Burns are some of the most damaging injuries humans can survive. Though our treatment methods continue to progress, those who suffer serious burn injuries will deal with complications for the rest of their lives. This is after months of treatment and rehabilitation that may remove them from the workforce and leave their loved ones without a caregiver or provider. The challenges and losses caused by burn injuries can be immense, which is why victims who were burned due to someone else’s negligence should consider speaking with an attorney about filing a claim for compensation. Our attorneys are here to evaluate your case and help you understand your rights and options. If you are looking for all-around support with your burn injury claim, you need a burn injury lawyer from Simeone & Miller, LLP.
If you’re already dealing with a frustrating insurance process, we understand you may be hesitant to bring someone else into the mix. However, our team is here to make your life easier.
We start by taking the lead on your insurance claim, doing everything from submitting paperwork to preserving evidence to handling phone calls. During this process, we’ll educate you on what to expect and how we are handling your claim. You’ll have access to as much information as you want about your claim, or the option to let us take care of the details and share only major milestones and updates with you.
A trusted Washington, D.C. injury lawyer is also an asset when it comes to settlement negotiations. Insurance adjusters are trained to reduce the amount their companies have to pay claimants. They use their methods against individuals who don’t know what to expect or how to effectively fight back. Our lawyers are trained in maximizing your settlement, and we know how to build a case and leverage your position to improve your outcome.
Our skilled litigators can fight your claim in court if need be. Sometimes, the threat of a lawsuit will encourage an insurance adjuster to make a fair settlement offer; other times, we have to proceed to trial to get our clients the best results. Our team has taken the lead on complex cases and won significant verdicts for injured clients who weren’t getting fair offers from the insurance companies handling their claims.
Even if you know a burn was not your fault, it may be difficult to establish who was responsible for the injury. Our firm’s experienced legal investigators can examine your case to determine where fault lies. Burn injury cases are often filed against parties that were not even present at the time of the accident, such as:
Burn accident claims are unique in that they are often filed against unaware third parties. Lacking knowledge of an accident is not an excuse, however. Anyone whose actions contributed to the tragic accident should be held accountable.
Most burns—around 86%—are thermal, meaning they involve fire or hot objects. These are the majority of the cases our firm handles. However, burns can also be caused by:
No matter the source or type of burn you suffered, we have the technical knowledge and experience to handle your case.
If you’re not sure whether your burn is severe enough to merit an accident case, contact Simeone & Miller and we can help you get the information you need, such as:
While a quick trip to Urgent Care can take care of minor burn injuries, costs can add up quickly for those who need extensive care or who work with specialists. If you’re not sure how to handle your expenses, an injury claim may be the solution.
Whether you’re talking to an insurance adjuster or preparing to file an injury lawsuit, properly calculating your damages is essential to receiving the compensation you need and deserve. Because burn injuries are so serious, you will need to consider not only your present losses but also those that may come up in the future.
Simeone & Miller, LLP works with medical experts and life care planners to identify every element for which you may be able to request compensation. We can track expenses and gather evidence for damages like:
You’re also allowed to ask for non-monetary damages: losses that don’t come with a receipt or bill but impact your quality of life nonetheless. We know how to calculate:
The first settlement offer you receive from an insurance adjuster is likely to be much lower than the amount you need. This is especially true for patients with serious injuries. Insurers tend to exclude damages like future needs and loss of enjoyment of life when calculating a settlement. Don’t take them at their word when they claim you’re getting a fair offer—let us walk you through your damages to see how much your claim is worth.
Making sure injury victims receive the best possible care and treatment is a priority for the team at Simeone & Miller, LLP. We know how disruptive an accident can be to your life. It can make taking care of even simple day-to-day tasks difficult, not to mention the demands of fighting for the compensation you need to care for yourself and your loved ones. We’re here to bridge that gap so you can be confident about your future.
Our team has decades of experience to dedicate to your case and the determination to see it through to the end. Sometimes fighting for justice means taking on big opponents like insurance companies or national corporations. We have the resources and skill needed to face these challenges. If you have suffered a burn injury, reach out to a burn injury lawyer from our team to see how we can help you.
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