With winter quickly approaching and a steady drop in temperature, people seek warmth from a variety of sources including fire, warming blankets, space heaters and so forth. Unfortunately, many people each year become victims of fire and heat exposure as a result of seeking warmth in response to outside temperatures dropping.
Victims of fire or heat exposure incur life altering burns, pain and disfigurement, and are forced into a life of constant rehabilitation. The pain and suffering that results are an unfortunate and touching aspect of the severity of injuries that can occur due to exposure to fire; and most times the burn victims themselves are not even at fault.
If another party is responsible for the fire, you are entitled to seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering. Compensation for pain and suffering includes any pain, disfigurement, emotional distress, disability, and even embarrassment attributable to the burn injury sustained; and the recovery for these damages includes both present and future losses.
Cases involving burn victims vary in their severity, but ultimately are traumatizing no matter how severe; and the pain involved in treating these injuries is overwhelming. Many factors are considered when assessing the amount of recovery available to burn victims, including the severity of the burns, the amount of rehabilitation and treatment required, the extent of the disability incurred, disfigurement, and the extent of emotional distress. These factors are difficult to quantify in terms of recovery, but their severity is understood and can result in substantial awards for damage.
If you or a loved has been injured in a fire or sustained burns as a result of a product malfunction, call Blick Law Firm today at (813) 931-0840. Call today to schedule a free 15 minute consultation with attorney Michael Blickensderfer. Think quick, call Blick.