Legal Rights

Having worked with so many burn victims and their families, I am fully aware of the tremendous physical and emotional trauma that often lasts years beyond the initial injury. That is why I focus my efforts on obtaining compensation for the pain and suffering that you are experiencing today but also in the future.

During the initial consultation, we will have the the opportunity to discuss your legal rights for in greater detail. Below is a quick overview of some potential areas in which you may be eligible to receive compensation:

DISFIGUREMENT, MENTAL ANGUISH, LOSS OF CAPACITY FOR ENJOYMENT OF LIFE, DISABILITY, PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT, PAIN & SUFFERING: This is compensation for the human damages suffered as a result of being burned. Recovery can be sought for both the damage sustained in the past and the expected future harm for the rest of your life.

MEDICAL: Payment of current and future medical bills including hospitalization, surgical procedures, counseling, cosmetic surgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy, prescriptions and on-going medical care may be awarded.

LOSS OF INCOME & VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION: You may be eligible to receive compensation for past and future lost wages, as well as compensation if you need to be re-trained into a new occupation.

SPOUSE & FAMILIES LOSS: This is compensation for the injured partner’s spouse and close family members when the burn injury is so severe that it interferes with the familial realtionships, requring members to perform services that would not otherwise be required.

Sadly, many insurance companies fail to recognize cosmetic procedures as a necessary surgery for a burn victim to recover emotionally. Additionally, insurance companies often under estimate future financial burdens. For this reason, it is critical that you hire an experienced “burn injury” attorney with a successful track record for working with insurance companies and overcoming such obstacles.

If you are looking for an experienced attorney who is passionate about helping burn victims and their families rebuild their life, please call me, Sam King, at 407-244-3000.