South Carolina Burn Injury Attorney
On This Page
South Carolina Burn Injury Lawyer
Burn injuries are far too common in South Carolina. Unfortunately, fire is an integral part of our lives, but that does not stop its dangers. In addition, there are a number of chemicals that can enhance the burn. Burn injuries are among the most serious types of injuries because they can spread all over the body, reach deep under the skin, muscles, and even organs, and can cause permanent scarring, disfigurement, and even permanent disability. If you or a loved one was burn in an accident, we’re here to help you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible for your injuries and to help you of your loved one recover.
What are the most common causes of burn injuries?
Common causes of burn injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness include:
- Car accidents
- Truck / tractor trailer accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Product liability/exposure to chemicals
- Unsafe building
How much is my burn injury case worth?
A common answer for lawyers is – it depends. It is true for this. Damages in a case depends on a variety of factors and is a case-by-case basis. In addition, the defendant in the case has to have money or insurance to cover the amount of damages you sustained. Damages available include:
- Medical bills
- Rehab costs
- Future medical treatments and surgeries
- Home modifications or adaptive technologies (if necessary)
- Emotional and physical pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Embarrassment or mental health issues as a result of scarring or surgeries.
- Punitive damages (depending on the factual circumstances)
Insurance companies and defendants will try to downplay your injuries and future medical costs. Do not take their first, low offer (or even their second). Contact an experienced South Carolina burn injury attorney to ensure you are compensated for all past and future costs and for all pain and suffering you faced.
Insurance companies’ bests interests are not your best interests – insurance companies’ best interests are those of their shareholders. We know because Chase spent years successfully representing both insurance companies and plaintiffs against insurance companies.
Chase has successfully represented plaintiffs in multimillion dollar cases. He also has experience fighting both for and against the insurance companies. He knows how to value cases, how to handle aggressive insurance companies, adjusters, and their attorneys. If you’re ready to send information to see if Chase can help with your case, you can Fill Out Our Intake Form by submitting a request or calling (555) 555-5555.
We pride ourselves in prompt, thoughtful communication and technology. We have our own policy about it! Fortunately, we have many options to communicate, and we are happy to accommodate however you choose – phone call, facetime or webex, our personalized messaging app, or even in person at your house. Call today to speak to a South Carolina car accident attorney.
Our systems are built with you in mind. If and once we take on your case, you will be provided a secure link to an app where you can see your case progress, see the case calendar, look at your important documents, upload important documents, and message Chase. If you’re interested in how our systems work, contact us and we’ll send you a care package with all of our information.
5 Things to do when you’ve suffered a burn injury in South Carolina.
If you’ve suffered a burn injury there are a few steps you should take. We understand you may not be able to do all of this because you are hurt or in shock. We never judge our clients for doing what they need to do after an injury.
If you are able to do so after a collision, you should:
- Call 911 or Your Local Police Department – You want EMS, emergency responders, and law enforcement to arrive as soon as possible to provide medical care and reduce the risk of further accidents and injuries.
- Get Medical Care – You may be taken by ambulance to a local hospital or emergency room. If you do not go to the ER by ambulance, have a friend or family member take you to there or to a trusted physician for a full exam. You should see a doctor as soon as possible after a bun injury.
- Collect Evidence – There is evidence you can gather at the scene of a collision that can be very helpful. Use a phone to take pictures and video of the crash and surrounding property damage. Also, ask for witnesses’ names and contact information.
- Keep a Journal – After the burn injury, keep a journal or daily log to record how you feel and what you do each day. Include the activities you can or cannot do including going to work, household chores, playing with children or friends, or any other activities. This may help refresh your memory months later of how you felt.
- Call a South Carolina burn injury Accident Attorney – When you suffer a serious injury such as a burn as a result of someone’s negligence, the best way to protect yourself is to contact an experienced South Carolina burn injury lawyer.
If you are able, we recommend keeping a journal or daily log after an injury such as a burn injury. Journals help you remember what you may have felt at the time of the injury, help you recall details, feelings, your surroundings, and possible struggles you were facing. A journal can be in many forms – it can be handwritten, typed, spoken on your phone, video recorded. Journals can also help with mental health after an injury.
Burn Injury Settlements in South Carolina
Often times, burn injury cases are resolved in settlement agreements. This is when the insurance company and/or wrongdoer or “tortfeasor” agrees to cover your costs and damages including past medical bills, future medical bills, lost wages, lost anticipated income, and pain and suffering. In return, you agree to not file a lawsuit against the wrongdoer or to dismiss an ongoing lawsuit.
You should not accept insurance company’s lowball offers. Insurers or wrongdoers may try to get you to accept less than you deserve. For burn injuries it can be particularly difficult to calculate damages and, therefore, hiring a knowledgeable South Carolina amputation injury lawyer can help get the best results available to you.
We are trial attorneys first. If we cannot reach an agreeable settlement, we will take your case to the jury.
What is a Contingency Fee?
How do I pay for the lawyer?
We work on a contingency fee basis meaning the victims we represent pay nothing at all unless we win. Once you receive money from either a settlement or verdict, we receive a certain percentage of that settlement or verdict. If your lawsuit is unsuccessful, you will not owe us any attorney fees. This allows the plaintiff to reap the rewards without risk of having to pay for a loss.