In a personal injury lawsuit, all claims of the person injured must be presented at the time of trial, as there is no “second chance” to recover later if additional damages result. Therefore, it is important to identify the full scope of damages that have been suffered prior to the trial, and the damages likely to be suffered in the future.
With burn injuries, future damages can be substantial. Often months or even years of painful rehabilitation and surgeries will be required. Medical expenses can be astronomical. Burn victims may suffer significant lost work time, and their career opportunities may be drastically reduced as a result of their injuries. In severe burn cases, life expectancy may be reduced as the result of the trauma sustained.
Pain and Suffering Can Last a Lifetime
Pain and suffering includes not only the physical pain suffered, but also the psychological pain incurred, including aspects such as ongoing therapy that may be needed. Those responsible need to pay for every penny in damages that they cause.
These and all other damages likely to be sustained are all compensable. I work with doctors, other healthcare providers, economists, vocational experts, and others in order to identify and calculate all future damages likely to be incurred.
At trial, all past and expected future damages are presented to a jury so that fair and just compensation can be calculated.
We Want Juries to Know the Truth About the Future of Our Clients
As with demonstrating past damages, video is often ideal to show juries what future struggles and pain and suffering our clients are likely to face. We want juries to fully appreciate that unlike other injuries that may heal, severe burn injuries will likely affect the person burned in a significant manner for the rest of their life, over and above any obvious disfigurement.
To learn more about how we fight for injury victims and their families, please call us. We will meet with you for free, and there is no obligation to use our firm. When we learn about your injuries, we can then advise you as to how we may be able to help in your effort to secure full and complete compensation for all of those legally liable for your injuries. Because we handle burn injury cases on a contingency fee basis, you will not owe us any fees unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you.