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Use Your Burn Injury Attorney to Fight Back

Winters and Yonker The Burn Injury Attorneys

As the Florida injury attorneys at Winters & Yonker know, burn injuries can be serious, complex and long-lasting. 

If you or your family have a burn injury from a car crash, motorcycle accident or because of someone’s negligence in a workplace situation (truck/train/bus), we want you to know that every penny of medical bills does count. It may feel overwhelming at a time when you should be focusing on healing, but the Tampa personal injury attorneys Bill Winters, Marc Yonker and their team can help. We work exclusively with personal injury cases and have the experience you need in an attorney. Let our burn injury lawyers handle your case and help you find the care and healing you need.

Attorneys with Winters & Yonker help clients fight for the compensation deserved after suffering a burn injury. Our team will not hold back as we pursue any available legal options, leaving no stone unturned in search of every possible source of monetary compensation. An approach like this leads us to assist clients across Florida, whose indeterminate scars demand a lawyer who is ready to use every tool at our disposal to reach an agreement that provides fair and just treatment and the necessary financial relief.

What are burn injuries?

Burns are divided into three categories – first, second, or third-degree depending on the severity of the wound. Other types of burns include thermal burns, chemical burns, radiation burns and burns caused by contact with flames (like from a barbecue). 

In addition to burning or scarring, fire and burn injuries can also affect the nervous system. This typically results in severe pain and sometimes paralysis or even blindness. Burn injuries can result in long-lasting pain that may be difficult to deal with alone. 

What are the legal grounds regarding burn injury claims?

A burn injury claim is a legal action or proceeding for damages, brought about because of the wrongful act of someone else. As such, it is a burn injury that occurred due to the acts of others. A few of the more common legal grounds include:

Intentional 

When a burn injury is a direct result from a person’s purposeful actions.

Example: If a person were to set fire to your home while knowing you are inside.

Negligence

A lack of normal care which results in a burn injury such as a traffic violation that causes a car accident that results in burns, negligent maintenance or allowing a toxic substance that causes a chemical explosion.

Example: A business owner who fails to adhere to fire codes or safety guidelines.

Strict Liability

Unfortunately, accidents do happen. There may not be a person or reason to blame. 

Example: If a product or machine malfunctions which inflicts injury. 

Recklessness

This is a state of mind. With recklessness comes a willful disregard for danger and negative outcomes. Though a person may be aware of potential injuries and harm being caused by their actions, they proceed with a lack of concern for consequences or possible ramifications.

Example: A drunk or distracted driver who causes an accident. 

If you or a loved one suffered burn related injuries, you may be eligible for compensation. Our experienced lawyers are here to help you understand what happened and determine whether you are entitled to any monetary damages.

Should I report my burn injury?

Yes, this is particularly important if you plan to file a claim or seek compensation. Oftentimes, the local fire department is the first call you should make regardless if the fire is still burning or not. This is so the fire department team can accurately assess the damage in addition to evaluating the scene to make sure the fire is actually out and determine what started the fire. If there is a fire at your place of work, make sure to report it to your employer. 

Should I hire an attorney for my burn injury?

Burn injuries can be physically and emotionally painful, not to mention very costly. If you’re wondering how much is enough compensation for your medical bills, lost work and suffering following an accident, it’s best to consult a burn injury lawyer. Burn injury lawyers will review the circumstances of the accident with you during your consultation and give you a realistic idea of what kind of compensation you could potentially be receiving.

Can I get compensated for my burn injury?

In the case of a burn injury, one of the first things you can do to be compensated is either file a legal claim or make a report to an insurance company. If you do give notice then it’s important to be aware of any time-sensitive information such as how soon after the burn accident you have to make the claim. It’s always best to file sooner than later to avoid missing any deadlines which could impact the compensation you are entitled to.

What do I need to file a burn injury claim?

You want to gather all the necessary information you can when it comes down to taking care of your medical needs. Focus on gathering pictures of the wounds or visible injuries, records and documentation related to doctors visits, and identify witnesses who can help corroborate your side of the story. It’s best to work with someone like Winters & Yonker as we have extensive knowledge and experience in terms of helping people in your position seek guidance and assistance so that they know what evidence is needed for each specific case.

Will my insurance cover my burn medical bills?

It depends upon the insurance policy details of both parties involved as to how much will be covered and what that exact cost would look like. This is also dependent on the severity of the injuries and damage incurred. Best practice is to consult an experienced attorney to decipher what is covered and what your settlement is. 

Understanding burn injuries

At Winters & Yonker, we know how traumatic it can be when a burn accident happens to you or your loved ones. That’s why we focus on providing professional, respectful and compassionate legal services. We have the knowledge, skill and experience to help you in your time of need. 

Contact your Florida burn accident attorney today

At Winters & Yonker, we take pride in our ability to help burn victims receive maximum compensation for their injuries. If you or someone you love has suffered a burn injury in Florida, the personal injury attorneys at Winters & Yonker are here to help. Call 813-223-6200 or contact us today for a consultation with an experienced Florida personal injury burn attorney.

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