Riviera Beach Burn Injury Lawyers

The body is incredibly resilient and can recover from all kinds of injuries without any permanent repercussions. Unfortunately, a serious burn will almost always cause lasting damage that can greatly diminish the victim's quality of life.

Burns can result in extensive physical and psychological scars. Although nothing can undo this trauma, people who sustain burns due to someone else's negligence may be able to recover the compensation needed to pay for quality medical care, lost income, and other damages.

To determine the most strategic way to proceed with your claim, contact Donaldson & Weston. Our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to getting clients the results they deserve. Call 561-299-3999 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our strategic burn injury attorneys in Riviera Beach.

Will I Have to Go to Trial?

If you're worried about commencing contentious legal proceedings that only add more stress to an already overwhelming situation, you can take comfort in the fact that most burn injury claims are resolved before reaching trial. Typically, it is in both party's best interests to settle before going to court.

In many cases, a trial will only serve to drag out the proceedings while adding unnecessary stress and legal expenses. In some scenarios, though, such as when the insurance company refuses to cooperate, going to court is the best option.

At Donaldson & Weston, we prepare every case for trial, even if a settlement is the expected outcome. Anticipating litigation shows the insurance adjuster that we are serious about securing every last dollar our client deserves. It also allows us to proceed to court without any unnecessary delays if settlement negotiations are unsuccessful. Finally, having the strongest possible case before negotiations begin shows the claims adjuster what they are up against if they refuse to cooperate, which may give them more incentive to accept a fair settlement offer.

Whether a burn injury case will go to trial depends on a variety of factors including:

  • The insurance adjuster's willingness to cooperate;

  • The strength of any evidence of liability;

  • The strength of any evidence of damages;

  • The severity of your injuries and the extent of your damages;

  • Whether your case warrants a punitive award;

  • Your own percentage of fault;

  • The number of defendants; and

  • Each defendant's insurance coverage.

Although going to trial can be stressful, it may be the only way for an accident victim to secure the compensation he or she deserves. Fortunately, most of our cases are resolved outside of court. As experienced litigators, we are respected by insurance companies throughout Florida, so they are often willing to offer a fair payout early in the negotiations.