Burn Injury Cases

Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner and millions of people will be cooking, baking, and frying turkeys, I thought I would share some information on burn injuries.

Burn injuries can be painful and severe. According to the American Burn Association, nearly 486,000 individuals are treated for burn-related injuries every single year. These types of harmful injuries can adversely affect a person’s life. If you or a loved one have been burned in any type of accident, then you may be entitled to compensation. Read the following tips to find out how burn injury cases work.

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How and Where?

Two important factors that need to be established is time and place. Pinpointing the time and place will help your attorney determine who is at fault. Cases involving companies may differ from cases involving individuals as many companies have insurance and some try to settle out of court in order to keep these kinds of accidents out of the public’s eye. Dealing with individuals may be a little harder. Regardless of who is at fault, or where the accident took place, you may be able to collect money If your lawyer can prove that your injury was caused by the negligent behavior of someone else. The amount of compensation you may be entitled to receive will depend on the severity of your injury. Typically, the more serious the injury, the more money you may collect.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are considered punishment and are typically awarded at the court’s discretion when the defendant’s behavior is found to be especially harmful. In certain circumstances, punitive damages are awarded in addition to actual damages. In order to collect punitive damages, your attorney will have to prove that the guilty party’s negligent behavior led to the accident in question. Judges will generally award punitive damages as a deterrent.

The Compensation

With over 40,000 people hospitalized each year due to burn injuries, there is a wide range of compensation possibilities in burn injury cases. If you suffered from a burn injury, you could potentially be awarded compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation and medication
  • Transportation to and from doctor’s appointments
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished future income
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering

The best way to find out what type of compensation you may be entitled to collect is by working with an experienced personal injury attorney.

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Shannon Sagan

Mr. Sagan is a solo practitioner at Shannon J. Sagan, PA.His primary practice area is personal injury.His entire career has been dedicated to representing the injured and not insurance companies.Mr. Sagan received his B.A. in Legal studies at the University of Central Florida and became a paralegal for a personal injury firm while attending law school.He received his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in 2004. Mr. Sagan has been practicing law since 2005 and holds positions on various boards throughout Palm Beach County and nationally.
You may contact Mr. Sagan via email at ssagan@1800flalawyer.com or 1-800-FLA-LAWYER or read more about him and his law firm at www.1800flalawyer.com
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