Loxahatchee Burn Injury Lawyers

Sustaining serious burn injuries is utterly devastating. Regardless of where they are on your body, burns can cause irreversible damage and lifelong scarring, which can have a profound psychological impact and make it virtually impossible to enjoy the same quality of life.

If you suffered burn injuries because of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and non-economic damages like pain and suffering. To determine if you have grounds for a claim, contact Donaldson & Weston.

Our compassionate burn injury attorneys will evaluate the circumstances of your case to help you determine the most strategic way to proceed. Call 561-299-3999 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney in Loxahatchee.

Mistakes to Avoid During the Burn Injury Claims Process

The costs associated with treating serious burns and then living with the resulting repercussions can add up fast. Before you can recover a single dollar for the damages you incur, though, you must build a strong personal injury claim—and then guide it successfully through every stage of the proceedings.

Unfortunately, this is often easier said than done because making even a minor misstep along the way could jeopardize your entire case. Common mistakes to avoid during the claims process include:

  • Failing to document the scene where the accident occurred;

  • Accepting fault;

  • Failing to seek adequate medical care within a reasonable period of time;

  • Giving the insurance adjuster a recorded statement;

  • Failing to track all expenses associated with treating your injuries;

  • Failing to photograph the progression of your wounds from day one;

  • Posting about the accident or your injuries on social media websites; and

  • Going up against the insurance company alone.

By hiring a seasoned burn injury attorney, you can avoid the kinds of mistakes listed above when pursuing compensation from reckless or negligent parties. The claims process began the moment your injury occurred, and you can expect the insurance company to perform an immediate investigation to find reasons to dispute or deny your claim. This is why it’s so important to seek legal counsel right away.

Hiring a lawyer immediately will allow you to focus on your health rather than complicated legal proceedings. It will also provide your attorney with the opportunity to gather time-sensitive evidence while it is still available and to commence the proceedings before any critical deadlines have passed. Additionally, your lawyer will handle all correspondence with the insurance adjuster so you do not inadvertently accept fault or provide a recorded statement that can be used against you.