Pensacola House Fire & Burn Injuries Lawyer
We Hold the Negligent Party Responsible for Your Injury
Burn injuries can result from house fires, bonfires, gas fires, and other fire-related events. Fire or burn injuries are extremely painful and often require significant medical treatment and rehabilitation. It may be possible to pursue a claim against homeowner’s, renters, or liability insurance. Every case is unique, so it is a good idea to seek advice from a qualified Pensacola burn injury attorney. The Watson Firm represents people suffering from first to third-degree burns throughout Northwest Florida.
Damages for Burn Injuries
The amount of compensation burn injury victims are entitled to depend on the nature and extent of the injuries sustained in the fire. This can only be determined by a thorough examination from a qualified doctor and appropriate medical testing. For this reason, it is essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible for your burn injuries.
Victims of house fires and burn injuries may be entitled to damages that include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Wage loss
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Loss of consortium, if the fire has resulted in the wrongful death of a spouse
The nature of your injuries, permanency of injuries, and current and future medical care needs contribute to the value of a claim. Other factors that determine the value of a claim include loss of enjoyment of life, ability to enjoy certain activities or hobbies, and mental anguish.
What to Do After a Burn Injury
After a fire or burn injury, seek immediate medical treatment. It is important to document all injuries and scarring. Some burn injuries heal quickly, so it is best to have photographs showing the severity of your burns and photographs of different stages of the healing process. Once you have received the initial medical care you need, it is a good idea to schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer.