Sustaining a burn injury can be utterly devastating. Not only are most burns entirely preventable—common causes include chemical spills, malfunctioning electronics, and cooking fires—but they also tend to result in devastating losses. Fortunately, victims who can prove they wouldn’t have gotten hurt had someone acted with reasonable care usually have grounds for legal action. By filing a tort claim, they can often recoup compensation for damages like out-of-pocket medical bills, lost wages, … [Read more...]
Sustained Fourth-Degree Burns? 5 Steps to Take
Fourth-degree burns are the most serious. Whereas third-degree burns penetrate the skin to affect the underlying tissue, fourth-degree burns also damage the muscle, bone, or fascia. If you sustained such a burn in some kind of preventable accident, your life may never be the same. As long as you weren’t responsible for the accident, though, you should be entitled to compensation. While filing a claim in pursuit of damages won’t erase what happened, it could yield the funds … [Read more...]
Umbrella Coverage: A Potential Source of Recovery in Tort Claims
Recovering a fair settlement after a serious injury or wrongful death is a tricky process that may involve several insurance policies. Ideally, the person or entity that caused your injury or loss will have liability insurance that covers such scenarios, whether it was a car accident, slip and fall, product defect, etc. In addition to auto, home, and renter’s insurance, some defendants have umbrella coverage. This is extra liability insurance that will kick in if the policyholder is held … [Read more...]
What Damages am I Entitled to Recover in My Burn Injury Case?
Burn injuries frequently occur as a result of an explosion after a car accident or from a fire caused either by the negligent maintenance of property, or from a defective product. The severity of a burn injury will depend upon the degree of the burns, the location of the burns on the body, and how large the burn area is. Burns may be very painful and treatment of burn injuries can be costly. It is important for burn injury victims to understand what damages … [Read more...]