According to the American Burn Association over 1.1 Million burn injuries require medical attention and with high medical care costs obtaining a settlement to support the expenses that come with a physical injury is crucial for some individuals. However, many mistakes can negatively impact your Burn Injury claim. After a serious accident, it can be difficult to know what you need to do to ultimately receive the compensation you may need to cover your injuries and other losses. Therefore, it is not surprising that so many people make mistakes that can harm their cases, jeopardizing their chances of receiving fair compensation for their injuries.
- Not seeking professional help.
One of the most common and potentially dangerous mistakes any accident victim can make is claiming compensation from an insurance company without first considering their legal options. If the insurance agent or the party at fault refuses to agree to a fair settlement or refuses to hear the complaint, your attorney may offer to file a claim for burn damages, after which the defendant will go to court. As different cases require different expertise, it is essential to understand the nature of your claim.The details of your injuries and the accidents should help you to determine what type of lawyer you should consult. A Burn Injury lawyer can help you determine the types of damage you can claim compensation for based on the nature of the accident and other details that apply to your case.
- Not getting proper Medical care or Medical Report.
The extent of the injuries or damage suffered is directly proportional to the settlement one should receive. Hence, it is essential to receive proper medical care and get a proper medial report to hand to the insurance provider. If there are any discrepancies in the report of an incident can take away from the severity of the demanded claim, it can lead to reduced settlement and sometimes even led to a denied claim.
- Hiring an incompatible attorney.
You need the professional help of an experienced attorney to advise, educate you, and make sure you are informed about what may or may not be held liable. The most important factor when choosing an accident lawyer is their knowledge, skills and experience in handling claims for damages.
If you hire a “liquidation attorney”—someone who usually decides your cases and rarely goes to court—you can expect to receive less money for your injuries than if you hired a trial attorney. Unlike the representative attorneys at DYS Law Group, who only benefit when you benefit from them, insurance adjusters have a direct incentive to prevent you from receiving a large settlement, so it is possible that they may try to lower the settlement that you deserve to be rewarded. Hence, if you are planning to file a burn injury claim it is important to consult a Burn Injury attorney or Catastrophic Injury Attorneys. With over 20+ years of experience in tailoring legal solutions to each of our clients’ specific requirements, at DYS Law Group we specialise in Burn Injury Claims. Contact us right now to get a free evaluation.
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- Settling for smaller compensation.
More than 90 per cent of burn injuries are non-fatal and in most cases, the money you hope to receive for your injuries will come from one insurance company, another insurance company, or yours. So, if you or a loved one suffers a severe burn or someone dies as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of the other party, you may be eligible for compensation through insurance or a personal injury lawsuit in case of personal injury. If you are injured at your work, then you might be eligible for workers’ comp.
The amount of damage you can sustain in the event of a burn will depend on factors such as the extent and persistence of your injuries, how the accident occurred and which parties were at fault, the number of victims involved if any, or if you can go back to work and earn a living. Individuals, not knowing the depth of their injuries and employer’s negligence can often settle for less, this further highlights how important professional help is in such cases.
- Not reporting the incident immediately.
The only way to get a successful personal injury claim is to seek medical attention immediately after a car accident, truck accident, skid and fall, medical malpractice, or injury at work. This is another reason to report an injury and file a claim immediately after an accident. If you do not immediately report an accident and injury at work, your employer’s employee insurance company may assume that you were not injured or seriously injured. It is important to know that several events can lead to a work injury that makes you eligible for workers’ compensation.
If you or your loved one is suffering from a burn injury and are looking for an experienced attorney’s to represent you, you need not look any further. To schedule a free case evaluation, call the DYS Law Group at 213-855-4749. We will meet with you at a time that is convenient for you to discuss your case’s legal options.
You can also reach us at – GSantiago@DYSLawgroup.com