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How can Arnold & Smith, PLLC Protect My Burn Injury Claim?

If you have suffered a serious burn injury in Charlotte, North Carolina, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. It is important to protect your burn injury claim so you can ensure that you receive fair compensation for your burn injuries. Burn injury victims only have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person or company that caused the burn injuries. Speaking with a skilled North Carolina lawyer about one’s burn injuries increases the likelihood of obtaining fair compensation and holding those responsible to account for their negligent conduct.

We Have the Experience You Need to File a Successful Personal Injury Claim

The attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC can help burn injury victims prepare, file, and win their claims. We have extensive experience fighting on behalf of those who have suffered burn injuries. Our legal team has the resources and expertise to effectively promote the claims of and advocate effectively for burn victims. The statute of limitations does not, however, make exceptions based on the severity of one’s injuries or suffering. It is therefore critical that an injured person contact our Charlotte personal injury law firm today to schedule an initial consultation.

Fighting for Compensation for Your Burn Injury in North Carolina

Burn injuries can cause serious physical injuries and pain. Workplace explosions and fires, car accidents, and electrical shocks and explosions can all cause serious burn injuries. Burns are injuries are often uniquely painful, and even first and second-degree burns can result in serious infections that require extensive treatment.

If you have suffered a burn injury caused by someone else’s carelessness, an experienced burn injury attorney at Arnold & Smith, PLLC can help you present your claim. Our attorneys will meet with you for free to discuss your claim. In most cases, Arnold & Smith, PLLC will handle your case on a contingency basis, which means you do not have to pay any attorney fees unless you win your case. Our attorneys can help you:

  • Thoroughly investigate the incident;
  • Determine who was at fault for the burn injury;
  • File your legal claim in court;
  • Prove your case to a judge or a jury;
  • Present documentary evidence including medical records;
  • Interview eyewitnesses and present witness testimony;
  • Identify, consult with, and secure the testimony of experts who validate your claims;
  • Negotiate effectively to secure a fair amount of compensation.
Damages Available in a Charlotte Burn Injury Lawsuit

Successful plaintiffs in a personal injury lawsuit are entitled to compensation for their injuries. Under North Carolina law, people whose negligence causes another person’s injury are responsible to provide compensation to the injured person. In most cases, the person whose negligence causes injury had an insurance policy in effect at the time of the accident, and the at-fault person’s insurance company defends the person in a claim. When the at-fault person has insurance, the insurance company pays the settlement or judgment, not the at-fault person.

Plaintiffs in a winning personal injury case in North Carolina are entitled to collect the following types of compensation under the law:

  • Medical bills including bills for physical therapy;
  • Cost of future medical care;
  • The cost of any household expenses related to the burn injury;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Mental anguish;
  • Loss of post and future earnings;
  • Loss of future earnings;
  • Loss of companionship or consortium.
Damages Available in Wrongful Death Lawsuits Related to Burn Injuries

When someone’s negligence causes the death of a family member or loved one, the surviving family can file a wrongful death lawsuit. The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to provide compensation to a family for the loss of a loved one caused by another person’s or company’s negligence. The most common types of damages for wrongful death lawsuits include the following:

  • Costs of the deceased individual’s medical care before they died;
  • The costs of burial and funeral expenses;
  • Damages for the emotional distress of surviving family members;
  • Loss of the financial contribution of the loved one;
  • Loss of support and services of the loved one;
  • Loss of consortium and companionship of the loved one.

In some circumstances, a North Carolina court can award punitive damages burn injury victims. When an at-fault party engages in especially reckless behavior that causes an injury, or engages in behavior that is malicious, a North Carolina court can award additional damages.

We Fight Hard for the Most Compensation

The process of filing a personal injury lawsuit in North Carolina is not easy. After filing a lawsuit, the process from beginning to end can be lengthy and daunting. If you have suffered a burn injury, receiving compensation may be the only way for you to pay off your medical debts and adequately provide for yourself and your family. We fight hard for the rights of our injured clients and seek to ensure they receive the most compensation possible under the law. Contact Arnold & Smith, PLLC as soon as possible to schedule your free initial consultation today.

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