Who is the Best Lawyer for my Burn Injury Case?
Burn injuries are some of the most painful injuries that can be sustained. Typically, they result in excruciating pain, not only at the time of the injury, but often through painful rehabilitation and subsequent surgery, which can include skin grafts and significant reconstructive surgery.
We Understand the Degree of Pain and Suffering Involved
Those who have sustained severe burns must endure a level of pain that most individuals cannot begin to comprehend. In addition to the physical pain, significant disfigurement can transform the complete identify of the person burned and can require long-term psychological counseling in addition to surgeries and physical rehabilitation.
The fact is, those with severe burns will never be the same, even if they are able to move forward with their lives. We understand.
When considering the best lawyer for your burn injury case, you will want a lawyer who will understand the complete scope of your injuries and the impact that they have on your life and the lives of your family. You will also want a lawyer who will have the tenacity to devote every ounce of energy towards seeking full compensation for your injuries – not one who will be willing to accept a quick settlement for a low amount.
Additionally, other key factors for selecting a burn injury lawyer include:
- Whether an attorney is Prepared to take the case to trial.
Many attorneys accept cases hoping that they will settle before trial. As a result, their approach to case management is typically to do relatively little work unless and until it appears that a case will actually go to trial.This is not the case with our firm.We do the hard work early in the case and seek to advance the cases of our clients in a painstaking, methodical approach. In a burn case, we will likely retain fire experts, physicians, psychologists, economic experts, and other professionals to help establish the cases for liability and damages for our clients. Opposing parties understand our approach and know that we are serious about taking our case to trial.In required settlement conferences and mediation, opposing counsel knows that we are ready to take our case to trial, as we will already have completed the difficult work of case preparation. Our clients are then in an optimal position for a full and fair settlement for their injuries.
Attorneys who do not utilize this approach and their clients are at a disadvantage in settlement conferences and mediations, as they may not have yet developed the information needed to establish a strong case. When a strong case has not yet been developed, opposing parties are less likely to settle for a fair amount.
- Does the attorney have significant trial experience?
Defendants and their insurance companies and lawyers know well the attorneys who take cases to trial. They know that if a full and fair settlement is not accepted, such attorneys will not hesitate to take them to trial and to seek full compensation from a jury.I have tried dozens of cases as both a former federal prosecutor and as a plaintiff’s injury lawyer. As a trial attorney with more than twenty-five years of experience, I will not hesitate to take a case to trial if a fair settlement is not offered.
- How familiar is the attorney with investigating and holding accountable those responsible for burns or severe injury?
I have had significant experience in representing those who have had severe and permanent life-altering injuries. I have recovered millions of dollars for these clients, including a settlement of more than $39 million for one case in 2011, and a verdict of more than $18 million in another case.
- Will your attorney give your case top attention?
At many law firms, attorneys take on large numbers of cases. As there is only so much time in the day, these attorneys cannot devote significant time to each case.
- Will your attorney be passionate about getting you the best results possible?
Excelling in any profession requires having the passion and devotion to go the extra mile, and to be truly committed to getting the very best results possible. I and my firm have this commitment. We do not go into any case hoping to get a “good” result for a client, we want to get our clients the very best result possible.
You Have Only One Opportunity for Recovery
In a lawsuit, you will have only one opportunity to recover against a defendant for their share of damages for your injury. It’s critical that your case be developed not only to have the best chance for establishing liability but also for presenting to a jury the full measure of damages to which you are entitled.
In the case of burn injuries, it is especially important to develop a strong case for the future damages which may be incurred, as in many severe burn cases ongoing surgeries, rehabilitation, and psychological treatment may be required, significant economic damages and lost wages are likely, and pain and suffering can last a lifetime.
We are Passionate About Seeking Full Recovery for Our Clients
Please call us to learn how we can help. We accept burn injury cases on a contingent fee basis, and we offer a free, no-obligation consultation so that you can learn about how we help those who have been injured due to fires, explosions, and other causes.