claims for physical pain and suffering and for emotional trauma.
Burn injuries can be extremely painful, especially as they are often spread over a significant portion of the skin. This pain does not dissipate quickly, and it is not easily managed. Given the severity and lasting effects, many burn victims seek financial compensation for the agony they suffer in the wake of an accident.
While the pain may ease in time, scarring, both physical and mental, can last a lifetime. Physical scarring can have a profound effect on a person’s life, damaging their self-confidence, sense of self-worth and even their relationships. Burn injury victims often seek compensation for both disfigurement and for emotional losses as a result.
As in any case, however, there are many variables that can affect the outcome of a burn injury case. Burns can occur for any number of reasons, from faulty appliances and dangerous buildings to car accidents and overheated water systems. The circumstances of the case, and particularly the degree of negligence displayed by the culpable party, will have a drastic effect on the amount of compensation you can expect. These factors change from case to case; speak to your personal injury attorney to learn more about your unique situation.
Greening Law, P.C., is dedicated to helping Texas residents recover the maximum possible compensation for their losses. If you have suffered a burn injury due to another party’s negligence, attorney Robert Greening will help you prepare an effective case. To schedule a one-on-one consultation, contact our Dallas law office online or call 972-934-8900.