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Should You Hire a Lawyer for a Burn Injury?

Burns are some of the most painful injuries a person could sustain. Along with the physical impairment they cause, accident victims also experience deep psychological trauma due to burns, sometimes for the rest of their lives. Structural fires, unsafe conditions, defective products, and chemicals that are improperly stored all have the potential to cause serious burns. 

Many people do not think they need the help of a lawyer after a burn injury, but that is a mistake. A burn injury lawyer will help you recover the financial resources you need during your recovery. Below are five reasons you should always work with a burn injury lawyer.

Legal Knowledge

Lawyers have extensive knowledge about the law and they apply it to every case they take. Most people do not have this legal knowledge and so, they make mistakes that can hurt their claim. A lawyer will know the statutes, rules, and nuances that govern civil claims and ensure you follow them so your claim is always protected.

Determine Liability

When filing a burn injury claim, you must determine which negligent party caused your injuries, and this is not always easy. For example, if you suffered a burn injury during a car accident, you may think the other driver is at fault when really, a defective car part caused your injury. A lawyer can examine the facts of your case and hold the right party liable for paying the damages you deserve.

Investigate the Accident

To determine liability, a full investigation must be conducted. It is difficult for people to conduct these investigations when they are trying to recover from a burn injury, and they do not always have the resources necessary. A lawyer will reach out to their extensive network of experts, such as accident reconstruction professionals, and conduct the thorough investigation burn injuries require.

Experience with Negotiations

To claim the full damages you deserve, a lawyer will enter into negotiations with the insurance company and the at-fault party. Lawyers are skilled negotiators, and they enter into negotiations every day. Most people do not have the negotiation skills that are required to recover the maximum damages they deserve.

Experience in the Courtroom

Negligent parties and their insurance companies do not want to pay accident victims the full damages they deserve. When negotiations are unsuccessful and the at-fault parties refuse to pay, the case may go to trial. Trials have a certain set of rules and procedures that must be followed and a lawyer will know what these are. A lawyer will also protect your rights at trial and offer you legal advice throughout the proceedings.

Talk to an Experienced Illinois Burn Injury Lawyer Today

If you have suffered a burn injury, do not hesitate to call our Streator burn injury lawyers at Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd. Our attorneys have the experience burn injury claims require and we will put our knowledge to work to help you recover the full damages you deserve. Call us today or fill out our online form to schedule a free review of your case.

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