A burn injury can have a devastating impact on the victim from both a psychological and a financial standpoint. All too often, serious burn injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence and could have been prevented.
When that is the case, our South Carolina burn injury attorneys at Joye Law Firm are here to help you and your family recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries. If you have suffered a burn that resulted from someone else’s negligent, careless or reckless act, you could be entitled to compensation for the physical and emotional pain the injury caused.
Contact Our Burn Injury Lawyers Today
Our South Carolina personal injury attorneys at Joye Law Firm can help you through the confusion and strain that accompany a serious burn injury. Respect, compassion and care are what you can expect from our lawyers and staff. Since 1968, we have helped injured people like you recover not just the money they are entitled to, but we’ve also helped them recover their lives. Let us help you, too.
Call Joye Law Firm. You can reach us at 877-936-9707 or fill out an online form for a free case review. Joye Law Firm has offices in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Clinton, and Columbia, but our burn injury attorneys are ready to take on your case anywhere in South Carolina.
About Accidental Burn Injuries
Estimates place the total number of burn injuries that require medical treatment in the United States at over 450,000 each year. Before you finish reading this page, at least one person will be seriously burned.
A burn injury can scar a victim, both psychologically and physically, for life. A serious burn can be life-threatening, particularly when the victim does not receive immediate and appropriate treatment for the injury. Because some types of burns can cause damage that is not immediately apparent, a burn victim should have a thorough medical examination as soon as possible after the injury occurs to determine the type of burn and the extent of the injuries to ensure the appropriate treatment is started as soon as possible.
Many burn injuries are caused by the negligence of another party. Burn injuries in adults, for example, may be the result of a work-related injury if the victim works near electricity, chemicals, heat sources or radiation. Car accidents and home fires are also common causes of burn injuries. Burns in children are frequently caused by a lack of supervision by a caregiver or a dangerous product that lands in the hands of a child. Many of these burn injuries could have been prevented.
When a victim suffers a burn that could have been prevented if not for the negligence of another party, the resulting injuries could be compensable. A burn victim may be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages for the injuries he or she suffered. “Economic damages” refer to compensation for things such as past and future medical bills, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of an injury. Non-economic damages are what people often refer to as “pain and suffering,” although they can encompass more.
A burn injury may require long-term care or future surgeries. Burns frequently require painful skin graft operations and can result in serious disfigurement. If someone else’s negligence contributed to your injuries, then they should bear the costs associated with your treatment and recovery.
How Can Our Lawyers Help South Carolina Burn Victims?
At Joye Law Firm, our top priority is making sure that our burn injury clients get the medical treatment they deserve. We can work with doctors, hospitals and insurance companies to make sure your or your loved one’s medical care goes uninterrupted. We can also simultaneously begin developing your case against the negligent or reckless individual or company that caused the burn injury. We can consult with accident reconstruction and workplace injury experts and investigators, and we can compile the evidence to document how your injury occurred and the amount of damage it has caused.
We will work hard to secure compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other related losses. An insurance adjuster might approach you in hopes of settling your claim quickly and cheaply. Don’t sign any documents without first talking to an experienced South Carolina burn injury lawyer like those at Joye Law Firm. You could sign away your rights to the full compensation you deserve.
Contact Our South Carolina Burn Lawyers Today
If you’ve suffered a serious burn in a South Carolina accident, you can trust our attorneys to get you the money and benefits you are entitled to. Call Joye Law Firm at 877-936-9707 or fill out our free online case evaluation form.