Recovering from Burn Injuries: Exploring Your Legal Options in Florida

At Shannon J. Sagan, P.A., we’re not just legal advocates for victims of personal injuries. We also strive to educate our community about various types of injuries, their causes, implications, and the rights of victims under Florida law. Today, we’d like to discuss an injury type that can be particularly devastating: burn injuries.

Burn injuries can happen in many ways, from simple household accidents to catastrophic events like car crashes, workplace accidents, and more. Unfortunately, burns are not only incredibly painful, but they also carry a risk of severe complications, such as infections, scarring, and psychological trauma. The treatment process can be a long, uphill battle that includes surgery, skin grafts, and extensive physical therapy.

At Shannon J. Sagan, P.A., we understand the depth of physical and emotional pain associated with burn injuries. That’s why we’re committed to helping burn injury victims in Palm Beach County, Florida, seek the justice and compensation they deserve.

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Legal Rights of Burn Injury Victims in Florida

As a burn victim in Florida, it’s essential to know that if your injuries were caused by another’s negligence or wrongful conduct, you have the right to pursue justice. Under Florida’s personal injury law, you may seek compensation for the harms and losses you’ve endured. These losses, or ‘damages’, are categorized into several types, each reflecting a different aspect of the burden you’ve had to bear.

  • Economic Damages: These are quantifiable costs associated with your injuries. They include past and future medical expenses related to the burn injuries, such as hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, medications, and any necessary medical equipment or modifications to your home. Economic damages also cover loss of earnings if the injury prevented you from working, as well as projected future loss of income if you’re unable to return to your previous employment due to your injuries.
  • Non-Economic Damages: These damages, while not as straightforward to calculate as economic damages, are equally significant. They include compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and disfigurement or physical impairment. It’s worth noting that while these damages may not have an easily determined dollar amount, they are often a substantial part of your claim due to the severe impact burn injuries can have on one’s quality of life.
  • Future Care Costs: If your burn injuries are severe enough to require ongoing medical attention or personal care, the cost of this future care can be included in your claim. This could cover the costs of long-term physical therapy, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, psychological counseling, and more.

Asserting your rights and pursuing a personal injury claim can feel like navigating through a maze, particularly when you’re also dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic injury. The process involves complex legal procedures, negotiation with insurance companies, and potentially even a trial. 

How Shannon J. Sagan, P.A Injury Lawyer Can Help

In the aftermath of a burn injury, you might be overwhelmed by medical appointments, financial concerns, and emotional distress. That’s where we come in. Our team will work tirelessly to lighten your load, handling all legal aspects of your claim while you focus on recovery. We’ll start by establishing liability, gathering evidence to prove that your injuries resulted from someone else’s negligence. Then, we’ll work to accurately assess the full impact of your injuries, ensuring your claim reflects not just your current expenses, but also future medical needs and the impact on your quality of life.

At Shannon J. Sagan, P.A., we’re proud to offer comprehensive, empathetic legal services to burn injury victims in Palm Beach County, Florida. We’re ready to help you take the next step on your path to recovery. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, we urge you to reach out. Contact the experienced team at Shannon J. Sagan, P.A. to schedule your free case evaluation online, or call us at 561-DASHCAM (352-5299). We’re ready to help, and we’re committed to fighting for justice on your behalf.

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