When burn injuries occur, the effects can be devastating for the victim or, in the case of wrongful death, for their family. A prolonged hospitalization for third-degree burns can generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills or incur lost wages for the time you cannot work in the case of less severe burns.
To seek compensation for pain and suffering, hire experienced burn injury lawyers at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. Our injury lawyers are experts in personal injury cases like car accidents, medical malpractice, and slip and falls. Clinton’s personal injury lawyers can help you gather the evidence to prove negligence caused your burn injury so that you can collect damages.
Third-degree burns are severe and might be caused by hot liquid, electricity, chemicals, flames, or contact with another hot object for a prolonged time. They appear dry, leathery, and charred.
Hospitalization is required for this severity of the burn. You may have to undergo skin grafting or other restorative procedures.
While first- and second-degree burns are not as severe, they can still be extremely painful and prevent you from working. Deep second-degree burns, with tissue destruction that runs deeper than the dermis, can take three to four weeks to heal and cause scarring.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C., has the skills and legal knowledge to seek damages for individuals who are off work long-term due to burn injuries.
There are different levels of responsibility in a burn injury case. The damages awarded can vary from compensation for medical bills, lost wages, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, permanent disability, or stress depending on the circumstances.
Burn treatments can be enduring and result in hard economic losses for the victim who cannot work. Personal injury claims filed by a law office can help collect damages for a victim when a third party’s negligence is proven.
The next level of damages that can be awarded is known as exemplary damages. Going beyond compensation for the victim, exemplary damages demonstrate that reckless behavior and negligence causing injury are unacceptable.
Insurance companies fight against taking responsibility for victims of burn injuries, which is why it’s so vital to have a reputable law firm and a team of personal injury attorneys to support you through the process.
At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., our lawyers understand the hardships of personal injury and seek to make the process of filing claims as seamless as possible for the people of Clinton, MI.
Our senior partner Eileen Kroll is an experienced lawyer with practice areas in medical malpractice and mass tort. She is also a registered nurse who can apply her healthcare knowledge to strengthen your claim.
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