Severe burns are life-altering injuries that can result in years of medical treatment and potentially a lifetime of bills. Gautreaux Law helps people in middle Georgia and across the state of Georgia get compensation from personal injury lawsuits so they can recover from these devastating injuries.
If you were seriously burned due to the actions of another party, you may be eligible to get significant compensation for the harm you suffered. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Georgia law firm Gautreaux Law to discuss your legal options after suffering a burn injury.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer From Gautreaux Law Can Help
Most people who suffer a serious burn injury take months or even years to recover. During that time, they may be in severe pain, undergoing regular medical treatments, and are usually unable to work. Unfortunately, it is during this time that you are expected to take legal action.
At Gautreaux Law, we understand that the victims of burn injuries are usually overwhelmed by their injuries and cannot handle legal matters. An attorney from our law firm will take the lead in handling your case, allowing you to focus on recovery rather than legal matters.
To win a personal injury case, you need to prove that another party injured you either through intentional action or negligence. Neither a court nor an insurance company will take your word for that. You need evidence that supports your claim.
Our legal team will interview witnesses and gather any available physical evidence. We will retain experts as needed to support your case. Every personal injury lawyer at Gautreaux Law has experience in these types of claims.
Communication With Other Parties
Another advantage to retaining Gautreaux Law is that your lawyer will handle all communications with outside parties, including:
- The responsible party
- All insurance companies
- The police
- Your medical creditors
- The court
Due to our extensive experience handling burn cases, we know who you need to communicate with and what to say to them. We also know what not to say, which is just as important.
This will also save you a lot of time. The insurance process, for example, often involves hours of phone calls, filling out forms, and meetings. This is a time that you cannot spare when you are focusing on your recovery from a serious injury.
Communication With You
Additionally, your personal injury attorney will ensure you are well-informed throughout your case. It is a difficult balancing act to provide you with all the information you need while not overwhelming you during your recovery. Every lawyer at Gautreaux Law understands this balance and will do their best to responsibly keep you informed.
Negotiating a Settlement
As a rule of thumb, you should never rely on an insurance company to provide a fair settlement. Insurance companies make money by paying as little money to claimants as possible. Being represented by an experienced personal injury attorney gives you a significant advantage when dealing with insurance companies.
Due to our extensive experience, our legal team can accurately determine the value of your case and will present evidence to the insurance company that supports that valuation. This means that most cases will end with a negotiated settlement that can speed up the time it takes to get compensation.
Getting Compensation for a Burn Injury
What type of compensation can you get for a burn injury, and how much money will you get? The answers depend on the circumstances of your injury and how badly you were hurt. They also depend on how quickly you contact a personal injury attorney after getting injured.
Typically, our law firm will seek two types of damages — economic and non-economic. These are the main types of damages the law allows an injured party to seek.
These damages compensate you for expenses you suffered due to your injury. The most common expenses are:
- Medical bills
- Ongoing therapy costs
- Lost wages or salary
- Transportation costs associated with your injury
- Costs for other equipment and services related to your injury
An experienced lawyer from Gautreaux Law will help determine what qualifies and gather records to calculate the value of these damages.
Burn injuries are often associated with significant non-economic damages. These damages reflect compensation for pain and suffering that doesn’t have a direct economic cost. It includes both physical and emotional pain and suffering.
For example, severe scarring from a burn can hinder your ability to start or maintain romantic relationships. An experienced lawyer can get you compensation to make up for the loss of companionship you suffered due to the burn injury.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney From Gautreaux Law After Suffering a Burn Injury in Central Georgia
If you were seriously harmed due to the negligence of another, you may be eligible to get compensation for that injury. Contact our law firm immediately to schedule a free consultation with a burn injury attorney who will explain your legal options.