If someone is severely burned in an accident, the medical bills will soon become overwhelming and the injured person likely will miss work and may even be forced into a career change. To recover expenses, the burned person should contact an experienced Broward County lawyer who has successfully handled these cases to sue for damages.
Broward County burn injury lawyers offer a free consultation without obligation to assess the facts and determine if a lawsuit is valid. Contact today to begin your case.
The medical community has categorized burns ranging from minor household mishaps to catastrophic events.
Florida personal injury law states that anyone who is burned on 25 percent or more of the body, or five percent of face and hands, is catastrophically injured. Broward County burn injury lawyers can help.
Negligence is failing to behave toward others in a manner that does not cause injury or property damage. Florida’s comparative negligence law applies when burns are sustained in an accident.
Comparative negligence holds everyone who had a part in causing the accident financially responsible by limiting the amount of damage to be claimed by the percent of fault assessed. Consult a Broward County burn injury lawyer for more information on negligence.
Negligence consists of five elements and each must be proven to have a successful case:
Available damages include:
To achieve damages, a Broward County burn injury lawyer must file a lawsuit that alleges the defendant was negligent in causing the burn injury. That allegation is supported with facts of the injury event and the amount of financial loss incurred. The lawsuit also must provide relevant legal citations in case law and statutory law.
Many personal injury cases are settled instead of going to trial. In that situation, the amount of damages is reached through negotiation with the defendant’s insurance carrier, which will try to reduce the amount of damages.
However, an experienced Broward County burn injury lawyer will aggressively work to achieve an amount that is satisfactory to the burn victim.
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