Accidents happen every day. Many of these accidents cause one or more victims to suffer an injury, which can cause them to face substantial financial damages like high medical bills and the loss of their wages when they need to take time off work to recover. Individuals in this position can seek compensation for these damages through burn injury claims, but this can be a more difficult process than it initially appears. Recovering adequate compensation for one’s injury damages requires a solid body of evidence to support the claim and negotiation with other parties involved to reach a fair settlement amount. When a claim does not result in a settlement, the victim might opt to file a lawsuit in an attempt to have the court award his or her damages.
Case Types Our Firm Handles
We focus primarily on burn injury cases. These can occur in nearly any type of accident, such as:
- Car accidents;
- Workplace accidents;
- Boat accidents; and
- Accidents involving hazards on private premises.
Pursuing Compensation for your Damages After an Accidental Injury
You will need to provide a substantial amount of evidence to demonstrate the following through your personal injury claim:
- Another party breached their duty to protect you and others from harm;
- This breach caused you to be burned; and
- Your burn caused you to suffer financial damages.
Each aspect of your claim requires unique pieces of evidence. To show that you were involved in an accident because of another party’s breach of his or her duty of care to you, you will need to provide evidence like photographs, eyewitness testimony, and/or the official police report for the accident. To show the extent of your financial losses, you will need to provide copies of your pay stubs, medical bills, and other expenses associated with the accident. You might also provide evidence to show the burn’s long-term effect on your life, such as your doctor’s prognosis and comments about the injury or input from a burn specialist.
How Our Firm Can Help You
Our team has extensive experience representing injury victims and securing the compensation they need to cover their damages. A few of our notable successes include:
- An $11 million settlement for a mother and child pair who suffered third degree burns in a propane explosion in their home;
- A $4.4 million verdict for a teenage electrical burn victim; and
- A $2.4 million settlement for a victim who suffered severe burns when a fire broke out in the operating room during her surgery.
Work with Our Team of Burn Injury Lawyers
If you have been burned in an Atlanta accident, you could be entitled to recover monetary compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. To learn more about this process and how to proceed with your claim, contact our team of burn injury lawyers at Walker Morgan, LLC today to set up your free legal consultation in our office.
Disclaimer: The information on this web site may include details regarding recent settlements and verdicts the law firm has obtained. This information should not be considered by you as a representation that the same results can be obtained in your case nor as a guarantee of a specific result for your case. Every case is different and must be evaluated on its own merit. Results vary depending on the specific facts of legal circumstances of each person’s case. Every case is unique. Any result Walker Morgan, LLC may achieve on behalf of a client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients