There are few injuries, if any, that are more physically excruciating than severe burns. And frustratingly, the recovery process associated with burn injuries can be even more painful and mentally taxing than sustaining those burns in the first place. It is partially because burns are uniquely harmful that it is critically important for burn victims to speak with experienced Philadelphia burn injury lawyers in the wake of sustaining their injuries. Although there are times when burn injuries occur solely due to an individual’s own actions or inactions, most burns occur (at least in part) as a result of defective equipment or products, unsafe premises, car accidents, unsafe working conditions and other preventable influences. When harm occurs (in-part or completely) due to another’s negligence or recklessness, the injury victim may be able to file a successful personal injury claim with the assistance of experienced Philadelphia burn injury lawyers.
Burn Injury Claims – The Basics
Burn injury claims progress much like other “standard” personal injury claims do. The injured individual filing suit works with an attorney to submit paperwork to the court after preliminary research and strategy has been completed. At that time, both sides conduct interviews, collect evidence and generate a lot of paperwork. At some point, court appearances begin. Almost always, one side approaches the other with a settlement offer. If that offer is rejected, another may be presented or the case may continue. This back-and-forth plays out until a settlement is reached, the case is dropped or the case goes to trial. The vast majority of cases are settled before trial becomes a reality, but because there is always the risk that a trial will be necessary, the injury victim’s attorney will prepare as if trial is an inevitability. Throughout the process, the attorneys for both sides will keep their clients “in the loop” in regards to all major developments in the case.
Legal Guidance Is Available
If you have experienced a serious burn injury as a result of someone else’s actions or inactions (whether the responsible party is a person, a company or other entity), please do not hesitate to contact the experienced the Philadelphia burn injury lawyers at Wieand Law Firm, LLC today. Your recovery process is likely to be time-intensive and costly. Filing a personal injury suit could better help to ensure that you have access to the financial resources you need in order to focus on your recovery. In addition, it is important to note that every consultation with our Philadelphia burn injury lawyers is risk-free. Speaking with our legal team does not commit you to filing legal action. We simply want to make sure that you have the opportunity to meet with us, share your story and explore your legal options. The decision of whether or not to pursue legal action will always remain up to you. Should you decide to file suit, we will be happy to provide you with experienced guidance and support. We look forward to hearing from you.