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Burn Injury Lawyers in Washington, DC

We Help Burn Patients Who Need Legal Support

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 Simeone & Miller, LLP.

We offer free consultations to injury victims in and around Washington, DC. Meet our team today at no obligation.

Determining Liability in a Burn Accident

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 lays. Burn injury cases are often filed against parties that were not even present at the time of the accident, such as:

  • An electronics manufacturer that released an unsafe line of devices
  • The owner of a property that is not up to fire code
  • A maintenance technician who failed to install an appliance properly
  • A semi-truck designer who put the gas tank in a place that left it vulnerable in an accident
  • The distributor of a harsh household cleaner that did not include proper safety warnings
  • A construction company that failed to teach or enforce proper lockout/tagout procedures

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.

Types of Burn Injuries We Can Help With

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:

  • Electricity/electrocution
  • Chemical exposure
  • Radiation exposure
  • Intense cold

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:

  • What type of treatment will I need?
  • Will I need to be transferred to a burn clinic or work with specialists?
  • Do you expect there will be long-term complications stemming from these injuries?

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.

Damages In a Burn Injury Claim

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:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical needs
  • Rehabilitation/physical therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Decreased earning potential
  • Accommodations/assistive devices
  • Household or daily aid
  • Renovation costs to make your home accessible

You are 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:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

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.

Why Hire a Lawyer for a Burn Injury Claim?

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 law firm 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 maximize 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.

Start Your Burn Injury Claim with Us Today

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 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 to face these challenges. If you have suffered a burn injury, reach out to our team to see how we can help you.

Simeone & Miller, LLP is proud to fight for burn injury victims in and around Washington, DC. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney by calling us at (202) 888-0872.

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  • Get The Facts

    We thoroughly document relevant information to build a solid foundation for your case. No detail is overlooked.

  • Gather Evidence

    We rigorously gather and investigate every bit of critical evidence that can potentially make or break your case.

  • Strategize

    After a careful evaluation of the evidence, we devise a customized & aggressive strategy to maximize your recovery.

  • Resolve

    We confidently walk you through every step of your case to ensure that we have provided a favorable outcome for your needs.

  • Listen

    We start by taking the time to listen to your case and treat you with the utmost respect.