Orange County Burn Injury Lawyer
If you have been seriously burned and have suffered physical damage, you need to call an Orange County burn injury attorney right away. Medical expenses for burn victims can be truly incredible and not everything will be paid for by the insurance company. Co-pays, hospital stays, cosmetic procedures, and more can steadily mount and without legal help, you may have to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket. Fortunately, an attorney can help you to receive the compensation you both need and deserve.
Short and Long-Term Impact of Burns
Burns can cause immediate and significant pain and discomfort. Severe burns can be so severe as to be debilitating, requiring long-term medical care, a potential hospital stay, skin grafts, surgery and long-term rehabilitation. They can even lead to disfigurement and permanent disabilities.
The short-term impact of burns is the immediate need for intensive medical care. Naturally, this comes at a high expense and may even require you to travel out of the area, placing the additional burden of a hotel stay and meals on your family. Simultaneously, you will not be earning the income that you once were – an income your family is probably depending on.
In the long-term, if you do not recover fully, your income earning potential could be severely limited. A job that you once held, you may not be able to keep, or you may be limited in what roles you can play at your company. Clearly the worst case scenario would be that you are unable to work at all. If this happens, you will need money to support your family.
Necessary Burn Treatments
According to researchers and physicians at John Hopkins, anyone with burns on more than 10 percent of their body, burns on their groin, face, hands, feet, or genitals, or anyone that is suffering from other illnesses or disease, should be treated at a specialty burn center and cared for by a burn team. They recommend being treated by a group of doctors that can address all aspects of recovery. This may include an infectious disease specialist, physical therapist, plastic surgeon, recreational therapist, internist, and more. The actual treatments may involve skin grafting, pain management, physical therapy, wound care and more. The key is to have a doctor coordinate your care, pulling in all the necessary specialists.
An Orange County Burn Injury Attorney Can Help You to Receive Medical Care
After being burned, your insurance company may be unwilling to pay for the level of care you require. For example, you may be insured for wound care and skin grafting but not physical therapy to improve your mobility. Perhaps they will not pay for the plastic surgery necessary for restoring your appearance. If you are in this situation and have been denied care, we recommend that you call our office and schedule an immediate consultation. We can work with your insurance company and take the steps necessary to ensure that you receive critical medical care. Your recovery should not be stalled or limited because of financial decisions. As an attorney, we can help to make sure that it isn’t.
How an Orange County Burn Injury Lawyer Will Calculate Damages
If you were burned due to the negligence of someone else, you could be entitled to financial damages. How much will be based on the cost of your medical care, the money that you have lost by being unable to work, and the future expenses associated with your care and lost wages. Essentially, anything that you have either lost, spent, will lose or will spend due to your burns could be included when calculating your damages. Ultimately, however, a jury will decide what you should receive.
Know What You Are Up Against
If you are suing a company or organization for their role in you becoming burned, they will have a team of lawyers representing them. They will also be insured and their insurance company is likely to put lawyers on the case. Without your own legal representation, you are going to have a difficult time receiving a favorable outcome. This makes hiring an experienced burn lawyer critical to your case. We need to demonstrate that you were burned, where you were burned, when you were burned, and that the burns were the result of someone else’s negligence. We then need to prove how the burns impacted your life and the financial consequences of it. To give yourself the best opportunity for success, hire an attorney right away.
Speak with an Orange County Burn Injury Lawyer Today
If you have been burned, you can’t afford to wait or attempt to deal with it alone. You need to focus on your physical recovery while we focus on the legal aspects of your case. Call us at 1-844-404-2400 or contact our office online immediately so that we can get started.