Burn Injury Lawyers South Florida
Personal Injury Attorneys Advocate on Behalf of Clients Suffering from Burn Injuries in Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Across South Florida
Burn injuries can be incredibly painful, and they often require extensive hospitalization and frequent, continuing medical attention after release from the hospital. For some victims of burn injuries, the injury never fully heals, and scars provide a perpetual reminder of the accident that caused the injury. If you or a loved one has been burned in an accident that may have been caused by the negligent actions of a third party, it is essential to consult a skilled attorney who has handled cases involving burn injuries and who understands the unique challenges that they can present.
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we understand the intense and prolonged suffering that a burn injury can cause, and we will fight vigorously for your right to receive full compensation for your current and future expenses, as well as for pain and suffering. Our Coconut Creek burn injury attorneys are dedicated to providing injured clients with guidance and support throughout the legal process, and we realize how important it is to be fully apprised of the progress of your case. We also provide each client with our cell phone numbers — this means you can always reach an attorney to speak about your case should unexpected issues arise.
How Are Awards of Compensation Different in Florida Cases Involving Burn Injuries?
Severe burn injuries can cause excruciating and ongoing pain and suffering for the victim. In some cases, the pain may be unbearable, and pain management through the use of traditional medications may be totally ineffective. Our Coconut Creek attorneys fight to hold the responsible party liable for compensation for:
- Medical expenses: Burn victims may require extensive hospitalization in specialized burn units, in addition to consultations with specialists such as cosmetic surgeons and respiratory specialists. These expenses can quickly escalate before the long-term care plan is even finalized.
- Continued care: Severe burn victims will require long-term continuing care, often in the form of skin grafts that occur over long intervals of time because of the pain associated with the grafts. Long-term pain management costs can be extensive, and they must be accounted for in any compensation package for burn injuries.
- Lost wages: Burn injuries can be so severe and painful that it might be difficult for the victim to return to work for an extended period of time. Our attorneys fight to ensure that both current and future lost wages are included in our clients’ compensation for burn injuries.
- Pain and suffering: Pain and suffering can be difficult to quantify, even in a case involving severe burns. An experienced personal injury attorney who is proficient in burn injury cases may be key in maximizing an award for pain and suffering in these difficult cases.
Attorneys Gonzalez & Cartwright Offer Compassionate Legal Representation in Cases Involving Burn Injuries
Our Coconut Creek burn injury attorneys will put their skills and experience to work in determining which individuals or entities may be held liable for your burn injuries. Identifying the negligent party or parties will depend upon the type of accident that caused the burn injuries. Our attorneys are experienced in handling burn injury cases arising from various types of accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Boating accidents
- Chemical spills
- Electrical burns
- Fires and explosions
- Product defects
- Workplace accidents
We pride ourselves on providing compassionate legal representation to members of the South Florida community, and we understand how difficult it can be to negotiate with insurance adjusters and navigate the legal system when English is your second language. Our offices are fully bilingual, and, in our offices, you can always speak to your attorney.
Contact a South Florida Attorney You Can Trust Following Your Burn Injury
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we have been serving South Florida for over a decade, and we bring a combined 35 years of legal experience to the table. We offer a free initial consultation to all of our clients, and we are willing to travel to you should you be unable to meet in our downtown Lake Worth offices. Contact our offices at 561-264-8344, or toll-free at 888-888-3903, to schedule an appointment and begin discussing your options. You can also fill out this online form, and one of our attorneys will respond promptly. We have our main office located at 813 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460, as well as an office in Pompano Beach, Florida.
FAQ: The cause of my burn injury is obvious. Why do I need a lawyer to represent my interests?
Even if the cause of your burn injury is obvious, such as when a drunk driver causes a car accident that results in burn injuries, a personal injury lawyer will often be necessary in order to establish the amount of compensation to which you are entitled. Insurance companies will typically attempt to pay the lowest possible amount in all cases, and a lawyer can negotiate a fair settlement by providing expert testimony, evidence regarding future medical care, and evidence of lost future earnings capacity.
FAQ: When should I contact an attorney to discuss my burn injury case?
You should contact an attorney as soon as possible if you believe that another party was responsible for your burn injuries. An attorney can begin to investigate the accident site and any remaining evidence to determine the responsible party. The sooner this investigation begins, the more likely it is that all negligent and reckless parties will be identified. The investigation can also be important to establish that the injured party was not partially at fault for the accident, which could help you to avoid a reduction in available compensation.