Palm Beach Gardens Burn Injury Lawyers

Burn injuries may appear superficial because they are inflicted on the surface of the skin, but it is not uncommon for burns to damage nerves and soft tissue, which can result in serious and permanent disabilities. If a fire causes the burns, lung damage is also likely to occur because of smoke inhalation. And regardless of where the burns occur on the body, scarring and disfigurement may be unavoidable.

The physical and psychological effects of burn injuries can make every day seem like a struggle. Although no amount of money can undo the trauma, filing a successful personal injury claim may help victims and their families cover medical expenses, lost income, and other damages.

If you or someone you love wants to file a burn injury claim in Florida, contact Donaldson & Weston to determine the most strategic way to proceed. We require no money upfront, nor do we charge a retainer in order to take advantage of our legal services. Call 561-299-3999 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our personal injury attorneys in Palm Beach Gardens.

Calculating Damages in Palm Beach Gardens Burn Injury Cases

Burn injury claims often result in substantial monetary awards because the damages tend to be severe. When calculating the total damages you have incurred, your attorney will consider both economic and non-economic losses.

Economic damages are objectively verifiable losses such as:

  • Ambulance fees;

  • Medical bills;

  • Prescription expenses;

  • Rehabilitation costs;

  • Future medical expenses;

  • Lost wages;

  • Lost benefits;

  • Loss of earning capacity;

  • Home care, child care, and other household help; and

  • Home modifications.

Non-economic damages are more subjective in nature. A burn injury lawyer from Donaldson & Weston can help you calculate a reasonable figure. Depending on the facts surrounding your case, potentially recoverable non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering;

  • Mental anguish;

  • Emotional distress;

  • Scarring and disfigurement; and

  • Loss of enjoyment of life.

It's important to remember that no matter how strong your case appears, the insurance company will look for any possible reason to dispute your claim. For example, the claims adjuster might misrepresent your statements to argue that you were partially liable for your injuries, which could mean your monetary award may be reduced by your own percentage of fault. The insurance company may also review your social media accounts, intentionally delay the proceedings, or use other tactics to pay the lowest amount possible.

At Donaldson & Weston, we are familiar with these strategies and can help you level the playing field. Our attorneys will make sure you are treated fairly and will do everything in their power to avoid and overcome any disputes that might arise.