Estero Burn Injury Lawyer
Motor vehicle collisions, specifically large truck crashes, cause most temperature burn injuries. Plant explosions, specifically explosions at chemical plants, cause most chemical burn injuries. Other causes of temperature and chemical burns include hot playground equipment and overly chlorinated swimming pools. Aside from head injuries, burn injuries might be the most serious, and most painful, personal injuries.
TV commercials imply that insurance companies take care of everything following a serious injury. In reality, insurance companies do the minimum amount necessary, to protect their own profits. In contrast, a dedicated Estero burn injury lawyer from Cardinal Law goes the extra mile to take care of everything for a victim. Our one and only mission is to obtain the compensation and justice these victims need and deserve.
Medical bills are usually the largest expense in a personal injury case. The medical bills in a catastrophic (life-threatening) injury case usually exceed $100,000. Some major categories are:
- Transportation: Many large truck accidents occur on freeways which are far from the nearest hospital. Or, victims must be transferred quickly from a small hospital to a regional burn center. Emergency responders often order emergency helicopter medevac in these situations. A brief helicopter ride could cost more than $40,000.
- Emergency Care: Most serious accidents cause third or fourth-degree burns that affect the inner skin layer or the bones. Doctors must perform skin grafts in these situations. These operations are so complex and painful that doctors must perform them on a piecemeal basis.
- Follow-Up Care: Physical therapy expenses dominate this category. Victims are basically immobile while their burn injuries heal. Therefore, physical therapy is a longer, more painful, and more expensive process. Follow-up doctor visits are necessary as well, as are follow-up medical procedures.
Other medical expenses in serious burn cases include ancillary costs, such as medical devices and prescription drugs.
Economic losses do not end with medical bills. These victims face other out-of-pocket losses, such as lost wages and property damage. Lost wages include lost future earning capacity, which could be significant in these cases. Property damage, like vehicle damage, has a financial and emotional component. The family car has an emotional value that often exceeds its financial value.
Speaking of emotional losses, serious burns cause almost unimaginable pain and suffering. Furthermore, the physical and emotional scars usually last a lifetime.
Negligent truck drivers, pool operators, and other parties are individually responsible for injuries. Frequently, an Estero burn injury lawyer can hold a third party, like an employer or property owner, financially responsible for the aforementioned damages.
Most truck drivers are employees for negligence purposes, since the shipping or transportation company controls some of their activities. Similarly, many pool operators are employees of a homeowner’s association or other such entity.
The respondeat superior doctrine usually applies in such situations. Employers are financially responsible for damages if their employees are negligent while in the course and scope of their employment.
This responsibility adds another layer to a case that’s already very complex. Out-of-state holding companies often legally own shipping firms, homeowners’ associations, and other such entities.
Rely on a Diligent Estero Birth Injury Lawyer
Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Estero burn injury lawyer, contact Cardinal Law, P.A. We routinely handle matters throughout the Sunshine State.