Every year, innocent victims of fires 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 devastating 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, beginning with liability, 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 can result in substantial awards for damage.
If you or a loved has been injured in a fire, 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.