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Top Fire & Burn Injury FAQs

Top Fire & Burn Injury FAQs

Fire & Burn Injury FAQs

What types of fire and burn injury cases do you handle?

The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart represents families and individuals devastated by fire and burn injuries due to the negligence of another. These cases frequently result from improper maintenance, defective products/appliances, car wrecks, semi accidents, work injuries, structural fires, explosions, or other negligent acts. Tragically, the elderly and children are frequently victims of fire and burn injuries. Types of injuries typically include smoke inhalation, scalding from liquids or steam, contact burns, electrical burns, chemical burns, grease burns, or burns from fire or open flame. We may also be able to assist if the care you received for your fire or burn injury indicates medical malpractice or negligence – compounding your injuries.

What are the effects of fire and burn injuries?

The effects of fire and burn injuries can vary widely depending on the severity of the injury, the part of the body that was injured, the time period between the injury and when treatment was provided, the quality of the medical treatment, and whether or not infection occurred among many other possible complications. Many burn injuries never fully heal—leaving scars and possible disfigurement. Victims of severe burn injuries often experience emotional distress or depression. Common injuries in fire and burn injury cases include:

What compensation is available in a fire/burn injury case?

In fire and burn injury cases, multiple parties could be at fault. An experienced burn injury attorney can help you find all the negligent parties and seek full compensation for your injuries. In any fire or burn injury case, your recovery should take into account the immediate needs of the victim and his/her family as well as all future expenses including medical bills, rehabilitation or therapy, lost earning capacity, and long-term care, if needed. Victims may also be entitled to seek punitive damages, pain and suffering, and other compensation against the at-fault parties. In some cases, the victim’s family can seek restitution for loss of consortium (companionship) or a wrongful death claim if the injuries lead to the passing of their loved one. Contact us for a free fire or burn case evaluation.

The insurance company has made an offer for my fire/burn injury. Should I accept it?

Never accept any payment from the insurance company before consulting with an attorney – especially if you or your loved one has suffered a catastrophic burn injury. If you accept compensation now, you may be giving up your right to file additional claims in the future. Only an experienced burn injury lawyer can help you determine the full value of your case in terms of past, present, and future medical bills, past, and future lost income, and additional losses for you and your family. Call Warren and Barren County, Kentucky burn injury attorney Flora Templeton Stuart immediately at (888) 782-9090 to investigate your fire and burn injury claim to ensure you get all the compensation you are entitled to.

Why do I need a lawyer to oversee my fire or burn injury case?

There are many complex factors to consider in a fire or burn injury case including premise liability, product liability opposition, insurance company disputes, insufficient workers’ compensation, etc. Some cases require hiring expert witnesses to testify on your medical care, future income estimation, and life care planners, among other things. It is very important to have a fire injury lawyer on your side that has experience navigating these difficult topics. Even if your case seems cut-and-dry, let a fire injury attorney evaluate the situation to make sure you don’t miss out on damages you are entitled to collect.

How long do I have to file suit in a fire/burn injury case?

The statute of limitations restricts the time in which you can file suit in court for your burn or fire injury. The time limit on your fire or burn injury claim varies depending on the type of accident that caused the injury.  Other types of claims generally allow only one year to file. Either way, time is of the essence! Now that you are aware of the top fire & burn FAQS, you should contact a fire and burn injury attorney immediately so the evidence can be preserved and you can begin putting your life back together. Rest assured our team is committed to you and we will look out for your best interests. Call the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart at (888) 782-9090 today.

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